Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach (Advance Copy)
The best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex.
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Format: Trade Paperback, Advance Reading Copy
Condition: vg- condition, minor shelf wear, very light diagonal fold on cover
Pages: 322pp, 2008 edition
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", 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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