pamela fox's reading list :: sex
Here are the books I've read recently that match sex. Click to view my full reading list.
The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction
LOVE. Fascinating, research into the chemicals, genes, and neurotransmitters that influence gender and attraction.
Amit Levine and Rachel Heller
LIKE. A pop-sci book about attachment theory and how to use that knowledge to improve who you seek in a mate.
LIKE. A guide to open relationships. A bit fluffy/anecdotal, but it has some good advice for communicating in relationships generally.
The Science of Kissing
LOVE. A great overview of the history of kissing, its variance across cultures and different animals, and the science of what happens in your body while kissing.
Survival of the Prettiest
Nancy L. Etcoff
LOVE. An exploration on the research of human beauty, evolution, and why we value what we do. Cites many interesting studies and gives you lots to think about.
Indecent: How I Make It and Fake It as a Girl for Hire
Sarah Katherine Lewis
LOVE. The memoir of a woman who decided to try out adult work in Seattle, including private shows, massages, cage shows, and amateur porn. It's funny and real, and the author is open about not being sure herself how she feels about how adult work & feminism work together.
Thanks for Coming
LIKE. The true story of a woman's attempt to achieve orgasm, where she attempts about 5 billion different strategies. Read it to find out which one worked.. :)
My Booky Wook
LIKE. Both funny and insightful, it recounts his childhood and various addictions (drug, sex). It's heavy on the British lingo, which makes it both educational but also harder to read at times.
The 4-Hour Body
LOVE. A series of tips on hacks for losing weight, gaining muscle, getting better sleep, etc - all based on the the author's rigorously scientific experiments and data tricking. Interesting, entertaining, and hopefully useful - I am trying some of them out now.
Sex at Dawn
Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jetha
LOVE. Very interesting read about the history of our species, and whether monogamy is actually an intrinsic part of us (answer: it's not). Lots of stuff to think about.