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Women may use behaviours to provide turn-ons for a lover

My first boyfriend was more than 6 years older than me. I was a virgin and he had plenty of sexual experience from one...

Some men want a lover to provide a response to intercourse

The basic male sexual function is instinctive. It is satisfied relatively easily by intercourse. Kinsey concluded that the vast majority of men (including the...

Women offer sex as an emotional bonding mechanism

People are quick to suggest that there must be something wrong with a woman or her lover if she does not orgasm from sexual...

For women, sexual attraction does not involve erotic arousal

I have always liked men. So I can sympathise with gay men. Intellectually, men are much more interesting than women. Men tend to lead...

Responsive women use fantasy to generate arousal alone

Alfred Kinsey and Shere Hite highlighted the role of the clitoris and the success women have achieving orgasm alone. Their work was a huge...

Male arousal is acute but female arousal is subconscious

When we look at how men orgasm, it is clear that a man must have an erection before he can attempt orgasm. Only when...

The penis is an external organ but the clitoris is internal

The Hite Report was published in 1976. It was hugely controversial because it presented the sexual experiences of real women, which showed little evidence...