Bodies...The Exhibition Celebrates the paperback release of The New York Times Bestseller BONK: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach.
Mary Roach is the author of the national bestsellers Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, and Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void.
Her writing has appeared in such publications as Salon, GQ, Vogue, and the New York Times magazine.
Author Mary Roach discusses a few unsolved mysteries in the field of sex research, including the location of the clitoris in relation to a woman's ability to orgasm and the role orgasm may play in fertility.
As an example, she talks about evidence involving sexually aroused sows and artificial insemination.
Tendencies and behaviour of human beings with regard to any activity that causes or is otherwise associated with sexual arousal. It is strongly influenced by the genetically inherited sexual response patterns that ensure reproduction (seereproductive behaviour), societal attitudes toward sex, and each individual's upbringing. Physiology sets only very broad limits on human sexuality; most of the enormous variation found among humans results from learning and conditioning. What is deviant in one society may be normal in another. Sexuality covers gender identity, sexual orientation, and actual practices, as well as one's acceptance of these aspects of one's personality, which may be more important than their specifics. See alsohomosexuality; transsexualism.
Sex is, for any animal species, the second most driving force. In insects it's number one.
Humans tend to not understand it, and connect it to morals, ethics, religion, or perhaps,
just to good judgement and taste. Unfortunately or not, none of these modalities can over-
ride the basic drive. Strange that many people are horrified when they see it in action. You'll
never beat it.
I have got to wonder. Why is it that the people that study sexual coupling always tend to be on the older side, if not extremely older side? Why aren't there 'sex scientists' in their young 30s?
But it's good that people are doing research on this field. Keeps us knowledgeable about our bodies.