Y’all Thought Wrong: Common Beliefs About Women And Sex We Thought We Knew
A wife is just as likely to cheat as her husband. Women want sex, lots of sex, with strangers. Women want fresh meat, beefcake, hunky young things, and they want the exotic—they want sex by the boudoir-ful (two, three or more), and they want it in every conceivable private and public location. Surprised? Most in the mainstream were. And that’s why Daniel Bergner’s new book, “What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire” (Ecco, 2013), is being dissected on every late-night talk show, is the topic of a New York Times Magazine cover story, and has been excerpted in Vogue.
Because it turns on its head everything we’ve ever believed—everything society has taught us to believe—about female sexuality. How did we get it all wrong for so long? Bergner says that throughout history our culture (men and women) has been too uncomfortable with the notion of sexually unconstrained women to allow them to be anything but scorned (remember “The Scarlet Letter”?). But, as it turns out, women may be no better suited to monogamy—the biggest sexual buzz kill of them all, according to Bergner—than men.
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