A Billion Wicked Thoughts

What the World's Largest Experiment Reveals About Human Desire
Narrated by: Andrew Garman
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
Categories: Erotica, Sex Instruction
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Informed by 18,000 interviews and bold insight from neuroscientists Sai Gaddam and Ogi Ogas, this groundbreaking study will likely rock many people’s perceptions of what stimulates males and females. The surprising results not only demonstrate people’s needs, but the needs of people’s mates as well.

©2011 Sai Goddam and Ogi Ogas (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
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Fascinating look at human desires

Highly recommend. Candid insight into (mostly) taboo topics. Will create some ahah moments and help make sense of many personal experiences.

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Interesting, Except no insights on Lesbians?! wtf?

This book covered a lot of interesting and indepth social and sexual ground, but utterly forgot to explore or explain anything about homosexual females. Straight males and females, as well as gay men all got their time in the Sun, but I was strangely surprised that lesbians were utterly absent from this immense experiment. Pretty good overall. Would recommend to anyone struggling to understand their sexuality or the sexuality of others.

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Pseudoscience at its worst

Men are simpleminded creatures who just want to "aim and fire" at a anything that moves, and women are always analyzing things with their inner detective, craving romance and real commitment. I have now spared you a credit much better spend somewhere else. From analyzing a whole lot of porn, Internet searches, and picking and choosing research, these blokes decided that they are actually capable of making up nonsense theories based on crack pot ideas of how it might have been to be a caveman. Go back and study some actual biological anthropology, then talk to some actual scientists about how science works, then rewrite it please. The idea is really good. But it's a little like putting on green glasses, and then proclaiming the world green.

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Take ir for what it is: a Conversation starter

The info in the book is good enough to elicit conversations about sexuality and desire. Its strength comes from the fact that the data was provided by websites people interact with while having a sense of privacy, which means they’re not “covering” themselves and so the data shows aspects of human sexual interests usually not discussed publicly.
The downside of all this is it’s just observation and when it tries to back the data up with a specialist’s comment or so it doesn’t mention scientific studies or meta analysis of any kind. It even quotes a blogger at some point. None of this is actually scientific proof of what the book presents.
Again, it’s a good conversation starter, maybe after reading it or while reading it people can be more open to talk about what makes them feel desire or attraction.
The way it closes is basically recognizing the fact that desire is sexuality mediated by the imagination, which ultimately sounded as a safety measure in case someone didn’t agree with the rest of the book.

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couldn't recommend this book enough

if you like direct engineer like focus and dedication to the facts of a subject don't think twice. Its Not PC, its not influenced by political dogma, it's just a straight up take it or leave it kind of work based on what people do when they feel nobody is watching. Learn something about yourself and the people around you and enjoy

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My-Oh-My!

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I don't know if all the theories presented in this book are true but the ride getting to them was sure interesting! Packed full of information about things that have perplexed me for years. And I liked that the authors paid as much attention to information concerning "normal" pornography as well as "abnormal" tastes. Well rounded. If the explosion of internet porn has ever perplexed you or you have asked yourself, "Why would anyone want to look at that?" this is the book for you.

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Wow...what I just learned about myself

I've always been a great wingman, a great opener for single friends, and even help friends that didn't know they were gay...find themselves. I just didn't know what I was doing... I was a Natural. I've been drawn to this study most recently because of tests I'd been performing for the last few years in chat rooms. If used properly and without abuse... This book holds the statistical advantage for understanding the bindings people have with their so called "free will"... We know less about who and what we are than we realize.

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Fascinating!

I wasn't exactly sure what to expect but this book is fascinating, funny and insightful. If you're even mildly interested is sexual desire, the psychology of sex, sexual preference this book will be time well spent.

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A Great Idea, Humanely Executed

Using Internet search histories and industry practices to explore and explain human sexuality is a great idea, and this book is a fun tour through the diverse and curious forest of human sexuality and thought. I learned a lot about general tastes and things in the world that have often surprised me, helping me to notice things in the world I had not noticed before, such as the way women will slip into and out of desire, how many men are into feet and what the deal is with straight porn showing so many "chicks with dicks" and hentai.

A slightly simplified but ultimately kind look at the diversity of human desire, with some speculation on how and why it is that way. A good read to understand more of oneself and to look with mercy on the weird tastes of our fellow, two and three-legged pervert: A fun romp.

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The most interesting and helpful read ever.

I wish this was a class I could take. understanding how the human brain works is fascinating. they use empirical data to illustrate it all. This book is for people who appreciate logic and reason because they approach sexual thoughts from a data oriented perspective.