Sex At Dawn

Author : Christopher Ryan
ISBN : 9780062207944
Genre : Social Science
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Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science—as well as religious and cultural institutions—has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and fewer couples are getting married, and divorce rates keep climbing as adultery and flagging libido drag down even seemingly solid marriages. How can reality be reconciled with the accepted narrative? It can't be, according to renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethå. While debunking almost everything we "know" about sex, they offer a bold alternative explanation in this provocative and brilliant book. Ryan and Jethå's central contention is that human beings evolved in egalitarian groups that shared food, child care, and, often, sexual partners. Weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality, the authors show how far from human nature monogamy really is. Human beings everywhere and in every era have confronted the same familiar, intimate situations in surprisingly different ways. The authors expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a more optimistic future illuminated by our innate capacities for love, cooperation, and generosity. With intelligence, humor, and wonder, Ryan and Jethå show how our promiscuous past haunts our struggles over monogamy, sexual orientation, and family dynamics. They explore why long-term fidelity can be so difficult for so many; why sexual passion tends to fade even as love deepens; why many middle-aged men risk everything for transient affairs with younger women; why homosexuality persists in the face of standard evolutionary logic; and what the human body reveals about the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality. In the tradition of the best historical and scientific writing, Sex at Dawn unapologetically upends unwarranted assumptions and unfounded conclusions while offering a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do.
Category: Social Science

Sex Die Wahre Geschichte

Author : Christopher Ryan
ISBN : 9783608100563
Genre : Self-Help
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Monogamie ist von der Natur nicht vorgesehen. Mit dieser wissenschaftlich fundierten Erkenntnis stellen die Autoren unser Verständnis menschlicher Evolution und den angeblichen Kern unserer westlichen Gesellschaften infrage: die monogame Paarbeziehung. Dieses Buch stellt so ziemlich alles infrage, was wir bislang über Partnerschaft, Ehe und Gesellschaft geglaubt haben. Die beiden Autoren untersuchen die prähistorischen Wurzeln der menschlichen Sexualität und hinterfragen, welches Sexual- und Paarungsverhalten das natürliche ist. Die Veranlagung zur Monogamie, die Darwin und nach ihm viele Evolutionsbiologen konstatierten, ist eine krasse Fehlinterpretation. Die Autoren greifen die Wurzeln unseres Verständnisses von Ehe, Partnerschaft und Gesellschaft an und argumentieren damit gegen eine ganze Zunft, die Monogamie als genetische anthropologische Konstante betrachtet. Stützt sich auf Forschungsergebnisse aus der Anthropologie, Primatologie, Physiologie und Vorgeschichte
Category: Self-Help

Hangover Wisdom 100 Thoughts On Sex At Dawn

Author : Owen Anning
ISBN : 545898210X
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.
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Liebe Machen

Author : Sandra Konrad
ISBN : 9783492969703
Genre : Psychology
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„Liebe ist, wenn er mich ohne Worte versteht“ ist genauso falsch wie „Beim nächsten Mann wird alles anders“ oder „Glückliche Paare haben zweimal die Woche Sex“. Überhöhte Erwartungen machen beiden Geschlechtern das (Liebes-)Leben schwer. Die erfahrene Paartherapeutin Sandra Konrad zeigt anhand vieler Fallbeispiele aus ihrer Praxis typische falsche Überzeugungen und Missverständnisse: warum Mr. Right im Laufe der Beziehung immer falscher wird, aber trotzdem der Richtige sein kann, warum Seitensprünge nicht immer das Ende bedeuten müssen, sondern sogar beziehungsrettend sein können, und wann wirklich Schluss ist mit der Liebe. Denn je klarer wir erkennen, was wir selbst zur Liebe beitragen können, und an welchen Stellen wir sie überfordern, umso glücklicher werden wir leben und lieben.
Category: Psychology

Sex Macht Spa Aber Viel M He

Author : Susanne Thiele
ISBN : 9783280038314
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Warum gibt es bei uns Menschen eigentlich Männchen und Weibchen? Warum vermehren sich Blattläuse jungfräulich, Elefanten aber nicht? Warum haben wir Menschen überhaupt Sex? Wäre es vielleicht besser, wir würden uns auch mit geschlechtsloser Vermehrung begnügen? Viele Lebewesen fahren damit ganz ausgezeichnet. Zumindest legt dies die Scheidungsrate bei Schimmelpilzen nahe.
Category: Health & Fitness

Sex Die Wahre Geschichte

Author : Christopher Ryan
ISBN : 9783608100563
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 52.90 MB
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Monogamie ist von der Natur nicht vorgesehen. Mit dieser wissenschaftlich fundierten Erkenntnis stellen die Autoren unser Verständnis menschlicher Evolution und den angeblichen Kern unserer westlichen Gesellschaften infrage: die monogame Paarbeziehung. Dieses Buch stellt so ziemlich alles infrage, was wir bislang über Partnerschaft, Ehe und Gesellschaft geglaubt haben. Die beiden Autoren untersuchen die prähistorischen Wurzeln der menschlichen Sexualität und hinterfragen, welches Sexual- und Paarungsverhalten das natürliche ist. Die Veranlagung zur Monogamie, die Darwin und nach ihm viele Evolutionsbiologen konstatierten, ist eine krasse Fehlinterpretation. Die Autoren greifen die Wurzeln unseres Verständnisses von Ehe, Partnerschaft und Gesellschaft an und argumentieren damit gegen eine ganze Zunft, die Monogamie als genetische anthropologische Konstante betrachtet. Stützt sich auf Forschungsergebnisse aus der Anthropologie, Primatologie, Physiologie und Vorgeschichte
Category: Self-Help

Wer Zusammenh Lt Ist Weniger Allein

Author : Chrisanna Northrup
ISBN : 9783641130930
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Was machen glückliche Paare richtig? Um diese Frage zu beantworten, haben die Autoren mehr als 100.000 Menschen befragt. Sie haben herausgefunden, welche Verhaltensweisen langjähriges Liebesglück und welche Ehekonflikte begünstigen, wie man Untreue verhindert und was eine gute Partnerschaft noch besser macht. Und sie zeigen, wie man dies in der eigenen Beziehung umsetzen kann. so kann jeder die Geheimnisse glücklicher Paare nutzen.
Category: Family & Relationships

Designer Relationships

Author : Mark Michaels
ISBN : 9781627781497
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Contemporary relationships are in a state of rapid evolution. These changes can and should empower people with the opportunity to develop partnerships based on their own sexualities, understandings, and agreements. This makes it possible to create what Kenneth Haslam, founder of the Kinsey Institute’s Polyamory Archive, has called “designer relationships.” Designer relationships may encompass: people who bond emotionally but not sexually; people who agree to be non-exclusive; single people who have occasional lovers or friends with benefits; multiple partner configurations where long-term bonds exist among all or some; partnerships in which people are kinky and that make room to explore kink. The possibilities are limitless, and thinking about a partnership as something people can craft allows for flexibility and change. Relationships can open and close or have varying degrees and kinds of openness as circumstances demand. In the context of a designer relationship, decisions are made mutually, consciously, and deliberately. Best-selling authors and nationally known relationship experts Patricia Johnson and Mark A. Michaels are exemplars of this life choice, and have studied polyamory for over 20 years. This book explains exactly how you and your loved ones can design your own life and love.
Category: Family & Relationships

What Every Mental Health Professional Needs To Know About Sex Second Edition

Author : Stephanie Buehler, PsyD, CST-S
ISBN : 9780826174451
Genre : Psychology
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The second edition of this acclaimed guide to understanding sexuality and working with clients on sexuality issues is extensively updated to reflect recent scientific, practical, and social developments in the field. It provides updated information on relevant disorders in the DSM-5, new theoretical approaches, new pharmacological treatments, updated information on STDs, new understandings of transgender individuals, the impact of same-sex marriage laws, controversies over sex addiction, and much more. Chapters are enhanced with the addition of new take-away points, additional worksheets, and a glossary. Distinguished by an easy-to-read, down-to-earth approach, the text provides plentiful information, tools, and exercises to increase the confidence and comfort of both trainee and experienced mental health professionals treating sexual issues. Based on the premise that the therapist must be comfortable with his or her own sexuality in order to provide effective treatment, the book discusses the characteristics of healthy sexuality for both client and therapist and addresses issues of discomfort that may arise for the therapist. New to the Second Edition: Sexual and other disorders in DSM-5 New understandings of sexual identity and fluidity, including transgender Legal status of same-sex marriage New pharmacological treatments for sexual issues New methods of sexological research Updated and expanded coverage of assessment tools Mindfulness interventions Supplemental Instructor's Manual with quizzes and chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint slides Updated Practitioner Resources including informational handouts and illustrations
Category: Psychology

Sex Drugs Rock N Roll

Author : Zoe Cormier
ISBN : 9781847659491
Genre : Science
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How can wordless collections of sounds send shivers down our spines and tickle ancient parts of our brains we share with reptiles? How did a chemist's quest to create a drug to ease the pain of childbirth result in the creation of LSD? Why do goats partake in oral sex, and how can a horse (or even a table) make us weak in the knees? And how on earth could the revered 'father of anatomy' not know where the clitoris was? From tortoiseshell condoms to superstar athletes on hallucinogens, these burning questions are explored and dissected, mixed with insights from some of the world's bravest, cleverest and downright weirdest scientist experimenting on the edge - and themselves. It's a sharp shocker, an eye opener, asking the big questions about what it means to be human, about consciousness and happiness. It'll pull you in and gross out. Exuberantly curious and shamelessly exuberant, Guerilla Science's Zoe Cormier reinvents popular science for a new generation by breaking all the rules. Let's rock.
Category: Science