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

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

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A New York Times Bestseller



“Rich in dexterous innuendo, laugh-out-loud humor and illuminating fact. It’s compulsively readable.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review


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 is the author of seven best-selling works of nonfiction, including Stiff, Bonk, and Gulp. Her writing has appeared in Outside, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine, among other publications.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393334791
ISBN-10: 0393334791
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: April 6th, 2009
Pages: 336
Language: English
Roach ferrets out basic truths and endless absurd details amid mountains of dry science on her chosen subject. . . . It’s a wonderful read, sprinkled with facts you can quote to amaze your friends.
— San Francisco Chronicle

[Mary Roach] is a bold, tenacious, and insatiable reporter. . . . A greatly satisfying romp.
— New York Times Book Review

Roll over, Kinsey. Mary Roach has done it again.... Bonk proves that full-bodied research can be riveting.

— O, The The Oprah Magazine

Roach is a fearless and witty reporter.
— Wall Street Journal

[An] account that is at once revealing—alarmingly so—and very very funny. She studs (forgive me) her journey with a multitude of knee-crossing bits of fact that will enliven bedtime conversation everywhere.
— Erik Larson, author of Devil in the White City