By HoneyColony Staff

In an effort to delineate the different reasons why men and women have sex, researchers Cindy Meston and David Buss of the University of Texas at Austin posed a single query to 442 men and women, 17 to 52 years old: “List all the reasons why you or those you know have engaged in sexual intercourse.” Yes, the list was long.

According to Psychology Today, “The myth is that men are obsessed with sex, while women view it as a way to deepen relationships. Not quite. The top three reasons why both men and women become sexual have nothing to do with either horniness or love. They are based on attraction and pleasure. Men and women gave the same priority to horniness (No. 7) and almost the same to expressing love (No. 5 for women, No. 8 for men), and feeling closeness/intimacy (No. 12 for women No. 14 for men).”

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