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Sex at Dawn : How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships - Christopher Ryan

Sex at Dawn

How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships


Published: 5th July 2011
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"Sex at Dawn challenges conventional wisdom about sex in a big way. By examining the prehistoric origins of human sexual behavior the authors are able to expose the fallacies and weaknesses of standard theories proposed by most experts. This is a provocative, entertaining, and pioneering book. I learned a lot from it and recommend it highly." - Andrew Weil, M.D.

"Sex at Dawn irrefutably shows that what is obvious-that human beings, both male and female, are lustful-is true, and has always been so. The more dubious its evidentiary basis and lack of connection with current reality, the more ardently the scientific inevitability of monogamy is maintained-even as it falls away around us." - Stanton Peele, Ph.D.

A controversial, idea-driven book that challenges everything you (think you) know about sex, monogamy, marriage, and family. In the words of Steve Taylor (The Fall, Waking From Sleep), Sex at Dawn is "a wonderfully provocative and well-written book which completely re-evaluates human sexual behavior and gets to the root of many of our social and psychological ills."


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We're not meant to be monogynous

By Larry Kinn

from Gold Coast, Australia

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    Comments about Sex at Dawn:

    I have believed for many years that humans were not meant to be monogynous - it has only been the distortion by Church and State that has decreed the exclusivity of marriage.

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    "Funny, witty, and light ... Sex at Dawn is a scandal in the best sense, one that will have you reading the best parts aloud and reassessing your ideas about humanity's basic urges well after the book is done."--Newsweek

    ISBN: 9780061707810
    ISBN-10: 0061707813
    Series: P.S. (Paperback)
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 432
    Published: 5th July 2011
    Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.5  x 2.6
    Weight (kg): 0.32