Matriculated by Pat Darnell | Dec 21, 2013 | Bryan TX
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A New Book... it is calling to me from out there. And ...
I would like to leave a message about this, but the Mrs is calling and I have to attend to her base, animalistic and ravenous desires.
Book Title: “What Do Women Want?: Adventures in the Science of Female Desire” by Daniel Bergner
Question to Author: " ... You point out some remarkable ways that scientists have ignored evidence suggesting that women — and female animals — are far from passive when it comes to sex and are in fact often initiators. Do you have a favorite example of this? ... "
" ... Author: I really do. Deidrah, a rhesus monkey, a member of the species that we sent into space in the ’60s as our doubles, to see how well we would survive, is one of my favorite characters in the book. I went down and spent a while at a primatology center with a scientist who was trying to take the blinders off the way we see the sexuality of our closest ancestors. And what I learned was that for decades, despite evidence to the contrary, scientists had painted primate sex as male dominated. Males are the initiators; females the sort of almost indifferent receivers.The Truth About Female Desire: It’s Base, Animalistic and Ravenous | Alternet: "Bergner, and the leading sex researchers he interviews, argue that women’s sexuality is not the rational, civilized and balancing force it’s so often made out to be — that it is base, animalistic and ravenous, everything we’we've told ourselves about male sexuality. As one researcher tells Bergner of all the restrictions put on female sexuality: “Those barriers are a testament to the power of the drive itself. It’s a pretty incredible testament. Because the drive must be so strong to override all of that.” “Women’s desire — its inherent range and innate power — is an underestimated and constrained force, even in our times, when all can seem so sexually inundated, so far beyond restriction,” he writes."
" ... But standing next to this scientist Kim Wallen, it was clear that that was not at all true — almost comically so. We spent a day following Deidrah, a relatively tranquil, low-key female monkey, who was nevertheless relentlessly stalking — sexually stalking — her object of desire. If there’s any objectification going on in the monkey kingdom, it’s the females objectifying the males, chasing them, and sort of all but forcing them. It wasn’t just Deidrah, of course — it was all the female monkeys that we were following, and it was just alarming how we could be so sure of this other reality, and blind to the truth that was just staring us right in the face. So that was one example of our blindness to female sexuality and, ultimately I think, our fear of it. ..."
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scryberwitch • 7 months ago −
Good studies, valid studies, will always have qualifiers. Especially when the subject being studied is something as variable and subjective as sexuality. His qualifications (of his statements) should not, does not, invalidate the study.
That said, as an actual woman with an actual libido, the headline is right. Why else have patriarchal societies done so many things to "tame" that wild libido of ours? It's so powerful that it threatens insecure, patriarchal men. However, enlightened men find it super hot...