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Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? - And Other Reflections on Being Human

Jesse Bering

Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does "free will" really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that anyway? In Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?, the research psychologist and award-winning columnist Jesse Bering features more than thirty of his most popular essays from Scientific American and Slate, as well as two new pieces, that take readers on a bold and captivating journey through some of the most taboo issues related to evolution and human behavior. Exploring the history of cannibalism, the neurology of people who are sexually attracted to animals, the evolution of human body fluids, the science of homosexuality, and serious questions about life and death, Bering astutely covers a generous expanse of our kaleidoscope of quirks and origins. With his characteristic irreverence and trademark cheekiness, Bering leaves no topic unturned or curiosity unexamined, and he does it all with an audaciously original voice. Whether you're interested in the psychological history behind the many facets of sexual desire or the evolutionary patterns that have dictated our current mystique and phallic physique, Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? is bound to create lively discussion and debate for years to come.

Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does "free will" really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that anyway? In Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?, the research psychologist and award-winning columnist Jesse Bering features more than thirty of his most popular essays from Scientific American and Slate, as well as two new pieces, that take readers on a bold and captivating journey through some of the most taboo issues related to evolution and human behavior. Exploring the history of cannibalism, the neurology of people who are sexually attracted to animals, the evolution of human body fluids, the science of homosexuality, and serious questions about life and death, Bering astutely covers a generous expanse of our kaleidoscope of quirks and origins. With his characteristic irreverence and trademark cheekiness, Bering leaves no topic unturned or curiosity unexamined, and he does it all with an audaciously original voice. Whether you're interested in the psychological history behind the many facets of sexual desire or the evolutionary patterns that have dictated our current mystique and phallic physique, Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? is bound to create lively discussion and debate for years to come.
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Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does "free will" really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that anyway? In Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?, the research psychologist and award-winning columnist Jesse Bering features more than thirty of his most popular essays from Scientific American and Slate, as well as two new pieces, that take readers on a bold and captivating journey through some of the most taboo issues related to evolution and human behavior. Exploring the history of cannibalism, the neurology of people who are sexually attracted to animals, the evolution of human body fluids, the science of homosexuality, and serious questions about life and death, Bering astutely covers a generous expanse of our kaleidoscope of quirks and origins. With his characteristic irreverence and trademark cheekiness, Bering leaves no topic unturned or curiosity unexamined, and he does it all with an audaciously original voice. Whether you're interested in the psychological history behind the many facets of sexual desire or the evolutionary patterns that have dictated our current mystique and phallic physique, Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? is bound to create lively discussion and debate for years to come.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 58m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

07:32


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

13:51


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

11:15


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

18:31


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

09:56


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

16:01


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

10:11


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

12:32


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

09:23


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

11:15


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

07:14


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

12:13


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

21:20


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

17:13


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

17:15


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

08:54


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

14:27


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

09:25


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

09:09


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

08:16


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

10:04


Part 5, Chapter 21
Part 5, Chapter 21

09:24


Part 6, Chapter 22
Part 6, Chapter 22

05:52


Part 6, Chapter 23
Part 6, Chapter 23

10:54


Part 6, Chapter 24
Part 6, Chapter 24

13:31


Part 6, Chapter 25
Part 6, Chapter 25

06:50


Part 6, Chapter 26
Part 6, Chapter 26

16:29


Part 7, Chapter 27
Part 7, Chapter 27

10:17


Part 7, Chapter 28
Part 7, Chapter 28

12:56


Part 7, Chapter 29
Part 7, Chapter 29

11:34


Part 8, Chapter 30
Part 8, Chapter 30

15:08


Part 8, Chapter 31
Part 8, Chapter 31

19:47


Part 8, Chapter 32
Part 8, Chapter 32

14:37


Part 8, Chapter 33
Part 8, Chapter 33

14:42


Part 8, Chapter 34
Part 8, Chapter 34

00:40