Libido is connected with the menstrual cycle so that many women experience an increase in sexual desire several days immediately before ovulation.
Testosterone levels rise gradually from about the 24th day of a woman’s menstrual cycle until ovulation on about the 14th day of the next cycle.
During the high-testosterone period before ovulation, a woman typically feels more attracted to masculine facial features and is more likely to pursue short-term mating.
Women are increasingly spending hours online looking at pornography or soliciting for sex.
Some fantasize about being sexual in public. Others cruise bars looking for anonymous encounters with strangers. Tolerance builds and things get boring, so the women have to engage in ever-riskier or more frequent behaviour to get the same “hit,” or even just to feel normal.
Little is known about the prevalence of sexual addiction in women, but psychologists say the phenomenon is real and only now getting the attention given men.
Women getting into pornography in a way we’ve never seen before. They’re engaging in affairs, they’re engaging in sado-masochistic behaviour. The phenomenon is morphing right in front of us. We’re seeing the biggest change in human sexuality maybe in the history of our species.
Many psychologists are wary of the sudden flurry of attention to sex addiction. When do obsessions about sex cross the line into a pathological brain disorder, they ask — and who should get to establish norms for accepted amounts of sexual “activity” or desire?
Sexual addiction is supposed to afflict as much as three to six per cent of the population and is defined as intense, sexually arousing fantasies, urges and behaviours that the person cannot control or stop, regardless of the consequences.
Profound shame keeps women from seeking help in the same proportion as men. Added to that are the derogatory and loaded words such as “promiscuous” and “slut” that society attaches to this kinds of behaviour in women. As a result, women aren’t inclined to come forward and say, ‘I need help.’
The Internet has created once unimaginable access to sexuality, anonymity and relationships, or at least to the illusion of relationships, she says.
Some women spend hours online in chat rooms connecting with men. Sex completely dominates their lives. Some women have chronic affairs; some engage in exhibitionism and dangerous sexual practices. Others spend all their time in fantasy without ever acting on it, Lawson says.
Women were taking on more male- type behaviour, including a new level of aggressiveness in approaching prospective sex partners.
It may represent a shift in cultural or sexual mores, or that women are exercising greater freedom. Is this a new wave of female sexual liberation?
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