Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes? by Jena Pincott
Bodies, Behavior, and Brains--the Science Behind Sex, Love, and Attraction

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How long does it take to decide if a person is hot?
Is your lover more likely to get you pregnant than your husband?
Can men tell when a woman is fertile?

If you’ve ever wondered how scientists measure love—or whether men really prefer blondes over brunettes—this smart, sexy book provides real answers to these and many other questions about our most baffling dating and mating behaviors. Based on the latest research in biology, evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive science, Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes? dares to explain the science behind sex—and opens a fascinating window on the intriguing phenomenon of love and attraction.

Covering the areas of bodies, brains, and behavior, this eye-opening guide reveals the genetic, hormonal, and psychological secrets behind what makes us tick sexually. For example, do you know why a man’s body chemistry and behavior change when he’s in a committed relationship? And why, when he becomes a daddy, his testosterone level seems to plummet? And did you know…

• When a couple first fall in love, their brains are indistinguishable from those of the clinically insane
• You can tell a lot about a person’s sexual chemistry just by looking at his or her hands
• Your genes influence whose body odors you prefer
• Being around breast-feeding women may increase a woman's sex drive

Viewed through the lens of science and instinct, your love life might be seen in a completely different way. Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes? provides both an in-depth exploration into our sexual psyches—and fresh advice for men and women who want to discover the secrets of successful relationships.


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About Jena Pincott

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Jena Pincott has a background in biology and was a production assistant on science documentaries for PBS. She is a former senior editor at Random House, and is the author of "Success: Advice for Achieving Your Goals from Remarkably Accomplished People" and "Healing: Advice for Recovering Your Strength and Spirit from the World's Most Famous Survivors". Jena lives in New York City and plays the clarinet. She travels as much as she possibly can, usually with her husband, Peter, and writes science fiction under a pen name. Jena's previous book, " Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes?", is about the science of love and attraction. The book received a "starred review" in "Publishers Weekly" and generated widespread media attention, including appearances by the author on ABC's "Good Morning America, Fox News, " CBS' "The Early Show, ""NPR, " and coverage in "Glamour", "Redbook", "Newsweek", the "New York Post", the "New York Daily News", the "Washington Post", and the "Associated Press.""
 
Published September 30, 2008 by Delacorte Press. 368 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Self Help, Romance, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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In these playfully written scientific anecdotes, Pincott (Success ) argues that desire is strongly rooted in evolutionary biases and consults a variety of studies

Aug 25 2008 | Read Full Review of Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Bl...

Examiner

It's a smart and sexy book that reads like Cosmo magazine but with more scientific facts and content to really explain why you do what you do.

Mar 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Bl...

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