This week on Sex Out Loud I interview writer Daniel Bergner, whose latest book “What Do Women Want?: Adventures in the Science of Female Desire” is shifting the dominant paradigm on women’s sexuality and desire. Slate says Bergner’s work “threatens to disrupt all the modern stereotypes of female sexuality” and Salon recommends that “this book should be read by every woman on earth.” Striving to break down barriers to unraveling the layers of mysteries beneath every woman’s sexual psyche and hungers, “What Do Women Want” opens the door on a new era of research on sexuality. Tristan will spend the hour with Bergner discussing libido, monogamy, desire, narcissism, the G-spot, and the possibility of female Viagra.
DANIEL BERGNER is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and a critically-acclaimed author. His previous books include God of the Rodeo: The Quest for Redemption in Louisiana’s Angola Prison, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; In the Land of Magic Soldiers: A Story of White and Black in West Africa, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year; and The Other Side of Desire: Four Journeys into the Far Realms of Lust and Longing. His writing has also appeared in Granta, Harper’s, Mother Jones, Talk, The New York Times Book Review, and on the op-ed page of The New York Times.