Women's sexual desire (and men's, too) is far from simple -- it is more like a complicated puzzle, the pieces of which the pieces we are still trying to put together. Having pervasive sex-negative myths isn't helping anyone.
When people have an affair they say it was because they wanted to feel alive. And when people lack sex ... what they talk about is a sense of deadness. More than anything else, across all cultures, people want to feel alive.
Does everyone do it? Or has everyone done it? The answer is yes! For some people, masturbation is actually the high point of their day. The celebrated gynecologist Hector Treub put it succinctly: 'We've all masturbated and those who say they've never done it are still doing it!'
Gender is a powerful reality; it is the perception and expectation of differences between males and females and it shapes both our bodies and our society. Gender differences are real and important, but they are not hard wired or even static. So let's bust some of those myths.
We hold hard and fast to a lot of ideas when it comes to love and sexual behaviors. But does science actually back them up? Neuroscience, the study of brains and behavior, is offering us a new lens to view love, sex and parenting.