How Sex Works: Why We Look, Smell, Taste, Feel, and Act the Way We Do
Why are women biologically driven to find Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome?
Can more sex help ensure a safe pregnancy?
What effect does pornography have on a man's fertility?
In this compelling follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Survival of the Sickest, Dr. Sharon Moalem takes us on a trip from prehistory to the forefront of cutting-edge medical research, and through...more
I liked this book! I tend to be medically/scientifically-minded in my approach to things, so when I read this title, I knew it would be up my alley. Yes, the first chapter was a drag as he leaned heavily on evolution, but after I put that into context in my mind, I found his medical explanations for things very enlightening. I liked how he was tasteful in his commentary (Moalem has is PhD in something or other to do with the topic...I...more
How Sex Works was a First Reads that delving into a foray that I don't typically read. If I was well versed in the science of sex, I may not have been as impressed. But I truly believe that it would be hard to make the subject boring and How Sex Works is definitely not that.
The book covers a range of facts and curiosities, starting with Health class basics and later hitting o...more
No, actually this isn't quite that sort of book. It's a scientific discussion of many different things related to sex, including the dispelling of many myths that I have heard (and sometimes believed) through my life. While much of the information was not entirely new to me, there were definitely things I had not known before, and even for the things that I did feel I knew, the confirmation of my information was nice. And I only occasionaly felt squeam...more
So I finished this and I really enjoyed reading it! It definitely gave me quite a bit of food for thought.
Many topics related to human sexual activity and reproduction were covered here, and at times it felt unfocused. I think the biggest underlying theme related back to the evolutionary purpose of everything we do sexually, but that covered quite a bit of territory! I might have preferred this book if it were more nar...more
Now, please understand that I was a...more
Recoge los principales avances en los estudios sobre sexualidad humana de los últimos años. Una revisión de referencias constatan la consulta de la mayoría de trabajos en biología y medicina realizados sobre la evolución del sexo.
Empieza con un repaso a las cuestiones del volumen de los senos femeninos y del tamaño del pene. Continua con la neurobiología de la atracción, la elección de pareja y las...more
Fun facts: Entertain friends! Impress acquaintances!
A good (or listen) as its scientific enough to cover and explore everything, but not very yawn inducing.
The first half of the book was fascinating. Every few sentences an interesting fact would pop up and I'd have an involuntary "Hey! That's cool!" reaction. I found the subject fascinating however the second half of the book didn't have the same feel as the beginning. The quality declined and I didn't get excited enough to pick up the book daily.