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Sperm Wars, 10th anniversary edition : Infidelity, Sexual Conflict, and Other Bedroom Battles - Robin Baker

Sperm Wars, 10th anniversary edition

Infidelity, Sexual Conflict, and Other Bedroom Battles

Paperback Published: 13th December 2005
ISBN: 9781560258483
Number Of Pages: 400

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Published to acclaim and controversy a decade ago, Sperm Wars is a revolutionary thesis about sex that turned centuries-old biological assumptions on their head. Evolution has programmed men to conquer and monopolize women while women, without ever knowing they are doing it, seek the best genetic input on offer from potential sexual partners. In this book, best-selling author Robin Baker reveals these new facts of life: ten percent of children are not fathered by their "fathers;" less than one percent of a man's sperm is capable of fertilizing anything (the rest is there to fight off all other men's sperm); "smart" vaginal mucus encourages some sperm but blocks others; and a woman is far more likely to conceive through a casual fling than through sex with her regular partner. It's no wonder that Sperm Wars is a classic of popular science writing that will surprise, entertain, and even shock.

Prefacep. xi
Introduction to the 2006 Editionp. xix
The Generation Game
Great Uncle Who?p. 1
Routine Sex
Normal Servicep. 6
The Wet Sheetp. 16
Topping Upp. 27
Conceptionp. 33
Sperm Wars
A Chance Affairp. 38
A Sperm Warp. 51
Counting the Cost
Doesn't He Look Like His Father?p. 58
Making Mistakesp. 65
Licking Infidelityp. 73
Checkmatep. 80
Secret Anticipation
A Double Lifep. 90
Multiply, But Don't Dividep. 97
A Wet Dreamp. 105
Successful Failure
Home for the Dayp. 109
The Stress of It Allp. 115
How Forgetfulp. 129
Shopping Around for Genes
Spoilt for Choicep. 137
Fair Exchangep. 153
Tasteful Displayp. 161
An Abandoned Selection?p. 171
The Climax of Influence
Finger on the Buttonp. 191
Dark Secretp. 200
Another Successful Failurep. 205
Correcting Mistakesp. 212
Putting It All Togetherp. 222
Learning the Gropes
Practice Makes Quite Goodp. 236
Rough and Tumblep. 245
How to Conp. 264
One Way or Another
Best of Both Worldsp. 276
The Coming of Womenp. 294
The Tenth Tonightp. 307
The Predatorp. 319
Soldier, Soldierp. 330
Men Are All the Samep. 340
Exquisite Confusionp. 349
Final Score
Total Successp. 366
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ISBN: 9781560258483
ISBN-10: 1560258489
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 13th December 2005
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 12.8  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Special edition