Untrue: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust, and Infidelity Is Wrong and How the New Science Can Set Us Free

Untrue: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust, and Infidelity Is Wrong and How the New Science Can Set Us Free

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Primates of Park Avenue, a bold, timely reconsideration of female infidelity that will upend everything you thought you knew about women and sex. What do straight, married female revelers at an all-women's sex club in LA have in common with nomadic pastoralists in Namibia who bear children by men not their husbands? Like wome From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Primates of Park Avenue, a bold, timely reconsideration of female in...

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Title:Untrue: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust, and Infidelity Is Wrong and How the New Science Can Set Us Free
Author:Wednesday Martin
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0316463612
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Untrue: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust, and Infidelity Is Wrong and How the New Science Can Set Us Free Reviews

  • Rachel
    Feb 28, 2019
    I had mixed feelings about this. I was excited about the concept, because I feel like female sexuality (let's face it, female psychology in general, to the extent you can separate "female psychology" from "human psychology", which is a huge can of worms) is pretty unexplored/unquestion...
  • Jocelyn Rivard
    Oct 13, 2018
    This book won't be for everybody. And I'll admit that my attention wandered a bit in chapters dealing with research into primates, etc. But the anecdotal sections and the historic detail of how monogamy became a thing were truly fascinating. ...
  • Galen Johnson
    Jan 08, 2019
    Excellent re-examination of stereotypes about women's sexuality, from evolutionary ecology to personal exposition. As a biologist, I found the biologically-based discussions sound and fair. The polyamory section seemed a bit naive, from a Pacific Northwest gal who sees these things all...
  • Patrick
    Apr 04, 2019
    Some women like to have sex. Some women like to have sex more than their spouses. Some women like to have sex with partners other than their spouses. That's the sum takeaway from this book, which, if you've been alive for more than 20 minutes and have known some women, is not exactl...
  • Simone Collins
    Nov 11, 2018
    What a thoroughly enjoyable read! As having basically zero sex drive myself (let's be honest with ourselves: humans are repulsive), I blithely accepted the conventional wisdom that women had lower sex drives, cheated less, and were tempted to cheat less. Few things are more refreshi...
  • Scribe Publications
    Jun 28, 2018
    Scientifically literate and sexually cliterate ? an exuberant unfettering of female sexuality that challenges us to ?think outside her box.? Viva la Vulva! Ian Kerner, Sex Therapist and Author of She Comes First If you have ever felt different, other, or just weird when it co...
  • Scribe Publications
    Jun 28, 2018
    Scientifically literate and sexually cliterate ? an exuberant unfettering of female sexuality that challenges us to ?think outside her box.? Viva la Vulva! Ian Kerner, Sex Therapist and Author of She Comes First If you have ever felt different, other, or just weird when it co...
  • Susanne  Strong
    Feb 05, 2019
    3 Stars. Wednesday Martin is a woman with very staunch ideas on women?s identities, adultery and sex. The idea of being ?Untrue? v. True. How women and men are perceived differently if they are untrue, if they enjoy being sexual. Men are patted on the back and respected, while...
  • Eleanore
    May 17, 2019
    Once again, this didn't take me so long to read because it's a difficult or bad read; I'm just in a weird sort of reading rhythm slump this year I haven't been able to shake yet. It's starting to get quite frustrating. But I digress! This was fascinating, particularly as it pertains...
  • Cait
    Oct 02, 2018
    So. I'm really into the use of ethnography and participant-observation as a way to examine mainstream, western culture. That being said, I needed this to either be less anthropological or more. It might be the penalty of knowing too much, but I had a lot of questions about the ethics h...
  • Morgan Destera
    Nov 09, 2018
    I can't say I am a fan of her writing style. It seems many of her sentences run on and get somewhat confusin - One thing I am not pleased with is the author's tendency to describe the people she is interviewing. Tall, blonde, willowy, beautiful, young, what color lipstick, etc. Everyon...
  • Karen Mayes
    Feb 03, 2019
    Bingo, Wednesday Martin revealed the truths about women's sexuality, sorting out the male-created myths. ...
  • Wendy
    Jan 10, 2019
    Fascinating. Infuriating. I learned a lot that I should have learned in my many courses on the topic of human mate selection and sociobiology in college, and didn?t. I bought all the tropes Martin exposes here, and I?m pissed about it. Down with the patriarchy! ...
  • Cristine Mermaid
    Oct 28, 2018
    Enlightening book about the myths surrounding women's sexuality. It contains heaps of research breaking myths such as "women are biologically wired for monogamy", "women need to be 'in love' to enjoy sex and can't have sex without falling in love", "women have low sex drives", "straigh...
  • Mark Grether
    Oct 15, 2018
    Yes, come for the salaciousness but stay for the lesson. Eye opening in a number of ways, but what stands out is how still deeply maintained in our politics, and US culture, is the ongoing subjugation of women and a demonstration how much farther we have to go. Martin, as well as Chri...
  • Gail
    Apr 13, 2019
    Wednesday Martin, of "Primates of Park Avenue" fame, writes: ?Relinquish your libido, or tame it, for stability. Somehow we presume this is a developmental imperative of sorts, the hallmark of maturity and health, and that it will be easier for women, that it comes ?naturally? to...
  • Michelle Nogales
    Dec 08, 2018
    I?ll state right at the outset that this book is not for everyone. If you?re not interested in frank, open, sex-positive discussions of female sexuality?or if you?re so triggered by the thought of women who cheat on their partners that reading an account of them that doesn?t ...
  • Tawni Winns
    Dec 20, 2018
    This book pretty much blasted through those old tired stereotypes that ALL women are creatures that long for monogamy. This book dismantles societal ideas (created by men) with scientific facts and studies of other cultures. I learned so much about the world and my own biology reading ...
  • Ashleigh
    Oct 24, 2018
    Every woman should read it. ...
  • Verne
    Aug 26, 2018
    Great book ...
  • Andrea
    Dec 07, 2018
    2.5 for me. This book wasn't exactly what I expected. I agree that female desire feels taboo to talk about. I did learn about some stuff people are into that I didn't know people are into (throuples? Hot wifing?). I'm not entirely sure that some of this that looks like female sexua...
  • Maureen Weiner
    Mar 11, 2019
    Women, if you have ever wondered, "What's wrong with me?" then read this book. Men, if you have ever wondered, "Why does my woman do these things to me?" then STOP! She's not doing them to YOU . She's doing them because she WANTS to do them, because doing them is part of who she is...
  • Evan Micheals
    May 09, 2019
    Untrue is a great title for the book. Martin is open in her pro woman bias and finds the evidence to support her narrative and approaches the subject from her own angle. She is certainly a feminist, a pro sex feminist, who acknowledges sometimes women just want to have lustful sex with...
  • Marylisa Sullivan
    Nov 27, 2018
    Loved Wednesday Martin's research into female sexuality. Debunks many "myths" of low female desire from the animal world and through various cultures. I feel she gave women the benefit of unbridled sexuality not dictated by "societal mores." ...
  • Jocelyn
    Jul 23, 2019
    It takes an open mind to appreciate this book. The author writes this not to attempt to convince anyone to live a certain way, but to challenge deeply ingrained social norms. If you read these reviews carefully, you'll see that's threatening to a lot of people. The author specifically ...
  • felix
    Jan 17, 2019
    Such an interesting book. This didn't make an easy read per se, due to the choppy writing, poor structure and lack of conciseness, but all was forgiven due to the fascinating and enlightening subject matter. ...
  • Anna Louise
    Jun 18, 2019
    This book has good data and great insights, but it was not written well. I found the middle part to drag on and hard to push through to get to the end. Given a better writing structure, this book would have received a much better rating. It certainly made me question myself and my atti...
  • Leigh Leigh Witzling
    Dec 28, 2018
    Pretty enjoyable read, with a lot of interesting research compiled. I sort of read this as an alternative to Sex at Dawn with a female focus, which I think it accomplished. At times it seemed like a somewhat random compilation at research and I would have liked more a focus on current ...
  • Rachelle
    Feb 01, 2019
    This book was such a great read and I could not put it down. Wednesday Martin covered the topic of female infidelity in depth and her research was simply fascinating. I learned so much and this book kept my attention from beginning to end, it challenged a lot of the assumptions about w...
  • AM AM
    Jan 03, 2019
    I understand why some people would feel drawn to this book, but while it promises some breakthrough in feminism based on suppressed science and liberating anthropology, it simply fails to do that through any means other than misleading the reader. This book is so decisively founded on...