Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach

By Mary Roach

The examine of sexual physiology—what occurs, and why, and the way to make it take place better—has been occurring for hundreds of years, in the back of the closed doorways of laboratories, brothels, Alfred Kinsey's attic, and, extra lately, MRI facilities, pig farms, and sex-toy R&D labs. I spent years wheedling and conniving my approach at the back of these doorways to deliver you the solutions to the questions Dr. Ruth by no means requested. Is your penis 3 inches longer than you think that? Is vaginal orgasm a delusion? Can a useless guy get an erection? Why doesn't Viagra support women—or, for that subject, pandas?

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Were she to learn that her man is not so much insensitive as over-sensitive, her resentment would diffuse or, at least, hang its hat on something other than his penis. Here’s another example. Masters and Johnson discovered all manner of physical changes going on in women’s vaginas when they’re aroused. “Advanced excitement” prompts a portion of the vagina to expand. One theorized purpose is to create an “anatomic basin” to hold the semen near the opening to the uterus and thereby up the odds of conception.

Imagine a woman who’s been harboring resentment toward her husband for pulling out as soon he’s done (and she isn’t). Were she to learn that her man is not so much insensitive as over-sensitive, her resentment would diffuse or, at least, hang its hat on something other than his penis. Here’s another example. Masters and Johnson discovered all manner of physical changes going on in women’s vaginas when they’re aroused. “Advanced excitement” prompts a portion of the vagina to expand. One theorized purpose is to create an “anatomic basin” to hold the semen near the opening to the uterus and thereby up the odds of conception.

Now I’d be able to see, firsthand, whether and how the mechanical dick delivers. the Center for Sex and Culture does not court the curious passerby. No sign is posted on the outside of the building or inside the entryway. * Eventually, you notice the street number, 298, on a window near the door. There is an intercom with a buzzer labeled CSC. ” forcing you to announce that you are HERE FOR THE SEX-MACHINE EVENT. This being San Francisco—on a block where, not two minutes ago, a man in a cotton skirt descended from his flat to the sidewalk on a telescoping fire escape ladder and trotted away—no one finds the pronouncement to be worthy of especial notice.

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