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Why Men Obsess Over Sex

Why Men Obsess Over Sex

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Published by Jed Diamond, Ph.D.
I have been writing about men and how we differ from women for the last 40 years. For most of that time, I have run into a great deal of opposition from people implying that talking about sex differences is another form of sexism. More recently many researchers, including feminist women, are recognizing that sex differences exist and must be addressed. Louann Brizendine, M.D., author of The Female Brain and recently released, The Male Brain, shows that men and women both alike and different. And nowhere is this more apparent is in the male’s preoccupation with sex.
I have been writing about men and how we differ from women for the last 40 years. For most of that time, I have run into a great deal of opposition from people implying that talking about sex differences is another form of sexism. More recently many researchers, including feminist women, are recognizing that sex differences exist and must be addressed. Louann Brizendine, M.D., author of The Female Brain and recently released, The Male Brain, shows that men and women both alike and different. And nowhere is this more apparent is in the male’s preoccupation with sex.

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Why Men Obsess Over Sex
Jed Diamond, Ph.D. has been a marriage and family counselor for the last 45years. He is the author of 8 books, including
Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places, Male Menopause, The Irritable Male Syndrome,
and
Mr. Mean: Saving Your Relationship from the Irritable Male Syndrome
(May, 2010)
.
He offerscounseling to men, women, and couples in his office in California or by phonewith people throughout the U.S. and around the world. To receive a Free E-bookon Men’s Health and a free subscription to Jed’s e-newsletter go towww.MenAlive.com. If you are looking for an expert counselor to help withrelationship issues, writeJed@MenAlive.com.I have been writing about men and how we differ from women for the last 40years. For most of that time, I have run into a great deal of opposition frompeople implying that talking about sex differences is another form of sexism.More recently many researchers, including feminist women, are recognizing thatsex differences exist and must be addressed. Louann Brizendine, M.D., author of 
The Female Brain
and recently released,
The Male Brain,
shows that men andwomen both alike and different. And nowhere is this more apparent is in themale’s preoccupation with sex.
'Male Brain': Why men obsess over sex
By
Louann Brizendine
, Special to CNN
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
Louann Brizendine: Male and female brains mostly alike, but some profounddifferences exist
Men's sexual pursuit area 2.5 times larger than the one in the female brain, shewrites
She says testosterone drives the "Man Trance"-- or a glazed-eye stare at breasts
Brizendine: A wife's pheromones cause "Daddy Brain." Later, "Lovable Grandpa"or "Grumpy Old Man"?
 Editor's note:
Dr. Louann Brizendineis a member of the American Board of Psychiatryand Neurology and the National Board of Medical Examiners, and a clinical professor of  psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. She is founder and director of the Women's Mood and Hormone Clinic. She wrote "The Female Brain" and, just released,"The Male Brain." Brizendine will appear on HLN's " The Joy Behar Show tonight at 9.
 
(CNN)
-- Although women the world over have been doing it for centuries, we can'treally blame a guy for being a guy. And this is especially true now that we know that themale and female brains have some profound differences.Our brains are mostly alike. We are the same species, after all. But the differences cansometimes make it seem like we are worlds apart.The "defend your turf" area -- dorsal premammillary nucleus -- is larger in the male brainand contains special circuits to detect territorial challenges by other males. And hisamygdala, the alarm system for threats, fear and danger is also larger in men. These braindifferences make men more alert than women to potential turf threats.Meanwhile, the "I feel what you feel" part of the brain -- mirror-neuron system -- islarger and more active in the female brain. So women can naturally get in sync withothers' emotions by reading facial expressions, interpreting tone of voice and other nonverbal emotional cues.Perhaps the biggest difference between the male and female brain is that men have asexual pursuit area that is 2.5 times larger than the one in the female brain. Not only that, but beginning in their teens, they produce 200 to 250 percent more testosterone than theydid during pre-adolescence.If testosterone were beer, a 9-year-old boy would be getting the equivalent of a cup a day.But a 15-year-old would be getting the equivalent of two gallons a day. This fuels their sexual engines and makes it impossible for them to stop thinking about female body partsand sex.
And so begins the 'Man Trance'
All that testosterone drives the "Man Trance"-- that glazed-eye look a man gets when hesees breasts. As a woman who was among the ranks of the early feminists, I wish I couldsay that men can stop themselves from entering this trance. But the truth is, they can't.Their visual brain circuits are always on the lookout for fertile mates. Whether or not theyintend to pursue a visual enticement, they have to check out the goods.To a man, this is the most natural response in the world, so he's dismayed by how betrayed his wife or girlfriend feels when she sees him eyeing another woman. Men look at attractive women the way we look at pretty butterflies. They catch the male brain'sattention for a second, but then they flit out of his mind. Five minutes later, while we'restill fuming, he's deciding whether he wants ribs or chicken for dinner. He asks us,"What's wrong?" We say, "Nothing." He shrugs and turns on the TV. We smolder andfear that he'll leave us for another woman.

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