Men don't separate mental and sexual arousal, whereas women do

Sep 12, 2012, 12:53 IST | ANI

A new study has given some startling insights into what men and women may really want from each other � at least sexually

In a massive study that spanned the Internet, analyzing billions of websites, erotic videos, stories, personal adverts and romantic novels, Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam made some very interesting discoveries.

Sex and relationships, sexual arousal

According to the study, people search for and spend money and time on 20 sexual interests, which account for 80 percent of all porn. The top five are youth, gays, sexy mothers, breasts and cheating wives, reports TIME.

In a book entitled A Billion Wicked Thoughts, the two doctorate students explore the theory that the sexual desires of men and women are hardwired into our brains and that what we say we want and what we really want when it comes to sex can be two very different things.

Their study suggests that the fundamental difference between men and women — perhaps the most important defining difference — is that in the male brain, physical and psychological arousal are united. If a man is physically turned on, he''s mentally turned on too.

That''s because a man doesn''t separate his psychological and physical arousal, whereas a woman does.

With women, physical arousal and mental arousal are separate. Research finds that women get physically aroused sometimes even when they find the situation disgusting.

Ogas and Gaddam suggest that this has parallels with evolutionary theory which states that a woman is naturally more selective in her choice of mates to ensure the continuation of her offspring, whereas a man''s hardwiring makes him more capable of sexual excitement to enable him to sow his seeds where he can.

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