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News Flash: Men and Women Are Different!



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Yes, dear Home Front readers: It is true. Men and women are different. Case in point: Men and women react differently to sex. Leslie Eastman, a biochemist, debunks the myth that women can “hook-up” exactly like men and suffer no emotional consequences.

Women tend to attach to their partners due to an attachment and bonding hormone called Oxytocin. (I have been talking about this for years, especially since writing Smart Sex: Finding Life-long Love in a Hook-up World.) But enough about me. Let’s listen to the biochemist:

No, women cannot “hook-up” like men.

An intense biochemical bond is formed when women are intimate with men. To break that bond is exceedingly difficult, and places women in the position of having to quench biochemistry and in doing so, causing both physical and emotional stress that is unnecessary and unhealthy. Casual sex is devastating to women in so many different ways, and to pretend that women can have serial sex with many partners and not be physically and emotionally diminished by this is senseless. 

The whole post is well worth the read.



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