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Science and Lust (Brainy Sex Book 1) by [Coffey, Rebecca]
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The reason why this read is so compelling to general-interest audiences (and even those who may have little prior interest in science, in general) is because the essay form, combined with Rebecca Coffey's background in journalism and general-interest science writing, makes for a winning combination when it comes to crafting a nonfiction thriller..... Any reader interested in human sexuality who eschews the normally dry scientific study on the matter will relish this absorbing read which puts the 'lively' back into matters and draws direct connections between modern sexual activities, dilemmas and questions, and the latest scientific findings.--Midwest Book Review

How does Rebecca Coffey do it? I read Science and Lust in one sitting, as if I were savoring one appetizing morsel after another, enough to leave me magically both sated and wanting more. I learned answers to questions I’d never thought to pose (What is the impact of polyester on sex drive? What is the advantage for men of having facial scars?), and plausible answers to ones I’d often mused over (Why is the color red so important? How critical, among married heterosexuals, is male height for female sexual desire?). And because Coffey returns us again to Freud, to his daughter Anna, and to their intimate conversation as he—in complete violation of his own rules and orthodoxy—analyzed her on his couch, while developing his theories of penis envy and femininity and homosexuality … well, you can imagine, the plot thickens and inspires intrigue. Aroused? Dip in and enjoy the feast.—Jill Gentile, psychoanalyst and clinical psychologoist, Associate Professor at N.Y.U., and author of Feminine Law: Freud, Free Speech, and the Voice of Desire (Karnac Books, 2016)

The interplay of love, lust, and science can be unpredictable. Even the most absurd experiments can yield fascinating results. In Science and Lust, by Rebecca Coffey, one sees that when expectations go awry, with a sense of humor one might have a good laugh and a good story to tell. What does this little gem hold? To name just a few: An experiment of polyester clad mice, historical research on red hot lips, Anna Freud psychoanalyzed on her father's couch, and how to improve your sex appeal. The chapters are layered and laced with fun-filled facts, information and an extensive bibliography. It is a gift to all who appreciate solid research portrayed in breezy, page-turner fashion.—Rita Watson, journalist and Associate Fellow at Yale’s Ezra Stiles College

With wit and verve, Science and Lust makes a significant contribution to the literature dedicated to our need to understand what it means to be sexpositive. This book discusses pornography, lesbian love, masturbation, and illuminates an elegant rebuttal to Freud’s perspective on Civilizations and its Discontents. And much much more. Highly recommended.—Marty Babits, LCSW, BCD, Author of I’m Not a Mind Reader (HCI Books, 2015) and The Power of the Middle Ground (Prometheus, 2008)

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In twelve lively essays by award-winning science journalist Rebecca Coffey, SCIENCE & LUST answers questions you never thought to ask. How did kissing and romantic love evolve in humans? What do rats in polyester pants have to do with human sexuality? Are the wives of tall men really happier? Why do women prefer men in (or near) red? What are the telltale signs of the female narcissist? What are some science tips for building sex appeal? Are extramarital affairs really dangerous to a man’s health? And is it true that women can’t always tell when they’re sexually aroused? Coffey’s journalism has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times, The Oakland Tribune, on WNYC’s “The Takeaway,” Fox News’s “Happening Now,” KPCC’s “Air Talk with Larry Mantle,” WAMC’s “51 Percent,” IRN USA Radio’s “Daybreak USA,” Vermont Public Radio, Northeast Public Radio, WBUR Boston, and in Scientific American and Discover magazines. Coffey’s column, “The Bejeesus out of Me” is a regular feature on SCIENCE & LUST is Volume I of the BRAINY SEX series. More information is at twelve lively essays by award-winning science journalist Rebecca Coffey, SCIENCE & LUST answers questions you never thought to ask. Science and Lust is Volume 1 of the BRAINY SEX series. More information is at

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2304 KB
  • Print Length: 111 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0997264438
  • Publisher: Beck & Branch Publishers (3 February 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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