How deluded we are. We believe that, with our seemingly all-knowing consciousness, we are masters of our own domain (as Jerry Seinfeld so colorfully put it). In reality, as you will learn in this special issue, the imperatives and influences of sex, the sexes and sexuality all subconsciously shape our behavior in countless ways.
People make jokes about the opposing worldviews of "Mars" and "Venus." But male and female brains really are distinct in their architecture and thinking patterns. "His Brain, Her Brain," by Larry Cahill, explains how the sexes differ--and what it means. Men and women may still never understand one another, but at least now we will know why.