Wednesday, February 13, 2019

New book on female sexuality

I was browsing the new books section at the library the other day and came across a book entitled: "Untrue: Why nearly everything we believe about women, lust and infidelity is wrong and how the new science can set us free."
It was written by a woman -- Wednesday Martin -- with a PhD from Yale so it is a serious book.
It talks about sexuality thousands of years ago and says the invention of the plough was bad for women's sex lives. Sounds crazy but the thesis is that men being stronger were better at using a
plough and women became more dependent.
Another theme is that women are wired for variety in sex.
One interesting quote: "Men are more likely to report that they are sexually satisfied if they get sex reguarly from their long term partners, women are another story."
It says married women who seek new men in their lives "aren't looking for an exit strategy or a new husband." What they were looking for was "great sex."
And the author questions the thesis that men have stronger sex drives than women do.
A review by the Atlantic says the book is "part anifesto, part cultural anthropology, part literary criticism, part memoir."
It says the book "veers in a number of directions in pursuit of proving Martin's thesis, but never abruptly or in an order that feels jarring."
My take on all this is that what many women needs are husbands who are more attentive to their needs in the bedroom.
Anyway, I thought I'd bring it to you attention. It came out last September but I didn't hear about it at the time.