Female Sexual Desire: An Evolutionary Biology Perspective

One perspective on sex differences in libido.

“Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

In recent weeks there has been a flurry(link is external) of interest(link is external) surrounding the topic of female sexual desire, stemming largely from the publication and surrounding publicity of a book called What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire (link is external)by Daniel Bergner(link is external). Bergner followed the book’s publication with a widely read New York Times Magazine piece(link is external) focused on the medical treatment of women with low libido.

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