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Untrue: why nearly everything we believe about women and lust and infidelity is untrue

Wednesday Martin



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Scribe Publications
17 September 2018
Health & Self-Help; Dating, relationships, living together & marriage
Men are biologically programmed to want sex with lots of different women, whereas women are designed to stay true to one person, right?


In Untrue, New York Times-bestselling author Wednesday Martin reveals that we are just at the beginning of understanding women's sexuality properly. From New York to Namibia to a conference of sex researchers in Montreal, she takes us on a journey to understand women who refuse monogamy, posing questions about why we became sexually exclusive in the first place.

Martin attends all-female sex parties where married straight women fulfill their fantasies; considers contemporary societies where women take many lovers; analyses how the invention of the plough suppressed female autonomy; and presents fascinating research about why women stray (their motivations are not so different from men's).

Frank and myth busting, Untrue validates the desires of women everywhere, including the 'silent majority' in committed relationships who struggle with staying faithful.
By:   Wednesday Martin
Imprint:   Scribe Publications
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781925713121
ISBN 10:   1925713121
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   17 September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Untrue: why nearly everything we believe about women and lust and infidelity is untrue

`Scientifically literate and sexually cliterate ... an exuberant unfettering of female sexuality that challenges us to `think outside her box.' Viva la Vulva!' - Ian Kerner, sex therapist and author of She Comes First `If you have ever felt different, other, or just weird when it comes to love, sex, or intimacy, read Untrue. Wednesday Martin bulldozes the sexual stereotypes that have silenced women for eons. By bringing the voices of women who love in a range of ways to the surface, she shows us all that it's not us and our desires that are abnormal: it is a system that has constrained and shamed women. I love this book.' - Rachel Simmons, co-founder of Girls Leadership and author of Odd Girl Out `Wednesday Martin understands female sexuality - from the #MeToo movement and polyamory to women's prehistoric and cultural heritage. She goes far beyond our current psychological understanding of women's infidelity to tell the real story of women's ubiquitous, tenacious, and primordial sexual strategies. And her writing is not only informative, timely, and refreshing but wonderfully engaging. Brava, Wednesday.' - Helen Fisher, author of The First Sex and Why We Love `For centuries, men have been telling the story of female sexuality. Unsurprisingly, it was was riddled with condescension, bias, and sheer ignorance. With Untrue, Wednesday Martin sets the record straight, shining a light on some of the female researchers reshaping our understanding of what turns women on, and why. This is an important story, beautifully told. Highly recommended.' - Christoper Ryan, co-author of Sex at Dawn

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