I have a new piece up on the Blowfish Blog. It's about recent scientific research into female sexual desire, research showing (among other things) that women's physical reactions to sexual images don't tend to line up with our mental reactions (you know, the New York Times article everyone's talking about)... and the dangers of jumping to conclusions about the "real" reasons for any particular sexual behavior.
It's called Blinded With Science: Sex, Sexology, and What Women Really Want, and here's the teaser:
It's easy to come up with possible explanations for behavior. Especially when it comes to sex. It's almost like a Rorschach test: in the absence of a truly excellent set of supporting data, the theories people come up with to explain sex tells you more about the theorizers than they do about the theories.
To read more, read the rest of the piece. Enjoy!
Oh, and a small favor: If you comment on this piece here, could you also cross-post your comment on the piece itself on the Blowfish Blog? They like comments there, too. Thanks!