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The answer might surprise you… Sat 13 Oct Her bestselling memoir Primates of Park Avenue cast her as an anthropologist observing the habits of her Upper East Side neighbours. The book caused a furore, and is currently being developed as a TV series, with Martin as exec producer. Her new book, out this week, should be equally provocative. You have to scroll through another 25, including Sigmund Freud and Alfred Kinsey, before you arrive at a female name: Mary Calderonewho championed sex education. And even in the subsequent 30 names there are only five women, including both Virginia Johnson partner of the famous, and male, William Mastersand Shere Hite. Crucial, too, says Martin, has been the work of Rosemary Bassonwho realised that spontaneous desire, the kind sexologists had measured for years, was only one type of relevant desire, and that responsive or triggered sexual response is much more important for women. Measured on that scale it turns out that women are, in fact, every bit as sexually arousable as men. In fact, argues Martin, the exact opposite is the case.

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