Are we able to get married without having sex? That is the question one of my female students several years ago. The answer would be yes. But who would want to? hehe .... Understandably, my students were still small and may have had a bad experience so strangely towards sex. Back to the topic, why do people have sex?
If you could just answer our simple answer because sex is good. If
you want a more in-depth answer, we'll find a lot of answers, ranging
from mere biological desires are, to a spiritual theological way.
A study to calculate the various ways and produce 237 reasons, ranging from the beautiful to the problem of scandal. Some of the motivation comes from the heart. The others come from elsewhere - anatomy.
main reason to have sex is, "I was attracted to the person." According
to studies that have been published in the journal Archives of Sexual
Behavior. Name researchers Cindy Meston, Ph.D., and David Buss, Ph.D., of the Department of Psychology, University of Texas, Austin.
First, they asked 203 men and 241 women aged 17-52 years in Austin, Texas, to make the list for any reason they have sex. The
men and women are taking psychology classes or were participating in
another study in the Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory, University of
Overall, the participants wrote 715 reasons to have sex. The researchers repeated eliminating reasons, filter to the remaining 237 reasons. Furthermore,
Meston and Buss presented the list to 1549 psychology students and
asked them to rank how often or ever had sex for each of the 237
The researchers identified nine major themes that are characteristic of top reasons for having sex:
Pure attracted to other people in general
Want to experience physical pleasure
Lust arise in others
To increase the depth of the relationship
Curiosity or seeking new experiences
Denotes special event to celebrate
Just a mere chance
Circumstances that can not be controlled
The study also emphasizes five basic reasons that the frequency slightly mentioned by students. Principles include
want to hurt others (partner, an enemy, or a stranger)
got the resources (such as jobs, money, drugs, gifts),
strengthening social status
using sex as something seemingly unrelated (as relieve headaches)
sex out of duty or pressure.