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Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

12 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic!!! Hard to Put Down!

This book is fantastic!!! Sure to catch on... A fascinating eye-opener that addresses questions about human sexuality that we've nearly all come across -- it may finally answer things you've always wondered about!

It takes a close look at the origins of our prehisto...
This book is fantastic!!! Sure to catch on... A fascinating eye-opener that addresses questions about human sexuality that we've nearly all come across -- it may finally answer things you've always wondered about!

It takes a close look at the origins of our prehistoric past to examine the sharing, egalitarian nature of the communal groups we evolved in, and how far we've come so far from that now in our modern, often conflicted constructs.

The evidence is carefully researched, and the stories are captivating - taking you across history and across the globe as well, recounting fascinating anecdotes on sexual practices from cultures all over the world and examining the many surprising alternative approaches there have been to the same core issues. And it's all explained in language that's sharply intelligent -- and still fun, clear, and easy to follow.

This brilliant debut -- by a husband/wife team, no less! -- sheds light on how understanding the way human sexuality evolved is critical to answering questions about our lives today. Why is long-term sexual monogamy so difficult for many couples? Why do middle-aged men risk so much for meaningless flings? What do our own bodies tell us about our sexual evolution?

This book takes you on a journey that covers topics from the Origins of War to the peaceful, sexy nature of our close Bonobo cousins. If you've never picked up a text on evolutionary psychology, this is the perfect book to explain some fascinating concepts. If you're curious to travel a road that whisks you across the world to learn about exotic cultures and across time to explore our promiscuous past - you might enjoy this immensely. You could just come away knowing more about human nature - and about yourself as well!

posted by BBW_ on July 1, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

not a great read so far

I bought this book because of good reviews. I am about a third through it. Not a very well written book. It doesnt flow well. Also so far arleast book focusses on proving todays take on human sexuality and monogamy wrong. This is done mainly through authors interpreta...
I bought this book because of good reviews. I am about a third through it. Not a very well written book. It doesnt flow well. Also so far arleast book focusses on proving todays take on human sexuality and monogamy wrong. This is done mainly through authors interpretations of various things. It is really not very scientific. There is no evidence to back authors theory yet. So far, there are so mnay flaws in authors argument, i am wondering if i should continue reading or not.

posted by 3896898 on May 5, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

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    This book is awesume!I have thoght sex is fantastic,I had 12 children.

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Interesting and unusual

    The authors present some interesting and thought provoking ideas in a lighthearted manner. My only negative criticism is that it seemed they went overboard at times in citing examples to support a point. It was a worthwhile read, something different.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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