Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray & What It Means for Modern Relationships
In this controversial, thought-provoking, and brilliant book, renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda JethÁ debunk almost everything we “know” about sex, weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality to... show more
In this controversial, thought-provoking, and brilliant book, renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda JethÁ debunk almost everything we “know” about sex, weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality to show how far from human nature monogamy really is. In Sex at Dawn, the authors expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a more optimistic future illuminated by our innate capacities for love, cooperation, and generosity.
Publish date: July 5th 2011
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
This book had a lot of interesting information, but I can understand why Mari Ruti criticized the last few chapters in The Age of Scientific Sexism. It's like the authors forgot everything they had just been saying about women's sexuality in the previous few chapters and focused solely on men. That ...
Ended up being much more on the "Pop" than the "Sci" end of the PopSci continuum. If the fact that evolution is based on more than sexual selection blows your mind, and that evolution of different traits occurs at different speeds, and that culture and society do not always sync logically, progress...
I was a bit nervous about reading this book - not another tract on evolutionary psychology, and how humans are all just bonobos at heart! Fortunately, it’s much more than that, and the authors dissect evolutionary psychology with such surgical precision that I was mentally cheering at several points...
SEX AT DAWN: PrefaceOK, I get the point of this. The preface is trying to make the point that humans are primates, and subject to primate urges. However, this is a DUMB story. Seriously, author? A monkey stealing peanuts you'd meant to give to a different monkey makes you feel 'betrayed in a way you...
My rating does not reflect my opinion about the topic, but rather how the book was written. For a book about sex and relationships, this was kind of boring. The information was not skillfully modulated so as to not inundate the normal reader. The voice of the author also sounds like kind of a smarty...