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A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the World's Largest Experiment Reveals… (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Ogi Ogas, Sai Gaddam (Author)

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Two maverick neuroscientists use the world's largest psychology experiment--the Internet--to study the private activities of millions of men and women around the world, unveiling a revolutionary and shocking new vision of human desire that overturns conventional thinking. For his groundbreaking sexual research, Alfred Kinsey and his team interviewed 18,000 people, relying on them to honestly report their most intimate experiences. Using the Internet, the neuroscientists Ogas and Gaddam quietly observed the raw sexual behaviors of half a billion people. By combining their observations with neuroscience and animal research, these two young neuroscientists finally answer the long-disputed question: what do people really like? Ogas and Gaddam's findings are transforming the way scientists and therapists think about sexual desire. Their fascinating and occasionally disturbing findings will rock our modern understanding of sexuality, just as Kinsey's reports did sixty years ago.--From publisher description.… (more)
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Title:A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the World's Largest Experiment Reveals about Human Desire
Authors:Ogi Ogas
Other authors:Sai Gaddam (Author)
Info:Dutton Adult (2011), Hardcover, 416 pages
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Rating:***1/2
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They overstate their case, but this fascinating sociological, deep data study sheds a salient light on a dynamic we know all too well. Somewhat flawed, but nevertheless recommended.
  kencf0618 | Aug 14, 2019 |
I found this book surprisingly interesting and informative despite being somewhat skeptical about what it could reveal. I don't recall exactly what their sourcing was for the information but the analysis was thorough and extensive.

They look at all aspects of what and why people are looking at and into concerning Internet porn. It is heavily weighed between male and female as well as gay and straight. And of course those in between. There are some surprising conclusions and some not so surprising. I learned a lot and discovered aspects I was totally unaware of. A good read that lets us look through the keyhole of what others are doing, certainly not us, of course. ( )
  knightlight777 | Jan 28, 2018 |
This was a really cool book with a super interesting direction, the authors conclusions were fairly hasty and simplistic, though

I dislike how authors of popular science books always feel the need to draw such specific conclusions from the data they present in their books. Anyway, you shouldn't read this book expecting rigorous science but it is very enjoyable and fairly informative.

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  CosmicPariah | Jan 9, 2013 |
I was extremely disappointed in this book. Looked forward to an interesting look at how internet searching could be used for behavior analysis in regards to sex. Not even close.
What this book is:
1. Description of what people are looking for in regards to sex.
2. Stories and anecdotes for those interested in Porn.
3. Lack of any scientific analysis. Lots of hypothesis, but no serious study to determine anything past observation.

In the end, if you are looking for a catalog of porn sites with anecdotes, then this book is for you. If you have any interest in real science or psychology, then avoid this book. ( )
1 vote wvlibrarydude | Jan 3, 2013 |
I picked this book up from the library out of idle curiosity, and found it much more interesting and informative than I thought. Of course, I didn't realize realize how much this book had to do with pornography, so at first I was a bit put off. However, the author very succinctly details how pornography on the internet exemplifies the differences between what men and women want, and breaks it down into "cues"--that is, very specific things, or combinations of things, that turn people on. There are a lot more parallels between the images men look at online, and romance novels than you might ever have guessed.

I came away from this book with a much better understanding of my own sexuality and cues, and a good insight into what's probably going on in my fiancees. ( )
  puttocklibrary | May 24, 2012 |
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Gaddam, Saimain authorall editionsconfirmed
Salmon, CatherinePrefacesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spangler, BettinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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