Women's libido more likely to be variable than men's?

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Women's libido more likely to be variable than men's?
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Thu, 01-06-2011 - 3:49pm

I’m an occasional lurker here and I thought that I’d present an observation to see if people here agree or disagree.

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I agree.

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Seems to be the case from my own personal observations and readings.
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dr.revel wrote:

I’m an occasional lurker here and I thought that I’d present an observation to see if people here agree or disagree.

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Age, and perhaps motivation. What I've experienced and heard about is that women are most sexual when they're trying to cement a relationship that matters to them. That is, if they want to turn a guy they've dated casually into a serious boyfriend, or a serious boyfriend into a husband. Women in such situations are motivated. Women who actually have husbands seem wa-a-a-ay less motivated.

Here is how one of my female friends described her conversations with such women: "Oh, various snide remarks about their husband's desires... often with a triumphant sneer about how they managed to thwart them. What are they thinking? That since they no longer have a libido, that of course the sex life is at an end. They are smug, thinking they are irreplaceable."
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...a no brainer, in my opinion...women are bombarded with the information that their hormones (mood, sexual desire) will fluctuate throughout their lives...pregnancy is probably the first time we are really confronted with that...regardless of why, when, where, how, and/or if...the real dilemma is what will the female with a lowering libido do about the continuing needs of her partner...that's the problem...

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In general, I agree.