Jane Ussher receives funding from the Australian Research Council for research on sexuality and reproduction. Women want sex, according to a new book by American journalist and author Daniel Bergner. Monogamy is a fairy tale. And parental investment theory , which decrees that women are born to nurture, and men to fornicate, is a myth. Bergner is fascinated with monkeys and rats, or at least with sexual experiments on their mating behaviour. This is about desire, not impregnation.
Daniel Bergner: 'Women's desire is an underestimated and constrained force'
Romantic partners' use of pornography: its significance for women.
M en are animals. On matters of eros, we accept this as a kind of psychological axiom. Men are tamed by society, yet the subduing isn't so complete as to hide their natural state, which announces itself in endless ways — through pornography, through promiscuity. Men are programmed by evolutionary forces to increase the odds that their genes will survive in perpetuity and hence they are compelled to spread their seed. But why don't we say that women, too, are animals? Semi-reclining, each of her female subjects watched an array of porn on an old, bulky computer monitor.