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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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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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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