Why Is Sex Fun?
Cover of the first edition
|Series||Science Masters series|
|Media type||Print (hardcover and paperback)|
|LC Class||HQ21 .D48 1997|
|Preceded by||The Third Chimpanzee|
|Followed by||Guns, Germs, and Steel|
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Diamond addresses aspects of human sexuality such as why women's ovulation is not overtly advertised (concealed ovulation); why humans have sex in private rather than in public like other mammals; and why the ovaries are U-shaped.
Why Is Sex Fun? received a positive review from the biologist Steve Jones in The New York Review of Books. Jones described the book as engaging and interesting. However, he questioned Diamond's treatment of concealed ovulation, finding it inconclusive.
The anthropologist Peter B. Gray and Justin R. Garcia maintained in Evolution and Human Sexual Behavior (2013) that Why Is Sex Fun? was one of the best-read books on human sexuality. However, they considered it "informative but too thin in substance".
- Jones, Steve (1997). "Go Milk a Fruit Bat!". The New York Review of Books. 44 (12).
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