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Sex: A Natural History

3.49  ·  Rating Details  ·  35 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
How much do you really know about sex? In Sex: A Natural History, Joann Ellison Rodgers unearths both the roots of our sexual nature and the expression of our primal urges, explaining what it is that makes us male and female, and providing fascinating insights into the biology and physiology of flirtation, love, courtship, intercourse, fidelity, parenting, and nurturing. S ...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published February 11th 2003 by Holt Paperbacks (first published January 15th 2002)
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Jan 15, 2015 Kate rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books, unfinished
This work severely needed footnotes or other citations. A bibliography was not enough. When the author is attempting a scholarly text but uses such an obnoxious tone in their writing, they have to link to the works they're citing to preserve their veneer of neutrality.

Stopped after reading midway through chapters 1 and 11 each.

Do not recommend for anyone looking for information on sexuality studies, regardless of whether they're seeking a scientific or social work.
Apr 24, 2011 Elizabeth rated it it was ok
trade paper, good condition

not impressed

a big collection of mediocre ideas

from the library computer:
Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Sex Through the Eons
1 (41)
Genes and Gender
42 (40)
Where ``It'' Happens
82 (34)
Where ``It'' Really Happens
116 (45)
Some Enchanted Evening
161 (38)
The Dating Game
199 (54)
Kiss and Touch
253 (36)
Aphrodite's Drugstore
289 (15)
Orgasm: His, Hers, and Theirs
304 (29)
Now and Forever
333 (60)
Bad Sex
393 (48)
Alternative Sex
441 (28)
Feb 08, 2007 David rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: dunno
Sounds juicy (shit, look at the cover), but packed with therapist babble. Not a good introduction to the subject.
Feb 04, 2012 Melissa rated it it was ok
The typos were killing me. And I got bored with the book pretty quickly.
Sep 08, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very interesting, educational and sometimes surprising read!
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