A Natural History

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the biology and physiology of sexual behavior, discussing such topics as flirtation, love, courtship, intercourse, fidelity, parenting, and nurturing.

McMillan Palgrave
Everything is sexual. Every joke is dirt, every pun a double entendre, every four letter word a part of the anatomy. Ads and magazine covers are embellished with full breasts and bulging pecs. And we all know which sites are making money on the Internet. Humans are obsessed with sex. But why? And what happens to us when we behave sexually?

In Sex: The Natural History, Joann Rodgers unearths both the roots of our sexual nature and the outcomes of our primal urges. Rodgers explains what it is that makes us male and female in the first place, and than explores the biology and physiology of flirtation, love, courtship, intercourse, fidelity, parenting, and nurturing. Drawing on a wide range of evidence from the laboratory to the natural world she argues that every aspect and kind of sexual behavior that exists today can be seen as an evolutionary and biological response to our powerful need to survive.

And significantly, Rodgers shows that "the battle of the sexes," is really a game of one-upmanship that is never intended to be won. The true purpose of our sexual biology is to get two strangers to a point of cooperation that enables them to bond, parent, nurture and maintain intimate relationships. The sexual strategies employed by men and women may be different but they are ultimately complementary, not antagonistic.

Presenting a view of sex that readers may not recognize--but won't soon forget-Sex: The Natural History illuminates one of the most powerful, and often misunderstood, aspects of human existence.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W. H. Freeman and Co., 2002
Description: 515 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780716737445
Branch Call Number: 612.6 Rod


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Corey G Brooks Feb 02, 2015

I found this books substance to be a continuing influence on my life, because I'm in twenties and I have the idea that this is when males enjoy their natural inclination, but that isn't all I learned.

I found that symmetry is of great intrest to women, yet after seeing Teyana Taylor's beach body it is of intrigue to men (At least I too). Even more, I found that Homosexual sex is considered to be "Alternative sex", and I the alternate is "Hetero-", but I would hope to never be so ignorant to have do that; Given women are to appreciate a man of great complexity (It is said that the for. Chancellor of Germany Adolf Hitler to have been one of complexity, as well he was known for his speeches; it is depicted in Bill O' Reilly's book, "Killing Patton", that he was in female company in his death.).

In conclusion I say that I am of better health, as a man, after reading this. I suggest it!


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