In this unique and paradigm-changing book, internationally acclaimed and controversial sex educator Dr. Susan Block offers a brilliant new view of human sexuality, war, peace and community, inspired by a role model who isn’t even human: our closest genetic cousin, the bonobo.
With a provocative, humorous and engaging style that makes science fun and ecology erotic, The Bonobo Way boldly asks: What do these great apes know about sex — and the rest of life — that we don’t?
Here are some things we know about bonobos:
They have lots of sex.
They never kill each other.
They empower the females.
They stay younger longer.
They live in peace through pleasure.
And we thought humans were the smartest apes!
For decades, experts have used the “killer ape” paradigm to explain why humans murder, make war, bomb and behead each other, and supposedly always will. Sure, our common chimp cousins kill, but do they tell the whole tale?
Luckily, no. The Bonobo Way shows the other side of the story, presenting the bonobos as a new great ape paradigm for humanity that could change the world… or at least improve your love life.
From the lush depths of the rainforest to the satin sheets of your bedroom, Dr. Block takes you on a fascinating journey, weaving stories, studies, theories and fantasies into possibilities and a practical path of action, presenting a very different kind of “12-Step Program” to release your “inner bonobo,” help save the real bonobos from extinction and energize all facets of your life.
Whether you don’t know bonobos from bananas, or you think you know all about these amazing creatures, The Bonobo Way will show you the way to a happier, healthier, sexier life, and a more peaceful, sustainable culture.
More praise for The Bonobo Way:
“Amazing! Dr. Block is an eco-sex visionary.”
Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., Eco-Sex Artist
“All those interested in human happiness should read this book.”
James W. Prescott, Ph.D., author of Body Pleasure and the Origins of Violence
Item Weight : 1.94 pounds
Paperback : 256 pages
ISBN-10 : 0692323767
ISBN-13 : 978-0692323762
Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.58 x 9 inches
Publisher : Gardner & Daughters Publishers (October 30, 2014)
Language: : English
Best Sellers Rank: #895,453 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
#1,405 in Medical Psychology of Sexuality
#2,161 in Popular Psychology of Sexuality
Customer Reviews: 4.9 out of 5 stars 50 ratings
To read more history about ‘The Bonobo Way‘:
- Dr. Susan Block Institute – (Official Website)
- About Dr. Susan Block
- AASECT: The Bonobo Way of Inclusivity with Sexologist Dr. Susan Block – (March 1, 2018)
- WYBC Yale Radio features Dr. Susan Block on The Bonobo Way & Sex Week at Yale – (June 21, 2017)
- “The DOCTORS” feature Dr Susan Block & Team Bonobo on Erotic Hypnosis – (December 8, 2016)
- UC Berkeley Nonmonogamy Conference: Bonobo Way author Dr. Susan Block on Bonobo Nonmonogamy – (July 26, 2016)
- Dr. Susan Block gives Bonobo Way Keynote for UPRM Ecosexuality Symposium – (April 22, 2016)
- Videos About ‘Bonobos’ – (YouTube)