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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Bonk The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Author: Mary Roach
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 Kinse...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781423316718
ISBN-10: 1423316711
Publication Date: 4/7/2008
Edition: Library
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perryfran avatar reviewed Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex on + 949 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
I found this book to be quite entertaining and educational. However, as a male reader there was quite a bit of information that just made me squirm! This included the chapters on penile implants and the information about what Dr. Kinsey inserted into his penis. Roach's subtle humor added along the way was quite entertaining (especially the footnotes) but by the end of the book, I think I had maybe learned more than I wanted about sex research. If you are interested in more about Dr. Kinsey, I would recommend T.C. Boyle's "The Inner Circle," a fictionalized account of the famous Doctor and his research.
laurieindra avatar reviewed Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Laugh out loud funny, informative and clinically sexy. What a hoot. Never disrespectful of the subject or the many characters protrayed in its pages. Science writing without self-importance. How refreshing!
lildrafire avatar reviewed Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex on + 117 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Mary Roach has a talent for taking mundane scientific information and presenting it in a way that is not only informative, but entertaining. In this book, she explores several sexual topics, including impotence, orgasm (both female and male), the history of the science of female sexuality, and sexual stimulants. Quick, interesting read!
NYbooks avatar reviewed Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex on + 92 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Science. ***. The author's personal account into the historical research dedicated to sex and the sexes. Includes professional interviews she conducted (some successful, some denied) with said researchers, as well as an experiment or two she engaged in, in the name of science.

Given the author's style of bringing humor and laymen terms to broad subjects, and with such an opportune topic, the book surprisingly is not as funny as I had hoped. I recommend her more recent books: 'Packing for Mars' or 'Stiff'.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very informative and funny! In fact so funny that I found myself laughing to the point of tears. Some of the studies that were done are a bit hard to read without a grimace. Mary Roach has a gift to present scientific studies in an interesting twist and a funny bone thrown in.
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reviewed Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex on + 75 more book reviews
What a marvelous book! It's so funny that you'll laugh out loud, it's informative but not in a prurient way and it will make you think about sex in a whole new light. Just don't overlook reading the footnotes - they're fascinating and many are hilarious. The author has gone to stupendous lengths to research her subject. I've read other books by Mary Roach and they are excellent, but this is by far the best, so far.


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