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Bonk

The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

By Mary Roach
Narrated by Sandra Burr / 9 hours 29 minutes

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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Author
Narrator Sandra Burr
ISBN 9781423316725
Length 9 hours 29 minutes
Language English
Publisher Brilliance Audio
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Science & Nonfiction
Libro.fm rank #4,289 Overall
Genre rank #258 in Science