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When it comes to sex, common wisdom holds that men roam while women crave closeness and commitment. But in this provocative, headline-making book, Daniel Bergner turns everything we thought we knew about women's arousal and desire inside out. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with renowned behavioral scientists, sexologists, psychologists, and everyday women, he forces us to reconsider long-held notions about female sexuality.
This bold and captivating journey into the world of female desire explores answers to such thought-provoking questions as: Are women perhaps the less monogamous sex? What effect do intimacy and emotional connection really have on lust? What is the role of narcissism—the desire to be desired—in female sexuality? Are political gains for women ("No means no") detrimental in the bedroom? And is the hunt for a "female Viagra" anything but a search for the cure for monogamy?
Bergner goes behind the scenes of some of the most groundbreaking experiments on sexuality today and confronts us with controversial, sometimes uncomfortable findings. Incendiary, profoundly insightful, and brilliantly illuminating, What Do Women Want? will change the conversation about women and sex, and is sure to spark dynamic discussion for years to come.
What possessed me to buy a book on this subject written by a man?Published 9 hours ago by Sandra L. Cohen
All women want shoes, purses, perfect bodies, perfect husbands, and of course, BABIES, BABIES, BABIES!
(And you don't need a book to tell us that, either! Read more
Arrived in new condone but te book is so shallow it tells you nothing about what women want. Iy does cast light on whay men want to know, but that's not the title.Published 1 month ago by M. Harrison
This was assigned reading for a college class. Interesting, entertaining, but could have been more informative, I think.Published 2 months ago by Eleanor
Hands down, one of the best books I have read in a long time. The book talks aboout the latest research into women's sexuality and reveals how much of what women have been told... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Johanna Rosalil Fie Eriksen
Loved the book! Dispels all the misogynist myths about women's sexuality put forth by a patriarchal society. Very enlightening!Published 2 months ago by Adrian B.
Mr. Bergner argues that: “Women’s desire — its inherent range and innate power — is an underestimated and constrained force, even in our times, when all can seem so sexually... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Adam Ford