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Why Do you Have Sex?

at the University of Texas spent five years trying to figure out why we have sex! Professor Cindy Meston concluded that her findings refuted a lot of gender stereotypes-- that men only want sex for the physical pleasure and women have sex because they want love.

After asking 2,000 people why they have sex, all their reasons were assembled and categorized into a total of 237 reasons, including the desire to burn calories, to help them fall asleep, because they were drunk, to feel closer to God, even to get revenge. Thankfully the top reasons were mere attraction to one another, the desire to express their love for each other, and the desire to communicate on a deeper level.

So ladies, since there are already some crazy reasons out there, tell me, is there a reason that you have had sex that isn't already on this list?!


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Sofiababy Sofiababy 10 years
its an activity we get to do together, something we both love and enjoy to no end. its so cool because sex is something i do with him and no one else. and its hella fun! i mean in all honesty, i cant find a better way to spend my time, and plus all the laughter and cuddling that goes into before and after, and all the good feelings that come from it make it irresistable. and DUH it feels amazing.
viridiana viridiana 10 years
AMP AMP 10 years
B/c it feels good!
Alisha_Stiletto Alisha_Stiletto 10 years
My man leaves me in a constant state of wanting him. I want it with him because I lust after him, love him, and want to make him see God. LOL A couple times a day everyday does the trick for us. Good times!!
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
I think it is as close of a physically connection you can have with another human being. I don't think you could get any physically closer.
Greggie Greggie 10 years
I don't consider the single most intimate thing we can do. I think there's lots of ways to intimate without having sex. I consider it up there, but not the absolute most in and of itself. However, I definitely think that depends on each person's definition of "intimate."
princess_eab princess_eab 10 years
It's relaxing and it's the physical "glue" of the relationship... the most intimate thing you can do. I don't like going more than a week w/o.
Greggie Greggie 10 years
I understand the "closer to God." I'd never word it that way, though. I'd consider it being closer *through* God's intentions. For my husband and I, I mean. Not for people in general.
appreciated appreciated 10 years
Feels good, we both love it. We want to pleasure each other and make each other 'happy' even if for a moment lol (really happy that is). It's just good! lol
Brians-Girl Brians-Girl 10 years
because i want to satisfy my boyfriend as well as myself.. so instead of masturbating why not have sex!! :) and plus i really really like the guy, and i guess it does make you feel alot closer to a person, cuz for some people sex is a very private thing!
mizlynz mizlynz 10 years
I think a lot of people are disinterested in the idea of having sex solely for the purpose of procreation. Shoot, I'd like to have sex, but I'd like to AVOID procreating at ALL COSTS.
nettefairy nettefairy 10 years
Disturbingly enough, procreation is not one of the reasons. .
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
I do it b/c I love my boyfriend and I know he's the one. I like to make him feel good and he likes to make me feel good.
chatty-smiles chatty-smiles 10 years
Sex is hot and it's fun..But i've learned if theres not attraction or is not that good..the best sex is new love and someone your really in love with..or just animal attraction..
daisyeater21 daisyeater21 10 years
for pleasure?
rubialala rubialala 10 years
ailene, we did that too! We don't really know when we got preggers so I don't know if the boy was right on time or if the sex worked, but he came three weeks before the dr.s due date! It feels good, but also to feel close with my partner. Although I have done it because I was drunk, to burn calories, and for revenge.
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
grudge fuck made the list? niice. the closer to god answer is probably from married couples who are very religious. according to the bible god gave the pleasure of each other to man and woman.
Random2 Random2 10 years
For me, sex is the best stress relief there is, as well as the fact that it's fun and makes me feel closer to my boyfriend.
Lorrie30 Lorrie30 10 years
Cause i luv it.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 10 years
It's fun & makes me feel superclose to my guy. I dunno bout the "closer to God" thing either.. I guess because the pleasure of an orgasm is close to the complete pleasure you have when you find God?? Haha, it's weird to think of it that way. Anyways.. yah, it's fun! :-P
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 10 years
Lol at Pink_lipstick's comment!
scoop45 scoop45 10 years
Me 3!
laurarose520 laurarose520 10 years
Yeah. I don't like to associate sex and God. I have sex because I like it. Sex feels good. Don't get me wrong. I love the man I'm with, but sex is fun. What other reason do you need?
tati33 tati33 10 years
I agree with you Pink_Lipstick!
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 10 years
Ok, to "feel closer to God" really creeps me out.
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