New Book : Sex At Dawn – The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality

I’m beginning to read a new book today. In my continuing attempts to broaden my reading and knowledge I’ve picked up “Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality”

An short excerpt from the introduction reads:

“Conventional notions of monogamous, till-death-do-us-part marriage strain under the dead weight of a false narrative that insists we’re something else [other than primates]…

The Spanish word esposas means both ‘wives’ and ‘handcuffs’…

…The American Medical Association reports that some 42 percent of American women suffer from sexual dysfuntion, while Viagra breaks sales records…

Worldwide, pornography is reported to rake in anywhere from fifty seven billion to one hundred billion dollars annually. In the United States, it generates more revenue than CBS, NBC, and ABC combined and more than all professional football, baseball, and basketball franchises

…According to U.S. News and World Report, “American spend more money at strip clubs than at Broadway, off-Broadway, regional and nonprofit theaters, the opera, the ballet and jazz and classical music performances – combined.”

… many scientists are blinded by their emotional resistance to any account of human sexual evolution that doesn’t revolve around the monogamous nuclear family unit.

…The conflict between what we are told to feel and what we really feel may be the richest source of confusion, dissatisfaction, and unnecessary suffering of our time.”

I’m excited to read this challenging book. My wife, not so much.

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