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Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation
     

Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation

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by Olivia Judson
 

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A sex guide for all living things and a hilarious natural history in the form of letters to and answers from the preeminent sexpert in all creation.

Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation is a unique guidebook to sex. It reveals, for example, when necrophilia is acceptable and who should commit bestiality with whom. It discloses the best time to

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A sex guide for all living things and a hilarious natural history in the form of letters to and answers from the preeminent sexpert in all creation.

Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation is a unique guidebook to sex. It reveals, for example, when necrophilia is acceptable and who should commit bestiality with whom. It discloses the best time to have a sex change, how to have a virgin birth, and when to eat your lover. It also advises on more mundane matters -- such as male pregnancy and the joys of a detachable penis.

Entertaining, funny, and marvelously illuminating, the book comprises letters from all creatures worried about their bizarre sex lives to the wise Dr. Tatiana (a.k.a. Olivia Judson), the only sex columnist in creation with a prodigious knowledge of evolutionary biology. Fusing natural history with advice to the lovelorn, blending wit and rigor, she is able to reassure her anxious correspondents that although the acts they describe might sound appalling and unnatural, they are all perfectly normal -- so long as you are not a human. In the process, she explains the science behind it all, from Darwin's theory of sexual selection to why sexual reproduction exists at all. Applying human standards to the natural world, in the end she reveals the wonders of both.

"Delightful . . . Easy to understand and hard to resist, it's sex education at its prime -- accurate, comprehensive, and hilarious." -- Newsweek

Editorial Reviews

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“Captivating . . . An evolutionary biologist with interesting and amusing things to tell us.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Funny and blissfully original . . . Dr. Tatiana's science is first-rate.” —The Economist

“Erasmus Darwin titillated 18th century London with his poem 'The Loves of Plants.' He never new the half of it. Dr. Tatiana knows how the other half loves, and it's much kinkier than anybody imagined. Never has science seemed more like daytime television.” —Matt Ridley, author of The Red Queen: Sex and the Evolution of Human Nature

“Human? Lucky you! You rate a delightful romp through the weird, wild world of animal sex, with a guide who really knows the, um, ins and outs. Eavesdrop as Dr. T consoles her clients, from frustrated fruit flies to lovelorn golden pottos. You think you have problems? You could be a green spoon worm who's just inhaled her husband, or a peacock ashamed of his fifth-rate feathers. Count your blessings, primate. Then read, learn, enjoy.” —Melvin J. Konner, author of The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit

“Perhaps the most original advice manual ever written . . . Judson has pulled off the rarest coup: a science book that's actually fun to read.” —The New Republic

“Whimsical, irreverent and illuminating . . . A most amusing and educative book on animal sex.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Judson's witty, well-researched vignettes are a guilty pleasure, natural history that goes down as sweet as a trashy tell-all.” —Outside

“Wonderfully entertaining and authoritative . . . A stimulating feast of extraordinary sexual practices.” —Nature

“More positions than the Kama Sutra-but don't try this at home!” —Steve Jones, author of The Language of Genes: Solving the Mysteries of Our Genetic Past, Present and Future

“Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation is a thoroughly engaging and exhaustively researched account of the numerous different kinds of sexual behavior that biologists have observed in the natural world. By human standards, much of this behavior is quite kinky (my favorite is the description of blow hole sex among Amazon River dolphins). However, as Olivia Judson explains, it is quite natural within its own context.” —Richard Morris, author of The Evolutionists: The Struggle for Darwin's Soul

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805063325
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/02/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
398,662
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.15(h) x 0.86(d)

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Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation


By Judson, Olivia

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Copyright © 2003 Judson, Olivia
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0805063323

From Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation:

Dear Dr. Tatiana,
I'm a European praying mantis, and I've noticed I enjoy sex more if I bite my lovers' heads off first. Somehow they then seem less inhibited, more urgent--it's fabulous. Do you find this too? -- I Like 'Em Headless in Lisbon

Some of my best friends are man-eaters, but between you and me, cannibalism isn't my bag. I can see why you like it, though. Males of your species are boring lovers. Beheading them works wonders: whereas a headless chicken rushes wildly about, a headless mantis thrashes in a sexual frenzy. Why can't he be that way when he's whole?


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Meet the Author

With a bachelor of science from Stanford and a doctorate from Oxford, Olivia Judson is an evolutionary biologist and award-winning science journalist who has been published in The Economist, Nature, Science, and The Guardian, among other publications. She is currently a research fellow at Imperial College in London.

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Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This review is for smart people not nasty people disgusting
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Mandy11 More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for a college Animal Behavior course and it has been very helpful. Judson writes in a way that entertains while teaching. Judson uses humor to explain the differences in species and how they mate. I thought this book was much more interesting to read for a college course than a text book. I would definitely recommend this for anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read and very entertaining. Easy to understand and will make you laugh out loud!
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Oh yeah! Fuc.k me baby!