Why Women Have Sex Book Review by scribbler

Why Women Have Sex
Looks at the research of Cindy M. Meston and David M. Buss as reported in their book "Why Women Have Sex: Understanding Sexual Motivation from Adventures to Revenge (And Everything In Between)".
# 152578 | 1,335 words | 4 sources | APA | 2013 | US

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This paper relates the double standard of sexual behavior such as men who frequently have intercourse with multiple partners are considered studs; whereas, women who have frequent intercourse with various partners are perceived as promiscuous. The traditional expectation is that women have sex as a result of romantic behavior; however, the author underscores, Cindy M. Meston and David M. Buss promote a different rationale of women having sex, which is for a multitude of reasons from adventure to revenge. The paper reviews conclusions from their research, which the author feels is well executed and presented as a base for further research and as insight for the general readership.

From the Paper:

"Cindy M. Meston currently occupies the position of Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. The author got her PhD from the University of British Columbia in 1995 and during the following year, she engaged in a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington. Her work is vast and covers areas such as the link between sexual abuse in childhood and adult sexual dysfunctions, the reasons as to why people engage in sexual intercourse or the sexual libido of women who have sustained hysterectomies.
"Throughout her career, she has received several awards and was even the recipient of several grants to continue her research. Some of Meston's works include Why humans have sex, in collaboration with David Buss, Sex differences in memory for sexually relevant information, in collaboration with K.M. McCall, B. Seal and A.H. Rellini, Such a tease: international sexual provocation with heterosexual interactions, in collaboration with L. O'Sullivan or several others.
"David Buss owns an even wider expertise in the field of psychology. He received his PhD in 1981 from the University of California and then worked within the Harvard University."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kelly, T., 2009, Why women have sex; from relieving boredom to winning favors, the unromantic truth, Contemporary Sexuality, Vol. 41, No. 10
  • Meston, C.M., Buss, D.M., 2010, Why women have sex: understanding sexual motivation from adventures to revenge (and everything in between), Random House
  • Cindy M. Meston, The University of Texas at Austin, http://www.psy.utexas.edu/psy/clinical/faculty/meston.htm last accessed on July 14, 2010
  • David. M. Buss, University of Texas at Austin, http://homepage.psy.utexas.edu/homepage/Group/BussLAB/db_bio.htm last accessed on July 14, 2010

Cite this Book Review:

APA Format

Why Women Have Sex (2013, March 21) Retrieved February 24, 2024, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/why-women-have-sex-152578/

MLA Format

"Why Women Have Sex" 21 March 2013. Web. 24 February. 2024. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/why-women-have-sex-152578/>