New York Times survey: two-thirds called their sex lives boring

New York Times Magazine, Nov. 19, 2017, p. 8.

President and Mrs. Coolidge at the chicken coop

Prevalence of desire/arousal problems:

Gottlieb, L. “The Egalitarian-Marriage Conundrum,” New York Times Magazine, Feb. 6, 2014.

Laumann, E.O et al. The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States, University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Lindau, S.T. et al. “A Study of Sexuality and Health Among Older Adults in the United States,” New England Journal of Medicine (2007) 357:762.

Perel, E. Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence. Harper. NY, 2017.

Helen Fisher’s research

Fisher, Helen. Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love. Henry Hold, NY, 2004. 

Dopamine fuels erotic heat

Giuliano F. and J. Allard. “Dopamine and Sexual Function,” International Journal of Impotence Research (2001) 13(Suppl 3):S18.

Kruger, T.H.C. et al. “Prolactinergic and Dopaminergic Mechanisms Underlying Sexual Arousal and Orgasm In Humans,” World Journal of Urology (2005) 23:130.

Melis, M.R. and A. Argiolas. “Dopamine and Sexual Behavior,” Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews (1995) 19:19.

Novelty enhances sexual functioning

Morton, H. and B.B. Gorzalka. “Role of Partner Novelty in Sexual Functioning: A Review,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy (2015) 41:593.

45 percent of marriages end in divorce

Studies of marital infidelity

Hite, Shere. The Hite Report: A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality. Macmillan, NY, 1976.

Hite, Shere. The Hite Report on Male Sexuality. Knopf, NY, 1981.

Laumann, E.O. et al. The Sexual Organization of the City. University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Atwood, A.D. and L. Schwartz. “Cyber-Sex: The New Affair and Treatment Considerations,” Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy (2002) 1:37.

10 percent of children tested were not the offspring of their legal fathers

Morell, V. “A New Look at Monogamy,” Science (1998) 28:1982.