The Resource Why women have sex : understanding sexual motivations from adventure to revenge (and everything in between), Cindy M. Meston and David M. Buss

Why women have sex : understanding sexual motivations from adventure to revenge (and everything in between), Cindy M. Meston and David M. Buss

Label
Why women have sex : understanding sexual motivations from adventure to revenge (and everything in between)
Title
Why women have sex
Title remainder
understanding sexual motivations from adventure to revenge (and everything in between)
Statement of responsibility
Cindy M. Meston and David M. Buss
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
" ... 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) ..."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meston, Cindy M
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ29
LC item number
.M472 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Buss, David M
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Sex (Psychology)
  • Women
  • Women
Label
Why women have sex : understanding sexual motivations from adventure to revenge (and everything in between), Cindy M. Meston and David M. Buss
Link
https://archive.org/details/isbn_9780805088342
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The psychology of sex in women's own voices" -- Dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What turns women on? Scent, body, face, voice, movement, personality, and-yes-humor -- The pleasure of it: sexual gratification and orgasm -- The thing called love : an emotional and spiritual connection -- The thrill of conquest : from capturing a mate to poaching one -- Green-eyed desire : from guarding a mate to trading up -- A sense of duty : when responsibility or guilt calls -- A sense of adventure : when curiosity, variety-and mate evaluation-beckon -- Barter and trade: the value of sex: literally and figuratively -- The ego boost: body, image, attention, power, and submission -- The dark side: sexual deception, punishment, and abuse -- Sexual medicine: the health rewards of a sex life
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780805088342
Lccn
2009008389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)251209234
  • (OCoLC)ocn251209234
Label
Why women have sex : understanding sexual motivations from adventure to revenge (and everything in between), Cindy M. Meston and David M. Buss
Link
https://archive.org/details/isbn_9780805088342
Publication
Note
"The psychology of sex in women's own voices" -- Dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [265]-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What turns women on? Scent, body, face, voice, movement, personality, and-yes-humor -- The pleasure of it: sexual gratification and orgasm -- The thing called love : an emotional and spiritual connection -- The thrill of conquest : from capturing a mate to poaching one -- Green-eyed desire : from guarding a mate to trading up -- A sense of duty : when responsibility or guilt calls -- A sense of adventure : when curiosity, variety-and mate evaluation-beckon -- Barter and trade: the value of sex: literally and figuratively -- The ego boost: body, image, attention, power, and submission -- The dark side: sexual deception, punishment, and abuse -- Sexual medicine: the health rewards of a sex life
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 306 pages
Isbn
9780805088342
Lccn
2009008389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)251209234
  • (OCoLC)ocn251209234

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