Professors Buss and Meston's Research on Sexual Motivation Featured in The New York Times
Posted: July 31, 2007
New research by Drs. David Buss and Cindy Meston reveals that people have sex for many reasons, identifying four major factors: 1) physical, goal-based, emotional, and insecurity-based. Their findings have been published in the August issue of Archives of Sexual Behavior.
“Although I knew that having sex has consequences for reputation, it surprised me that people, notably men, would be motivated to have sex solely for social status and reputation enhancement.”
- Dr. David Buss, quoted in "The Whys of Mating: 237 Reasons and Counting", The New York Times 07/31/07
Read more in "The Whys of Mating: 237 Reasons and Counting" and Why Do People Have Sex?