Sex in the Sea: Our Intimate Connection with Sex-Changing Fish, Romantic Lobsters, Kinky Squid, and Other Salty Erotica of the Deep

Sex in the Sea: Our Intimate Connection with Sex-Changing Fish, Romantic Lobsters, Kinky Squid, and Other Salty Erotica of the Deep

by Marah J. Hardt

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Overview

Sex in the Sea: Our Intimate Connection with Sex-Changing Fish, Romantic Lobsters, Kinky Squid, and Other Salty Erotica of the Deep by Marah J. Hardt

An Amazon Best Book of 2016

An Oprah.com "Best Book for National Reading Month"

Forget the Kama Sutra. When it comes to inventive sex acts, just look to the sea. There we find the elaborate mating rituals of armored lobsters; giant right whales engaging in a lively threesome whilst holding their breath; full moon sex parties of groupers and daily mating blitzes by blueheaded wrasse. Deep-sea squid perform inverted 69s, while hermaphrodite sea slugs link up in giant sex loops. From doubly endowed sharks to the maze-like vaginas of some whales, Sex in the Sea is a journey unlike any other to explore the staggering ways life begets life beneath the waves.

Beyond a deliciously voyeuristic excursion, Sex in the Sea uniquely connects the timeless topic of sex with the timely issue of sustainable oceans. Through overfishing, climate change, and ocean pollution we are disrupting the creative procreation that drives the wild abundance of life in the ocean. With wit and scientific rigor, Hardt introduces us to the researchers and innovators who study the wet and wild sex lives of ocean life and offer solutions that promote rather than prevent, successful sex in the sea. Part science, part erotica, Sex in the Sea discusses how we can shift from a prophylactic to a more propagative force for life in the ocean.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137279972
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 02/09/2016
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author

Dr. Marah J. Hardt is Research Co-Director for the non-profit Future of Fish. A coral reef ecologist by training, she is a former research fellow at Blue Ocean Institute. She has written for Scientific American, The American Prospect, and Scuba Diver Magazine, among other publications. She currently embraces life as a mermaid in the mountains of Boulder, CO.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Getting Your Fins Wet 1

Act I Dating Games 5

1 The Quest: Seeking Sex in Saltwater 7

2 Luring a Lover: The Art of Salty Seduction 35

3 Flex Your Sex: Sex Change in the Sea 69

Act II Sealing the Deal: Part 1: Sexual Intercourse 97

4 The Penis Chapter: Sex as a Contact Sport 99

5 Inner Chambers: Influencing Sex from the Inside Out 133

Act II Sealing the Deal: Part 2: Sexual Outercourse 163

6 Oceanic Orgies: Getting It On in Groups 165

7 Synchronized Sex: A Neighborly Affair 183

Act III Post-Climax 205

8 Turning Up the Sex Drive: How to Spark Successful Sex in the Sea 207

Conclusion: The Sea Is One Sexy Beast 233

Acknowledgments 235

Notes 239

Bibliography 259

Resources: Diving A Little Deeper 269

Index 273

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