Women want bonobos?

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Meredith Chivers is an expert on what women want. She says there’s a total disconnect between what a woman says she thinks is sexy and how her body reacts. In this study, women were physically aroused by almost everything, including bonobos having sex. Chivers explains that female sexuality is deeply divided: “physiological arousal reveals little about desire.” One explanation that makes great sense is her “evolutionary hypothesis that stresses the difference between reflexive sexual readiness and desire.” Women have “learned” to respond genitally to bad sex and rape in order to survive. So, to make a long story short, arousal is not consent.

Read it: Daniel Bergner, New York Times


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