Why Have Sex? Researchers Count The Ways

Why Have Sex? Researchers Count The Ways

There are 22 comments on the CBS 11 story from Jul 31, 2007, titled Why Have Sex? Researchers Count The Ways. In it, CBS 11 reports that:

WASHINGTON After exhaustively compiling a list of the 237 reasons why people have sex, researchers found that young men and women get intimate for mostly the same motivations.

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SKIPPER

Miramar Beach, FL

#1 Jul 31, 2007
cuz
it feels GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

No other explanation is necessary.
Franko

Vancouver, Canada

#2 Jul 31, 2007
Here's the TOP TEN (DRUM ROLE, like on Letterman)

TOP 10 REASONS TO HAVE SEX FOR MEN
1. I was attracted to the person.
2. It feels good.
3. I wanted to experience physical pleasure.
4. It's fun.
5. I wanted to show my affection to the person.
6. I was sexually aroused and wanted the release.
7. I was "horny."
8. I wanted to express my love for the person.
9. I wanted to achieve an orgasm.
10. I wanted to please my partner.

TOP 10 REASONS TO HAVE SEX FOR WOMEN
1. I was attracted to the person.
2. I wanted to experience physical pleasure.
3. It feels good.
4. I wanted to show my affection to the person.
5. I wanted to express my love for the person.
6. I was sexually aroused and wanted the release.
7. I was "horny."
8. It's fun.
9. I realized I was in love.
10. I was "in the heat of the moment."

SO, LOVE was not the top reason for either men or women .. it was 8th for men and 6th for women. But women mentioned love again at number 9 ...

A step down in level of like/love/affectoin, was "SHowing affectoin", was 5th for men and 4th for women.

PLeasing the partner ranked 10th for men, and lower than tenth for women ....

WOmen lised "heat of the moment" ... meaning a loss of self control because of loving/lustful/sexual needs ... men did not list this in the top ten....

Physical attraction , lust, horniness/phycial needs impulse, fun (recreation?), physical or emotional satisfaciont (feels good, orgasm, sexual release)... these all ranked as high or higher than the so-called emotional reasons that women always tout to men, as they criticize men for thinking only about sex ...

Attraction to the peroson for the "wonderful person they are inside ... intellectual, sweet, giving" ... was not in the top ten, while physcal attraction was first for women and men.

Another myth debunked?

I am REALLY curious to see what men and women have to say on this .....
Franko

Vancouver, Canada

#3 Jul 31, 2007
The follwing is the excperpt for the report, afte analysizing the date more comprehensively :

Most and least frequently endorsed reasons for having
sex There were nine themes that appeared to characterize
the most frequently endorsed reasons for having intercourse:
(1) pure attraction to the other person in general;
(2) experiencing physical pleasure;
(3) expression of love;
(4) having sex because of feeling desired by the other;
(5)having sex to escalate the depth of the relationship;
(6)curiosity or seeking new experiences;
(7) marking a special
occasion for celebration;
(8) mere opportunity; and

(9) sex just happening due to seemingly uncontrollable circumstances.

“Our Grand daughter”

Since: Sep 06

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#4 Aug 1, 2007
My husband and I don't have sex, we make love. It's the warmth of tow bodies exploring and pleasing. The touch, cuddling, the attention one showers over the other, the passion and just the idea of loving one another.
Having sex is not a pleasure to me but loving my husband is..ain't I sweet?

“Our Grand daughter”

Since: Sep 06

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#5 Aug 1, 2007
tow bodies??? I really need to go back to sleep. I meant two...sorry!!
Franko

Vancouver, Canada

#6 Aug 1, 2007
Mommy of four wrote:
My husband and I don't have sex, we make love. It's the warmth of tow bodies exploring and pleasing. The touch, cuddling, the attention one showers over the other, the passion and just the idea of loving one another.
Having sex is not a pleasure to me but loving my husband is..ain't I sweet?
hey there MO4.

Is this thread showing up in OFFBEAT?

“Our Grand daughter”

Since: Sep 06

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#7 Aug 1, 2007
Franko wrote:
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hey there MO4.
Is this thread showing up in OFFBEAT?
Yes! Take it elsewhere!! I just felt the urge to answer to this...lmao!!
Franko

Vancouver, Canada

#8 Aug 1, 2007
Mommy of four wrote:
<quoted text>Yes! Take it elsewhere!! I just felt the urge to answer to this...lmao!!
Unfortunatley I cannot control that ... you might have to get a message to TOPIX asking that this thread not be in both forums, because the language in the sex forum is just too much for you decent poeple over there in Offbeat ...

“Our Grand daughter”

Since: Sep 06

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#9 Aug 1, 2007
Franko wrote:
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Unfortunatley I cannot control that ... you might have to get a message to TOPIX asking that this thread not be in both forums, because the language in the sex forum is just too much for you decent poeple over there in Offbeat ...
Well, we might just keep it here, might learn something new!!~(:

“youbeateverythin g youknowthat ”

Since: Apr 07

Buffalo, NY

#10 Aug 2, 2007
Mommy of four wrote:
My husband and I don't have sex, we make love. It's the warmth of tow bodies exploring and pleasing. The touch, cuddling, the attention one showers over the other, the passion and just the idea of loving one another.
Having sex is not a pleasure to me but loving my husband is..ain't I sweet?
Indeed, he is one lucky dude..

“Our Grand daughter”

Since: Sep 06

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#11 Aug 2, 2007
Gomer wrote:
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Indeed, he is one lucky dude..
I know!!!!((((((grin))))))))

Since: Jul 07

Ligonier, PA

#12 Aug 2, 2007
Mommy of four wrote:
My husband and I don't have sex, we make love. It's the warmth of tow bodies exploring and pleasing. The touch, cuddling, the attention one showers over the other, the passion and just the idea of loving one another.
Having sex is not a pleasure to me but loving my husband is..ain't I sweet?
Hey Mommy, you're all over these topix, how do you find time for all that lovin' too? <wink>

“Our Grand daughter”

Since: Sep 06

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#13 Aug 2, 2007
hubba hubba wrote:
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Hey Mommy, you're all over these topix, how do you find time for all that lovin' too? <wink>
When you got it, you got it!!!!!!!!!! So silly of me!! I can be on here and cook, wash dishes, do laundry, and talk on the phone with(going to put 3 teens) a 20 year old and 2 teens yelling for my attention..

Since: Jul 07

Ligonier, PA

#14 Aug 2, 2007
Mommy of four wrote:
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When you got it, you got it!!!!!!!!!! So silly of me!! I can be on here and cook, wash dishes, do laundry, and talk on the phone with(going to put 3 teens) a 20 year old and 2 teens yelling for my attention..
My hero!

Since: Jun 07

New York, NY

#15 Aug 2, 2007
what a shocker- we're NOW just finding out that people have sex mainly because it feels good? what a waste of the university's alumnais money.
daro effin h

Cheltenham, UK

#16 Aug 2, 2007
sex is amazin .. a love it .. am having sex on saturday .. haha up ye ya klown :x

Since: Jul 07

Ligonier, PA

#17 Aug 2, 2007
Mommy of four wrote:
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I know!!!!((((((grin))))))))
and you're a lucky woman to find a man who appreciates you and only you
Franko

Vancouver, Canada

#18 Aug 3, 2007
daro effin h wrote:
sex is amazin .. a love it .. am having sex on saturday .. haha up ye ya klown :x
do you have it pencilled in on your daytimer?

Since: Jul 07

Portsmouth, NH

#19 Aug 3, 2007
Franko wrote:
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do you have it pencilled in on your daytimer?
scheduled sex isn't nearly as fun as spontaneous wherever you are get it done NOW sex. IMO of course

Since: Jun 07

New York, NY

#20 Aug 7, 2007
Franko wrote:
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do you have it pencilled in on your daytimer?
was it everything you hoped it would be?

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