Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
by Mary Roach
by Mary Roach
In Bonk, the best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Why doesn’t Viagra help women-or, for that matter, pandas? Can a dead man get an erection? Is vaginal orgasm a myth? Mary Roach shows us how and why sexual arousal and orgasm-two of the most complex, delightful, and amazing scientific phenomena on earth-can be so hard to achieve and what science is doing to make the bedroom a more satisfying place.
I read Mary Roach’s book Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. I really enjoyed her scientific yet witty writing style. She left me contemplating my own afterlife and at the same time, gave me some rockin’ trivia knowledge of cadavers. Too bad Trivial Pursuit doesn’t have a special edition for that, you know?? Her same witty style was present in this book, as well as her ability to delve completely into her subject matter.
I didn’t feel as compelled to devour Bonk as I did Stiff. I don’t really know what to say about it, other than the fact that I felt much of the information was repetitive. I checked out her other book, Spook at the same time as this one so I will be reading it in the near future. I’m hoping that it is a much better read than this one.