Manhood: The Rise and Fall of the Penis (Hardcover)

Manhood: The Rise and Fall of the Penis By Mels van Driel, Paul Vincent (Translated by) Cover Image
By Mels van Driel, Paul Vincent (Translated by)
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 In Manhood, experienced urologist and sexologist Mels van Driel offers an unprecedented history of the penis—with answers to everything you wanted to know, and even some questions you’d never thought to ask. Investigating the penis and its functions, van Driel’s work ranges from impotence to the speed of ejaculation, and from inguinal hernia to infertility. Psychological factors that have an impact on sexual experience, as well as contemporary phenomena, such as cyber sex, are examined along the way with good humor and much insight. 

About the Author

Mels van Driel is an urologist and sexologist at the University Medical Centre in Groningen in the Netherlands. He has written widely for scientific publications, newspapers and magazines. Paul Vincent has been a translator from Dutch and German to English for the past twenty years.


Praise For…

"This vastly entertaining, eclectic book, written by a Dutch urologist, is full of myths, lore, natural history, and medical information about the male nether regions. . . . A compassionate . . . account of the long human strugle to understand—and to celebrate—the sometimes baffling workings of men and their malest members."
— Barnes &  Noble Review

 “Van Driel wants to do two things: to inform readers about the anatomy and workings of the penis, scrotum and the rest of it, doing so lightheartedly and with humor, as though a slightly boozy uncle were instructing you about how machine guns work; second, to entertain . . . [Van Driel] wears his learning lightly.” —Globe and Mail

— Globe and Mail

Product Details
ISBN: 9781861895424
ISBN-10: 1861895429
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publication Date: January 30th, 2010
Pages: 288
Language: English