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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SoubhiKiewiet - LibraryThing
Mary Roach is great. I loved Stiff, so when I saw Bonk at my library I couldn't wait to start it! Fun, informative, and mostly lighthearted, even though Sex is a serious subject. Loved it! Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BoundTogetherForGood - LibraryThing
I really enjoyed this scientific look at sex. What's almost as enjoyable as the topic, is Mary Roach's writing. She has a manner that is a bit quirky, and rather funny, given that she is writing non ... Read full review
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