KEY WORDS: Asexuality, low sexual desire
, sexual orientation, masturbation, sexual fantasy
The researchers found that the biggest driver of high sexual desire
for women were their feelings of intimacy and closeness to their partners.
Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, the major relationships between males and females are defined by friendship or by family, rather than through sexual desire
Since then, historians of sexuality have proposed that sexual desire
is not merely the product of essential biological drives.
From an evolutionary perspective, an early-30s peak in women's sexual desires
would occur at just the right time to reap the reproductive benefits of maximally fertile ovulations and avert the approaching costs of both lowered fertility and genetically defective offspring.
When the narrator wishes for a Black Christ so that his heart would not lack "Precedence of pain to guide it," the pain to be recalled within the poem itself is primarily that of the illicit and "unChristian" sexual desire
that pierces his body like a hook.
50) Although public opinion became more sympathetic to the exploitation of prostitutes in the twentieth century, the notion that women had entered that occupation on account of their sexual desires
More people are venting their sexual desires
in a way that harms neither themselves nor others.
ABSTRACT: This review defines sexual desire
, distinguishes sexual desire
from other sexual experiences (e.
The intensity of Mariah's guilt about herself as a woman with sexual desires
has more explicitly political, racialized implications as well.
The result is a graphic portrayal of how ordinary people - women struggling to assert their sexual desires
or their right to be free from male sexual aggression, men tom between the pulls of "dissolute" and "respectable" ideals of manhood, and couples seeking to negotiate their sometimes violently opposed ideals of money and marriage - were subject to the often misguided intervention of psychiatrists and social workers.
What becomes clear, however, is that Morrison is not simply telling the story of the conflicting sexual desires
of Violet Trace, her husband Joe, and his eighteen-year-old lover Dorcas.
Denney, Field and Quandagno's (1984) study of sex differences in sexual needs and desires concluded that women's sexual interactions are often arranged to fulfil men's desires, and that men are frequently uninformed regarding women's sexual desires
Nella Larsen's portrait of Helga Crane in Quicksand (1928) criticizes the ways in which white racist constructions of black women's allegedly inherent lasciviousness have cut black women off from experiencing their legitimate sexual desires
3 - The redirection of our tendency to place our own desires first: Human society requires the direction and restraint of many impulses and few of those impulses are stronger than sexual desire