What really happens, according to doctors. What you probably don't detect so easily is the way your libido changes as you get older. But it does, thanks to a host of factors. Many factors—some biological, some psychological—influence whether your sex drive is on full throttle or at a standstill at any age. Anxiety and depression can also leave desire circling the drain.
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Men who cheat on their spouses have always enjoyed an expedient explanation: Evolution made me do it. Many articles here is one , and here is another , especially in recent years, have explored the theory that men sleep around because evolution has programmed them to seek fertile and, conveniently, younger wombs. But what about women? If it's really true that evolution can cause a man to risk his marriage, what effect does that have on women's sexuality? A new journal article suggests that evolutionary forces also push women to be more sexual, although in unexpected ways. University of Texas psychologist David Buss wrote the article, which appears in the July issue of Personality and Individual Differences , with the help of three graduate students, Judith Easton who is listed as lead author , Jaime Confer and Cari Goetz. Buss, Easton and their colleagues found that women in their 30s and early 40s are significantly more sexual than younger women.
Never settle for action that's less than amazing. Here's how harness the power of your "sexual peak" and take things up a notch in the bedroom. Feeling frisky, confident, and ready for a roll in the hay? You might just be hitting a sexual peak-a common term for a period of sexual maturity, competence, and desire. What's the deal with these spikes?
A series investigating the effects of gravity on the female form. The problem with asking people when their sex lives were at their best is that, when it comes to sex, everyone is an optimist. Everyone believes the best sex is still to come. Naifs believe more is out there. Sluts know more is out there. Even hopeless souls who believe themselves doomed to lives of loneliness, or trapped in loveless marriages, or isolated in horrible lands of religious zealotry and prudishness, remain hopeful that some hot-ass hookups are on the horizon. Like the afterlife and The Walking Dead , the female sexual prime has a beginning — but no end.