The report earlier this month that creative people tend to have a higher sex-drive than the norm struck a rather personal chord. Due to a run of bad health, I am recovering from the consequences of three major operations in the space of 18 months, the most recent being the removal of an ovary. My surgeon assured me that the remaining ovary would produce the missing oestrogen, but the result was that, at just 46, I went into premature menopause. People do not like to talk about what this does to you because, in our hyper-sexualised society, we are supposed to feel ashamed of no longer being fertile and sexually up for it. That is bad enough but, for an artist, in my case a novelist, losing my mojo also seemed to have a disastrous effect on creativity. The flow of words, ideas and images that seemed as inevitable as breathing was gone.
Is it true painters or other creative people have a higher sex drive?
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Sex and the single artist
Wednesday, 30 November Patricia Reaney Reuters. Artists and poets have more sexual partners than the rest of us and the more creative they get, the more of a sex magnet they become Image: iStockphoto. They also had active sex lives, which researchers say is no coincidence.
John Richardson: Not entirely: he preferred his mistress to be submissive and no taller than him. According to Dora, when the woman changed, everything else changed: the all-important poet laureate, the circle of friends, the house, the pets, the nature of his work changed. People knew he had a mistress, but nobody knew her name, what she looked like, or where she lived. She had no social aspirations whatsoever. Why was Picasso so irresistible to women?