What Women (Don’t) Want – EIDOLON


If the ancient Greeks were supposed to take a message or learn a lesson from this myth, it was that women were the lucky ones when it came to sex. Women could be assumed to always want sex, and (when they got it) to enjoy it substantially more than men, giving rise to the need for men to control sexual interactions and the sexuality of women

The companion to the ancient Greek and Roman idea that women enjoy sex more than men is the ancient idea that women are sexually ravenous and insatiable. Their sexual appetites couldn’t be trusted and had to be reined in by male guardians (husbands, fathers, uncles, brothers) for their intended purpose: reproduction.


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