A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the Internet Tells Us about Sexual Relationships (Paperback)

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Why do we find certain things arousing? This book may be very NSFW, but it examines a basic and increasingly prominent force in society. In contrast to previous surveys on the topic, the authors trawled the internet, drawing upon a billion searches to capture a unique glimpse of what people look for when they want to be aroused. On the surface the answers may seem to reinforce stereotypes—men are visual, women emotional—but there’s much more to it. If you are at all interested in human sexuality, this is hard to put down. ~ Tim

— From Tim

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The book on sex in the twenty-first century

"Alfred Kinsey only scratched the surface. Interviewing a mere 18,000 horny humans? Please . . . Drs. Ogas and Gaddam offer] hot new scientific findings."--The Washington Post

Want to know what really turns your partner on? A Billion Wicked Thoughts offers the clearest picture ever of the differences between male and female sexuality and the teeming diversity of human desire. What makes men attracted to images and so predictable in their appetites? What makes the set up to a romantic evening so important for a woman? Why are women's desires so hard to predict?

Neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam reveal the mechanics of sexual relationships based on their extensive research into the mountains of new data on human behavior available in online entertainment and traffic around the world. Not since Alfred Kinsey in the 1950s has there been such a revolution in our knowledge of what is really going on in the bedroom. What Ogas and Gaddam learned, and now share, will deepen and enrich the way you, and your partner, think and talk about sex.

About the Author


Ogi Ogas studies computational models of memory, learning, and vision. He was a Department of Homeland Security Fellow. Sai Gaddam studies large-scale data analysis and serves as a data mining consultant in India. They both received their Ph.D.s in computational neuroscience from Boston University.

Praise For…


“Alfred Kinsey only scratched the surface. Interviewing a mere 18,000 horny humans? Please . . . Drs. Ogas and Gaddam [offer] hot new scientific findings.”
--The Washington Post

“Smart, readable and handles even the most bizarre fetishes with both humor and respect.”
--Salon.com

“A goldmine.” —Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature


--Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature


“An amazing book.” —Daniel J. Levitin, author of This Is Your Brain on Music
--Daniel J. Levitin, author of This Is Your Brain on Music


“Fascinating and terrific.” —Roy Baumeister, coauthor of Willpower
--Roy Baumeister, coauthor of Willpower

Product Details
ISBN: 9780452297876
ISBN-10: 0452297877
Publisher: Plume Books
Publication Date: May 29th, 2012
Pages: 394
Language: English