Despite modern society's comparatively tolerant attitudes toward sex, many of us still don't know much about our own sexual perversions, let alone what turns others on. Jesse Bering's Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us (Scientific American/FSG) aims to rectify that. It's not just a fascinating overview of human paraphilias and the biology involved in our feelings of attraction and revulsion. It also addresses how significantly our attitudes toward such preferences and behaviors have changed.
Whether you would like to know more about the diversity of sexual palates or the politics and science that mold our understanding of sex, no one can finish Perv without a better understanding that when it comes to what we like between the sheets, everyone's unique.