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Science & Lust

Rebecca Coffey

In twelve lively essays, Science and Lust addresses the conundrums of mating in the 21st century.

What can rats in polyester pants teach humans about sex? Are the wives of tall men really happier? Why do even “good guys” act like apes? How are extramarital affairs dangerous to a man’s health? Who says pornography can be politically correct? And is it true that women can’t always tell when they’re sexually aroused?

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9972644-3-2

Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9972644-4-9

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Acclaim for Science & Lust

“Entertaining and envelope-pushing popular science.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“With wit and verve, Science and Lust makes a significant, valid contribution to sex-positive literature."
—Marty Babits, 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 and Lust is a gift to all who appreciate solid research portrayed in breezy page-turner fashion.”
—Rita Watson, Public Health specialist, journalist, and author of six books.

“How does Rebecca Coffey do it? I read Science and 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, psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist, Associate Professor at N.Y.U., and author of Feminine Law (Karnac Books)

Author Rebecca Coffey

Rebecca Coffey has contributed science journalism to Scientific American, Discover, Forbes, Salon, The New York Daily News, The Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times, JSTOR Daily, Dame, Psychology Today, Vermont Public Radio, and the Genetic Literacy Project. She has appeared on syndicated talk shows like WNYC’s The Takeaway, WAMC’s 51 Percent, Fox News’ Happening Now, The Bob Edwards Show, The Jim Bohannon Show, The Stephanie Miller Show, NPR’s Air Talk with Larry Mantle, and on major-market programs produced by NPR affiliates in New York, Boston, Hartford, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Albany, and Indianapolis. She regularly speaks at colleges and universities, at conferences, and on podcasts and was an invited presenter at the 50th Congress of the International Psychoanalytic Association in Buenos Aires, where she discussed her fact-based, historical novel Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story.

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