A leading blog on the science of sex, love, and relationships, written by social psychologist Dr. Justin Lehmiller. Why do human beings have sex? But are humans really that simple?
So Far. Who's the Queen of Comics? Hint: Not Wonder Woman. Asking why humans have sex might seem like an obvious question.
It just happened. I was bored. Someone dared me. I wanted to feel closer to God. I wanted to gain acceptance from my friends.
People have sex for more than reasons, ranging from "I was bored" to "I wanted to feel closer to God" to "I wanted to get a promotion," according to a new survey. Then, more than 1, undergraduate students were asked about their sexual experiences and attitudes. The combined results revealed sexual motivations, which the psychologists, David Buss and Cindy Meston of the University of Texas at Austin, sorted into four major factors and 13 sub-factors:. They also found significant gender differences. For instance, men were more likely than women to endorse being motivated by experience seeking, mere opportunity and phsyical appearance.