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How We Do It: How the Science of Sex Can Make You a Better Loverby Judy Dutton
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Did you know that the scent that turns men on the most is pumpkin pie mixed with lavender? And that women have been known to go wild from a whiff of Good & Plenty and cucumber?
For anyone who wants to know more about sex, attraction, and how to improve his or her chances with someone cute comes this indispensable resource from Judy Dutton. How We Do It takes you into the simmering world of sex researchers who have been documenting the many esoteric aspects of the erotic realm for years. With this book the laboratory door is finally open to you.
Follow the fictional couple John and Jane as they meet, flirt, kiss, have sex, and try to figure out what their attraction means and what to do about it. Backed by hundreds of scientific studies and interviews with people just like you, Judy Dutton reveals the why behind John’s impulse to rip Jane’s clothes off before he gets to know her. Even more than the science, though, How We Do It gives you hands-on lessons on how to take your sex life up a notch and put science to good use.
• What’s the best way to handle someone’s hot spots?
• Are men more promiscuous than women?
• Does size really matter?
• What brings on bigger, better orgasms?
• Can a brain scan tell if you’re in love or just in lust?
• Will there ever be a women’s version of Viagra?
• Why should women plan dates around their ovulation schedule?
• Why are men with names containing i or e more attractive?
• Why do women always seem to fall for jerks?
• Why do men chase women who are much younger than they are?
Nowadays, anyone on the Web can call themselves a “sexpert” but have no more credentials than your clueless best friend. Judy Dutton interviews the real experts who devote their lives–and their graduate degrees–to the subject of sex. But all her research wasn’t done solely with people in white coats. She also hit the streets to see just what’s going on in the world of attraction. As a result, How We Do It is an illuminating and accurate look at what turns us on, what turns us off, and how we can get better in the sack.
In How We Do It, Judy Dutton explains everything that's going on chemically, neurologically, and biologically during a typical sexual encounter from first spark to climax-and reveals what really turns us on and how we can put that knowledge to use behind our closed bedroom doors. You'll learn the answers to perplexing questions like:
A fascinating exposé of what revs our sexual engines—and how knowing what happens behind the sex-lab door will make us better lovers.
Did you know that the scent that turns on men the most is pumpkin pie mixed with lavender—and that women have been known to go wild from a whiff of Good & Plenty and cucumber? Sex researchers have been documenting the many esoteric aspects of the erotic realm for years, and now the laboratory door is open to you.
How can you increase the odds of attracting a mate? (Using a new nickname might do the trick.) Is it possible to orgasm just by thinking about it? (Some people can—maybe you’re one of them.) Can you prevent your partner from straying? (There is a vaccine—but so far it’s been tested only on rodents). How We Do It answers these questions and more, revealing the mysteries of what turns us on and why, and highlighting the latest, greatest, and most bizarre experiments heating up laboratories around the world today and throughout history. More than a survey of sexual experimentation, it’s a guide to heating up your sex life, showing how to improve your sexual performance, from the first sparks to the climactic finale, backed by scientific research.
About the Author
\JUDY DUTTON has been a staff editor and writer for Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, and Maxim, among other publications. Her previous books include Redbook's 500 Sex Tips: How to Make Sex More Exciting, Satisfying & Fun and Red Hot Touch: A Head-to-Toe Handbook for Mind-blowing Orgasms (as Julie Jeffries). She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The surprising truth about science and sex — Why we have sex (do you really need to ask?) — The laws, bylaws, and loopholes of attraction — A field guide to flirting — So--want to have sex? — This is your body on sex — This is your brain on sex — Whipped cream, high heels and a dog (and you thought your fantasies were weird!) — The wild world of kinky sex — The cheat sheet — Prescription for perfect sex? — All about orgasms — First comes love, then comes--a baby? : How conception really happens — Conclusion: Where will the science of sex take us next?
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