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Mary Roach is the author of Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, Packing for Mars: The Curious . The book consists of fifteen chapters.

Mary Roach is the author of Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, and Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. As is common in Roach’s book, there’s not an obvious organizational schema – except the first chapter which is a bit more general and the last which answers the old question, who has more fun, and why? That said, there is a grouping of male genitalia (ch.

Mary Roach shows us how and why sexual arousal and orgasm-two of the most complex, In Bonk, the best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Why doesn't Viagra help. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Why doesn't Viagra help women-or, for that matter, pandas? Can a dead man get an erection? Is vaginal orgasm a myth? Mary 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 make the bedroom a more sa. .

Mary Roach the accomplished science writer takes us on an interesting ride of sexual physiology. I enjoyed the book, it's not a scholarly effort but one intended to entertain and along the way teach us a thing or two about sex as only Mary Roach knows. This 320-page book is composed of fifteen chapters. Positives: 1. It's funny, witty, hilarious, sometimes uncomfortable but always fascinating. 3 people found this helpful.

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Mary Roach shows us how and why sexual arousal and orgasm-two of the most complex, delightful, and amazing .

Mary 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 make the bedroom a more satisfying place. In ?Bonk, ?the best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Why doesn't Viagra help women-or, for that matter, pandas? Can a dead man get an erection? Is vaginal orgasm a myth?

And then she makes the creepy funny

And then she makes the creepy funny. Roach belongs to a particular strain of science writer; she’s interested less in scientific subjects than in the ways scientists study their subjects - less, in this case, in sex per se than in the laboratory dissection of sex.

Город: Oakland, CA, authorПодписчиков: 29 ты. себе: I write books, most recently GRUNT: Th. себе: I write books, most recently GRUNT: The Curious Science of Humans at War. Also: STIFF, GULP, PACKING FOR MARS, BONK.

In ?Bonk, ?the best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. Can a person think herself to orgasm?

In ?Bonk, ?the best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Why doesn't Viagra help women-or, for that matter, pandas? Can a dead man get an erection? Is vaginal orgasm a myth? Mary 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 make the bedroom a more satisfying place.

Mary Roach (born March 20, 1959), is an American author, specializing in popular science and humor

Mary Roach (born March 20, 1959), is an American author, specializing in popular science and humor

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Tegore
I love scientist turned writer, Mary Roach. When I read her books, I feel like I'm in that college class with the professor that is such a charismatic lecturer, that any subject automatically becomes fascinating. She has a great way of ​making scientific subject accessible and entertaining for any reader.

I've read several of Roach's books, including my favorite, "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" and she is a author that I can always count on to churn our a great read. Although published in 2008, "Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex", just made it way to my TBR list. I actually purchased it on my Kindle following a death in the family, because I knew that Roach's unique mix of humor and education would provide a good distraction during a tough time. It worked.

In Bonk, Roach explores various facets of sex research. Although Kinsey, Masters and Johnson are all key players, Roach goes beyond the usual suspects to bring a broader range to the topic, including current research being conducted around the world. Sex research can be a difficult arena in which to find willing participants and Roach often finds herself (and her husband) getting directly involved. It's proper research and her husband got a free trip to Europe!

As with her other books, there are many shocking tid-bits and facts. It's one of those reads where you find yourself constantly wanting to read aloud sections of the book to whomever is in close proximity, because it's too good not to share. ​

In particular, I found the sections on the penis transplants to be particularly fascinating and often grotesque. Some of the sex toys and aids on the market that Roach details are quite bizarre and funny. She, without a hint of embarrassment, gets to the bottom of certain obscure patents and their creators. I'm quite certain that she had trouble keeping a straight face during some of the conversations, especially with the devices that don't have sound scientific backing.

This is book has great sections for those interested in animal behaviorism, specifically primatology.

Honestly, this probably would not be a good pick for someone who is sensitive or shy about discussing sex. It's graphic. Roach isn't trying to go for shock value, but she does explain things in a frank manner. ​I appreciate her approach and found much of this book to be very interesting. I highly recommend Bonk and Roach's other books.

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Global Progression
Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach

"Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex" is the witty, and sometimes hilarious scientific look at sex. Mary Roach the accomplished science writer takes us on an interesting ride of sexual physiology. This 320-page book is composed of fifteen chapters.

Positives:
1. It's funny, witty, hilarious, sometimes uncomfortable but always fascinating.
2. Science and sex...it's a match made in heaven.
3. Mary Roach, oh my science gets immersed in this project.
4. It answers some of the most curious questions about sex.
5. The always fascinating look at the history of sex...as only Mary Roach can illustrate.
6. So how do porcupines have sex? Find out...
7. A book about sex must include Alfred Kinsey.
8. Funny quotes that make sense. Consider, "Whatever ails you pretty much stops ailing you during really hot sex." I'm cured.
9. Masters and Johnson's impact on the scientific study of sex. I know even their names are funny.
10. Find out the scientific equal to the term "frigid."
11. Some of the ridiculous yet amusing theories of sex.
12. What books made the religious prohibited list? Find out...
13. The "erotic zone..." ok enough said.
14. Practical artificial insemination...no for real.
15. The release of oxytocin, the "joy hormone".
16. The curious sex lives of animals.
17. The sterility curse...
18. The biological advantage of masturbating. You read that correctly.
19. The "impotence trial". That alone was worth the book, trust me.
20. The things we'll try for a flagging libido. They're grrrreat...read the book you'll get this joke later.
21. Note to self, never tick off a Thai wife.
22. The difference between a woman's arousal and men.
23. Interesting tidbits abound in this book.
24. Male orgasms and their link to life span.
25. The brain as the ultimate sexual weapon.
26. The FDA is not concerned with sexual behavior as a side effect. Hard to understand why?
27. Women's turn on list...now do you believe me it's a must read.
28. Interesting book from cover to cover, and even under the covers.

Negatives:
1. The links did not work for the Kindle. It's a shame considering that a lot of the most amusing comments were in the footnotes.
2. Not a cohesive book. Random topics but interesting nonetheless.
3. Some of the jokes are uncomfortable to say the least.
4. This book merited illustrations or diagrams.
5. It's more entertaining than educational.
6. Mary Roach is front and center involved in this project. If you are looking for a hands off approach or a third person account. This is not it.

In summary, "Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex" is an entertaining and at times very funny look at sex. Mary Roach goes out on this journey for sexual education and in the mean time entertains us all. I enjoyed the book, it's not a scholarly effort but one intended to entertain and along the way teach us a thing or two about sex as only Mary Roach knows.
Tolrajas
I loved this book! I read Roach's other two books a couple of months ago and I believe this is the best one! I'm not sure if that's because the subject content is sex (and who doesn't find that interesting?) or because this being her third book she has gotten better at keeping the reader engaged. Either way, I laughed out loud multiple times while reading this book.

Bonk is all about the science of sex. It's not a pornographic book or a how-to. This is about what goes on in our bodies during sex, both men and women. It's also about orgasms and impotence and transplants among other subjects.

Roach e-mails, visits, and participates with researchers across the globe about sex. How is sex studied and who studies it? What is there to learn still, especially with regard to those who are unable to have sex (mentally or physically) like typical adults?

Roach has a very straight forward and humorous writing style that I thoroughly enjoy. She not only gives the reader the information she learns (ultimately the take home message - the interesting information without bogging down the reader with too many stats and names and details) but she also gives little footnotes of extra information which are usually quite funny. Sometimes they're related to what she's talking about, sometimes they're other bits of information she looked up in the same text that I think, "If I had that text in front of me, I'd look that up too!"

I love this book and all of Roach's writing. I can't wait to read her next project.
Bonk download epub
Medicine
Author: Mary Roach
ISBN: 1607510006
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Medicine
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (2008)