There's a common belief that most men want to have sex all the time, but is this really the case? Several studies and articles have been published over the years suggesting women's sex drives are often just as strong as those of men, or sometimes even stronger. Roy Baumeister , one of the world's most prolific and influential psychologists, who recently moved from Florida State University to take up a professorship at the University of Queensland, doesn't agree. His research is challenging current thinking about gender differences in the male and female sex drive. Baumeister and two female colleagues decided to analyse information from all the published research studies, giving their findings the title: "Is There a Gender Difference in Strength of Sex Drive".
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The Benefits of Having Sex More Often
In a supportive relationship, there are many benefits to having more sex. Higher rates of sexual activity are linked to positive changes, such as lower blood pressure, reduced stress, greater intimacy , and even a lower divorce rate. A study found that general well-being is associated with sexual frequency, but only to an extent. One sexual encounter per week is fairly consistent with the current average.
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Kenedy Singer. Men tend to focus on sex. Women tend to focus on love.
Men and women have scientifically proven differences, sometimes much smaller than people expect, due to biology, culture, and evolution. One significant difference is in their view of casual sex. A meta-analysis of many studies showed that men are much more likely to sleep with a stranger casually. No research, in any country, has ever shown that women are more casual about sex than men. This is a transcript from the video series Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior.