An engaging interview with Christopher Ryan, author of the book Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships. Many aspects of human sexuality are discussed in the conversation. Things like social vs. sexual monogamy, the size of male testicles in relation to Gorillas and Chimpanzees and what we can infer from that, as well as the life of Tiger Woods and his lack of negotiation skills in relational spheres are discussed. In short, a wonderful conversation about sex, which many people find a pleasant activity.
In Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality renegade researchers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá debunk almost everything we “think we know” about sex and show how our promiscuous past haunts our current struggles regarding monogamy, sexual orientation, and family dynamics. Weaving together convergent, often overlooked evidence from anthropology, archeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality, Sex at Dawn shows how far from human nature sexual monogamy really is and unapologetically upends unwarranted assumptions and unfounded conclusions while offering a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do.
So much for the input from Christopher Ryan. How do people here view the issues discussed in the interview?
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-) Website www.sexatdawn.com
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