Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (Paperback)

The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

By Mary Roach

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393334791, 319pp.

Publication Date: April 6, 2009

Indie Next List Highlights 2008

“An absolutely fantastic book that will have you laughing and blushing at the same time! As she did with Spook and Stiff, Mary Roach again uses her wonderful storytelling talents to combine her knowledge of science (this time examining current and historical studies of sex) with the curious and absurd.”
— Lori Kauffman, Brookline Booksmith, Brookline, MA
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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.
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