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

Paperback | May 13, 2014

byDaniel Bergner

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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.

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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 rev...

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Critically acclaimed journalist Daniel Bergner turns everything we thought we knew about women's arousal and desire inside out. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with scientists and everyday women, he forces us to reconsider long-held notions about female sexuality.As he explores the answers to a number of fascinating questi...

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...
Format: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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“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.”