Bonk : the curious coupling of science and 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,...

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Main Author: Roach, Mary.
Language: English
Published: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
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Format: Printed Book Book Nonfiction
Summary: 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 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 this book she shows us how and why sexual arousal and orgasm can be so hard to achieve and what science is doing to slowly make the bedroom a more satisfying place.
Physical Description: 319 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-319).
ISBN: 9780393064643
0393064646
9781607510000
1607510006
9780393334791
0393334791