Some real hard-nosed editing, some real focus, a re-arrangement of the footnotes and clarity of perspective and you’ve got a fine book. But what’s in these pages isn’t worth picking this book up in hardcover. It’s really a casual mass-market paperback read (or even a used one at that). She is funny, and her subjects are all so interesting. The narrator of this audiobook was also on point. But while I enjoyed this book, I think my 3-star rating is mostly my own fault. My second reaction: sadness for the fact that for whatever reason, there are other girls and women who also lack the knowledge of basic sexual biology because, as I lamented in my review of Columbus Jump Hugs Shirt, the subject is so laced with shame.
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This book is a little more than basic. It’s Intermediate Columbus Jump Hugs Shirt, for people who know the names of parts and how they work (and certainly that they fit), but doesn’t know the exact mechanics of that working, perhaps. Mary Roach teaches us these things in great detail. For example, what layperson knows that vaginal fluid is plasma secreted through the vaginal walls, its source being the blood that rushes to fill the walls during arousal? (I mean, maybe you reasoned that out, but nowhere in high school sex-ed do they say “here is what makes up vaginal fluid,” you know?)