Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Men just want sex more than women. In two psychologists, Russell Clark and Elaine Hatfield, did what became a famous experiment on the topic — not least because it demonstrated how much fun you can have as a social psychologist. Using volunteers, Clark and Hatfield had students at Florida State University approach people on campus and deliver a pick-up line. They varied what they said next according to one of three randomly chosen options. The crucial measure was whether they said yes or no.
How normal is your sex drive?
When society isn't judging, women's sex drive rivals men's
A new survey found 43 per cent of women said they had a higher libido than the man they were having sex with, casting doubt on the received wisdom that it's always blokes who want it more. There was little difference between the sexes with 42 per cent of men saying they wanted sex more than their wife or girlfriend. And of these, two-thirds 62 per cent said the different sex drives had been a factor in their eventual split. The findings come from a new survey of 2, people, split evenly amongst the sexes, by IllicitEncounters. Half of women who cheat 54 per cent and a similar number of men 56 per cent said they strayed because they wanted more sex than their regular partner. There has been a long-held stereotype that it always men who want more sex than their female partners — that is rubbish. Six out of ten women 62 per cent and 59 per cent of men said that mismatched libidos was a "red flag" which would spark immediate concern as to whether a new relationship would last.
Men Want Sex More Than Women Do, Apparently
Spring is coming, and a young man's thoughts turn to Apparently, old men's thoughts turn to the same subject. Some of this surely has to do with Viagra, which makes it easier for older men to be interested in sex. But the disparity in sexual activity between older men and older women isn't entirely explained by the release of the little blue pill.
No one sums up the opposing attitudes of what constitutes a healthy, normal sex drive better than Woody Allen. But more on that later. What is less understood is the shifting matrix of biological, psychological and social factors that influence it.