Sunday, July 17, 2011
1) Ryan, Christopher and Cacilda Jetha. Sex At Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships. 2011. Harper Perennial. Paperback: 416 pages. Price: $15.99 U.S.
SUMMARY: In this controversial, thought-provoking, and brilliant book, renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá debunk almost everything we “know” about sex, weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality to show how far from human nature monogamy really is. In Sex at Dawn, 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.
RECOMMENDATION: What initially interested me in this book was its original subtitle: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality. The approach the authors take in discussing the origins of modern human sexuality makes for an interesting read. Everyone with a serious interest in human sexuality, especially women, should read this book!