Friday, June 6, 2008

When Women Want the Most Sex

Women want to have sex just as much as men do. But there's one catch. They must be in a committed relationship.

The old sexual stereotypes hold that men have one thing on their minds, while women aren't all that interested. This may be true for single men and women, but once both genders are in a committed relationship--even without marriage--they have similar attitudes about sex, according to a study from the University of Florida.

"Men experience a lot of pressure in our society to have sex with a number of different partners, the opposite of what women experience as kind of the gatekeepers of sexuality," Paul Perrin, a graduate student in psychology and one of the study's authors, told LiveScience.com. Previous research has shown that men, when compared to women, are more sexually permissive, endorse casual sex at higher rates and masturbate more frequently. In addition, men are more likely than women to dream about multiple sex partners.

The study: Perrin, along with Tom Tiegs, surveyed 208 women and 131 men in an introductory psychology course offered at the University of Florida. Each student rated 160 statements on a scale ranging from "strongly disagree" to "strongly agree" regarding their sexual behaviors and attitudes.

The results: Not surprisingly, women place far greater emphasis on the emotional aspects of sex, while men focus more on the physical side of sex. Single men are much more likely to find sex personally and physically pleasurable, while single women are more apt to think sex violates social taboos, reports LiveScience.com. While men want to have sex with as many partners as possible, women tend to wait longer before having premarital sex.

What society tells us we should be often translates into actions. "Sexually restrictive gender roles too often become self-fulfilling prophecies because women know that they are expected to be less sexual than men, and men know that they are expected to be more sexual than women," the researchers write in the journal Sex Roles.

But all bets are off when Mr. Right knocks on the door. Once women are in a committed relationship, they forgo those society-imposed gender roles and embrace sexual pleasures. Both men and women believe that sex brings a couple closer together, helps them maintain a healthy relationship and increases each individual's self-confidence. "People in romantic relationships give more importance to their own feelings and their partners' than they do to social expectations about sexual behavior," Perrin told LiveScience.com.

--From the Editors at Netscape


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