Do women have sex simply to express love,
experience pleasure, or reproduce? When clinical psychologist Cindy M.
Meston and evolutionary psychologist David M. Buss, both at the
University of Texas at Austin, joined forces to investigate women’s
underlying sexual motivations, what they found astonished them.
women’s own words, and backed by extensive scientific evidence, the
authors delve into the use of sex as a defensive tactic against a mate’s
infidelity, a ploy to boost social status, a barter for household
chores, and even as a cure for a migraine headache. Meston and Buss
offer a revelatory examination of the deep-seated psychology and biology
that often unwittingly drive women to have sex, sometimes in pursuit of
joy, and sometimes for darker, more disturbing reasons.
Why Women Have Sex
stands as the richest and deepest psychological understanding of
women’s sexuality yet achieved and promises to inform every woman’s (and
her partner’s) awareness of her relationship to sex. Download and start listening now!