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Publisher Description

In What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire, critically acclaimed journalist Daniel Bergne disseminates the latest scientific research and paints an unprecedented portrait of female lust: the triggers, the fantasies, the mind-body connection (and disconnection), the reasons behind the loss of libido, and, most revelatory, that this loss is not inevitable.

Bergner asks: Are women actually the less monogamous gender? Do women really crave intimacy and emotional connection? Are women more disposed to sex with strangers and multiple pairings than either science or society have ever let on? And is “the fairer sex” actually more sexually aggressive and anarchic than men?

While debunking the myths popularized by evolutionary psychology, Bergner also looks at the future of female sexuality. Pharmaceutical companies are pouring billions of dollars to develop a “Viagra” for women. But will it ever be released? Or are we not yet ready for a world in which women can become aroused at the simple popping of a pill?

Insightful and illuminating, What Do Women Want? is a deeper exploration of Daniel Bergner's provocative New York Times Magazine cover story; it will spark dynamic debates and discussions for years to come.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2013
June 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Ecco
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
658.2
KB

Customer Reviews

Johnny pageturner ,

An Interesting Read

This book is a good read for somebody who finds themselves at a loss when attempting to understand women. It’s not a “pick-up” guide or anything lame like that, but a scientific and scholarly look at how our long-held assumptions about the female sex may be outdated. Definitely worth a read.

AbsolutIsabel ,

Sometimes shocking even to a woman

It is well written. Quite shocking at times as to how erotic the details get, but also to the facts that are discovered.

Lispngoose ,

Reader

Great book, sad to see it end. Thank you Daniel for writing it. The better we can understand desire and sex the better our lives will be. Really nice to see research that is not based on the standard narrative, that has never made sense to me, always made me feel bad about myself. The standard narrative just exists to keep women repressed. Thanks again !

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