Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Why We Have Sex


University of Texas published a five-year study about why men and women have sex. They found both sexes pretty much have it for the same reasons. Number one reason for both: "I was attracted to the person." Next was for physical pleasure. Love and affection were in the middle of the list, mixed in with being horny. Number 10 for men was wanted to please his partner, which appeared nowhere in women's top 10. Women's number 10 was being in the heat of the moment.

Interesting too were the bottom five reasons for having sex. Among the ones both genders chose: to get a job and to give someone a sexually transmitted disease. Another one for men was an exchange for drugs, while for women it was an exchange for money.
To come up with their initial list, researchers asked people from ages 17-52 for all the reasons they have sex. The rankings, however, were done with college students only. I wonder if that's why "because my partner wanted to have sex" didn't make it onto the Top 10 list.


12 comments:

Sally Painter said...

I don't understand why they didn't canvas the same age group for the final results? Why only college students?

BTW, I found out last week that there are only 2 species on our entire planet that have sex just for fun. Us, the humans and dolphins!

Sally:)

Susan Edwards said...

Good question, Sally. I thought that was strange too. Probably something dumb like the grant to fund the study came from the university and they stipulated that it be about college students.

I dunno if I buy that only two species have sex for fun. How can anyone know that? My dog masturbates by humping her pillow when she gets excited. It sure looks like she's having fun to me. She even acts embarrassed when I catch her at it. My male cat has no testicles anymore, but he still has sex. Have you ever heard or seen seagulls doing it? They crow like crazy when they climax and sound like they're having a blast.

Ciana Stone said...

LMAO - now I have this visual of a pillow humping dog with seagulls flying overhead with big grins.

I think we should conduct our own study. I'll be ground zero for the poll. Ciana, what do you have sex? "Cuz it's fun."

Next?

Jaid Black said...

I thought it was funny that "pleasing your partner" didn't make it into the women's top 10 lol :-P

Susan Edwards said...

Yeah, Jaid, I think there was a time when "pleasing your partner" would have been number one for women. Oh how things have changed, huh?

MARCIA said...

I LIKE TO PLEASE MY PARTNER BUT THEN I LOVE HIM AND HAVE BEEN WITH HIM FOR YEARS AND YEARS. I CAN SEE WHERE THAT WOULDN'T BE AS IMPORTANT TO A YOUNG COLLEGE GIRL.

MARCIA said...

I LIKE TO PLEASE MY PARTNER BUT THEN I LOVE HIM AND HAVE BEEN WITH HIM FOR YEARS AND YEARS. I CAN SEE WHERE THAT WOULDN'T BE AS IMPORTANT TO A YOUNG COLLEGE GIRL.

Anonymous said...

I think women should want to please their husbands and boyfriends. I am admitting this because you only know my first name and can't track me down or spam my inbox with hate mail :>

Dave

Susan Edwards said...

I agree, Dave. I think if two people care about each other, they should want to please each other.

Jaid Black said...

Agreed!

Renee' said...

I please my husband every day. Well, almost every day. ok, some days he is pleased with me.

Those are the days I am not using the credit cards to buy e-books to read while he is having sex with me. Of course you have to use the doggie position so you can see the screen of your e-reader while he goes about his business getting paid for the use of those cards.

Oh the things we women must endure for a good orgasm. I am talking about later when he is snoring and I sneak the batteries out of the remote. It is the remembering to put them back that is a killer.
Renee'

Susan Edwards said...

*raucous laughter* See, Renee, that's why God invented the iphone. Soon, we'll all be able to buy and read books any place in any ol' position.

Just think how much that will improve your sex life. And, girl, I think we need to take up a collection and send you a whole box of batteries.