Why Don't Women's and Men's Libidos Match Up?

It's true: Men do want sex MORE than women. Find out why...

Why Don’t Women’s and Men’s Libidos Match Up?

It’s true: Men do want sex MORE than women. Find out why…

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In romance novels, soap operas, and Cosmo magazine, women are usually portrayed as having an insatiable appetite for sex–easily matching or even exceeding their partner’s desire to get it on. And why not? Ever since the sixties’ sexual revolution, we’ve been taught to believe that a woman’s sex drive should be equal to a man’s…and sex should be something you want to have any chance you get.

Okay, who’s rolling their eyes right about now?

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In theory, it sounds good. We want to be equal in all ways, right? Heck, we fought for the right to be. But if you’re secretly wondering if your sex drive is not quite up to snuff, well, turns out you’re not alone. And you shouldn’t be made to feel ashamed because of it.

One study, from 2008, for example, found only a quarter of women saying sex made them extremely happy. Forty-two percent chose owning a pet over getting it on. Another survey–looking at women from 58 countries–found women care more about their body image and appearance than having sex.

We asked Tina B. Tessina, PhD, licensed psychotherapist and author of Lovestyles: How to Celebrate Your Differences why this may be the case.

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