Sex Drive Doesn’t Exist: What is There to Live For?

Screen Shot 2015-04-12 at 1.40.34 PMIn 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:

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.”

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The “Trophy Wife”: Reality or Myth?

dtrumpWe’ve all heard the myth of the trophy wife, but is it a reality? The idea is that rich men seek out attractive women, and attractive women seek out rich men. However, a new study of a nationally representative sample of couples found that “handsome men partner with pretty women and successful men partner with successful women,” according to sociologist and lead author Elizabeth McClintock.

The study also found that attractive women in a lower class rarely moves up based on marriage. Men are actually just as likely to do so as women.

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