Gender differences in erotic plasticity: the female sex drive as socially flexible and responsive.

  title={Gender differences in erotic plasticity: the female sex drive as socially flexible and responsive.},
  author={Roy F. Baumeister},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={126 3},
          347-74; discussion 385-9
  • R. Baumeister
  • Published 1 May 2000
  • Psychology
  • Psychological bulletin
Responding to controversies about the balance between nature and culture in determining human sexuality, the author proposes that the female sex drive is more malleable than the male in response to sociocultural and situational factors. A large assortment of evidence supports 3 predictions based on the hypothesis of female erotic plasticity: (a) Individual women will exhibit more variation across time than men in sexual behavior, (b) female sexuality will exhibit larger effects than male in… 

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