A lot of the current legal, rights based social assumptions have men & women as the same
Our cultural assumptions largely have women as less interested in sex than men
It seems reality is quite different, in the below referenced experiment the researchers showed to:
- straight women,
- straight men
- gay men
- bonobo pornography (see pic below)
- straight porn
- gay porn
- lesbian porn
- a chiselled man walking naked on a beach
- and a well-toned woman doing callisthenics in the nude
The women got aroused by everything ... though when asked about it they downplayed it !
Any expectation that the footage of animal sex would speak to something primitive in the men seemed mistaken; neither straight nor gay men were stirred by watching the bonobos. And for the male participants, the subjective ratings on the keypad matched the readings of the plethysmograph. The men’s minds and genitals were in agreement.
All was different with the women. No matter what their self-proclaimed sexual orientation, the women showed, on the whole, strong and swift genital arousal when the screen offered men with men, women with women, and women with men. They responded objectively much more to the exercising woman than to the strolling man, and their blood flow rose quickly and markedly as they watched the apes, though to a lesser degree than during all the human scenes, except the footage of the ambling, strapping man. And with the women, especially the straight women, mind and genitals seemed scarcely to belong to the same person. During shots of lesbian coupling, heterosexual women claimed less excitement than their vaginas indicated; watching gay men, they reported a great deal less; and viewing heterosexual intercourse, they reported much more
Is it time for a big re-think of the gender divide ?