Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
The study of sexual physiology—what happens, and why, and how to make it happen better—has been a paying career or a diverting sideline for scientists as far-ranging as Leonardo da Vinci and James Watson. The research has taken place behind the closed doors of laboratories, brothels, MRI centers, pig farms, sex-toy R&D labs, and Alfred Kinsey's attic.Mary Roach, “the funniest science writer in the country” (Burkhard Bilger of The New Yorker), devoted the past two years to stepping behind those doors. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Can a dead man get an erection? Is vaginal orgasm a myth? Why doesn't Viagra help women—or, for that matter, pandas? In Bonk, Roach shows us how and why sexual arousal and orgasm, two of the most complex, delightful, and amazing scientific phenomena on earth, can be so hard to achieve and what science is doing to slowly make the bedroom a more satisfying place.
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a very interesting read...User Review - moonahmae - Borders
not a boring scientific book..very interesting...learned so many facts!...reads like a fiction book...highly recommended if you enjoy learning about this subject. Read full review
Never a Dull MomentUser Review - avidreader158 - Overstock.com
This is the third book of Mary Roach's that I have read, and she never ceases to amaze me as to how she can be so funny about the subjects she conquers. I was continually reading excerpts of her book to my friends after I calmed down from my laughing attacks. ... Read full review
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