Women Crave Sex Less Than Men?
Is it sexist to say that women crave sex less than men?
Some think so. Like this woman:
Why do people still believe this crap? It makes you feel abnormal if you are a woman with a high sex drive or a man with a lower one.
She’s got a point: some women do have a higher sex drive than some men.
But crunch the numbers and men are generally more interested:
- Men consistently report higher levels of sexual desire than women, on average
- More women than men have experienced dysfunction (43% vs 31%): no or low interest, pain, difficulty climaxing or an inability to orgasm
- About one-third of women under age 35 frequently feel sad, anxious, restless or irritable after sex
- Men have more fantasies, describe them more vividly, and more typically want to enact them, says research from the University of Montréal and the University of Texas at Austin
- 58% of women in their 20s had an orgasm the last time they had sex, compared with 96% of men, says an Indiana University survey
- One study found that only 29% of women always climax with their partners.
- And orgasmic women often need a vibrator
But society — not biology — seems to be the problem, as I’ve written about before.
Really, what’s sexist are the many things that punish women for desiring sex. Which ends up depressing their desire: leaving nearly half of American women seeing sex as painful, boing or not as great as it could be.
If we don’t understand the sexism that lies behind this problem, then nothing will change.
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Posted on April 20, 2015, in feminism, psychology, sex and sexuality, sexism, women and tagged feminism, psychology, sex, sex drive, sex surveys, sexism, sexuality, women. Bookmark the permalink. 61 Comments.