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The Sex Myth : Why Everything We're Told is Wrong

By (author) Brooke Magnanti

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Why everything the media tells us about sex is wrong ...Is there any truth to the epidemic of sex addiction? Are our children really getting sexualised younger? Are men the only ones who like porn? Brooke Magnanti looks at all these questions and more - and proves that perhaps we've all been taking the answers for granted. Brooke Magnanti is no stranger to controversy. As Belle de Jour she enthralled and outraged the nation in equal measure. Now her real identity is out in the open, Brooke's background as a scientist and a researcher can come to bear in her fascinating investigation into the truth behind the headlines, scandals and moral outrage that fill the media (and our minds) when it comes to sex. Using her entertaining and informed voice, Brooke strips away the hype and looks at the science behind sex and the panic behind public policy. Unlike so many media column inches, Brooke uses verifiable academic research. This is fact not fiction; science not supposition. So sit back, open your mind and prepare to be shocked ...

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 22mm | 222.26g
  • 31 Jan 2013
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London
  • English
  • 1780220898
  • 9781780220895
  • 158,891

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Dr Brooke Magnanti is a science researcher who studied Genetic Epidemiology at master's level and did her doctoral studies with the Department of Forensic Pathology at the University of Sheffield. Her professional interests include population-based research, standards of evidence, and human biology and anthropology. In 2009 it was revealed that she is an ex-call girl and author of the bestselling Belle de Jour series of memoirs, which were adapted into the ITV series Secret Diary of a Call Girl starring Billie Piper. You can find Brooke online at https://twitter.com/b_magnanti.

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A book that is as entertaining as it is erudite...a timely, persuasive read The Observer An important book... exactly the kind of level-headed analysis that could help to dispel some of the hysteria surrounding the sex industry The Times

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Contains a new afterword 'An important book . . . exactly the kind of level0headed analysis that could help to dispel some of the hysteria surrounding the sex industry' Suzi Godson, The Times Is there any truth to the epidemic of sex addiction? Are our children really getting sexualised younger? Are men the only ones who like porn? Brooke Magnanti looks at all these questions and more - and proves that perhaps we've all been taking the answers for granted. Brooke Magnanti is no stranger to controversy. As Belle de Jour she enthralled and outraged the nation in equal measure. Now her identity is out in the open, Brooke's background as a scientist and researcher can come to bear in her fascinating investigations into the truth behind the headlines, scandals and moral outrage that fill the media (and our minds) when it comes to sex. Using her entertaining and informed voice, Brooke strips away the hype and looks at the science behind sex and the panic behind public policy. Unlike so many media column inches, she uses verifiable academic research. This fact not fiction, science not supposition. So sit back, open your mind and prepare to be shocked . . . Phoenix Non-Fiction / Current Affairs

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