Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships
Originally published: June 29, 2010
Authors: Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jethá
Page count: 384
Country: United States of America
Subjects: Human sexuality, Anthropology
100 Word Book Review:
Humans evolved but primal instincts remain. Men and women are wired to seek different objectives. Sex is viewed differently across societies, cultures and species; chimpanzees, gorilla, orangutan and gibbon. Sex was an expression of friendship, with no coercion and was offered willingly. For some, it is a transaction, a barter trade by sex as a means to gain access to resources and/or social standing. ‘Make love not war’ is especially true for bonobos who have sex to ensure close bondings among the group. A light-hearted book that explores sexuality from then till now across all human and apes.