Sex Science

Mary Roach's new book takes on the wild side of research.

Polyester might not wrinkle like its natural-fabric cousins, but neither will this disco child get you laid. Well, actually, it won't get rats laid. In Mary Roach's new book, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, you'll learn about the Egyptian doctor who dressed vermin in little underpants for a whole year, only to discover that the polyester pests fared worse in the Don Juan category than their cotton-and-wool counterparts. Or you can read about the very hands-on Danish pig inseminators who tested the theory that uterine contraction caused by orgasm will increase the chance of pregnancy.

Tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover, 2526 East Colfax Avenue, Roach will discuss her hilarious tour of the science of sex. Did Princess Marie Bonaparte, great-grandniece to Napoleon, really have her clitoris relocated…twice? Find out for yourself. Admission to the book signing and discussion is free. For more information, call 303-322-7727 or go to www.tatteredcover.com.
Fri., May 2, 2008

 
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