Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex Summary

A New York Times Bestseller

“Rich in dexterous innuendo, laugh-out-loud humor and illuminating fact. It’s compulsively readable.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review
In ?Bonk, ?the best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Why doesn't Viagra help women-or, for that matter, pandas? Can a dead man get an erection? Is vaginal orgasm a myth? Mary Roach shows us how and why sexual arousal and orgasm-two of the most complex, delightful, and amazing scientific phenomena on earth-can be so hard to achieve and what science is doing to make the bedroom a more satisfying place.

Book Reviews


In response to review 35 star

Dude, the footnotes are at the end of the's easy to find, read, and laugh55


Skip the download - buy the book3 star

This is Mary Roach at her most curious and funniest. BUT, the e-book lacks the extensive footnotes found on nearly every page of the printed book. Mary's footnotes are full of relevant information and hilarious observations. Example page 195: "... Meston called the questionnaire the Washington Examination of Expected Negative Identity Post-Peyronie's: the WEENIE PP." Without the footnotes you're missing some valuable background information and only getting half of her sense of humor.35


Funny and informative5 star

Mary Roach is a fantastic author. I have read Stiff and Bonk and enjoyed both very much. She has an entertaining way of writing that keeps her witty comments intact but also allows you to learn about the subject she is focusing on. I am a freak for medical books and this one was very interesting to me.55

Rick Bross

First!5 star

I love this authors humor. If you Ilex Stiff, you'll love this.55

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