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The Mating Game is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, introductory text about human mating relationships aimed specifically at a university audience. It progresses beyond a psychological or biological/physiological stance and encompasses a wide array of disciplines. The comprehensive review and up-to-date information contained in The Mating Game not only provides answers to questions about important life events but also encourages readers' interest in the field of interpersonal relationships and human mating.

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The Mating Game: A Primer on Love, Sex, and Marriage, Second Edition, is the only comprehensive, multidisciplinary, introductory text about human mating relationships aimed specifically at a university audience. It progresses beyond a psychological or biological/physiological stance and encompasses a wide array of disciplines. This comprehensive review of theory and empirical research takes an integrated perspective on ...

Sex in Established Relationships
Sex in established relationships

We have seen in previous chapters that men and women around the world view marriage and other committed relationships as an appropriate—in fact, the most appropriate—context for sexual activity. In this chapter, we review research on sexuality as it occurs and is experienced in long-term or established relationships. Specifically, we explore what is known about sexual frequency, sexual practices and preferences, sexual satisfaction, and sexual communication in married, cohabiting heterosexual, and homosexual couples. It is important to keep in mind that because more research has been conducted on marital relationships than other kinds of long-term unions, the conclusions we can draw about sexuality are stronger ...

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