Saturday, January 31, 2009
10. "Bonk" - Mary Roach
It's official. I adore Mary Roach. A science writer with a spectacular sense of humor, she tackled the science of sex with relish. At one point, she volunteers to have sex with her husband in an MRI-type machine to study orgasms. Seriously. Adore her.
The book focuses on the history of sex research, including rats, pigs, and humans. Alfred Kinsey is mentioned, of course, but it is the research about rats wearing polyester pants and men imitating male hogs that makes this a book to put on the to-read list. Though, you may want to read it at home, in bed.
4.0 out of 5.0 Sex with an Alligators.