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Bringing together some of the interesting (and some not so interesting) research on women and sex, the author explain how Brown University researchers found that how someone smells is the single most important factor in a woman's choice of lover; Brazilian researchers discovered that women are aroused by men with whom they are genetically compatible. Collating such findings with their own online survey of 1,000 women of diverse backgrounds, the coauthors, psychology professors at the University of Texas at Austin, also discovered that women are sexually motivated by self-confident partners with a good sense of humor. Some women have sex out of feelings of obligation or revenge, to satisfy their curiosity, gain experience and enhance their self-esteem. Sexual activity can also provide health benefits—to relieve migraines and menstrual cramps, reduce the risk of endometriosis and prevent age-related vaginal atrophy. Although solidly researched, this book often treads familiar terrain and comes to fairly obvious conclusions. such as that women have sex to give or get love or a feeling of emotional connection and to enjoy the sensations of sexual arousal and orgasm. (Oct.)
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very comprehensive and well written-excellent insights on the subjectPublished 26 days ago by Robert D Santoro
This is one of the best books on sociology, evolutionary psychology, relationships and sexuality out there. I highly recommend it to everyone. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Isantis
The book is a product of a 'study' the authors performed about the reasons women engage in sexual activities. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael
This is one of the very best on the subject. It is an exhaustive work of facts. Every chapter is broken down as to be informative yet never confusing. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr. Jared C. Serra
Does open my eyes and provide some understanding of how women see sex and why so many men miss read their needs.Published 4 months ago by Rafael Valencia
before I read this book, I had ideas about why women were attracted to men and how they decided to have sex with men. Read morePublished 5 months ago by a guy in Houston
I wonder how representative this book is. Here is a histogram of the ages of the women quoted.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer