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Orgasms, Porn and Getting Naked: Here Are 10 of the Sexiest TED Talks
Human sexuality is naturally promiscuous, primarily amorous | Ars Technica
Those exchanges prompted me to shape this piece. While most TED talks are enlightening, not all of them address the specific concerns of boomers — the issues that Next Avenue deals with every day. So I decided to dive deep into the overwhelming pool of TED content to find the ones that deliver on that score. These talks may not change your life, but I guarantee they will intrigue you, open your eyes and make you think differently. Here are my favorite boomer-to-boomer presentations, which I culled from the TED site.
Dr. Chris Ryan | Sex At Dawn (Episode 363)
The standard narrative says that women and men strive to exploit one another in the mating market place. Men exploit women and other men by trying to put in the least amount of effort into as many offspring as possible either by locking down a primary partner and devoting their resources to those children while trying to impregnate as many other women as possible. Women exploit men by trying to lock down a primary partner who has resource value while simultaneously dallying with more genetically fit men who are less likely to stick around but offer supreme genes.
In the recently released comedy "Date Night" Steve Carell and Tina Fey play a couple whose marriage has become stultifyingly monotonous. It's only after a night spent dodging gunfire, getting into extreme car chases and capturing a major crime figure that they rediscover their initial attraction to each other. Psychologist Christopher Ryan might describe Carell and Fey's relationship boredom as having deeper roots. It was only after the advent of agrarian society and its focus on individual property, the authors argue, that sex became a commodity pursued by men and hoarded by women. Ryan, in addition to cowriting "Sex at Dawn," blogs about human sexuality and related topics at psychologytoday.