There Are 500 Identified Fetishes Out There. How They All Became Normal — The New Republic [22 December, 2013]
The real secret about perversion? It doesn’t exist.
How Sexual Perversion Became the New Norm — New Statesman [19 December, 2013]
“One person's perversion is another’s normality.”
2013: The Year in Sex — Observer [17 December, 2013]
When it comes to the world of sex, it often feels like everything old is new again, but 2013 saw its share of novelties, provocations, celebrations and oddities—the good, the bad and the bizarre.
Deviant Is the Norm — Alibi [28 November, 2013]
You’re a pervert. Oh, don’t get so upset; you come from a long line of perverts, as do I, as does everyone everywhere. To paraphrase Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat, we’re all pervs here.
On the Pervert in All of Us — CBC [14 November, 2013]
Are you a pervert? According to psychologist and award-winning columnist Jesse Bering, we are all sexual deviants on some level. In his new book Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us, he argues that we should use science, logic and reason to re-examine our prejudices towards today's erotic outliers.
Der perfekte Penis — Der Humanistische Pressedienst [5 November, 2013]
Warum hat der Penis die Form, die er hat? Auf diese Frage geben Evolutionspsychologen eine faszinierende Antwort: Der Krieg der Spermien hat ihn geformt. Allerdings stört dabei ein anatomisches Detail: die Vorhaut.
Perv-View: Jesse Bering's New Book Perv — Scientific American [29 October, 2013]
Psychologist Jesse Bering talks about his latest book Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us.
Getting in Touch with Your Inner Sexual Deviant — Forbes [24 October, 2013]
Science writer Jesse Bering has been called “fearless,” “witty,” “madly provocative,” ”smart” and “deeply compassionate.” Yale professor and author Paul Bloom has gone so far as to call him the “Hunter S. Thompson of science writing.” In his latest book, Perv: The Sexual Deviant In All Of Us, Bering uses the tools of science to crack open more than a few taboos, and shows why he’s deserving of the accolades.
‘PERV: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us’ by Jesse Bering — The Boston Globe [21 October, 2013]
Mild to wild to taboo: a look at sexual deviance and its causes.
Can Pedophiles Help Themselves? A Book’s Provocative Take on Sexuality — The Daily Beast [18 October, 2013]
That and other provocative questions about human sexuality are raised by Jesse Bering in his new book, Perv. He talks to Rachel Kramer Bussel about bestiality, sexual norms, and foot fetishists.
You Are Not So Smart 010: Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us — Boing Boing [17 October, 2013]
If a world archery champion fell madly in love with the Eiffel Tower, who she considered to be a female, married the monument, and then went on to consummate her union with it, would you consider her a crazy person?
Editor’s Choice: ‘Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us’ by Jesse Bering — The Buffalo News [13 October, 2013]
“All of us?” people will say understandably on looking at the title of Jesse Bering’s fascinating book. “Are you absolutely sure?” And then, after that, people will certainly say “define ‘deviance.’ ” Which is, in essence, what the whole point of Bering’s book is.
Buscando límites a la depravación sexual — El Confidencial [12 October, 2013]
Lo que para algunas personas parece degradante para otras puede ser bonito. Todo el mundo tiene un pervertido dentro, pero necesitamos marcar límites.
Is There A Sexual Deviant in All of Us? — Huffpost Live [9 October, 2013]
We may not want to admit it, but as psychologist Jesse Bering reveals in his book, "Perv," there's a spectrum of perversion along which we all sit. But where do we draw the line between kink and the type of behavior that requires a psych evaluation?
Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us — Kirkus Reviews [8 October, 2013]
Outspokenly attesting that everyone’s a pervert in some form or another, research psychologist Bering (Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?: And Other Reflections On Being Human, 2012) combines science, research and an unblushing curiosity to plumb the depths of sexual deviancy.
What Happens When the NYT Book Review Does a Sex Issue: 'I Much Prefer Breasts to Heaving Mounds.’ — The New Republic [6 October, 2013]
The New York Times Book Review published its sex issue on Sunday, featuring reviews of new works of sex-themed fiction and nonfiction, along with essays and Q&As on subjects such as “What makes a good sex scene?", "Why is writing about sex so difficult?" and “What’s the most erotic book you’ve ever read?”
Acquired Tastes — ‘Perv,’ by Jesse Bering — Sunday Book Review, The New York Times [4 October, 2013]
Jesse Bering examines notions of deviance and the wide-ranging triggers of human desire.
PW Picks: The Best New Books for the Week of October 7, 2013 — Publishers Weekly [4 October, 2013]
This week, why it's normal to be a perv, retelling Pride & Prejudice, and the best mystery stories of the year. Plus: new Dave Eggers.
The AU Interview: Jesse Bering - Author of Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of US — The AU Review [27 September, 2013]
From the author of Why is the Penis Shaped Like That - Jesse Bering - comes the new book PERV: The Surprising Science of Sexual Deviance. It's a fascinating read that runs with the following concept: if a generation ago homosexuals were put on the same level as pedophiles or those who engage in bestiality (and let's be frank: for some nutjobs, they still use such analogies), why should we not offer those who do engage in such activities the same scientific courtesy as the rest.
Posvetio se devijacijama u seksu ‘I perverzije imaju svoju logiku. Sada znamo zašto’ — Jutarnji list [15 September, 2013]
Jesse Bering, slavni američki evolucijski psiholog, u prošloj je knjizi objasnio zašto penis izgleda baš tako, a sada za Nedjeljni objašnjava zašto postoje žene koje se žele udati za Eiffelov toranj.
We Are All Perverts — Maxim Australia [September 2013]
In his new book Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us psychologist Jesse Bering, PhD discusses the most taboo issues of human sexuality. Here, he offers an A-Z of the wonderfully weird aspects of sex.
Not Too Taboo? PW Talks with Jesse Bering — Publishers Weekly [9 August, 2013]
In Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us, Jesse Bering tackles some of the most sensitive issues in our society—rape, pedophila, and sexual fetishism, to name just a few—through science and reason.
Protests In Egypt, Reflections On Being Human, And New State Laws — KUOW News and Information [29 July, 2013]
Being human is very different than being a chimpanzee, or a bumble bee, or a rat. We think different, we act different, and we look different. Psychological scientist Jesse Bering explores what it means to be human by asking questions that are sometimes outside the realm of “polite conversation.”
Paperback: Why is the Penis Shaped Like That? by Jesse Bering — London Evening Standard [25 July, 2013]
Jesse Bering has been called “the Hunter Thompson of science writing”. “For as long as I can remember,” he tells us, “I’ve been sincerely curious, and vocally so, about certain ‘inappropriate’ matters.”
Como escolher o melhor desodorante — HypeScience [5 June, 2013]
Além disso, pesquisas afirmam que o cheiro desempenha um papel relevante na atração sexual. Jesse Bering explica: “Uma das substâncias alvo mais importantes que acreditamos desempenhar um papel na atração das pessoas é um composto encontrado em secreções axilares.
Karl Rove Jokes that Black Democratic Strategist ‘Owes Me Some Fried Chicken’ — Raw Story [24 March, 2013]
Republican strategist Karl Rove engaged in some friendly — if not tone deaf — banter with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile on Sunday, joking that she owed him some “fried chicken.”
Wie der Mensch die Götter schuf — Die Welt [24 March, 2013]
Als der Mensch im Lauf der Evolution die Fähigkeit zur Selbstreflexion ausbildete, war das ein entscheidender Schritt. Die bewusste Erfahrung von Leben und Tod stärkte den Zusammenhalt der Gruppe – und war ein Ausgangspunkt für die Entstehung von Religionen.
Cultura digitale: la lunga notte dei peni virtuali — La Stampa [22 March, 2013]
"Se volessimo esplorare il lato freudiano – spiega Jesse Bering, autore del libro "Why is the penis shaped like that?" – potremmo considerarlo un modo per rendere pubblico ciò che non è più permesso mostrare in pubblico.
Sex in San Diego: 9 Fascinating Things You May Not Know About the Penis — San Diego Free Press [27 February, 2013]
“Isn’t it awfully good to have a penis,” Eric Idle mused in the greatest 35-second song ever written and I believe he’s telling the truth: having a stiffy is probably spiffy. Erections are such hopeful things, like carrying a little optimist around in your pocket, one imagines.
Devassos por Natureza – Provocações sobre sexo e a condição humana — HypeScience [21 February, 2013]
Devassos por Natureza, da Editora Zahar, oferece ao leitor uma jornada incomum pelos maiores tabus da sexualidade, pela evolução e a outros aspectos peculiares do ser humano.
Em 'Devassos por Natureza', psicólogo analisa tabus sexuais — Folha de S.Paulo [18 February, 2013]
"Devassos por Natureza" reúne 33 artigos do doutor em psicologia Jesse Bering. Os textos, que abordam tabus sexuais pela perspectiva científica, foram, em sua maioria, publicados originalmente nas revistas "Scientific American" e “Slate".
De ce plâng oamenii? — Descoperă [28 January, 2013]
Multe animale plâng atunci când simt durerea, dar dintre toate speciile, oamenii par a fi singurele vieţuitoare care varsă lacrimi din motive emoţionale. Dacă plânsul emoţional este cu adevărat un fenomen întâlnit doar la oameni, atunci acest comportament ar trebui să ne aducă un avantaj evolutiv. Dar oare care să fie acela?
The Evolution of Religion: God or the Group — The Huffington Post [11 January, 2013]
In the New York Times Opinion Pages shortly before Christmas, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks wrote about the evolution of religion. This is of particular interest to me, and I encourage readers to explore work by psychologist Jesse Bering, such as his book "The Belief Instinct" or this controversial Salon essay.
Asexuality: The People's Choice for People Who Don't Want ANYONE — Vice [4 January, 2013]
Gay rights activists have fought for sexual freedom, often at the risk of physical harm, for more than half a century. Asexuals, an estimated one percent of the population, have traditionally kept a low profile. Why should the LGBT community cede the word "queer," a once pejorative, now defining epithet to a group defined by inaction?