In a recent interview with NewScientist, A Psychologist in Massachusetts suggested the idea that sex drive does not actually exist. Her name is Emily (imagine that!) Nagoski and she is the director of Wellness Education at Smith College and has a PhD in health behavior.
Merriam-Webster defines a “drive” as
an urgent, basic, or instinctual need : a motivating physiological condition of an organism <a sexual drive>
of the word! It must exist! Dictionaries don’t lie, right? Nagoski’s reason for purporting such a seemingly obvious falsehood is that:
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“a drive is a motivational system to deal with life-or-death issues, like hunger or being too cold. You’re not going to die if you don’t have sex.”