Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality - Including the Gays!

Come to the University of Chicago November 4 and hear as sex researcher Christopher Ryan, PhD, talks about his new book SEX AT DAWN: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality, which has been hailed by sex-advice columnist Dan Savage as “the single most important book about human sexuality since Alfred Kinsey unleashed Sexual Behavior in the Human Male on the American public in 1948.”

Dr. Ryan will talk about how our ancestors lived in egalitarian groups that shared food, child care,... and often, sexual partners. Weaving together convergent, often overlooked evidence from anthropology, archeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality, Dr. Ryan will describe how far from human nature sexual monogamy really is.

Some of the themes he’ll explore include:

• why long-term fidelity can be so difficult for so many;
• why sexual passion tends to fade even as love deepens;
• why many middle-aged men risk everything for an affair;
• why homosexuality persists in the face of standard evolutionary logic;
• what the human body reveals about the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality.

Event co-sponsored by the Center for Gender Studies and the Office of LGBTQ Student Life of the University of Chicago.

Sex at Dawn: The Origins of Modern Sexuality
Thursday, November 4, 7pm

Office of LGBTQ Student Life

5710 South Woodlawn Avenue

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