A Review of “The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution”

  title={A Review of “The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution”},
  author={Breanne Fahs},
  journal={Journal of Sex \& Marital Therapy},
  pages={161 - 163}
  • Breanne Fahs
  • Published 28 February 2011
  • Biology
  • Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Picking off the foremost evolutionary theories for the occurrence of female orgasm, Elizabeth Lloyd presents a precise, well-argued, fantastically researched, devastating attack on the scientific “... 

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