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Lust: How Does Women's Desire Turn to Sexual Arousal?

Science offers clues, but doesn't have the answers.

Until a few months ago, I hadn’t pondered female lust, or consider how it differed from its corporeal cousins, desire and arousal. Go ahead and get your guffaws out of the way. Certainly, someone who makes a life out of exploring intimacy should know the distinctions, you are thinking. I sheepishly admit that until the nuances were brought to my attention, I viewed them interchangeably. Shame on me (in a good shame sort of way).

"A Modern Love Muse" is a sex writer.

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