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Bonk by Mary Roach
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Apr 08, 2009

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Recommended to Elisabeth by: Book Club

A fun, entertaining exploration of the science of sex and sex research. A couple of insights about heterosexual vs. homosexual sex, and about the state of science research in our current climate (research tends to be funded only when there is a possibility for a profitable new drug to come out of the research - research for research's sake and learning more about our bodies and how they function is becoming less and less common and difficult to get funding for). I learned many things I would never have known without picking up this book, and I admire Mary Roach's sense of humor and willingness to explore the taboo and obscure...even putting herself out there as the subject of experimentation when necessary. Makes for great book club discussion!

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message 1: by Erin (new)

Erin I actually gave my brother in law a copy of this book for his birthday. Because he wanted it. Odd, I know.

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