46 min

Women’s Sexual Desire Woman's Hour

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Is it time to challenge stereotypical ideas about male and female sexual desire? We hear from women who think so. According to Dr Wednesday Martin research in recent years has suggested that much of what we’ve been told by scientists is untrue, for instance the assertions that men have a stronger libido than women and that men struggle with monogamy more than women do. She joins award-winning comedian and playwright Fran Bushe to discuss

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When we talk about men and women's levels of sexual desire, do we too often default to using narrow, stereotypical categories? According to Dr Wednesday Martin research in recent years has suggested that much of what we’ve been told by scientists up till now is untrue, for instance the assertions that men have a stronger libido than women and that men struggle with monogamy more than women do. She joins award-winning comedian and playwright Fran Bushe to discuss.

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Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Helen Fitzhenry

Is it time to challenge stereotypical ideas about male and female sexual desire? We hear from women who think so. According to Dr Wednesday Martin research in recent years has suggested that much of what we’ve been told by scientists is untrue, for instance the assertions that men have a stronger libido than women and that men struggle with monogamy more than women do. She joins award-winning comedian and playwright Fran Bushe to discuss

It’s a week since Theresa May announced her resignation as Conservative Party Leader – we look at the reaction to her stepping down and discuss the news highlights of the week with director of Civil Exchange, Caroline Slocock, Co-founder and editor of Black Ballad, Tobi Oredein and journalist Sonia Sodha.

When we talk about men and women's levels of sexual desire, do we too often default to using narrow, stereotypical categories? According to Dr Wednesday Martin research in recent years has suggested that much of what we’ve been told by scientists up till now is untrue, for instance the assertions that men have a stronger libido than women and that men struggle with monogamy more than women do. She joins award-winning comedian and playwright Fran Bushe to discuss.

Booksmart is a new film about best friends and academic overachievers Amy and Molly who on the eve of their graduation from school discover they may have spent too much time studying and not enough time partying. It has been described as one of the most perfect coming-of-age films. We speak to the journalist and writer Karen Krizanovich and film student Sophie Foxley.

Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Helen Fitzhenry

46 min

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