Bonk: The Curious Coupling Of Sex And Science (Paperback)Mary Roach (author)
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Few things are as fundamental to human happiness as sex, and few writers are as entertaining about the subject as Mary Roach.
Can a woman think herself to orgasm?
Is your penis three inches longer than you think?
Why doesn't Viagra help women - or, for that matter, pandas?
Does orgasm boost fertility? Or cure hiccups?
The study of sexual physiology - what happens, and why, and how to make it happen better - has been taking place behind closed doors for hundreds of years. In this fascinating and funny book, Mary Roach steps inside laboratories, brothels, pig farms, sex-toy R&D labs - even Alfred Kinsey's attic - to tell us everything we wanted to know about sex, and more we'd never even thought to ask.
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 215 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
Roach certainly gets full marks for unflinching commitment to the job in hand . . . Bonk contains everything you ever wanted to know about the science of sex but were too afraid to ask. -- PD Smith * * Saturday Guardian Review * *
Roach puts her quick wit to good service in this entertaining romp through sex research. Her unshockability is contagious, and ultimately reassuring. -- Gail Vines * * Independent * *
When Mary Roach is seized by a subject, there is no stopping her: she is full-on, hands-on, and her lab coat is unbuttoned. -- Iain Finlayson * * The Times * *
A bold, tenacious and insatiable reporter, Roach . . . could make an earthworm evisceration riveting and a hemispherectomy seem downright jolly. * * Scotsman * *
Eye-opening . . . compelling stuff. -- Tom Boncza Tomaszewski * * Independent On Sunday * *
Bonkers, but brilliant. * * Easy Living * *
The pithiest, wittiest writer on the subject since Woody Allen * * Saga * *
Hair-raising in parts, hilarious in others.-- Katie Law * * Evening Standard * *
Roach marries enthusiasm and curiosity with unflagging humour while she intrepidly braves the "lurching tango of acadame and popular culture", rising to a passionate and playful, if not wholly penetrating, climax. -- Anita Sethi * * Independent on Sunday * *
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