Why Humans Have Sex

@article{Meston2007WhyHH,
  title={Why Humans Have Sex},
  author={Cindy M. Meston and David M. Buss},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2007},
  volume={36},
  pages={477-507}
}
  • C. Meston, D. Buss
  • Published 3 July 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
Historically, the reasons people have sex have been assumed to be few in number and simple in nature–to reproduce, to experience pleasure, or to relieve sexual tension. Several theoretical perspectives suggest that motives for engaging in sexual intercourse may be larger in number and psychologically complex in nature. Study 1 used a nomination procedure that identified 237 expressed reasons for having sex, ranging from the mundane (e.g., “I wanted to experience physical pleasure”) to the… 
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