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When it comes to sex, common wisdom holds that men roam while women crave closeness and commitment. But in this provocative, headline-making book, Daniel Bergner turns everything we thought we knew about women's arousal and desire inside out. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with renowned behavioural scientists, sexologists, psychologists, and everyday women, he forces us to reconsider long-held notions about female sexuality.
This bold and captivating journey into the world of female desire explores answers to such thought-provoking questions as: Are women perhaps the less monogamous sex? What effect do intimacy and emotional connection really have on lust? What is the role of narcissism - the desire to be desired - in female sexuality? Are political gains for women ('No means no') detrimental in the bedroom? And is the hunt for a female Viagra anything but a search for the cure for monogamy?
Bergner goes behind the scenes of some of the most groundbreaking experiments on sexuality today and confronts us with controversial, sometimes uncomfortable findings. Incendiary, profoundly insightful, and brilliantly illuminating, What Do Women Want? will change the conversation about women and sex, and is sure to spark dynamic discussion for years to come.
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"Explosive" (Zoe Williams Guardian)
"Fascinating and controversial" (The Sunday Times)
"This book should be read by every woman on earth. It should be handed out to pubescent girls... It is a must read for any person with even a remote erotic interest in the female gender... it is a revelation" (Tracy Clark-Flory Salon)
"A new book that paints an unprecedented picture of female sexuality... [it] may strike fear in the heart of every heterosexual male" (Daily Mail)
"What Do Women Want? adds both steam and explosives into the national conversation-or preoccupation-with what it means to be a woman today" (Vogue)
"Bergner lays out the history of this brainwashing and then debunks it in his entertaining new book, What do Women Want?. He recaps ingenious studies that have plumbed our desires, including those we deny or hide from ourselves" (Elle)
"Daniel Bergner has written a keenly intelligent book about a subject that often exceeds our intelligence: What Do Women Want?" (Gay Talese)
"At last, we have a new perspective on the wilds of female desire, in rousing tableaux, as women, men, sexologists, bonobos, erotic gurus, and many others provide frank, vivid answers to the question that has haunted [us] for far too long: What do women want? The answer will fascinate all" (Diane Ackerman author of A Natural History of Love)
"Accessible and informative prose... this page-turning book will have readers questioning some of their most ingrained beliefs about women, men, society, and sex" (Publishers Weekly)
"It's everything you wanted to know about sex but didn't know to ask. Daniel Bergner upends long-standing myths about women and sex - everything from nature of attraction and pursuit to prevalence of taboo fantasies to monogamy itself" (New York Post)
In What Do Women Want?, critically acclaimed journalist Daniel Bergner disseminates the latest scientific research and paints an unprecedented portrait of female lust
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