This book is amazing. Thank you for bringing information to light like this. This book is the most interesting books I have listened to in a long time. Though I will say, if you don't agree with evolution then don't read this book. If you have a open mind then you will love it!
This book is one of the most entertaining, fun audio books I have ever gotten. It is funny, clever and right on the money regarding sex in our culture. It is well worth the time. Great Job!
This isn't a work of Evolutionary Psychology, rather, it dismantles much of the BS that that field has been propagating.
I went into this with high expectations, based on reader and critic reviews, and was sorely disappointed. The central premise is intriguing, but the authors to little more than pick apart older models of human sexuality, with little hard scientific evidence. I may be biased since I'm a laboratory scientist, and am skeptical of sweeping conclusions drawn from scant unambiguous data.
If you're an academic studying social sciences or human sexuality, you may find this interesting, otherwise don't bother. The writing is dry and jargon filled, the narration is downright awful, and the attempts to make it accessible to the general reader amount to petty and flat sarcasm.
i liked the new ideas proposed, at least they were new to me. why do women broadcast orgasms? interesting ideas about polyandry
no, because they ignore good science by others, and use cheap shots to discredit credible anthropologists findings
audiobook is new to me. I am not used to listening a book. i still prefer book on my hand to read it.
if i have a book in my hand to read
i would like to unsubcribe audio book.. please cancel my membership.
I tought what happened in Vegas, stayed in Vegas?
"Sex at Dawn" is one of those rare, life changing books capable of changing the life of those who read it, provided they keep an open mind. A book that should be 'required reading' for those who study anthropology, psychology or sex in any way; "Sex at Dawn" challenges the standard narrative of human sexual evolution with wit, research, facts and even a little bit of sarcasm.
This is a masterpiece that will do for skeptics of the "standard narrative" what Christopher Hitchens "God Is Not Great" did for religious skeptics: Provide an eloquent yet empirical narrative on behalf of our arguments. One that is way better than what we could have come up with ourselves.
I love the perception switch that I had as a result of taking this book in. Society tries so hard to control civilization that it overlies our truest essence, and a logical theory behind the reasons and repercussions of that control is explained in this book. So fun!
I got this two months ago and at that time put my membership on hold, after listening over several evenings over that time, I renewed my membership with great enthusiasm. If I learn as much in one more book this year, I figure its worth the price of 10 memberships.It's an unrestrained attack on the scientific and cultural assumptions of the status quo, while being very scientific, on the topic of sex. I was skeptical during much of the first listen, but second time around I had failed to find substantial holes in its premises. I have a few minor differences, but this was really a paradigm shift and I am someone who thought he was well educated on the topic of sex (arent we all?) I would like to hear a debate with the authors and other scientists like Stephen Pinker. After listening I am even more skeptical of pinker, someone I always admired but wondered if his conclusions were a little too convenient. A debate tour would sell out! But I doubt it will happen because they've got the evidence on their side as far as I can tell.(disclaimer: I'm no expert in the sciences discussed but I'm sure of one thing -- somebody is guilty of either being a slouch or a fraud and which is the case - is a question suspense novelists ought to be having wets dreams about). The idea is that overwhelmingly, the scientific evidence suggests we did not evolve as jealous, monogamous creatures, that we keep hearing we are. Instead we evolved as the most social, and sexual creatures ever. We changed when farming and property ownership, rather than hunting and gathering, became major occupations of human life.Even if you aren't convinced, you ought to be aware of the evidence and this controversy. Although I first suspected it was an ideologically driven, wild idea --everything from culture to evolutionary evidence is examined and I can't imagine its wrong at this point. But I await, as always, more evidence while not holding my breath for an HONEST response. I cant think of more ground breaking book in modern times. This is a must read. I would even go as far as saying, if you can't talk about these issues, you have no idea what you are talking about, on the topic of human sexuality.Finally, while I think they made a convincing case of our prehistorical sexual-social past, as the authors alluded to, it doesn't necessarily give us many answers for how we go forward in our capitalistic society. I for one, love capitalism and believe in the idea of motivating ourselves with the idea of "owning" the results of our efforts.This apparently feeds our need to think we need to own a mate. Interesting idea and well presented. Apparently this wasn't much of an issue in hunter gathering societies. How do we adapt? Ah, more books! More ideas!
She has a pleasant voice and expresses herself well. She helps you get the point faster. There aren't many quotes by the male voice, why this is a distraction to some listeners escapes me unless they were looking for sly ways to sway people negatively.
I wanted to, but at 11 hours I couldnt do it , and I must say I didnt grasp it all, or believe it at first. but I kept listening because I've always studied sex. How naive I was!
Should be required reading
All of it... especially the story of the culture of people in China that everyone wants to change.
The introduction by the author... I am not sure how that fits into the subject of the book. It seemed a little disjunct. Perhaps if he had been reading the rest of the book, it would have been made clear.
A woman with a very nice voice reading.
Yes... have more sex!:)
I plan to listen to it again on vacation next week.