Welcome to our first ever VIDEO and audio podcast (you get to see the inside of my biohacking laboratory!), where I am celebrating by exploring everyone’s favorite topic – sex!
This episode, with co-author of New York Times best seller, Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships, Christopher Ryan, gives you a peak into the evolutionary view of human sexual behavior. Sex at Dawn shatters myths surrounding the societal history behind how men and women interact in sexual relationships. Christopher made for a great interview, as he continues to rustle feathers around the ideas of traditional relationships.
Christopher has been on wild ride since he received a BA in English and American literature in 1984, and an MA, and Ph.D. in Psychology twenty years later. He has traveled the world and worked at decidedly odd jobs including: gutting salmon in Alaska, teaching English to prostitutes in Bangkok and self-defense to land-reform activists in Mexico, managing commercial real-estate in New York’s Diamond District, helping Spanish physicians publish their research). In his mid-30s, Christopher decided to pursue doctoral studies in Psychology.
Christopher has guest-lectures and contributes to publications ranging from Behavioral and Brain Sciences (Cambridge University Press) to a textbook used in medical schools and teaching hospitals throughout Spain and Latin America.
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What We Cover
- 1:30 Christopher Ryan’s Story
- 5:30 The lead up to Sex at Dawn
- 7:20 “What is human” vs “What is cultural”
- 9:00 The Secret Life of Plants
- 11:00 Dr. Andrew Weil – Plants, Consciousness, and Alternative Medicine
- 15:00 Let’s Get Dr. Andrew Wile on Joe Rogan!
- 16:15 3 minute summary of Sex at Dawn
- 18:00 “Battle of the sexes” is wrong
- 19:35 The 4 sources of sex in our ancestors
- 21:00 Does initial technology come from sexual desire?
- 22:15 Who was frustrated most by Sex at Dawn?
- 23:00 The hunter-gatherer principle
- 24:45 Do you own time or space?
- 25:30 Where does sharing come into play?
- 27:00 Flinstone-ization
- 28:10 What common things hurt sexual performance?
- 31:45 How to short-circuit shame in the bedroom
- 33:50 Raise alpha waves? Think about sex!
- 35:00 Animal anatomy and sex
- 37:20 How economic inequality relates to stress
- 40:30 Christopher’s Next Book: Civilized to Death
- 42:45 You’re rich…now what?
- 43:35 Not getting “some” & misogyny
- 46:00 Christopher’s take on Dave’s orgasm experiment
- 47:30 Testosterone and a novel partner
- 49:30 Flesh lights
- 50:30 More about Christopher Ryan
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