“We know from other studies that women’s sexual desire is far more dependent on context than men’s—but whether this is due to biological or social/cultural factors, such as upbringing and media influence, isn’t known,” says Jeffrey Mogil, a psychology professor at McGill University.
“Our finding that female mice, too, show pain-inhibited sexual desire suggests there may be an evolutionary biology explanation for these effects in humans—and not simply a sociocultural one.”
Does this surprise anyone?
Actually, it surprises me – The older I get, the more I realize there are many sex-starved women out there who would probably endure a bit of pain just to get a bit of sexual attention.
Full story at Futurity.