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You can trace this trait to the testosterone a baby boy is swimming in before he is born, which "wires" his brain (assuming he is heterosexual) to be ready post puberty to pursue fertile females at every opportunity. In fact, between the ages of nine and 15, a boy's testosterone increases 20-fold--and this is the "fuel" that will run his brain's sexual circuits henceforth. What's more, Dr. Brizendine noted, part of a male's hypothalamus--called the "area for sexual pursuit"--is 2.5 times larger than a female's.
Bottom line: If your man generally treats you with respect and makes you the object of his constant fantasies, there is no cause to feel overly objectified. He is being human !
Source: Louann Brizendine, MD, is a neuropsychiatrist and author of The Male Brain
(Three Rivers) and The Female Brain ( Broadway). She also is a professor of clinical psychiatry and founder and director of The Female Brain Clinic, both at the University of California, San Francisco.