September 2020 Book Group

08/09/2020 @ 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Mayita Shanghai
98 Shouning Road
Huangpu District
Sarah Peel - WeChat ID @Sarahplusone

Join members of the Shanghai Mamas community as we discuss Bonk by popular science writer Mary Roach. Hilarious and highly informative, Roach explores the study of sexual physiology—what happens, and why, and how to make it happen better—has been going on for centuries, behind the closed doors of laboratories, brothels, Alfred Kinsey’s attic, and, more recently, MRI centers, pig farms, and sex-toy R&D labs. Roach spent two years wheedling and conniving her way behind those doors to bring you the answers to the questions Dr. Ruth never asked. Is your penis three inches longer than you think? Is vaginal orgasm a myth? Can a dead man get an erection? Why doesn’t Viagra help women—or, for that matter, pandas?

As always, anyone who would like a night out for conversation and maybe a couple of adult beverages is welcome and there is no need to have read the book.

Mary Roach’s TED Talk on orgasms

Mary Roach book talk for the Authors at Google series

And if you do read the book… read the footnotes! They’re where she keeps her beat jokes.

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