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.
ETA: and here http://fanlore.org/wiki/SurveyFail
The links to the posts on the authors' ...more
За човешката сексуалност е писано много и ще се пише още повече. Еволюционно програмирани сме да я смятаме за най-важното нещо на света, все пак. Всякакви научни дисциплини се опитват да я описват и обясняват, с по-голяма или по-малък успех. Това, което им липсва (освен факта, че психологията, социологията и антропологията не са науки, а дисциплини) е кредабилност на данните.
Сериозно, това е най-големият проблем в изследването на човешката с ...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
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
I would also like to note that I had issues with how the authors wrote about 'black' males and their ...more
Anonymous, casual sex is anathema in the romance novel.
The female brain splits conscious psychological arousal apart from unconscious physical arousal while the male brain unites them.
However, men are eminently capable of mentally partitioning sex and romance.
Marta Meana warns of oversimplifying the sexual psychology of women and men.
“We could find ourselves caricaturizing both male and female sexual desire with the former portrayed as an unshakable, appetitive drive with a n ...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
However, I felt the discussion of romance novels was overly simplistic and cherry picked to make their point. Also, most of the novels they cited were 20 or more years out of date.
Overall, a gasp-out-loud interesting review of make and female sexuality.
1) I hate unnumbered end notes. I really do.
2) Where are the lesbians at? The book talks predominantly about heterosexual men and women. There is, however, a significant portion dedicated to homosexual men. Transexuals and bisexuals (both of assorted genders) even make appearances, albeit brief ones). But lesbians... *crickets*
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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The heroes of romance novels often seem like members of a more evolved species. They are natural leaders, rich, powerful, and well-connected. Their minds are intelligent and savvy, though they are reticent about their abilities and hide their inner demons. Despite the fact that they are a five-star general or lord of southern England, they hide a troubled and tempestuous soul that can only be healed by the magical balm of a woman’s love.”