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Why Do Men Fall Asleep After Sex? More Questions You'd Only A... by Mark Leyner
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Jun 03, 2008

really liked it
Recommended for: Everybody. It's a fun, easy read.
Read in December, 2007

Answer: Orgasms cause certain hormones to be released that, coupled with post-coitol exhaustion, generate drowsiness. Why men and not women? No, not just because they are more exhausted! But, also because it appears that some guys sometimes have sex with girls without causing them to cum, therefore not causing the drowsiness. Poor girls, victims of their own poor taste.

Anyway, the book was actually pretty well full of interesting tidbits. Some bits were a little mundane, and then there's the section on pregnancy, but even that was interesting because what this book boils down to is a snopes.com or urbanlegend.com of medical phenomenon. Questions of "Why...?" and "Is it true that...?" left me feeling enriched and enlightened medically and socially while reading this book.

Also, the authors (an M.D. and a zany professional writer) are fun. And, they use a literary technique that I have never seen before, but that actually worked quite well for them: they transcripted their own Instant Messanger conversations that they were having while writing the book. Though I'm sure they thought this would be a chic, cool, ultra modern gimmick, it also turns out to be a fascinating insight into their writing and research processes.
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