The Sex Effect by Ross Benes
Baring Our Complicated Relationship with Sex

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Benes ably explores society’s perceptions and applications of sex in ways that are “worth studying, rather than sensationalizing.” A book marinated in provocative assertions that are certain to instigate debate and productive discussion.
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A gripping exploration of the relationship between sex and our society, with a foreword by bestselling author A.J. Jacobs

Why do political leaders become entangled in so many sex scandals? How did the U.S. military inadvertently help make San Francisco a mecca of gay culture? And what was the original purpose of vibrators? Find out the answers to all these questions and more as journalist Ross Benes delves into the complicated relationship between everyday human life—including religion, politics, and technology—and our sexuality.

Drawing on history, psychology, sociology, and more, The Sex Effect combines innovative research and analysis with captivating anecdotes to reveal just how much sex shapes our society—and what it means for us as humans as we continue to struggle with the wide-ranging effects our sexuality has on the world around us.

 

About Ross Benes

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ROSS BENES has worked for Esquire and Deadspin, where he wrote about sex, sports, statistics, and pop culture. He's a journalist and researcher whose work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Slate. A native of Brainard, Nebraska, he splits time between his home state and New York.
 
Published April 4, 2017 by Sourcebooks. 336 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, History, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Benes ably explores society’s perceptions and applications of sex in ways that are “worth studying, rather than sensationalizing.” A book marinated in provocative assertions that are certain to instigate debate and productive discussion.

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