The Humbling: Understanding Sexual Motivation from Adventure to Revenge (And Everything in Between)

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Penguin Random House, 2010 - Sex (Psychology) - 306 pages
"* Do women have sex simply to reproduce or display their affection? When clinical psychologist Cindy Meston and evolutionary psychologist David 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"

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User Review  - buffalogr - LibraryThing

This is a good reference book, but not conducive to listening over the long term. The conclusions are excellent and the support material first rate. However, those characteristics caused me to read the book a bit at a time, then put it down read/listen to some more later. Read full review

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

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What do women want? According to University of Texas at Austin psychology professors Meston (director, Sexual Psychophysiology Lab) and Buss (The Evolution of Desire), this is a perplexing question ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Cindy Meston is one of the world's leading researchers on women's sexuality and a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, where she directs the Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory. David Buss, one of the founders of the field of evolutionary psychology, is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and is the author of several books, including The Evolution of Desireand The Dangerous Passion.

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