In the first of our steamy soirees, New York Times author Daniel Bergner turns the world of female desire upside down and inside out with his bestselling book What Do Women Want?
Compiling a wide range of research from sexologists, behavioural scientists and everyday women, Bergner argues that female sexual desire is much more ardent than that of men, and explores the many dizzying types of female orgasm.
Disillusioned with a perceived bias in the field of sexual research, Bergner assembles a series of scientists who give a frank assessment of the realities of female sexuality – that lust and desire is a much more finely balanced equation than previously assumed.
Bergner’s findings – that women may be hardwired to be less monogamous than men, and be more sexually narcissistic – caused many an eyebrow to arch, including his own. The nights may be cooler this time of year, but this event promises to inject some much-needed heat into the room.
Joining Bergner will be medical research scientist Krystal Evans (3RRR).
It’s time to reveal what really goes on under and between the covers, as the Wheeler Centre embarks on a week of frank literary bedroom chat, with the focus firmly on female sexuality. Brace yourselves for a series of sweet nothings whispered in your ear as we delve into a cornucopia of pleasures sure to satisfy even the most ardent book lover.