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Fun, witty, and a book worth listening to.
The only problem is with some of the science. He's a psychologist and he approaches every idea from that point of view exclusively. No multi-disciplinary approach.
He talks about the human body sexual adaptations. But, leaves out the anthropological differences between how an agrarian culture and a nomadic culture behaves.
He talks about the psychological theories of the nature of trans people. But, he completely leaves out the ton of anatomical medical imaging studies and genetic studies strongly pointing to a physiological/neurological/genetic cause of the condition.
You just can't approach these subjects without acknowledging and actively using other relevant fields of research.
Worth a read. Take with a grain of salt.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Would you consider the audio edition of Perv to be better than the print version?
Probably not. It is read by the author. He is a scientist and rushes through many concepts. It is dense in some sections and light in others. I think it is probably better read than heard.
What other book might you compare Perv to and why?
Not sure there is a comparison. It's is pretty unique.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
Generally yes. There were places it felt too quick.
What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?
I found the fact that women's arousal and sexual functioning aren't connected in order to protect their internal organs fascinating. He lays out a variety of paraphelias that I'd never heard of and why we need to be more tolerant of them. He also makes a great case for defining pedophelia better so we can actually distinguish between the many different kinds of pedophiles and protect those who are most vulnerable and have much more sensible laws around the subject.
Any additional comments?
I think his summary on this topic is a must read for anyone interested and we should be incorporating this into our curriculum in schools to dispel stigma, reduce harm and help to educate folks about some of the more marginalized sexual minorities out there.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Where does Perv rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
bath time listening
What did you like best about this story?
the endless reminder that we are all as human as each other
What about Jesse Bering’s performance did you like?
he is very enthusiastic, and a little self deprecating
Any additional comments?
really easy listen and lots of great stories of humanity, well worth the time and money
PLEASE PUBLISH HIS BOOKS ON BELIEF