For that reason, she resisted talking about the movement in the book. Yet criticisms of Three Women , which is about the rawest sexual and emotional desires of three American women, and how they have often been thwarted and misunderstood, seem, to me, unfairly threshed in the gears of MeToo. Part of the power of that movement — which with depressing repetition tells us the stories of more-powerful men assaulting, abusing, intimidating, and raping less-powerful women they come into contact with at work, at school, in a department store dressing room, on the massage table — has to do with the sheer volume of stories it takes for one woman to be believed and our need to know the details of exactly how it went down. There's often a caveat in MeToo stories; someone thoughtfully opines, "This is the accusation; the he said-she said. Would that we knew the nuances in the story.
What Does “Three Women” Tell Us about the Sexual Desires of White Women in America?
Sex Confessions: 13 Women Who Want Sex More Than Their Male Partners Share Their Stories | HuffPost
What do women want? It has been at the centre of numerous books, articles and blog posts, and no doubt the cause of countless agonised ponderings by men and women alike. But despite decades spent trying to crack this riddle, researchers have yet to land on a unified definition of female desire, let alone come close to fully understanding how it works. Now, scientists are increasingly beginning to realise that female desire cannot be summarised in terms of a single experience: it varies both between women and within individuals, and it spans a highly diverse spectrum of manifestations. But more recent evidence reveals that differences between the sexes may actually be more nuanced or even non-existent, depending on how you define and attempt to measure desire. Some studies have even found that men in relationships are as likely as women to be the member of the couple with the lower level of sexual desire. For decades, researchers had assumed men have more sexual desire than women - an idea rejected by recent findings Credit: Olivia Howitt.
Sex in the Mirror
Contrary to what the Wall Street Journal and countless sitcoms seem to think, there are plenty of women who want sex more than their male partners. To put the only stereotype of the frigid female to rest -- and to shed light on the dissatisfaction a lot of women feel in their sexual relationships -- we put out a call for stories from women who had been physically involved with a partner who didn't share their sex drive. The emails poured in.
I was single and dating and talking to my friends about dating. It was something lonelier and more exhausting. Nobody since had written so immersively about the complicated plains of desire. When speaking with friends about desire it was the physical acts that framed an interlude, but what stayed with us and tormented and invigorated us was the feverish reverie that followed.