The War of the Sexes

The War of the Sexes
The War of the Sexes: How Conflict and Cooperation Have Shaped Men and Women from Prehistory to the Present by Paul Seabright
2012 | EPUB | 580.53KB

As countless love songs, movies, and self-help books attest, men and women have long sought different things. The result? Seemingly inevitable conflict. Yet we belong to the most cooperative species on the planet. Isn't there a way we can use this capacity to achieve greater harmony and equality between the sexes? In The War of the Sexes, Paul Seabright argues that there is--but first we must understand how the tension between conflict and cooperation developed in our remote evolutionary past, how it shaped the modern world, and how it still holds us back, both at home and at work.

Drawing on biology, sociology, anthropology, and economics, Seabright shows that conflict between the sexes is, paradoxically, the product of cooperation. The evolutionary niche--the long dependent childhood--carved out by our ancestors requires the highest level of cooperative talent. But it also gives couples more to fight about. Men and women became experts at influencing one another to achieve their cooperative ends, but also became trapped in strategies of manipulation and deception in pursuit of sex and partnership. In early societies, economic conditions moved the balance of power in favor of men, as they cornered scarce resources for use in the sexual bargain. Today, conditions have changed beyond recognition, yet inequalities between men and women persist, as the brains, talents, and preferences we inherited from our ancestors struggle to deal with the unpredictable forces unleashed by the modern information economy.

Men and women today have an unprecedented opportunity to achieve equal power and respect. But we need to understand the mixed inheritance of conflict and cooperation left to us by our primate ancestors if we are finally to escape their legacy.

The Dangerous Passion: Why Jealousy Is as Necessary as Love and Sex

The Dangerous Passion: Why Jealousy Is as Necessary as Love and Sex
The Dangerous Passion: Why Jealousy Is as Necessary as Love and Sex by David M Buss
2000 | EPUB + MOBI | 377.88/442.17KB

Why do men and women cheat on each other? How do men really feel when their partners have sex with other men? What worries women more -- men who turn to other women for love or men who simply want sexual variety in their lives? Can the jealousy husbands and wives experience over real or imagined infidelities be cured? Should it be? In this surprising and engaging exploration of men's and women's darker passions, David Buss, acclaimed author of "The Evolution of Desire," reveals that both men and women are actually designed for jealousy. Drawing on experiments, surveys, and interviews conducted in thirty-seven countries on six continents, as well as insights from recent discoveries in biology, anthropology, and psychology, Buss discovers that the evolutionary origins of our sexual desires still shape our passions today.

According to Buss, more men than women want to have sex with multiple partners. Furthermore, women who cheat on their husbands do so when they are most likely to conceive, but have sex with their spouses when they are least likely to conceive. These findings show that evolutionary tendencies to acquire better genes through different partners still lurk beneath modern sexual behavior. To counteract these desires to stray -- and to strengthen the bonds between partners -- jealousy evolved as an early detection system of infidelity in the ancient and mysterious ritual of mating.

Buss takes us on a fascinating journey through many cultures, from pre-historic to the present, to show the profound evolutionary effect jealousy has had on all of us. Only with a healthy balance of jealousy and trust can we be certain of a mate's commitment, devotion, and true love.

The Many Joys of Sex Toys

The Many Joys of Sex Toys
The Many Joys of Sex Toys: The Ultimate How-To Handbook for Couples and Singles by Anne Semans
2004 | EPUB | 1.22MB

Ignite your sex life with 100 easy-to-learn sex toy techniques!

Sex toys are coming out of the drawer to take their rightful place on bedside tables everywhere. This illustrated, definitive guide will show you how to choose, buy, and have a creative blast with your sex toys. Anne Semans, coauthor of the classic sex manual, The Good Vibrations Guide to Sex, lays out the top toy techniques like recipes in a cookbook, step by step, complete with tips for spicy variations. And to whet your appetite for improvisation, she has included ten delicious erotic tales, each starring a sex toy.

Learn how to:

  • Add a vibrator to your favorite sex position
  • Find your G-spot or prostate
  • Have multiple orgasms
  • Add a buzz to oral sex
  • Give a better hand job
  • Liven up solo sex
  • Get comfortable with anal sex

Whether you’ve got a craving for adventure or you simply want greater sexual satisfaction, you’ll return to The Many Joys of Sex Toys again and again.

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