The Bonobo Way – Dr. Susan Block
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