Cindy Meston

Cindy M. Meston is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She directs the Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory, which is one of the few laboratories in the world devoted exclusively to the study of women’s sexual health from both a psychological and physiological perspective.

Cindy Meston has published over 100 scientific articles and book chapters on sexuality topics. In her most recent book, Why Women Have Sex, she joins evolutionary psychologist David M. Buss to investigate the underlying sexual motivations of women. They delve into the use of sex as a defensive tactic against a mate’s infidelity, as a ploy to boost self-confidence, as a barter for gifts or household chores, or as medication.

She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 1995 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Sexual and Reproductive Medicine at the University of Washington in 1996.




Cindy Meston on why people have sex

People have at least 715 reasons for having sex. Dr. Cindy Meston elaborates on what these are and...