Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (Paperback)
A New York Times Bestseller
“Rich in dexterous innuendo, laugh-out-loud humor and illuminating fact. It’s compulsively readable.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review
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.
— San Francisco Chronicle
[Mary Roach] is a bold, tenacious, and insatiable reporter. . . . A greatly satisfying romp.
— New York Times Book Review
Roll over, Kinsey. Mary Roach has done it again.... Bonk proves that full-bodied research can be riveting.
— O, The The Oprah Magazine
Roach is a fearless and witty reporter.
— Wall Street Journal
[An] account that is at once revealing—alarmingly so—and very very funny. She studs (forgive me) her journey with a multitude of knee-crossing bits of fact that will enliven bedtime conversation everywhere.
— Erik Larson, author of Devil in the White City