Reasons to Have Sex

Recently there was a study that compiled a list of 237 reasons why people have sex; in this study researchers found that men and women have sex mostly for the same motivation. 

Remember the saying Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus?  Well according to this study, men and women are basically thinking the same language…SEX…

Here are the top ten reasons from Men and Women…

Men’s top 10 reasons:

1. I was attracted to the person.

2. It feels good.

3. I wanted to experience physical pleasure.

4. It’s fun.

5. I wanted to show my affection to the person.

6. I was sexually aroused and wanted the release.

7. I was “horny.”

8. I wanted to express my love for the person.

9. I wanted to achieve an orgasm.

10. I wanted to please my partner.

Women’s top 10 reasons:

1. I was attracted to the person.

2. I wanted to experience physical pleasure.

3. It feels good.

4. I wanted to show my affection to the person.

5. I wanted to express my love for the person.

6. I was sexually aroused and wanted the release.

7. I was “horny.”

8. It’s fun.

9. I realized I was in love.

10. I was “in the heat of the moment.”

Here are the bottom five from Men and Women…

Men’s bottom 5 reasons:

1. The person offered to give me drugs for doing it.

2. I wanted to give someone else a sexually transmitted disease.

3. I wanted to punish myself.

4. I wanted to break up my relationship.

5. I wanted to get a job.

Women’s bottom 5 reasons:

1. I wanted to give someone else a sexually transmitted disease.

2. Someone offered me money to do it.

3. I wanted to get a raise.

4. It was an initiation rite to a club or organization.

5. I wanted to get a job.

I can agree with top ten reasons, but I certainly cannot identify with the bottom five.  “To give someone a sexually transmitted disease” is so horrible, I can’t stomach it.

I was a bit surprised that the top three reasons for women were all physical based responses, versus emotional responses.  We typically have to feel some type of love or affection to have sex, but we all know of instances when this is not necessarily true!   Mix Maven wonders how many women had to perform sexual acts to join a club or organization (assuming the organization was not gang-related.) 

The number 10 item for men is “I wanted to please my partner.”  Where are these men hiding?!

If you are interested in learning more about the study click on this link:  http://homepage.psy.utexas.edu/Homepage/Group/BussLAB/pdffiles/why%20humans%20have%20sex%202007.pdf

Sensual Element

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2 Responses

  1. Hootie Hoo!!! #7 for me and my wife. I went to a wedding not to long ago and the men all got together 2 nights prior. We were asked to provide advice to this man as he took his long walk. (hehehehe) We went throught he usual fluff, “Keep communication open, talk about money, yadda, yadda, yadda”! But nobody touched on sex until I brought it up. I advised him not to take sex with his wife for granted, because this expresses her LOVE for him. You could hear a pin drop after that statement. After that , everyone had something to say about SEX, EVEN the Pastor. Go fig…
    ~Rude Boy to the Last yall~

  2. LOL @ rude boi! wow … great post!

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