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#45 – The Truth About Female Infidelity

Are women’s sex drives really weaker than men’s? Are women really less likely to cheat–or want to cheat? Are they really better suited for monogamy? And how much are these gender differences due to nature vs. nurture?

In Episode 45, we bring best-selling author Dr. Wednesday Martin on the show to talk about her new book UNTRUE: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust, and Adultery is Wrong and How the New Science Can Set Us Free, which reviewers say totally upends our common beliefs about these issues. Tune in to hear some of the surprising insights Dr. Martin gleaned from her interviews with numerous (mostly female!) researchers across a range of academic disciplines, discussions with women living various adulterous or openly nonmonogamous lifestyles, and immersive visits to sex parties and sex workshops. 

We had such a fascinating–and at times heated–conversation with Dr. Martin, that we decided to devote the whole episode to it and skip the foreplay this time.

Please enjoy, share, and get Dr. Martin’s book for even more info on the subject.

About our Guest

Dr. Wednesday Martin is a feminist cultural critic and #1 New York Times bestselling author. She earned her PhD in comparative literature and cultural studies, with a focus on anthropology, from Yale University. Her other notable books include Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do and her memoir Primates of Park Avenue.” The Atlantic calls UNTRUE “revolutionary” and predicts “it may well set off nuclear bombs in bedrooms and boardrooms.”

Visit her website or follow her on Instagram @wednesdaymartinphd or Twitter @wednesdaymartin.


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