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New Book Authored by Cindy Meston and David Buss Investigates Women's Sexual Motivations

Thu, January 1, 2009

Psychology professors Cindy Meston and David Buss are the authors of a new book, Why Women Have Sex, published on September 29, 2009. The book investigates the motivations that guide women’s sexual decisions.

"Through the voices of real women, Meston and Buss reveal the motivations that guide women’s sexual decisions and explain the deep-seated psychology and biology that often unwittingly drive women’s desires—sometimes in pursuit of health or pleasure, or sometimes for darker, disturbing reasons that a woman may not fully recognize."
--from Press Release, Times Books/Henry Holt and Company | Read more...

Study Reveals Complexities of Female Arousal - UT News feature

A Q&A with the authors of Why Women Have Sex - ShelfLife@Texas

The book has received extensive coverage by such major media outlets such as Time, Newsweek, CNN, and The Guardian.

See the Meston lab web site below for more information on news coverage and TV interviews.

Links to Meston and Buss labs:

Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory | Evolutionary Psychology Research Lab

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