Aug 04 / Simcha

Reexamining Desire in Women (M. Castleman)

 Naked Young Woman in Front of Mirror (detail), Giovanni Bellini (c. 1430–1516)
Young Woman in Front of Mirror (detail), Giovanni Bellini (c. 1430–1516)

Recent studies have challenged the conventional wisdom that desire must precede sexual arousal; they claim, contrary to this model, that for many women, desire is not the cause of lovemaking, but rather, its result, particularly in long-term relationships.

This approach is outlined in an article by Michael Castleman* that appeared Psychology Today in 2009 (Desire In Women: Does It Lead To Sex? Or Result From It?).

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