Bonk

Bonk : The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

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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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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 140 x 171 x 13mm | 91g
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 1491574550
  • 9781491574553
  • 1,175,269

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