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Battle of the Sexes: Raising Sexual IQ to Lower Sexual Conflict and Empower Lasting Love

by .Joe Malone and SarahAchelpohl Harris, MS, RDN

Reviewed by Eileen Quinn Knight, Ph.D.

Through the years in developing a college women’s wellness program, the authors, worked of teaching the students the workings and differences of the biochemistry and structure of young men’s brains. The authors also had another realization and that is with male selection being one of the brain’s highest priorities during young adulthood and looking at the way our society has developed in the twenty-first century, the greatest danger to a young man’s well-being revolves around their reproductive capability and functions. The authors had discovered earlier that young women’s greatest health threat is also strongly related to their reproductive capabilities and functions. The physiological mechanisms that had worked well for the ancestors could be disastrous for present-day young adults if they did what felt good through nature’s call. These gender-distinct young adults’ dilemmas are what the authors are naming the “Battles of the Sexes.” The book will provide insights into these largely little-known and underappreciated battles and their challenges and opportunities in Part I of Battles of the Sexes. In Part II, the authors will take a close look at human sexual chemistry and its ramifications.

Part III will examine the more well-known and traditional battle between the sexes. This sexual conflict, as we will refer to it, will be explored, along with how all of the battle between the sexes relates to the health and wellbeing of young adults. Finally in Part IV, 5the authors will take a focused look at the college situation as it eventually leads to the time when most young adults get married (on average, in a young adult’s late 20’s). The authors will also use research that they conducted to further illuminate insights in the book. There is a progressive nature to the chapters, but also care has been taken to make the information in most chapters stand independently on its own in case you’ve just interested in reading about a particular topic.

Enhanced knowledge of these battles between our human sexual nature and our twenty-first century culture will raise your sex IQ and lower sexual conflict in your life and those of others. With all due respect to people of other sexual orientations, it should be noted that we will focus in this book on heterosexuality. There are several reasons for this. One is that we have very little research background and no personal experience in other areas of human sexuality and would feel better having others do the writing in those areas. Also, this book is about the development of humans through natural and sexual selection. These forces, and especially through natural and sexual selection. These forces, and especially sexual selection, have largely acted on Child-producing unions to form the genes that we have today. Therefore, relationships that have the organic physical capability of producing biological off spring are what we are focusing on. That is the heart of the knowledge we share here. At the end of each chapter there are points of reflection or questioning: Males and females are different on a biochemical basis throughout animal species; to ignore this fact can prove detrimental to society.

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