Sperm Wars: Infidelity, Sexual Conflict, and Other Bedroom Battles

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Basic Books, Jan 3, 2006 - Psychology - 300 pages
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Published to acclaim and controversy a decade ago, Sperm Wars is a revolutionary thesis about sex that turned centuries-old biological assumptions on their head. Evolution has programmed men to conquer and monopolize women while women, without ever knowing they are doing it, seek the best genetic input on offer from potential sexual partners. In this book, best-selling author Robin Baker reveals these new facts of life: ten percent of children are not fathered by their "fathers;" less than one percent of a man's sperm is capable of fertilizing anything (the rest is there to fight off all other men's sperm); "smart" vaginal mucus encourages some sperm but blocks others; and a woman is far more likely to conceive through a casual fling than through sex with her regular partner. It's no wonder that Sperm Wars is a classic of popular science writing that will surprise, entertain, and even shock.

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1 The Generation Game
2 Routine Sex
3 Sperm Wars
4 Counting the Cost
5 Secret Anticipation
6 Successful Failure
7 Shopping Around for Genes
8 The Climax of Influence
9 Learning the Gropse
10 One Way or Another
11 Final Score

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Robin Baker is a bestselling author in the field of sexual biology. From 1980-96 he was Reader in Zoology in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Manchester, and he has over a hundred scientific papers and magazine articles to his name. His work and ideas on the evolution of human behavior have been featured in many television and radio programs around the world.

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