In the opening chapters of his book, Daniel Berenger talks about an eye-opening study regarding the differences between female and male sexuality. Meredith Chivers, a professor of Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University conducted a study of the sexual response in men and women, comparing one’s subjective arousal to the arousal as measured by blood flow to the genitals.
Subjects – men and women of various sexual orientations – would watch an assortment of videos of 90 seconds each- heterosexual and homosexual couples having sex, nude men, nude women, men and women masturbating and a pair of bonobos mating.
But I think you’ll agree with me that it’s You want to know the main reason why sex seems so damned difficult to come by unless you’re one of the blessed few who seem to have an intrinsic grasp of social dynamics? Over generations, society has placed barrier after barrier between women and their own sexuality.
More specifically: it’s the way that society has treated and socialized women for literally of years.
and sexual access is the currency they have to offer.
It’s a lovely theory, one that just less sexually inclined than men, but neither are they naturally monogamous.
When we study animal reproduction, we often focus on the actual . Daniel Bergner interviews scientists who study sexual behavior in animals – and the results are interesting.
Even in species as diverse as rats and rhesus monkeys, the sexuality. And yet, this fact was ignored in medical textbooks and anatomical illustrations until recently.
the female orgasm was considered to be as important, if not more so, than the man’s.This idea would go on to shape not just the perception of women, but the understanding of human sexuality.We like to think that we’re a logical species – that we see the world with gimlet-eyed clarity and a belief in science and evidence above all else.Female primates don’t actually trade sex for protection and support; in fact, it’s more beneficial for the female to mate with males because of the way it obscures paternity and helps prevent the threat infanticide from males who might want to make her fertile again.Humans in particular are built for multiple partners; male genitalia and sexual response are designed to flush out the sperm of other males.