I had heard many people raving about Mary Roach and so when I spotted this in my local library I took the opportunity to give her a try.
Bonk takes a light, amusing look at sexual research. Mary Roach visits laboratories, hospitals and even pig farms in the hope of gaining an insight into the world of a sex researcher. She interviews everyone thoroughly, asking questions that most of us would be too embarrassed to ask. Bonk isn’t for the prudish as it contains many detailed descriptions of bodily functions and medical procedures, but I was entertained throughout.
I loved all the little facts about attitudes to sex throughout the ages:
Mary fills the book with snippets of information so interesting that I had to keep pausing mid-page to let my husband know them:
I’m not sure I learned anything life changing, but I found much of it amusing and look forward to seeking out the rest of her books.
Have you read any of Mary Roach’s books?
Which one do you recommend I try next?