Whether you are an abstinent virgin or a kinky horndog, one thing we can all agree on is that sex manifests itself throughout society in bizarre ways.
Sex is the ultimate multidisciplinary subject, and it cannot be confined to a single facet of life. Through a series of amusing tidbits, Sex Weird-o-Pedia will walk you through how sex affects our technologies, economics, politics, religions, and cultures, as well as some strange sex facts that, for better or for worse, will make your conversations memorable to everyone at the party. Bizarre facts include:
Which animal species engage in necrophilia
Who has done it in outer space
Why premature ejaculation has evolutionary advantages
How masturbation led to the invention of cereal
Knowing that Calvin Klein cologne turns tigers on probably won’t help you get laid, but it could prove useful if you’re in a conversation needing some pizzazz—or you find yourself in mixed company with a bunch of large cats.
Ross Benes is the author of Turned On: A Mind-Blowing Investigation into How Sex Has Shaped Our World, which Kirkus called a “probing, multifaceted commentary on the social science of sex and society.” He has written for many publications including Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, and Rolling Stone, among others. A native Nebraskan, Ross now lives in New York with his mutt Cooper.
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