The question ‘What does a woman want?’ was, according to Freud, “The great question that has never been answered”. One person trying to answer this question, however, is Meredith Chiversâ€”a psychologist specialising in sexual behaviour whose work was extensively discussed in The New York Times earlier this year.
The article, focusing on female sexuality, is eye-opening in many ways, especially in showing the gulf between male and female sexuality.
The men, on average, responded genitally in what Chivers terms “category specific” ways. [â€¦] The men’s minds and genitals were in agreement.
All was different with the women. No matter what their self-proclaimed sexual orientation, they showed, on the whole, strong and swift genital arousal when the screen offered men with men, women with women and women with men. [â€¦] With the women, especially the straight women, mind and genitals seemed scarcely to belong to the same person.
via Green Oasis