Few things are as fundamental to human happiness as sex, and few writers are as entertaining about the subject as Mary Roach.
Can a woman think herself to orgasm? Is your penis three inches longer than you think? Why doesn't Viagra help women - or, for that matter, pandas? Does orgasm boost fertility? Or cure hiccups?
The study of sexual physiology - what happens, and why, and how to make it happen better - has been taking place behind closed doors for hundreds of years. In this fascinating and funny book, Mary Roach steps inside laboratories, brothels, pig farms, sex-toy R&D labs - even Alfred Kinsey's attic - to tell us everything we wanted to know about sex, and a lot we'd never even thought to ask.
In this terrifically witty, hugely engaging study of the way we love, Mary Roach does meet some real oddballs, and on almost every page she tells you something to make you gasp aloud or snort with laughter Toby Clements Telegraph
Mary Roach ist Journalistin und schreibt u. a. für GQ, das New York Times Magazine sowie die Internetzeitschrift Salon und arbeitet außerdem für das Discovery Magazine. Sie lebt mit ihrem Mann und ihrer Tochter in der Nähe von San Francisco. Mary Roach hat bereits mehrere Bücher geschrieben.