Sex at Dawn

In this groundbreaking book, however, Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha argue that human beings evolved in egalitarian groups that shared food, child care, and, often, sexual partners.

Sex at Dawn

Sex at Dawn

The 10th-anniversary edition of the book that radical re-evaluated the origins and nature of human sexuality. Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. In this groundbreaking book, however, Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha argue that human beings evolved in egalitarian groups that shared food, child care, and, often, sexual partners. Weaving together evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality, the authors show how far from human nature monogamy really is. With intelligence and humour, Ryan and Jetha explain how our promiscuous past haunts our contemporary struggles. They explore why many people find long-term fidelity so difficult; why sexual passion tends to fade even as love deepens; why homosexuality persists in the face of standard evolutionary logic; and what the human body reveals about the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality. Shocking, enlightening, and ultimately inspiring, Sex at Dawn offers a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do. 'Controversial and fascinating.' -Vogue Australia 'Sex At Dawn is the single most important book about human sexuality since Alfred Kinsey unleashed Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male on the American public in 1948.' -Dan Savage, author of the internationally syndicated sex-advice column 'Savage Love' and The Commitment- Love, sex, marriage, and my family 'Sex At Dawn has helped me understand myself and the world so much more clearly.' -Ilana Glazer, co-creator of Broad City

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Sex at Dawn
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-05 - Publisher:

The 10th-anniversary edition of the book that radical re-evaluated the origins and nature of human sexuality. Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science - as well as religious and cultural institutions - has maintained that men and women evolved in families
Sex at Dawn
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-29 - Publisher: Harper

Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science—as well as religious and cultural institutions—has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing.
Sex at Dusk
Language: en
Pages: 364
Authors: Lynn Saxon
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-07-14 - Publisher: CreateSpace

Sex – just what is it all about? Don't other species just get on with it? What are the conflicts and jealousy, pain and disappointments, really all about? The 2010 book SEX AT DAWN tells us that this modern misery is due to our belief in a false evolutionary story
Sex at Dawn
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-27 - Publisher: Harper Collins

“Sex at Dawn challenges conventional wisdom about sex in a big way. By examining the prehistoric origins of human sexual behavior the authors are able to expose the fallacies and weaknesses of standard theories proposed by most experts. This is a provocative, entertaining, and pioneering book. I learned a lot
Sex at Dawn
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jethá
Categories: Human evolution
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher:

"A controversial, idea-driven book that challenges everything you know about sex, marriage, family, and society"--Provided by publisher.

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