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Why women have sex : understanding sexual motivation, from adventure to revenge (and everything in between)

Author: Cindy M Meston; David M Buss
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2010, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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WOMEN'S STUDIES. Why do women have sex? Is it purely for pleasure or the desire to reproduce? Cindy Meston and David Buss investigate the underlying sexual desires of women and identify 237 distinct motivations for sex. Drawing on more than a thousand intensive interviews conducted solely for the book, as well as their pioneering research on physiological response and evolutionary emotions, Meston and Buss give us a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cindy M Meston; David M Buss
ISBN: 9780099546634 0099546639
OCLC Number: 765601471
Description: xxii, 306 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.What Turns Women On? --
Scent, Body, Face, Voice, Movement, Personality, and --
Yes --
Humor --
2.The Pleasure of It --
Sexual Gratification and Orgasm --
3.The Thing Called Love --
An Emotional and Spiritual Connection --
4.The Thrill of Conquest --
From Capturing a Mate to Poaching One --
5.Green-Eyed Desire --
From Guarding a Mate to Trading Up --
6.A Sense of Duty --
When Responsibility or Guilt Calls --
7.A Sense of Adventure --
When Curiosity, Variety --
and Mate Evaluation --
Beckon --
8.Barter and Trade --
The Value of Sex --
Literally and Figuratively --
9.The Ego Boost --
Body Image, Attention, Power, and Submission --
10.The Dark Side --
Sexual Deception, Punishment, and Abuse --
11.Sexual Medicine --
The Health Rewards of a Sex Life.
Responsibility: Cindy Meston and David Buss.

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Why do women have sex?Why Women Have Sex explores the deep-seated psychology and biology of female sexuality, and promises to inform every woman's - and her partner's - awareness of her relationship  Read more...

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"The most thorough taxonomy of sexual motivation ever compiled" -- John Tierney * New York Times * "A fascinating and often extraordinary exploration of the psychology and biology of sexual Read more...

 
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