Top Five Reasons for Sex

Dr. Cindy Meston, author of Why Women Have Sex, lists the top five reasons for sex.



1. I was attracted to the person.


2. I wanted to experience the physical pleasure. "That did not necessarily mean they wanted the love and commitment to go with it. They wanted the pure, physical gratification," Cindy elaborates.

3. It feels good.


4. I wanted to show my affection to the person. Just let him know, "Hey, I like you."


5. I wanted to express my love for the person.



1. I was attracted to the person.


2. It feels good.


3. I wanted to experience the physical pleasure. 

4. It's fun.


5. I wanted to show my affection.


[AD]"The take-home message here is that the main reasons why men and women have sex do not differ dramatically, and the stereotype that men are these testosterone-driven people who just want to have sex for pure physical gratification, and women always want love and commitment when it comes to sex â€" we did not find great support for that," Dr. Meston says. "We found there were a lot of men out there who wanted to have sex because they wanted to feel close to their partners. They wanted to feel connected to their partners, and a lot of women wanted to have sex because it's fun, it's exciting, it's adventurous, it's experience, and it had nothing to do with love and commitment."