Bonk

August 16th, 2008 Books & Publishing, The Sun Herald

Bonk is a funny word — partly comical, partly erotic and partly onomatapeiac — and that’s the approach author Mary Roach takes in this very light-hearted look at the science of our favourite pastime. With what must have been a bloodhound-like nose for the story and a cast iron constitution, she’s sought out the bizarre, eye-opening and at times borderline unethical studies into sex that have gone on over the last century. There is clinical biology in it and Roach is certainly interested in enlightening us, but with chapter titles like Coital Imaging and Re-Member Me, it’s mostly played for laughs.


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