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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (19,408 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Roach Narrator: Sandra Burr Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Martha | 2/17/2014

    " Very quick reading and highly entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Terri Light | 2/5/2014

    " As with many other books on the subject, it is not the study of sex itself but the absurd, strange and horrifying ideas and eccentric personalities of the scientists behind the experiments that are the real interest in Roach's books in particular. I enjoy her attention to the laughable details and the unusual insights she offers each and every time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kate | 2/4/2014

    " Seriously, it's for book club! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kirsti | 1/17/2014

    " This book is fascinating. Mary Roach approaches a taboo topic with wit and grace. I definitely learned from this book and it spurred many interesting discussions with Daniel. "

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