How Sex Works Why We Look Smell Taste Feel and Act the Way We Do Read & download ✓ 8

Review How Sex Works Why We Look Smell Taste Feel and Act the Way We Do

How Sex Works Why We Look Smell Taste Feel and Act the Way We Do Read & download ✓ 8 × “Read this book and discover sex again but from a scientific perspective and see why it evolved It’s almost as much fun and needs less energy” — Peter Macinnis author of 100 Discoveries The Greatest Istory How Sex Works manages to inject science writing with the prurient thrill of a gossip rag O magazineMedical maverick and New York Times bestselling author of Survival of the Sickest Dr Sharon Moalem presents an insig. Had a friend recommend this who likes nonfiction books that describe how and why different body process work and happen This broke down what is going on in male and female bodies and in various animals The most fascinating parts were when animal processes were described and explained and how similar to humans they are duh we are animals too This books discusses studies and scientists psychologists other research professionals than I can count Basically this book is what an anatomy or medical class would discuss when talking about the two sexes and the evolutionary push for sex

Sharon Moalem ✓ 8 Review

Htful and engaging voyage through the surprising history and evolution of sexual reproduction Fans of Freakonomics Blink You The Owner’s Manual and Why Do Men Have Nipples will find many engaging insights in How Sex Works. An author can't go wrong I'd guess by including the word sex in his or her book's title It helps if said author's bio mentions appearances on CNN and The Daily Show It helps if some of the blurbs on the cover are by the authors of books whose own titles include The G Spot and The Technology of OrgasmStill and all by the time you finish How Sex Works Why We Look Smell Taste Feel and Act the Way We Do you may be left wondering what the heck kind of book did I just readConsider the chapter titles which include such as these Girls Just Want to Have Fun I'm So Excited and I Just Can't Hide It Let It Be Jagged Little Pill Good VibrationsThese pop culture driven chapter titles said to me especially considering all the sure fire gimmicks cataloged in the first paragraph of this review that the book would romp playfully through its subject matter I'd probably encounter a lot of sly jokes and puns and a certain amount of the old Monty Python wink wink nudge nudge sort of provocationEr well noFrom the IntroductionWe're here to explore human sexuality from beginning to end – what we like and why we like it; how it makes us feel; how it can go wrong; and how human intervention through cultural traditions scientific discovery or both can divert nature's path – across history geography culture gender and orientation how sex worksWhat Dr Sharon Moalem yes he's a doctor a neurogeneticist and evolutionary biologist says in that paragraph sounds encouraging He's going to cover it all isn't he In fewer than 300 pages at that It's gonna be concentrated All right you thinkBut then there's the small matter of how he says it A single 300 word sentence multiple independent clauses and not a whole heck lot of Anglo Saxonisms The whole thing fraught with em dashes semicolons and even an ellipsis to bootAnd I can't help noticing this sort of thing this is his opening sentence The grabber The sentence that he and his editors sweated over than any otherThe problem plagues How Sex Works for most of the remainder of the book Although this is far from an academic treatise of the topic it's not a book whose contents you might find excerpted in say Esuire or Cosmo Carrie Bradshaw will not be citing it aloud musingly in Sex and the City II So if that's what you're hoping for keep hopingStill the book's content is interesting here and there very interestingThe first couple of chapters cover the physiological basics for women and men such as how our bodies change with puberty the mysteries of pubic hair and breast and penis sizes Bet you didn't know how the latter is typically measured in studies of such things to ensure consistency Let's just say the combination of relaxation and stretching sounds positively yogic Moalem discusses the hydraulic stuff here too fluids where they come from where they go why they go there instead of someplace else how things fit together or don't the basic propulsive mechanicsFor me the best chapter in the book was the third I'm So Excited and I Just Can't Hide It This chapter deals with the rules of attraction how our bodies tell us just who exactly will turn our headsWhen Mom or our good friends counsel us that opposites attract they mean psychological andor emotional opposites Intellectual types may hang out with intellectuals but they can't help being diverted by the scatterbrains Artists lie down with logicians social butterflies with wallflowers the strong willed with the wimps Yes that may or may not be true in the long run But what catches our eye in the shortIt might be accurate to ask What catches our noseMoalem reports on several varieties of what he refers to as the T shirt test studies which neutralize as much as possible the effects of odors other than an individual's own and test the responses of people exposed to the resulting pure odorThe first of these studies asked a

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How Sex Works Why We Look Smell Taste Feel and Act the Way We Do“Read this book and discover sex again but from a scientific perspective and see why it evolved It’s almost as much fun and needs less energy” Peter Macinnis author of 100 Discoveries The Greatest Breakthroughs in H. How Sex Works takes us on a tour of sex – its biological costs and benefits its anatomy why we’re attracted to the people we’re attracted to homosexuality and the genetic disorders that result in ambiguously sexed individuals Reading this was like being allowed to smell your favorite food – there’s just enough to tantalize you but not enough to satisfy your interestcraving Dr Moalem’s narrative is easy to follow and very readable but he just doesn’t delve into things A lot of what he presented too was information I’d already seen heard or read about although I have to say that male monkeys paying for porn – looking at images of female monkeys’ hinduarters – by giving up their fruit juice was a new one on me Since this is totally readable I’d recommend it if you’re looking for a uick and interesting overview of sex But if you’re looking for something amazing on a similar topic you absolutely need to read Mary Roach’s book Bonk The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex It’s fantastic Her footnotes alone are jam packed with information to entice and entertain