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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex - Mary Roach
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
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The best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and infectious wit on the most alluring scientific subject of all: 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... show more
The best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and infectious wit on the most alluring scientific subject of all: 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393334791 (0393334791)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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4.0 Bonk / Mary Roach
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...
Malin
Malin rated it
3.5 #CBR7 Book 109: Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach
I don't read a whole lot of non-fiction. What little I do read is usually in the celebrity biography genre. But for my Eclectic Reader Challenge, I needed to read something qualifying as Micro history. I didn't even know what that was, but the internet was very helpful in clearing up my confusion. G...
Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it
4.0 Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Well... this the first time I've read anything like this, and I must say, it fascinated me. I always thought I should have been a scientist... although I don't know if I would have been able to bring myself to finger a monkey for science!
Skinny Dipping Into Books
Skinny Dipping Into Books rated it
5.0 sexfied
Disclaimer: This review is highly male oriented this book has everything sex in every form... every cringe worthy, OMG, terrified, and enlightening aspect of such a wonderful experience (uuuuu....sually....) (fertility statue) from what makes people tick sexually (hormones, position...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
3.0 Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Good humored overview of the science of sex.
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