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A fascinating, bite-sized insight into how human sexuality came to be the way it is now - Jared Diamond explains why we are different from the animal kingdom.

Why are humans one of the few species to have sex in private? Why do humans have sex any day of the month or year, including when the female is pregnant, beyond her reproductive years, or between her fertile cycles? Why are human females one of the few mammals to go through menopause?

Human sexuality seems normal to us, but it is bizarre by the standards of other animals. Jared Diamond argues that our strange sex lives were as crucial to our rise to human status as were our large brains. He also describes the battle of the sexes in the human and animal worlds over parental care and why sex differences in the genetic value of parental care provide a biological basis for the all-too-familiar different attitudes of men and women towards extramarital sex.

©1997 Jared Diamond (P)2000 Orion Publishing Group

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  • 10-04-16

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If you could sum up Why Is Sex Fun? in three words, what would they be?

A very entertaining and informational listen.

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The information was explained it a different and interesting way.

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I didn't have a favourite scene, as the entire book grabbed me.

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You could, if i had a flight or a long enough period of time i would have.

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Great quick read