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Book Bag: Why Women Have Sex

The authors of Why Women Have Sex interviewed 1,000 women with the hopes of uncovering hidden female sexual motivations. Their conclusion? That women sometimes have sex for reasons other than desire and might not be that interested in sex itself.

Some of the women interviewed said they have sex with their partners for the following reasons:

  • To defend against male infidelity.
  • To boost their self-confidence.
  • To barter for gifts or household chores.
  • To cure a migraine headache.

I'm not so surprised that women have sex for various reasons (don't men, too?), but let's not forget that many women actually enjoy sex and don't just engage in it to get something out of a man. I know women who have sex (gasp!) because they want a good-old fashioned orgasm (as elusive as that orgasm might be!).

The book is out Sept. 29. Would you pick it up?

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mira1988 mira1988 6 years
sex is great but we all have our own reasons for wanting to its not that important to write about. But i do agree I would like to know about why men hae sex so much
Kimpossible Kimpossible 6 years
I'm with GlowingMoon on this one. I really don't care why other women have sex, that's their business not mine.
sourcherry sourcherry 6 years
It's annoying how you never hear of studies/books about why men have sex. Why it's always women who have ulterior motives, and men just do it because they enjoy it? I know that different genders view sex differently, but I thought we were past the "women don't really like sex" mentality.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
No, I would not pick up the book. I couldn't care less why other women have sex. That's their business, not mine. Personally, I like to have sex because it feels great. Also, it is a craving I have like thirst, hunger, etc. :)
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
No, I would not pick up the book. I couldn't care less why other women have sex. That's their business, not mine.Personally, I like to have sex because it feels great. Also, it is a craving I have like thirst, hunger, etc. :)
cko444 cko444 6 years
I'm usually loath to make accusations of plagiarism and/or poor blogging etiquette, and I'm a fan of this site, but I must admit that with this article my first thoughts were along the lines of chatondeneige. A simple "H/T Jezebel" would have made a difference, notwithstanding the fact that your commentary is also similar to theirs. I really appreciate that TresSugar focuses on gender and sexuality in an approachable way, just wanted to cosign chatondeneige's observation in this instance as this post did raise red flags. Thanks.
cko444 cko444 6 years
I'm usually loath to make accusations of plagiarism and/or poor blogging etiquette, and I'm a fan of this site, but I must admit that with this article my first thoughts were along the lines of chatondeneige. A simple "H/T Jezebel" would have made a difference, notwithstanding the fact that your commentary is also similar to theirs. I really appreciate that TresSugar focuses on gender and sexuality in an approachable way, just wanted to cosign chatondeneige's observation in this instance as this post did raise red flags. Thanks.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 6 years
And over an hour later, Team still won't approve my post with the links to show the plagiarism. :oy:
chatondeneige chatondeneige 6 years
Not only did you steal this from Jezebel (an article which you've clearly taken from- without citing it, called plagiarism in most instances) you stole it from a Jezebel article you linked to two days ago. I get that times are tough, but that's no excuse for not doing your own posts, and for recycling things two days later. If anything, it should inspire you to be better, not be lazy.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 6 years
Not only did you steal this from Jezebel (an article which you've clearly taken from- without citing it, called plagiarism in most instances) you stole it from a Jezebel article you linked to two days ago.I get that times are tough, but that's no excuse for not doing your own posts, and for recycling things two days later. If anything, it should inspire you to be better, not be lazy.
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