It’s officially time to stop worrying about your sex drive, or lack of.
Why? Because according to sex educator and author Emily Nagoski, there’s no such thing as a sex drive.
Talking to New Scientist, Emily explained: ‘A drive is a motivational system to deal with life-or-death issues, like hunger or being too cold.’
She went on: ‘You’re not going to die if you don’t have sex.’
Emily Nagoski went on to explain that there are two different types of desire – spontaneous desire and responsive desire – and that the idea of there being a sex drive is based on the expectation that a spontaneous desire for sex is the norm.
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