Good morning, fellow deviants!
Scientific American is bringing us a thoughtful (if giggle-inducing) argument on the nature of human sexuality this fall, PERV: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us, in which award-winning columnist and psychologist Jesse Bering argues that we're all sexual deviants on one level or another.
With wit and irreverent style, Bering pulls back the curtains on the history of perversions, the biological reasons behind our distaste for unusual sexual proclivities, and the latest research on desire. Armed with reason, science, and an insatiable appetite for knowledge, he humanizes deviants while asking some very provocative questions about the nature of hypocrisy, prejudice, and when sexual desire can lead to harm.
This is a great next book for fans of Mary Roach's BONK.
"Bering’s latest is a delightful, intelligent, and thought-provoking addition to the growing body of our sexual knowledge of self." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A master craftsman at refashioning reproductive biology into provocative composition, Bering nimbly probes 'the darkest corners of our sexual nature' with no illicit aftertaste." —Kirkus Reviews
— surlyspice (@surlyspice) May 30, 2013
— Farrar,Straus&Giroux (@fsgbooks) July 29, 2013
PERV will be available in October from Scientific American and Farrar, Straus and Giroux.