Why Women Have Sex: Women Reveal the Truth About Their Sex Lives, from Adventure to Revenge (and Everything in Between) / Edition 1

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Do women have sex simply to express love, experience pleasure, or reproduce? when clinical psychologist Cindy M. Meston and evolutionary psychologist David M. Buss joined forces to investigate women's underlying sexual motivations, what they found astonished them.

Using women's own words, and backed by extensive scientific evidence, the authors delve into the use of sex to defend against a mate's infidelity, to boost social status, to barter for household chores, and even to cure a migraine headache. Why Women have Sex stands as the richest and deepest psychological understanding of women's sexuality and promises to inform every woman's (and her partner's) awareness of her relationship to sex.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312662653
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 369,191
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Cindy M. Meston is one of the world's leading researchers on women's sexuality, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and director of the Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory. David M. Buss, one of the founders of evolutionary psychology, is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and is the author The Evolution of Desire and The Dangerous Passion.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Inside the Sexual Mind xi

1 What Turns Women On?

Scent, Body, Face, Voice, Movement, Personality, and-Yes-Humor 1

2 The Pleasure of it

Sexual Gratification and Orgasm 28

3 The Thing Called Love

An Emotional and Spiritual Connection 50

4 The Thrill of Conquest

From Capturing a Mate to Poaching One 78

5 Green-Eyed Desire

From Guarding a Mate to Trading Up 99

6 A Sense of Duty

When Responsibility or Guilt Calls 117

7 A Sense of Adventure

When Curiosity, Variety-and Mate Evaluation-Beckon 145

8 Barter and Trade

The Value of Sex-Literally and Figuratively 167

9 The Ego Boost

Body Image, Attention, Power, and Submission 191

10 The Dark Side

Sexual Deception, Punishment, and Abuse 211

11 Sexual Medicine

The Health Rewards of a Sex Life 236

Conclusion: Women's Sexual Complexities 261

Notes 265

Acknowledgments 291

Index 295

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Very okay

    Well this book was about you know sex. It was about girls and how they want there bodies treated for example there boobs or there private places. Yes i know this may be s little bad worded, but you need to kniw if you want it. I hope you enjoy

    - JERRY
    I read this and had sexm i knew where to touch her body and how. Take a look at those boobs!

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