POL17: Sex at Dawn
Join the Dragonfly & SwampApe on Pure Orgasmic Love for some discussion on, Sex at Dawn by Christoper Ryan & Cacilda Jetha. Evolutionary biology, Non-Monogamy, Primatology, Psychology and a lot in between.. We also chat on sexy music, Saul of Hearts & our big Announcement!
Winner of the 2011 SSTAR Consumer Book Award from the Society for Sex Therapy & Research.
Recipient of the Harriet and Ira Reis Theory Award in Sexology (2011) from the Foundation for theScientific Study of Sexuality.
In the tradition of the best historical and scientific writing, Sex at Dawn unapologetically upends unwarranted assumptions and unfounded conclusions while offering a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do.
Forget what you’ve heard about human beings having descended from the apes. We didn’t descend from apes. We are apes. Metaphorically and factually, Homo sapiens is one of the five surviving species of great apes, along with chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans (gibbons are considered a “lesser ape”). We shared a common ancestor with two of these apes—bonobos and chimps—just five million years ago. That’s “the day before yesterday” in evolutionary terms. The fine print distinguishing humans from the other great apes is regarded as “wholly artificial” by most primatologists these days. Continue reading..