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Sperm Wars: Infidelity, Sexual Conflict, and Other Bedroom Battles Paperback – Deluxe Edition, January 3, 2006
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(Birkhead, Tim. "Promiscuity: An Evolutionary History of Sperm Competition." Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000, pp. 29)
Oh my...where to start? This book was a very disturbing read, but my innate curiosity and interest in seeking the truth in all things compelled me to read the book with the understanding that sometimes reality isn't as we might have preferred it to have been.
The book is divided into a total of eleven (11) chapters, further subdivided into a total of 37 scenes, in which Baker begins by describing a speculated scene usually involving a woman's conscious or subconscious motives and behavior which might cause her to cheat on her long-term partner. Baker then analyzes the scene using his hypotheses and assertions alleging that females are built to have sex with multiple males and encourage "sperm wars" in order to get the "best" genes for their offspring. Some of it seemed to make sense, but as I read the book and began to believe the plausible explanations for the womens' behavior, something just didn't feel right. His data collection and analysis seemed to be too shallow and simplistic for me to take it seriously. He kept alleging his "sperm wars" hypothesis and it just seemed that the truth was different and much more complicated. But, I reasoned, it must be true.Read more ›
If you really want the solid data to convince you that virtually everything you want to believe is wrong, you should get a copy of Human Sperm Competition: Copulation, Masturbation and Infidelity which is the academic text of their groundbreaking research.
The proper scientific documentation really is there. Our physiology is wildly more complex than most people had believed and clearly did not develop in a sexually pair bonded environment.
The book describes concepts using realistic situations and stories, making the book educational as well as exciting to read.
-Why a woman often feels a strong drive for finding the best genes as well as the best provider, and how she will optimize her sexual strategy if she cannot find a man that satisfies both.
-Why gays and bisexuals are actually the result of specific evolutionary survival strategies.
-How rape plays out in humans and other species.
-How most of a man's sperm is actually created to battle other sperm.
-10% of children are have different fathers than they believe.
-A women is far more likely to conceive through an affair rather than with her boyfriend or husband.
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This book is really entertaining and educational at the same time. I would recommend this book to everyone. M g lPublished 2 months ago by Katie Lettieri
Really informative but the author gets repetitive and dry at times.Published 3 months ago by Wilhelm Stiglitz
The story format of this book makes the science very accessible for people beginning to learn about how physiology interacts with sexual psychology.Published 8 months ago by 540 Buyer
Great read. Very well written and flows like a page turner while being informative/scientific.Published 8 months ago by Ryan
I give this book four stars because of the allure of its thesis and the relative high quality of the comments. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Joe Sherman
I'm trying to write an academic paper on human sexuality and was hoping to use this book as a resource. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Gott's Kind