Science and Lust
What do rats in polyester pants have to do with human sexuality? Are the wives of tall men really happier? Why do even “good guys” act like apes? Why do women prefer men in (or near) red? Did Sigmund Freud ask his own daughter about her sexual fantasies? Are extramarital affairs really dangerous to a man’s health? Can truly stimulating pornography ever be politically correct? And is it true that women can’t always tell when they’re sexually aroused?
In twelve lively essays by award-winning science journalist Rebecca Coffey, SCIENCE & LUST answers these questions along with many others you never thought to ask. Coffey’s journalism has been featured in Scientific American and Discover magazines as well as in The Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times, PsychologyToday.com, and on radio and television nationwide.
“The essay form, combined with Rebecca Coffey’s background in journalism and general-interest science writing, makes for a winning combination when it comes to crafting a nonfiction thriller….Any reader interested in human sexuality who eschews the normally dry scientific study on the matter will relish this absorbing read which puts the ‘lively’ back into matters and draws direct connections between modern sexual activities, dilemmas and questions, and the latest scientific findings.”—Midwest Book Review
“How does Rebecca Coffey do it? I read SCIENCE & LUST in one sitting, as if I were savoring one appetizing morsel after another, enough to leave me magically both sated and wanting more. Dip in and enjoy the feast.—Jill Gentile, PhD, psychoanalyst, Associate Professor at N.Y.U., and author of Feminine Law: Freud, Free Speech, and the Voice of Desire (Karnac Books, 2016)
“With wit and verve, SCIENCE & LUST makes a significant and valid contribution to the literature dedicated to our need to understand what it means to be sexpositive.” —Marty Babits, LCSW, author of I’m Not a Mind Reader (HCI) and The Middle Ground (Prometheus.)
“Layered and laced with fun-filled facts, information and an extensive bibliography, SCIENCE & LUST is a gift to all who appreciate solid research portrayed in breezy page-turner fashion.”—Rita Watson, MPH, Public Health specialist, journalist, and co-author of six books.
PUBLICATION DATE 02/01/2018
Trim Size: 5” x 8”
Publisher: Beck & Branch. (www.beckandbranch.com)
Distributor: Ingram Book Group
Paperback $6.95 (ISBN: 978-0-9972644-3-2)
Kindle and ePub $2.99 (ISBN: 978-0-9972644-4-9) 110 pages