Who's More Likely to Seek Emotional Connection Through Sex: Men or Women?

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When it comes to stereotypes, there are plenty that revolve around men and women and more specifically, sex.

Which is why we brought in author and clinical psychologist Cindy M. Meston to debunk all of those myths about the bedroom.

In her book Why Women Have Sex: Understanding Sexual Motivations from Adventure to Revenge, Meston and her co-author, evolutionary psychologist David M. Buss, surveyed thousands of men and women to find out why we have sex and what we like about it.

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When it comes to emotion, “no one would argue that women are more emotionally expressive than men,” says Meston. But when her research looked at who has sex for emotional reasons, the results were surprising!

WHO’S MORE LIKELY TO SEEK EMOTIONAL CONNECTION THROUGH SEX: MEN OR WOMEN?

“In terms of having sex for emotional reasons, one of the main findings we found in our book after interviewing thousands of people, is that there is no significant difference between men and women,” explains Meston.

“Men were just as likely to say that they wanted to have sex because they wanted to feel emotionally connected to their partner,” she goes on.

This might come as a surprise to most women, who say that they have sex mainly for one reason: FUN!

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