Sexual satisfaction is an easy concept to grasp, but not to study. Despite recent advances, we are still far away from a thorough understanding of the causes and implications of this important component of a happy life.
A host of studies in recent years have shown convincingly that the traditional view of women as passive and uncompetitive is wrong. Women, it turns out, are engaged in a competition of their own, aggressively jockeying for position in a battle to secure a suitable mate.
New studies show that women achieve orgasm less frequently in hook up sex as compared to sex in a relationship. But that may not mean the sex is not worth having. In understanding both hook up and relationship sex, the question of motive looms large.
It is well accepted, with regard to varied goals and pursuits, that preparation improves performance and facilitates succes. And yet when it comes to sexual intercourse, adequate preparation is often neglected. Such neglect may come at a price.
For those who believe in the unique power of the scientific method to referee competing claims, figure out actual truths about how the world works, and guide successful adaptations, the recent election was a moment to celebrate.