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How do men and women differ in the way they communicate about sex?

Ian Kerner, PhD
Sexual Health
If you’re too uncomfortable talking about sex face to face, you’ve got other options. Anthropologists have long observed that women are “face-to-face” communicators, while men do so “side by side.” This means that women are much more comfortable with direct eye contact, which probably has a lot to do with the female history of nursing, cuddling, and generally fawning over their infants all the while staring lovingly into those big baby eyes. Some men, on the other hand, find direct eye contact extremely confrontational. As Helen Fisher wrote in her remarkable book, Why We Love, “This response probably stems from men’s ancestry. For many millennia men faced their enemies; they sat or walked side by side as they hunted game with their friends.” It may be easier for you to have your talk while you’re taking a walk, driving, shopping, or watching TV together.
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