9780465031269

Why Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution of Human Sexuality

ISBN 10: 0465031269 / 0-465-03126-9
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Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Softcover
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Why are humans one of the few species to have sex in private? Why are human females the only mammals to go through menopause? Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large? There is no more knowledgeable authority than the award-winning author of THE THIRD CHIMPANZEE to answer these intriguing questions. Here is a delightfully entertaining and enlightening look at the unique sex lives of humans.


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"Why Is Sex Fun? contains many strange and memorable tales of our sex lives and those of our relatives. It is guaranteed to keep a potential partner amused and amazed at the vagaries of what people - and animals - get up to when it comes to passing on their genes."

Steve Jones, New York Review of Books, 07/17/1997

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"...Diamond's book is well-informed, clearly written and sharply focused."

Lawrence G. Proulx, Washington Post Book World, 11/09/1997

 

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Book Description: The Perseus Books Group, United States, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 204 x 135 mm. Brand New Book. To us humans the sex lives of many animals seem weird. In fact, by comparison with all the other animals, we are the ones with the weird sex lives. How did that come to be?Just count our bizarre ways. We are the only social species to insist on carrying out sex privately. Stranger yet, we have sex at any time, even when the female cant be fertilized (for example, because she is already pregnant, post-menopausal, or between fertile cycles). A human female doesnt know her precise time of fertility and certainly doesnt advertise it to human males by the striking color changes, smells, and sounds used by other female mammals. Why do we differ so radically in these and other important aspects of our sexuality from our closest ancestor, the apes? Why does the human female, virtually alone among mammals go through menopause? Why does the human male stand out as one of the few mammals to stay (often or usually) with the female he impregnates, to help raise the children that he sired? Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large?There is no one better qualified than Jared Diamondrenowned expert in the fields of physiology and evolutionary biology and award-winning authorto explain the evolutionary forces that operated on our ancestors to make us sexually different. With wit and a wealth of fascinating examples, he explains how our sexuality has been as crucial as our large brains and upright posture in our rise to human status. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780465031269

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Book Description: The Perseus Books Group, United States, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 204 x 135 mm. Brand New Book. To us humans the sex lives of many animals seem weird. In fact, by comparison with all the other animals, we are the ones with the weird sex lives. How did that come to be?Just count our bizarre ways. We are the only social species to insist on carrying out sex privately. Stranger yet, we have sex at any time, even when the female cant be fertilized (for example, because she is already pregnant, post-menopausal, or between fertile cycles). A human female doesnt know her precise time of fertility and certainly doesnt advertise it to human males by the striking color changes, smells, and sounds used by other female mammals. Why do we differ so radically in these and other important aspects of our sexuality from our closest ancestor, the apes? Why does the human female, virtually alone among mammals go through menopause? Why does the human male stand out as one of the few mammals to stay (often or usually) with the female he impregnates, to help raise the children that he sired? Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large?There is no one better qualified than Jared Diamondrenowned expert in the fields of physiology and evolutionary biology and award-winning authorto explain the evolutionary forces that operated on our ancestors to make us sexually different. With wit and a wealth of fascinating examples, he explains how our sexuality has been as crucial as our large brains and upright posture in our rise to human status. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9780465031269

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