Why people have sex.

August 2, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More

A survey conducted by the University of Texas found 237 reasons. According to this article in the NYT, “They even found a few people who claimed to have been motivated by the desire to have a child.”

The number one reason was “I was attracted to the person.”  On the other hand, defensive sex is also popular:

[B]oth sexes seem to practice a strategy that he calls mate-guarding, as illustrated in one of the reasons given by survey respondents: “I was afraid my partner would have an affair if I didn’t.”  That fear seems especially reasonable after you finish reading Dr. Buss’s paper and realize just how many reasons there are for infidelity.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    Oh, yeah. I almost forgot about these additional reasons for having sex: http://dangerousintersection.org/?p=693

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