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Why Is Sex Fun?: The Evolution of Human Sexuality

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Why are humans one of the few species to have sex in private? Why do humans have sex any day of the month or year—including when the female is pregnant, beyond her reproductive years, or between her fertile cycles? Why are human females the only mammals to go through menopause? Why is the human penis so unnecessarily large? Why do we differ so radically in these and other important aspects of our sexuality from our closest animal relatives and ancestors?With wit and fascinating scientific expertise, the author of The Third Chimpanzee explores the mystifying evolutionary forces that gave shape to our sexual distinctions and shows how they contributed to what it means to be uniquely human.

About the Author

Jared Diamond is professor of physiology at UCLA Medical School and the author of The Third Chimpanzee.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465013074
Publisher:
Basic Books
Subject:
Sex
Author:
Jared M. Diamond
Author:
Diamond, Jared
Author:
of <i>The Third Chimpanzee.</i>
Author:
Avey, Denis
Author:
Diamond, Jared M.
Subject:
Sex customs
Subject:
Physiology
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Life Sciences - Evolution - Human
Subject:
General science
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Sex
Subject:
Psychology | Sexuality
Subject:
Sexuality-General
Subject:
Science : General
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Evolution
Subject:
Health & Fitness : Sexuality
Subject:
Psychology : Human Sexuality
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Social Science : Anthropology - General
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Biology
Publication Date:
September 1998
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
300

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Science and Mathematics » Biology » General

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