Synopses & Reviews
Where did the word "love" come from? Has there ever been a gay pope? How did Valentine's Day originate? From the lascivious to the romantic, from the hard-core to the scientific and the scholarly, this engaging and eye-opening compendium of little known facts about sex is both informative and endlessly entertaining.
Has there ever been a gay pope? What is history's first love poem? Why do men have nipples? How did "drag" come to mean cross-dressing? Who was the first prostitute? At what age does a man's penis stop growing? Do female animals have orgasms? How long have people been giving the finger? Charles Panati explores hundreds of racy and "unmentionable" subjects, including words, practices, and taboos. Obsessed with getting to the root of things, Panati reveals facts that will surprise even the most informed reader.