Cover of: How sex works | Sharon Moalem

How sex works

why we look, smell, taste, feel, and act the way we do

1st ed.

Published by Harper, Publishers Group UK [distributor] in New York, Enfield .
Written in English.

About the Book

Why are women biologically driven to find Mr. Tall, Dark, and Handsome?Can more sex help ensure a safe pregnancy?What effect does pornography have on a man's fertility? In this compelling follow-up to the New York Times bestseller Survival of the Sickest, Dr. Sharon Moalem takes us on a trip from prehistory to the forefront of cutting-edge medical research, and through a bedroom or two, to tell the story of how human sexuality has developed over time. How Sex Works challenges common perceptions about our bodies and provides astonishing discoveries from the frontiers of science as it traces the transformation of sex across species and through time to its current role in human societies. Find out the answers to such provocative questions as: Can the birth control pill influence the type of men women are attracted to? What do men and honeybees have in common when it comes to sex? Why do hourglass-shaped women tend to be especially fertile? When are women most likely to cheat? Can twins have different fathers? From the composition and function of human sex organs to the fascinating biochemistry behind sexual attraction, How Sex Works presents captivating new ideas and surprising answers to questions about contraception, fertility, circumcision, menopause, STDs, homosexuality, orgasms, and more. This is an entertaining, comprehensive exploration of culture, biology, and history that takes us far beyond our common understanding of sex.

About the Edition

Neurogeneticist Moalem takes us on a trip from prehistory to the forefront of cutting-edge medical research, and through a bedroom or two, to tell the story of how human sexuality has developed over time. This book challenges common perceptions about our bodies and presents astonishing discoveries from the frontiers of science as it traces the transformation of sex across species and through time to its current role in human societies. Find out the answers to such provocative questions as: Can the birth control pill influence the type of men women are attracted to? What do men and honeybees have in common when it comes to sex? When are women most likely to cheat? From the composition and function of human sex organs to the fascinating biochemistry behind sexual attraction, How Sex Works presents captivating new ideas and surprising answers to questions about contraception, fertility, circumcision, menopause, STDs, homosexuality, orgasms, and more.--From publisher description.

Table of Contents

Girls just want to have fun --
Boys to men --
I'm so excited and I just can't hide it --
Let's talk about sex --
Come as you are --
Let it be --
Tainted love --
Jagged little pill --
Good vibrations.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
612.6
Library of Congress
HQ21 .M67 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiv, 274 p. ;
Number of pages
274

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24023286M
Internet Archive
howsexworkswhywe00moal
ISBN 10
0061479659
ISBN 13
9780061479656
LC Control Number
2009284845
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