Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

The study of sexual physiology - what happens, and why, and how to make it happen better - has been a paying career or a diverting sideline for scientists as far-ranging as Leonardo da Vinci and James Watson. The research has taken place behind the closed doors of laboratories, brothels, MRI centers, pig farms, sex-toy R&D labs, and Alfred Kinsey's attic.Mary Roach, "t...

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Title:Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Author:Mary Roach
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ISBN:0393064646
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:319 pages

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex Reviews

  • Geoffrey Kleinman
    Jun 09, 2008
    I really wanted to like Bonk. Mary Roach seems joyous in her celebration of the science of sex. It's clear she's spent (and thoroughly enjoyed) her time researching the subject, unfortunately the book never really comes together. Mary Roach's 'signature wit' comes of more as juvenile as she seems lo...
  • jess
    Jul 24, 2008
    i audiobook'd this, the third feature-length scientific expedition of mary roach. i love! love! love! mary roach. i have bought multiple copies of her first book, stiff, and have managed to permanently "lend" every one of them out. audiobooking the curious couplings of science and sex, however, was ...
  • Trevor
    Nov 02, 2008
    I’ve never had internet sex – there must be another word for it, cybersex, obviously, but I’m thinking more along the lines of keyboard sex. All the same, a couple of years ago (and purely as a community service, you understand) I started working on a series of words that could be typ...
  • Manny
    Jun 06, 2009
    (Joint review with JORDAN, who's actually finished the book)- George?- Mmm?- Don't go to sleep.- Mmm.- You are going to sleep!- Mm-mm.- George, tell me something you did today.- Um... I read a book.- That's better! Move around a bit. Yes, that's right, put your hand there. Good. What book?- Bonk. By...
  • Michael
    Jul 11, 2011
    This book review has received a strong 'R' rating for disturbing sexual content. If you are eating, you might not wanna read this review right now. DON'T go into this book thinking it'll get you in the mood. In fact, it may disturb the mood right out of you.Did you know? Before Viagra, guys who coul...
  • rachel
    Sep 05, 2011
    One of my favorite parts in Fifty Shades of Grey -- by which I mean, one of the parts that gave me the greatest WTF glee -- is the part where Ana, still a virgin, is watching Christian Grey become aroused and is wondering how it's going to fit, and he says to her, "Don't worry. You expand too."My fi...
  • Petra Eggs
    Jul 21, 2012
    3.5 stars.This was like cup of cocoa sex. Sex is always good but sometimes you can't help hoping it will be over soon and you can have a cup of cocoa, maybe with cream. Marshmallows even. Maybe a sprinkle of cinnamom and some grated chocolate curls. Oh there I go, mind drifted off.Read 13 Dec. 2013 ...
  • Michael
    Feb 01, 2013
    First she did death and now she does sex. Bonk is a perfect successor to the tour-de-force of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. She is brilliant in her ability to present to the average readers the triumphs and the twisted in the progression of scientific and medical approaches to these su...
  • Megan Baxter
    Jun 30, 2013
    Mary Roach takes her practially-patented whirlwind tour through the world of sex research. And for the most part, it's very fun. And occasionally cringe-inducing. But less so than Stiff, which had me avoiding that book any time I was eating. Bonk never gave me the same problems.Note: The rest of thi...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Jul 30, 2015
    Mary Roach is always on her game. She is funny, and her subjects are all so interesting. The narrator of this audiobook was also on point. But while I enjoyed this book, I think my 3 star rating is mostly my own fault.Because I apparently already knew all the freaky weird details about sex... like a...