Bonk: The Curious Coupling Of Sex And Science

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Canongate Books, May 6, 2008 - Science - 320 pages
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Few things are as fundamental to human happiness as sex, and few writers are as entertaining about the subject as Mary Roach. Can a woman think herself to orgasm? Is your penis three inches longer than you think? Why doesn't Viagra help women - or, for that matter, pandas? Does orgasm boost fertility? Or cure hiccups? The study of sexual physiology - what happens, and why, and how to make it happen better - has been taking place behind closed doors for hundreds of years. In this fascinating and funny book, Mary Roach steps inside laboratories, brothels, pig farms, sex-toy R&D labs - even Alfred Kinsey's attic - to tell us everything we wanted to know about sex, and a lot we'd never even thought to ask.

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User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

This book explores human sexuality backwards and forwards, up side down and inside out. From the pioneers in the field such as Alfred Kinsey and Masters and Johnson who published openly to little ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Book on CD read by Sandra Burr Like she did for death and digestion, Roach educates and entertains in her third book, this time focusing on sex. She recounts various studies, from Kinsey and Masters ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Mary Roach is also the author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers and Six Feet Over: Adventures in the Afterlife. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, Salon, Wired, GQ, Vogue and the New York Times Magazine. She lives in Oakland, California.

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