By Vanessa Golembewski, Refinery29
Women have a complicated relationship with sex. Or, rather, researchers are always telling us that we do. Attitudes about sexuality have generally been governed by evolutionary psychology. A prime example is a 1989 study about casual sex, which found that 70% of men will have sex with a stranger (if asked), but no women would. Seriously, as in 0%.
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Terri Conley, a professor of psychology and women's studies at the University of Michigan, set out to investigate how researchers came to such conclusions. When it comes to claims about women and sex, Conley simply says: Prove it.
"These gender differences that everyone knows exist, and they know they'll always exist, and they're biological - when I started pressing on them I found that a lot of those assumptions hadn't really been tested," she told The Cut. So, Conley's taking these "facts" about the sexuality of men and women and actually testing them.Read More »from Do Women Want Casual Sex More Than Men?