Sex on the Brain: The Biological Differences Between Men and Women

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Penguin, Jul 1, 1998 - Social Science - 352 pages
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Go beyond the headlines and the hype to get the newest findings in the burgeoning field of gender studies. Drawing on disciplines that include evolutionary science, anthropology, animal behavior, neuroscience, psychology, and endocrinology, Deborah Blum explores matters ranging from the link between immunology and sex to male/female gossip styles. The results are intriguing, startling, and often very amusing. For instance, did you know that. . .
? Male testosterone levels drop in happy marriages; scientists speculate that women may use monogamy to control male behavior
? Young female children who are in day-care are apt to be more secure than those kept at home; young male children less so
? Anthropologists classify Western societies as "mildly polygamous"The Los Angeles Times has called Sex on the Brain "superbly crafted science writing, graced by unusual compassion, wit, and intelligence, that forms an important addition to the literature of gender studies."
 

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Review: Sex on the Brain: The Biological Differences Between Men and Women

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Some good points, but mostly his was an anecdotal book with lots of hyped up claims not backed by data. Bah! Oh, and a giant advertisement (albeit more tastefully done than some other books I've read. Blink was a much better sex-on-the-brain book. Read full review

Review: Sex on the Brain: The Biological Differences Between Men and Women

User Review  - Nadine - Goodreads

Some good points, but mostly his was an anecdotal book with lots of hyped up claims not backed by data. Bah! Oh, and a giant advertisement (albeit more tastefully done than some other books I've read. Blink was a much better sex-on-the-brain book. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
PinpointingtheDifference
Heart to Heart
Perfect Partners
The Second Date
The Big T
The Cycle Game
Counterstrikes
Once Divided
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

DEBORAH BLUM is a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and the author of five books, including The Poisoner's Handbook. She writes about environmental chemistry for The New York Times at Poison Pen and is a blogger for Wired at Elemental.

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