People camera sex
"We are programmed to do so," sex therapist Richard A.
Carroll, associate Northwestern University psychiatry and behavioral sciences professor says.
Young men and women typically haven't been in very committed relationships and are in the process of discovering their sexuality.
Their answers to "why do you have sex" are often greatly tied to the image of themselves and their social relationships, says Richard Carroll. But such knowledge can improve a couple's sex life.
"Instead of men and women being at opposite ends of the sexual spectrum, they are now coming together," she says.
"More women might be having sex for physical reasons, but many more men were more likely to say they had sex for emotional reasons." Stressed out? Stress reduction is one of the leading reasons Americans, particularly men, say they have sex, Richard Caroll says.
"Asking why people have sex is akin to asking why we eat.
Our brains are designed to motivate us toward that behavior." The idea that humans are hard-wired for sex reflects an evolutionary perspective, according to University of Hawaii psychology professor Elaine Hatfield.
If you need help, you can find a qualified sex therapist in your area through organizations such as the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapist (AASECT) or The Society for Sex Therapy and Research.
"Evolutionary theorists point out that a desire for sexual relations is 'wired in' in order to promote species survival," she says.
"Cultural theorists tend to focus on the cultural and personal reasons people have (or avoid) sex.
Deputies believe the skimming machines are related and may have been affixed to the ATM's by the same suspect.
ATM skimming machines are sophisticated electronics designed to read the magnetic strips on the back of ATM cards and in this case also video record the key pad as the unknowing victim enters their pin.
From pleasure to procreation, insecurity to inquisitiveness -- today's reasons for taking a roll in the hay seem to vary as much as the terms for the deed itself.