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Do Men Think About Sex More Than Women
They don't really: But some people do think that the xx vs xy chromosome creates a slightly less robust genetic basis. I invite others to chime in, but i think that with a healthy lifestyle equivalent heritage of genes - a male and female will have similar longevity - don't forget the exchange of accidents/violence in males and pregnancy/inequality in females. ...Read more
Not known or do they: Women are less likely to externalize with their adhd. So an inattentive adhd female student will be assessed as "withdrawn, " while an equivalent hyperactive male will be noticed. Allowing for the different clinical presentation in women, there is still a male preponderance in adhd. There may be an increased susceptibility in males for adhd, or a decreased susceptibility in females. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gender: That is not a true statement and is a false belief. Now if you want to talk about the differences in how men and women express and experience their feelings and emotions then we may be able to make some generalities. But, also, as you age, you may also come to understand that the 'why' questions in life are often great topics for debate but there may not be any real or valid answer to 'why'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Harder to detect: I'm not sure if your general statement is true.However, a guy who usually feels the irritation in his penile urethra every time he pees.In a girl, the germ can head to structures inside that she does not have any sensation from so she can carry it for long periods without ever knowing she has it. ...Read more
Why do women get scoliosis more often than men? I know that females are much more likely to get scoliosis than men, but why?
Good question: That is a good question and one that has been discussed for years. No one knows for sure and it may be multifactorial. Women grow very quickly during puberty, when curves typically worsen and that is thought to play a part. The hormonal differences between men and women and their greater tendency to have ligamentous laxity may also play a part. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
See below: Scientific evidence does not support "a much more addictive personality" in women. The usual data looks at how many people (men or women) are dependent on drugs. In alcohol dependence there has been a gender gap, ie more men. But dependence is a mixture of nature and nurture so this has yet to be resolved. ...Read more
Women are more likel: To have insomnia than men. One reason is that hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle and menopause can affect sleep. During perimenopause, women may have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Hot flashes and night sweats often can disturb sleep.Some medical conditions that can cause secondary insomnia also are more common in women than men. Also more in pregancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is it possible that heterosexual males have more sexual partners than females--start younger, do it more, or hang in older?
Not possible: This is hilarious. It's not possible. Either men are lying and saying they have more partners or women are lying and saying they have fewer partners. This article explores the discrepancy: http://www.Nytimes.Com/2007/08/12/weekinreview/12kolata.Html. One explanation is that maybe some of the mens partners are imaginary. ...Read more
Your man is lucky: Not all pregnant women do want to have more sex, and their desire can be different depending on the time of pregnancy and the other symptoms they are experiencing. For those who do, it is probably related to the changing hormone levels in pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not known for sure: Difficult to answer as happiness is , like most emotions, is pretty complicated. Perhaps indirectly, as in ability to become pregnant, leads to many hormonal changes as we know leading incredible sense if happiness , despite back pain, bloating, etcoffsetting these would be better sense of happiness as premancy continues, infant maternal bonding, increasing with breast-feeding. ...Read more
Not universal: Color deficiency, an inherited inability to distinguish certain colors, is 8 times more common in men then women. 92% of men and 99% of women have normal color perception equal to each other. Women are more attuned to color on average, so they may have a little keener color perception, but this is social training and not physiological. ...Read more
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