Two recent U.K. studies report that young women are more sexually active than their grandmothers were in the "Swinging Sixties"--have more partners, are more likely to have sex on the first date and have more one-night stands. I'm sure this is true in the U. S. too. European women are generally more forthcoming about sex.
On a related note, Dr. Helen Fisher pointed me in the direction of recent research in the Netherlands on lust and love—
In a study, men and women were asked first to think about taking a long walk with a beloved partner and in the second, imagine casual sex with someone they found attractive but didn’t love.
Before and after the experiment, the participants were given a battery of tests to examine their creative and analytical abilities.
Calling up romantic thoughts stimulated creativity while turning the mind toward lust heightened analytical thinking.
Does this explain the mating behavior of Wall Street (and white glove law firms) where hook-ups and one-night stands pass for a romantic life?
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