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Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray & What It Means for Modern Relationships

by: Christopher Ryan

Publisher: Harper (2010)


Staff Pick by comrade: FG

You should read this fucking book! It provides a hilarious look into the ways in which culture has shaped our common conceptions of human nature and sex by taking apart evolutionary psychology in an engaging and entertaining way. Much of the book is spent debunking common cultural interpretations of science that reinforce an 'intrinsic human selfish gene,' which is totally refreshing and much needed. They veer safely away from suggesting any default genetic make up, and instead focus on how culture shapes these ideas and works with genetics to reinforce societal demand for certain behavior. Totally rad.