Clit talk, with Mary Roach

I love Mary Roach‘s books. I think she’s awesome, and I totally stole the idea of using quippy footnotes in The Purity Myth from her book Bonk. Listen to her be smart. (More of Roach here.)

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2 Comments

  1. femme.
    Posted July 27, 2009 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    I did not know about female nocturnal erections, that is really interesting. I had never heard of Mary Roach before this post, so thanks Jessica! Getting a copy of Bonk ASAP.

  2. synergy
    Posted July 29, 2009 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Funny you should mention Roach. I read “Stiff” a few years ago and just today started reading “Spook” and have “Bonk” sitting on the shelf ready to be read next. :) I love her wit.
    I did know about the analogues and all that, but then I did major in biology, so it’s kind of obvious from taking physiology, anatomy, and developmental biology.
    Someone should mention that “female” is the default sex, if you will, unless there’s a surge of testosterone at the right moment. Then clitorises (clitori?? :D ) suddenly overgrow and nads pop externally. Fun!

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