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Bonk : the curious coupling of science and sex

Bonk : the curious coupling of science and sex

Author: Mary Roach
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company, [2008] ©2008
Series: April 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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. The author devoted the past two years to stepping behind  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Roach
ISBN: 9780393064643 0393064646 9781607510000 1607510006 9780393334791 0393334791
OCLC Number: 181139554
Description: 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The sausage, the porcupine and the agreeable Mrs. G: Highlights from the pioneers of human sexual response --
Dating the penis-camera: Can a woman find happiness with a machine? --
The princess and her pea: The woman who moved her clitoris, and other ruminations on intercourse orgasms --
The upsuck chronicles: Does orgasm boost fertility, and what do pigs know about it? --
What's going on in there?: The diverting world of coital imaging --
The Taiwanese fix and the penile pricking ring: Creative approaches to impotence --
The testicle pushers: If two are good, would three be better? --
Re-member me: Transplants, implants, and other penises of last resort --
The lady's boner: Is the clitoris a tiny penis? --
The prescription-strength vibrator: Masturbating for health --
The immaculate orgasm: Who needs genitals? --
Mind over vagina: Women are complicated --
What would Allah say?: The strange, brave career of Ahmed Shafik --
Monkey do: The secret sway of hormones --
"Persons studies in pairs": The lab that uncovered great sex.
Series Title: April 2008.
Responsibility: Mary Roach.
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A New York Times Bestseller "Rich in dexterous innuendo, laugh-out-loud humor and illuminating fact. It's compulsively readable." -Los Angeles Times Book Review  Read more...


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"Roach ferrets out basic truths and endless absurd details amid mountains of dry science on her chosen subject. . . . It's a wonderful read, sprinkled with facts you can quote to amaze your friends." Read more...

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