Experts say men score higher in libido, while women’s sex drive is more “fluid.”
People in recovery from addiction, compulsive gambling, alcoholism or co-dependency may be unsure of what sex drive is normal or acceptable. This article may help answer some questions about libido.
Birds do it, bees do it, and men do it any old time. But women will only do it if the candles are scented just right — and their partner has done the dishes first. A stereotype, sure, but is it true? Do men really have stronger sex drives than women?
Well, yes, they do. Study after study illustrates that men’s sex drives are not only stronger than women’s, but much more straightforward. The sources of women’s libidos, by contrast, are much more difficult to pin down.
It’s common wisdom that women place more value on emotional connection as a spark of sexual desire. But women also appear to be heavily influenced by social and cultural factors as well.
“Sexual desire in women is extremely sensitive to environment and context,” says Dr Edward O. Laumann.
Here are seven patterns of men’s and women’s sex drives that researchers have found. Bear in mind that individuals may vary from these norms.
1. Men think more about sex.
2. Men seek sex more avidly.
3. Women’s sexual inclinations are more complicated than men’s.
4. Women’s sex drives are more influenced by social and cultural factors.
5. Women take a less direct route to sexual satisfaction.
6. Women experience orgasms differently than men.
7. Women’s libidos seem to be less amenable to drugs.
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