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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (Part 3)

Published: June 15, 2010

In our third and final installment of this series, Dr. Doug questions Mary Roach, author of Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, about her research into some of the more taboo aspects of sex. You went to a factory that produced vibrators. Talk about that. This was related to the device I was talking about. It was marketed as a medical device. read more »

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (Part 2)

Published: June 12, 2010

In the second in our series of three blogs, Dr. Doug continues his interview with author Mary Roach. Mary discusses the science of sex, the history and complications of sex research, and the stigma surrounding this subject. You asked a professor whether the female orgasm might be useful to aid sperm transport. He said, “I think by now you know how read more »

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (Part 1)

Published: June 7, 2010

In her latest bestseller, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Mary Roach tackles the stickiest of subjects with dexterous wit. Dr. Doug and Radio Parallax recently had a chance to speak with Mary Roach about her latest title. I chuckled when I heard your title. When I was in South Africa once I noticed that “bonk” was used in the papers read more »

Ask Dr. Doug: The Link Between Smoking and ED

Published: June 3, 2010

I was surprised that per researchers the cause of ED in smokers is still so unclear. There is speculation about plaques in the blood vessels and/or hormones, but I think of a third possibility. Smoking causes vaso-constriction. This is why some plastic surgeons often won’t do face-lifts in smokers. The results tend to be lousy if the blood supply read more »

Buying Erectile Dysfunction at the 7-11

Published: June 1, 2010

For young men, cigarette smoking still manages a certain allure. Despite the government’s attempts to censor tobacco company ads aimed at minors, young people are still smoking in un-healthy numbers. Per the National Youth Tobacco Survey 12% of middle school kids, and over a third of high school students used some form of tobacco in the month before read more »

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