Decoding Desire

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Sex has been on the minds of scientists about as long as it has been on everyone else’s – but what about desire?  Decoding Desire unravels the mysteries of sex and desire and explores how sexual diversity and the experience of pleasure itself may be the key to species survival.

Traditionally, the common assumption has been that men are sexually dominant with strong desires, while females are more interested in security and monogamy. But is this really true? Scientists are increasingly looking at animals to reveal more about our own sexual behaviour. Decoding Desire features leading scientists who examine weird and wonderful mating behaviours – from preening peacocks to promiscuous primates – revealing research that shatters old assumptions and alters our views about human sexuality.

Written and directed by Ryszard Hunka, Decoding Desire features leading scientists in behaviour and female sexuality: Dr. Jim Pfaus (PhD, Neuropsychologist), Marlene Zuk (PhD, Evolutionary Biologist and Behavioural Ecologist), Kim Wallen (PhD, Psychology and Behavioral Neuroendocrinologist), Larry J. Young (PhD, Social Behavioural Neuroscientist), Meredith Chivers (PhD, Biopsychologist), Jonathan Balcombe (PhD, Ethologist and author of “Pleasurable Kingdom”), Roslyn Dakin (PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher) and Daphne J. Fairburn (PhD, Evolutionary Biologist)

Whether exploring the brain chemistry of love and monogamy or the surprising differences between men and women, Decoding Desire will challenge everything you thought you knew about sex and desire and leave you looking at men, and women, in a whole new way uncovering the code for what turns us on…and off.