Why Women Have Sex

Author: Cindy M. Meston
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429955228
Release Date: 2009-09-29
Genre: Psychology

An unparalleled exploration of the mysteries underlying women's sexuality that rivals the culture-shifting Kinsey Report, from two of America's leading research psychologists Do women have sex simply to reproduce or display their affection? When University of Texas at Austin clinical psychologist Cindy M. Meston and evolutionary psychologist David M. Buss joined forces to investigate the underlying sexual motivations of women, what they found astonished them. Through the voices of real women, Meston and Buss reveal the motivations that guide women's sexual decisions and explain the deep-seated psychology and biology that often unwittingly drive women's desires—sometimes in pursuit of health or pleasure, or sometimes for darker, disturbing reasons that a woman may not fully recognize. 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, Why Women Have Sex uncovers an amazingly complex and nuanced portrait of female sexuality. They delve into the use of sex as a defensive tactic against a mate's infidelity (protection), as a ploy to boost self-confidence (status), as a barter for gifts or household chores (resource acquisition), or as a cure for a migraine headache (medication). Why Women Have Sex stands as the richest and deepest psychological understanding of female sexuality yet achieved and promises to inform every woman's (and her partner's) awareness of her relationship to sex and her sexuality.

The Humbling

Author: Cindy M. Meston
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780099546634
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Sex (Psychology)

Why do women have sex? Is it purely for pleasure or the desire to reproduce? In their ground-breaking book, clinical psychologist Cindy Meston and evolutionary psychologist 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 remarkably complex and nuanced portrait of female sexuality. They explore the use of sex as a defensive tactic against a man's infidelity (protection), as a ploy to boost self-confidence (status), as a barter for gifts (resource acquisition), or even as a cure for a headache (medication). 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 to sex and her own sexuality.

Why Women Have Sex

Author: Cindy Meston
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781409088868
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Health & Fitness

Why do women have sex? Is it purely for pleasure or the desire to reproduce? In their ground-breaking book, clinical psychologist Cindy Meston and evolutionary psychologist 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 remarkably complex and nuanced portrait of female sexuality. They explore the use of sex as a defensive tactic against a man's infidelity (protection), as a ploy to boost self-confidence (status), as a barter for gifts (resource acquisition), or even as a cure for a headache (medication). 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 to sex and her own sexuality.

The Dangerous Passion

Author: David M. Buss
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684867861
Release Date: 2000-02-14
Genre: Psychology

Why do men and women cheat on each other? How do men really feel when their partners have sex with other men? What worries women more -- men who turn to other women for love or men who simply want sexual variety in their lives? Can the jealousy husbands and wives experience over real or imagined infidelities be cured? Should it be? In this surprising and engaging exploration of men's and women's darker passions, David Buss, acclaimed author of The Evolution of Desire, reveals that both men and women are actually designed for jealousy. Drawing on experiments, surveys, and interviews conducted in thirty-seven countries on six continents, as well as insights from recent discoveries in biology, anthropology, and psychology, Buss discovers that the evolutionary origins of our sexual desires still shape our passions today. According to Buss, more men than women want to have sex with multiple partners. Furthermore, women who cheat on their husbands do so when they are most likely to conceive, but have sex with their spouses when they are least likely to conceive. These findings show that evolutionary tendencies to acquire better genes through different partners still lurk beneath modern sexual behavior. To counteract these desires to stray -- and to strengthen the bonds between partners -- jealousy evolved as an early detection system of infidelity in the ancient and mysterious ritual of mating. Buss takes us on a fascinating journey through many cultures, from pre-historic to the present, to show the profound evolutionary effect jealousy has had on all of us. Only with a healthy balance of jealousy and trust can we be certain of a mate's commitment, devotion, and true love.

Swoon Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them

Author: Elizabeth Stevens Prioleau
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393068375
Release Date: 2013-02-04
Genre: Family & Relationships

Contrary to popular myth and dogma, the men who consistently beguile women belie the familiar stereotypes: satanic rake, alpha stud, slick player, Mr. Nice, or big-money mogul. As Betsy Prioleau, author of , points out in this surprising, insightful study, legendary ladies’ men are a different, complex species altogether, often without looks or money. They fit no known template and possess a cache of powerful erotic secrets.

Barefoot Frontrunners

Author: Peggy Reskin
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 9781457549922
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre: Social Science

“Every woman who heals herself helps heal all the women who came before her, and all those who come after her.” Wild Women Sisterhood Women leaders, in community or corporation, can learn from this book and step into a wiser, more powerful and authentic leadership. Peggy’s story liberates, giving us permission to fully express what matters most in our lives…” Karen Wilhelm Buckley, Communicore Consulting “Reskin traces historically different sexual paths to liberation and presents a sweeping look at woman’s newfound sexual freedom and restraints in various cultures. Her personal memoir breathes life into the movement.” Amy Gorman, author, Aging Artfully: 12 Profiles of Women Artists 85-105 “Peggy Reskin has shed light on her own creative journey through the darkness. The struggle against fear, doubt, isolation and cultural constraints is an ongoing task…” Carol Coronis-Into the Tangled Garden, teacher and spiritual scholar.-“ “Through the lens of her own poignantly told stories, Peggy Reskin brilliantly reflects on the evolution of feminism and women’s place in society. Her pages took me back in time to examine my own barriers and freedoms—a worthwhile exercise for everyone! Jacqueline McNabb, teacher at Contra Costa College ”… from the revolutions of the sixties and seventies, and through enlarging the scope to black women and beyond, Peggy Reskin presents the compelling story of how the life of women worldwide transformed.” Genevieve Dreyfus, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, retired. “Well-researched and offering a poignant insight and perspective about where we find ourselves today, Peggy Reskin presents what it is to be a free woman. A must read - - and indeed, the time to remember and continue to fight for our hard-earned freedoms.” Fay Freed, Coach and Teacher, Marin, CA

Psychology of Women

Author: Florence Denmark
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275991628
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Psychology

This updated and revised edition of the award-winning 1993 handbook includes historical developments, courses and international aspects, as well as chapters addressing specific topics such as leadership, career, friendship, romance, the menstrual cycle effects, health, mental health, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and rape.

The Chemistry Between Us

Author: Larry Young PhD
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101595282
Release Date: 2012-09-13
Genre: Psychology

How much control do we have over love? Much less than we like to think. All that mystery, all that poetry, all those complex behaviors sur­rounding human bonding leading to the most life-changing decisions we’ll ever make, are unconsciously driven by a few molecules in our brains. How does love begin? How can two strangers come to the conclusion that it would not only be pleasant to share their lives, but that they must share them? How can a man say he loves his wife, yet still cheat on her? Why do others stay in relationships even after the ro­mance fades? How is it possible to fall in love with the “wrong” person? How do people come to have a “type”? Physical attraction, jealousy, infidelity, mother-infant bonding—all the behaviors that so often leave us befuddled—are now being teased out of the fog of mystery thanks to today’s social neuroscience. Larry Young, one of the world’s leading experts in the field, and journalist Brian Alexander explain how those findings apply to you. Drawing on real human stories and research from labs around the world, The Chemistry Between Us is a bold attempt to create a “grand unified theory” of love. Some of the mind-blowing insights include: Love can get such a grip on us because it is, literally, an addiction. To a woman falling in love, a man is like her baby. Why it’s false to say society makes gender, and how it’s possible to have the body of one gender and the brain of another. Why some people are more likely to cheat than others. Why we sometimes truly can’t resist temptation. Young and Alexander place their revelations into historical, political, and social contexts. In the pro­cess, they touch on everything from gay marriage to why single-mother households might not be good for society. The Chemistry Between Us offers powerful in­sights into love, sex, gender, sexual orientation, and family life that will prove to be enlightening, contro­versial, and thought provoking.

The Secret Pleasures of Menopause

Author: Christiane Northrup
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458757173
Release Date: 2010-05-07
Genre:

The Secret Pleasures of Menopause is a groundbreaking book that is long overdue! Christiane Northrup, M.D., delivers a breakthrough message that will help millions and millions of perimenopausal and menopausal women just like you understand that at menopause . . . life has just begun! It is the beginning of a very exciting and fulfilling time, full of pleasure beyond your wildest dreams! Dr. Northrup believes that it's time for you to step forward and learn to enjoy the best years of your life! Even though studies show that menopause doesn't decrease libido, ease of reaching orgasm, or sexual satisfaction, the majority of menopausal women aren't experiencing the pleasure and sexual satisfaction that is their birthright. It is a long-held misconception that menopause signals ''the beginning of the end,'' and nothing could be further from the truth. In this fascinating book, Dr. Northrup candidly guides you toward experiencing life after 50 as the most pleasurable time of your life!

The Normal Bar

Author: Chrisanna Northrup
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307951649
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Family & Relationships

Draws on an extensive survey of more than 100,000 people to identify norms in positive relationships while providing strategies for improvement, sharing insights into a range of areas from communication and sex to affection and financial cooperation. 75,000 first printing.

Sex Power Conflict Evolutionary and Feminist Perspectives

Author: Ann Arbor David M. Buss Professor of Psychology University of Michigan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195355994
Release Date: 1996-03-21
Genre: Family & Relationships

Sexual harassment in the workplace, date rape, and domestic violence dominate the headlines and have recently sparked scholarly debates about the nature of the sexes. Concurrently, the scientific community is conducting research in topics of sex and gender issues. Indeed, more research is being done on the topics of sexual conflict and coercion than at any other time in the history of the social sciences. Despite this attention, it is clear that these issues are being addressed from two essentially different perspectives: one is labeled "feminist", while the other, viewed as antithetical to the feminist movement, is called "evolutionary psychology", which emphasizes the history of reproductive strategies in understanding conflict between the sexes. This book brings together leading experts from both sides of the debate in order to discover how each could offer insights lacking in the other. The editors' overall goal is to show how the feminist and evolutionary approaches are complementary despite their evident differences, then provide an integration and synthesis. In fact, several of the contributors to this unique volume consider themselves advocates of both approaches. As a stimulating presentation of the dynamics of sex, power, and conflict--and a pioneering rapprochement of the diverse tendencies within the scientific community-- this book will attract a wide audience in both psychology and women's studies fields.

The Second Sex Vintage Feminism Short Edition

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473521919
Release Date: 2015-03-05
Genre: Social Science

Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID

Sexual Behavior in the Human Male

Author: Alfred Charles Kinsey
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253334128
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Psychology

Named one of the "100 Best Books of the 20th Century" by Logos Magazine (UK). Will be on display at the Frankfurt Book Fair 1999.

City of Women

Author: David R. Gillham
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101599341
Release Date: 2012-08-07
Genre: Fiction

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER David R. Gillham’s next remarkable book, Annelies, is coming in 2019 from Viking Books It is 1943—the height of the Second World War. With the men away at the front, Berlin has become a city of women. On the surface, Sigrid Schröder is the model German soldier’s wife: She goes to work every day, does as much with her rations as she can, and dutifully cares for her meddling mother-in-law, all the while ignoring the horrific immoralities of the regime. But behind this façade is an entirely different Sigrid, a woman of passion who dreams of her former Jewish lover, now lost in the chaos of the war. But Sigrid is not the only one with secrets—she soon finds herself caught between what is right and what is wrong, and what falls somewhere in the shadows between the two . . .