Today's Sun Times mentioned that there is a new book out by Cindy Meston and David Buss, that surveyed 1000 women to discern their attitudes about sex.
Among the land mines within these pages is the information that 84% of all women will have sex to keep the peace. Among other net gains from sex are headache relief, alleviating boredom, and getting chores done- particularly garbage removal.
One brave soul said they had sex with others to learn new techniques. A few had gratitude sex, a few had pity sex. There is some comfort for men, though- many women had sex for fun. Not necessarily for love and passion, but fun. I believe men mirror this view. I hope this doesn't objectify anyone. Let's be expansive here- what are some other reasons for sex? Exercise? To freak out the dog? To distract the husband from sports programming? To distract him so you can grab the remote? To remind the husband that he is married? To ensure he has no new techniques, and therefore, is faithful? To check for skin anomalies?
To make sure the husband's prostate is functioning? To punch it off the "to-do" list? To replace a sleeping pill? Get a crick out of the neck? To loosen up for yoga class? As it turns out, there is multi-tasking opportunity inherent in this pastime.