Adventures in the Science of Female Desire
On Sale: June 4, 2013
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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
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?
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
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.
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