Bonk: The Curious Coupling Of Sex and Science

The Curious Coupling Of Sex and Science

Paperback, 320 pages

English language

Published July 29, 2009 by Canongate Books Ltd, Canongate Books.


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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex is a 2008 book by Mary Roach. It follows the winding history of science and its exploration of human sexuality, going back as far as Aristotle and finally ending with recent discoveries about the origination and anatomy of the female orgasm. Throughout, Mary Roach provides a humorous and often very personal view—both as a participant and observer—of humans, scientists, animals, and sex machines. Of the book's numerous accounts, Roach discusses artificial insemination of sows in Denmark, the notorious history of sex machines, as well as much discussion and commentary on Kinsey's notorious attic sex experiments. Her footnotes provide additional humor; as in a sentence which includes several DSM diagnoses listed as acronyms she adds "And from HAFD (hyperactive acronym formation disorder)". In the book, Mary Roach describes a session in which she and her husband Ed volunteer to have sex while being …

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