Mary Roach, "t 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. Why doesn't Viagra help women or, for that matter, pandas? It's at this point you can see that Roach is 'rounding third' in her book and realizes she doesn't have the goods to bring it all home. Unfortunately it's yet another book where the editor let the author run free. i have bought multiple copies of her first book, stiff, and have managed to permanently "lend" every one of them out. audiobooking the curious couplings of science and sex, however, was a very strange experience.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. 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. Some real hard nosed editing, some real focus, a re-arrangement of the footnotes and a clarity of perspective and you've got a fine book. audiobooking the curious couplings of science and sex, however, was a very strange experience. picture this: i am walking around downtown pittsburgh, just like every morning, and there are strangers passing me left and right with serious or sleepy looks, briefcases and plastic bags, and i am listening to a chapter on Lady Boners. if you're looking for a forthright and humorous scientific break-down of erotic encounters, the clit, the g-spot, the erection.... roach focuses her special, special attentions on the sex researchers that have changed the landscapes of our bodies and our bedrooms. This is especially the case when the word TOOTHBRUSH is also contained in that sentence – but it is not reserved for the collocation of those particular words. This is the second of Roach’s books I’ve read lately and I must say sex is much funnier than death. I have also discovered that I have a special face that I wear whenever the words URETHRA and EXPANDED or INSERTED are used in the same sentence. Also, apparently a lot of guys are turned on by putting stuff inside the skin of their penises. They tend to take their time about it much more, to spend more time with foreplay, and to communicate more actively with their mates during bonk. So it's not really a vaginal orgasm at all.- Well, I agree with her. DON'T go into this book thinking it'll get you in the mood. Special pants were designed to make this perpetual-half-mast issue less obvious. In several studies, it has been suggested that homosexuals tend to be much less inhibited during sex. There were so many interesting bits to this book that it is pointless me starting or I simply won’t be able to stop.
She's really got a lot of interesting things to say! - Mm-mm.- George, tell me something you did today.- Um... In Bonk Roach uses long footnotes on almost every other page and uses them to add 'witty commentary' to some of her points. Sex is about being there with someone else, and is better the more ‘there’ you are – it is a dance, rather than a race or a beauty contest. At one point she said that many women felt sexually inadequate because they believed themselves to be unattractive and spent the whole time worrying about what they looked like – watching themselves in effect. She's really got a lot of interesting things to say! There is science to back this up, and I don't remember the details, but I do remember the rule of thumb: the distance between belly button and vagina is a good indication of the clitoris's location. A portrait of the history of sex and the science surrounding it? Mary Roach seems joyous in her celebration of the science of sex. I liked the bit about women's orgasms.- Guess you don't know much about that. SHORTER WOMEN (in general) ORGASM BETTER AND MORE OFTEN. Is Bonk a personal essay about her journey through the world of sex research? This was quite entertaining, and I learned a lot--some of which I didn't want to know. Mary Roach's 'signature wit' comes of more as juvenile as she seems lost in her perspective on her subject. The shorter this distance, the more conveniently placed the clitoris, and the more action it will receive during bonk. It's clear she's spent (and thoroughly enjoyed) her time researching the subject, unfortunately the book never really comes together. Bonk is similar in a lot of ways, taking the same humorous approach to the topic, and focusing on the bizarre and fascinating. Sex is always good but sometimes you can't help hoping it will be over soon and you can have a cup of cocoa, maybe with cream. Maybe a sprinkle of cinnamom and some grated chocolate curls. A portrait of the history of sex and the science surrounding it? That said, I didn't find this one as entertaining as Stiff. Is Bonk a personal essay about her journey through the world of sex research? Now do you want me to tell you what she said about women's orgasms? " And I would inevitably respond with, "I don't KNOW, but hovercrafts are awesome! AND, perhaps this is the most important and encouraging fact of all. Mary Roach's 'signature wit' comes of more as juvenile as she seems lost in her perspective on her subject. Unfortunately, this is a very ineffective way of studying HUMAN sexuality, since pigs and monkeys tend to orgasm in a matter of seconds and not derive a lot of enjoyment out of it. Check out the latest issue of Boy's Life, they always encourage the buying and building of random shit--I can't tell you how many times I tried to convince my parents to let me buy a kit to build a hovercraft, but they always asked, "What are you going to do with a hovercraft? It's clear she's spent (and thoroughly enjoyed) her time researching the subject, unfortunately the book never really comes together.