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Why Men Want Sex and Women Need Love: Solving the Mystery of Attractionby Allan Pease
Synopses & Reviews
Sex on the Brain
Passion, infatuation, romance, the hots, obsessive love, beer goggles . . . these are the words we use to describe those feelings of ecstasy, elation, bliss, and rapture that almost all people will experience in some way at some time in their lives.With them come the feelings of anguish, distress, pain, agony, torment, and grief. For thousands of years, experts have tried, with little success, to define romantic love, usually concluding that it must be controlled somehow by forces outside ourselves, suchas the mystical, supernatural, or spiritual. Yet we have no difficulty in pigeonholing other human emotions, like depression, anxiety, obsession, and fear.
Since the 1970s, humans have experienced a deep spiritual yearning for love. This yearning is caused by the breakdown of the social structures that gave us intimate connections with friends, family, and lovers and was the norm for thousands of years. Weevolved as a species that cared for our young; protected, loved, and depended on each other; and stuck together as social and family units. The older generations cared for the children, while the middle generation worked or collected food. In the evenings, the older generations told children stories and taught them about their heritage and about life. This kind of family structure now exists only in primitive cultures, parts of the Middle East, Asia, the Mediterranean, and Third World cultures. And as more andmore people are staying single or living alone, this cultural chasm continues to widen. For a million years or more, societies have been structured to bring men and women together; today's societies, however, are driving them apart. The erosion of the basicfamily structure has led to loss of values, kids growing up without fathers, and emotional chaos.
Same Goals, Different Agendas
Men and women have very different agendas when it comes to sex and love, and these are deeply embedded in our ancient past. In basic terms, today's men are turned on by visual images and by the signs of a woman's health, fertility, and youth, where aswomen are turned on by the markers of a man's power, status, commitment, and material resources--just as their ancestors were. In fact, nothing much has really changed for hundreds of thousands of years in terms of our sexual urges and drives. This can be anunpopular idea in a politically correct world in which it has become fashionable to say that men and women want the same things in life and have the same motivations, preferences, and urges, but as you read on, you will see that this is simply not true. Infact, deep down you know it's not. This myth is perpetuated by powerseekers such as bureaucrats, church leaders, feminist groups, and other politically motivated individuals. It may be politically correct to say that men and women think the same way and wantthe same things, but if you have had any experience living with them, working with them, or managing them, you'll know that it isn't true.
The Power of Love
David Buss, professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, is internationally
The international bestselling authors of "Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps" deliver a practical, humorous guide about sex and love. This is a must-have book for anyone who wants to get the most from his or her relationship.
Allan and Barbara Pease, the international bestselling authors of Why Men Don’t Listen & Women Can’t Read Maps, deliver their most exciting book yet.
Will men and women ever see eye-to-eye about love and sex? How will relationships ever be rewarding if men only want to rush into bed and women want to rush to the altar? In this practical, witty and down-to-earth guide, couples experts Allan and Barbara Pease reveal the truth about how men and women can really get along. By translating science and cutting edge research into a powerful yet highly entertaining read, you’ll learn how to find true happiness and compatibility with the opposite sex.
REVEALED IN THIS BOOK:
*The seven types of love
*The top five things women want from men
*What to do when the chemistry is wrong
*What turns men and women on – and off!
*The most common “New Relationship” mistakes and how to avoid them
*How to decode “manspeak”
If you want to get the most satisfaction from your relationship, or are single and looking for the right person, then you must read this book for the answer to Why Men Want Sex and Women Need Love.
About the Author
ALLAN and BARBARA PEASE are the most successful relationship
authors in the business. They have written a total of 15 bestsellers –
including 9 number ones – and give seminars in up to 30
countries each year. Their books are available in over 100
countries, are translated into 51 languages and have sold over
25 million copies. They appear regularly in the media worldwide
and their work has been the subject of 9 television series, a stage
play and a No.1 box office movie which attracted a combined
audience of over 100 million.
Table of Contents
Sex on the brain — Straight talk on sex and love — What women really want — What men really want — Wanted: meaningful overnight relationship - casual sex — Your place or mine? Affairs and cheating — How to find the right partner(s) - the mating rating quiz — Fifteen mysteries about men that women don't understand — Twelve truths about women most men don't know — Thirteen tactics that can improve your mating rating — A happier future together?
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