Monday, June 14, 2010

Finally - A Hands Down Explanation!

Recently I read the book called "Why Men Want Sex and Women Need Love." It is a humorous, yet fact based book highlighting some of the reasons why men and woman seek / stay / or cheat in relationships.

One of the chapters was mentioning the fact that men have a higher sex drive than women. I hear this ALL the time - and I have often wondered "am I a freak of nature? " 'cause I have never had a lower sex drive than any man I dated...

Apparently only 18% of all women have a sex drive equivalent to a mans. Apparently some women, while tiny adorable fetuses (fetusi?) were exposed to higher levels of testosterone and badda-bing, badda-boom! Higher sex drive as an adult!

This brings us the hands. The hands above show a woman's hand (cute nails!) and a mans hand. Note that on the woman's hand, the index finger and ring finger are about the same length. In many women, the index finger is a bit longer than the ring finger.

On a mans hand, the ring finger is longer. what does this mean? Well, women who were exposed to higher levels of testosterone in the womb, have man hands! Ring finger longer than index finger!!

Now I understand my problem!! I have man hands! Waaa!!!


  1. Do you think that's true or do you think that it's just, in public anyway, people try to adhere to those stereotypes? It's sometimes much easier for a girl to say she's more interested in relationship than sex around certain groups of ppl and I'm sure the same is true in reverse for guys.

    Yikes... I have man hands too!

  2. my many years of knowing women and men - and my usual "vulgar" discussions - I will say that I do believe that women, on average, have a lower sex drive than men.

    As for what is said during conversations, I think some women even exaggerate their sex drive to make it seem like they have a higher one than they actually do. Again, some, not all women.