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Why Sex Matters So Much to Men

Across the world, the story is the same. Sex scandal. Media frenzy. Another prominent man caught with his pants down. Sex therapist and social commentator Bettina Arndt talks about why men take such risks for sex and other intriguing aspects of male sexuality. Her recent research involved 150 men writing diaries about their sexual joys, longings and frustrations. Their amazing, often hilarious stories provide unique insights into what it is like to be a sexual male at this time in our cultural history.

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Bettina Arndt

Bettina Arndt trained as a clinical psychologist before becoming one of Australia’s first sex therapists. After 20 years working as a social commentator, she is now back talking about sex with her recent book, The Sex Diaries, now an international bestseller. Her latest book, What Men Want, is all about why sex means so much to men.

Lunchbox / Soapbox

We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.

With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.

If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $10 lunchboxes in the Performance Space from 12.20pm.


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