What Do Women Want?: Adventures In The Science Of Female Desire by Daniel BergnerWhat Do Women Want?: Adventures In The Science Of Female Desire by Daniel Bergner

What Do Women Want?: Adventures In The Science Of Female Desire

byDaniel Bergner

Paperback | May 13, 2014

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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 inevitable.

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?

While 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 pill?

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.

Daniel Bergner is a contributing writer for theNew York Times Magazineand the author of three previous nonfiction books:The Other Side of Desire;In the Land of Magic Soldiers, aLos Angeles TimesBest Book of the Year and winner of an Overseas Press Club Award and a Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage; andGod of the Rodeo, aNew...
Title:What Do Women Want?: Adventures In The Science Of Female DesireFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.5 inPublished:May 13, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061906093

ISBN - 13:9780061906091

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Surprising Female sexual rapacity and capacity is well known to most who have worked to control-contain it. Secular and religious leaders, most of them male, have feared women - conflating desire with power and authority, which they preferred to remain the province of men. Women's sexuality also tends to be highly individual and even then highly variable so it isn't surprising that the title question continues to be asked.
Date published: 2014-10-01

Editorial Reviews

“Bergner lays out the history of this brainwashing and then debunks it in his entertaining new book, What do Women Want?. He recaps ingenious studies that have plumbed our desires, including those we deny or hide from ourselves.”