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Author, Commentator, Sexpert
September 2, 2010
"What Men Want"
Across the world, the story is the same. Sex scandal. Media frenzy. Another prominent man caught with his pants down. So why do men take such risks for sex? Bettina Arndt’s new research – published this week in What Men Want – is all about why sex matters so much to men. Over 150 men kept diaries for her, talking about what it is like to live with that constant sparking sexual energy – relentless, uncontrollable, all-consuming.
Their painfully honest, confronting, often hilarious stories explain their quest for sexual adventure, their secret delights, sexual kinks and quirks, the thrill of giving pleasure and why some men turn to pornography.
With every second man over fifty dealing with erection problems, here are the untold stories from the coalface of the Viagra revolution. What happens when older men want to get back into the saddle when their women are keen for them to hang up their spurs? Men explain what it is like to pop the little blue pills, or inject their best friend, or face impotence after prostate cancer treatments. For the 20,000 men each year diagnosed with prostate cancer, their ordeal is made far worse by the lack of government support for the expensive treatments needed to regain their sexual functioning. At her Press Club talk, Bettina will launch a campaign to end this discrimination against male cancer victims – a campaign backed by The Urological Society of Australian and New Zealand and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.
As one of Australia's first sex therapists, Bettina has been talking about this fascinating subject for over thirty years. Her extraordinary new research offers many funny stories and intriguing insights into the secret life of Australian men.