A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the World's Largest Experiment Reveals about Human Desire
Two maverick neuroscientists use the world's largest psychology experiment-the Internet-to study the private activities of millions of men and women around the world, unveiling a revolutionary and shocking new vision of human desire that overturns conventional thinking.
For his groundbreaking sexual research, Alfred Kinsey and his team interviewed 18,000 people, relying o...more
(A) Men will shoot and fire at anything that gets them off, like Elmer Fudd, and women will analyze relationship pote ...more
A collection of links detailing what was known as 'Surveyfail' is here.
The links to the posts on the authors' LJs don't work; they deleted their journals and the comm ...more
When I opened this book on my nook I could tell it wouldn't be an interesting book, the font which has always been standardly sized was suddenly smaller on this book. I don't mean the preferences changed I mean set ...more
However, I'm dissatisfied. The authors spend a tremendous amount of time explaining already-familiar theories of human se ...more
This reads ...more
In 2006, AOL released a data set containing the search histories for 657,426 different people. Each search history contains all the searches made by a particular AOL user over three months, from March 1, 2006, to May 31, 2006. For example, here’s the abbreviated search history for “Mr. Bikinis,” our name for user #2027268: college cheerleaders cheerleaders in Hawaii pics of bikinis and girls the sin of masturbation pretty girls in bikinis girls suntanning in bikinis college ...more
I guess you can compare reading a billion wicked thoughts to being present during the actual moment of a train wreck or better a tornado. Appearing seeminly out of nowhere, being swept away, taken on an amazing journey, safely deposited as a changed person and overwelmed with emotion from the things you've ...more
What this book is:
1. Description of what people are looking for in regards to sex.
2. Stories and anecdotes for those interested in Porn.
3. Lack of any scientific analysis. Lots of hypothesis, but no serious study to determine anything past observation.
In the end, if you are looking for a catalog of porn sites with anecdo ...more
The world needs more research into what makes us work, and that includes our most intimate moments alone, or the things we hide in the dark. It is a shame these things are s ...more
It’s often been remarked upon – and criticized – that most psychological research has been done with self-reporting undergraduate students, perhaps not ...more
Some interesting stuff in here, but I also feel that I don't know enough about evolutionary biology and psychology to evaluate the contents. The authors absolutely believe that ...more
"Maverick" neuroscientists? On which planet? There is no actual neuroscience in this book (though I skimmed a lot after I ran out of patience, do tell if I blinked and missed it). And nothing here is in any way ground-breaking, or challenging to the status quo. This is mostly about the authors' unsophisticated analysis of web searches, and I am using the term "analysis" lightly.
Exceptionally shoddy research that retreads (the scientists' o ...more
Here's some of what I took away: 1. straight men like seeing lady parts; seeing any or all of these parts usually makes their penises and brains want to have sex; 2. straight women l ...more
Overall---an interesting view into human sexuality.
And as someone else mentioned--some unfortunate use of metaphors, using Miss Marple and Elmer Fudd.
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