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Jesse Bering

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Jesse Bering, Ph.D. is a frequent contributor to Scientific American and Slate. His writing has also appeared in New York magazine, The Guardian, and The New Republic, among others, and has been featured by NPR, Playboy Radio, and more. The author of The Belief Instinct, Bering is the former Director of the Institute of Cognition and Culture at the Queen's University, Belfast, and began his career as a professor at the University of Arkansas. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

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  • Jesse Bering on why the penis is shaped the way it is.

    Specifically, on human vs. primate penises.

  • Big Think: Jesse Bering asks Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?

    Big Think's Megan Erickson talks with Jesse Bering, a scholar-in-residence at Wells College, a columnist at scientificamerican.com, and contributor to Slate about belief, the evolutionary quirks of the human body, and the larger insights found in biology. Jesse is the author of Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? And Other Reflections on Being Human and The Belief Instinct.

  • Ask Jesse Bering Anything

    Jesse Bering fields questions over at Andrew Sullivan's The Dish on the Daily Beast.

  • Ask Jesse Bering Anything: What Role Does The Foreskin Play?

    Jesse Bering steps in for Andrew Sullivan at the Daily Beast to answer the question, "What Role Does The Foreskin Play?"

  • Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That? by Jesse Bering - Audio Book Excerpt

    Listen to an excerpt from the audio book edition of Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?

  • Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us Audiobook excerpt

    Listen to an excerpt from the audio book for Perv, the new book by Jesse Bering.

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Perv

Jesse Bering

“As a sex writer, Jesse Bering is fearless—and peerless.” —Dan Savage“You are a sexual deviant. A pervert, through and through.” We may not...

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Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does “free will” really exist?...

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