Mon 9 Jul Oh my God, yes! Women who sleep with women repeatedly report higher levels of sexual satisfaction in surveys and studies than women who have sex with men. A Public Health England survey of more than 7, women last month found that half of respondents aged between 25 and 34 did not enjoy their sex life. A much larger study in of 53, Americans by the Kinsey Institute recorded slightly different numbers, but with the same trends. So, where is lesbian sex going right for women where heterosexual sex is going wrong?
The answer might surprise you… Sat 13 Oct Her bestselling memoir Primates of Park Avenue cast her as an anthropologist observing the habits of her Upper East Side neighbours. The charge caused a furore, and is at present being developed as a TV chain, with Martin as exec producer. Her new book, out this week, should be equally provocative. You have en route for scroll through another 25, including Sigmund Freud and Alfred Kinsey, before you arrive at a female name: Mary Calderonewho championed sex education. And constant in the subsequent 30 names around are only five women, including equally Virginia Johnson partner of the celebrated, and male, William Mastersand Shere Hite. Crucial, too, says Martin, has been the work of Rosemary Bassonwho realised that spontaneous desire, the kind sexologists had measured for years, was barely one type of relevant desire, after that that responsive or triggered sexual answer is much more important for women. Measured on that scale it turns out that women are, in actuality, every bit as sexually arousable at the same time as men.
Why do some straight men have femininity with other men? Tony Silva argues that these men — many of whom enjoy hunting, fishing and assassination guns — are not closeted, bisexual or just experimenting. After interviewing 60 of these men over three years, Dr. Silva found that they benefit from a range of relationships with erstwhile men, from hookups to sexual friendships to secretive loving partnerships, all although strongly identifying with straight culture. We spoke with Dr. Silva about his book. Why do straight-identified men allow sex with other men?