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Nanet women of Siberia have magic spells that give them complete control over any lover.

Think you know about sexual customs around our world? Turns out, there are boundless surprises! Sex Rules!: Astonishing Sexual Practices and Gender Roles Around the World takes you on a hilarious and enlightening tour of everything you want to know about dating, mating and relating but didn’t know to ask. It tells of little-known, stereotype-busting sexual, relationship and romantic practices around the world — fun, interesting, and eye-opening! These are places where women control the mating game, set marriage rules, run the businesses, and lots more! It’s fascinating, often funny in the telling, but also thought-provoking, brimming with new ideas about what’s “normal and natural” for women and men. It’s also all true, based on years of research and travel in 35+ countries by Janice Zarro Brodman, PhD.

In Sex Rules!, Dr. Brodman explores:

  • “Who’s really more sexually obsessed, men or women?” And why!
  • Why all men should wear veils, but women should never bother with them
  • Why women are best at running businesses, and men at singing and dancing
  • How women in some societies use marriage to other women to gain political power

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With 24 years as a groundbreaking international development expert, Janice Zarro Brodman has lived, worked or traveled in 35 countries. After earning her PhD in political economy from Harvard University, she created and served as Director of the Center for Innovative Technologies at EDC, a global nonprofit organization founded by MIT scholars. Her projects for the UN, World Bank, and other international organizations focused on small business development and on ending violence against women and girls. As an innovator in using technology for international development, Dr. Brodman has written seminal articles published by The MIT Press, Idea Group Publishing, Harvard Institute for International Development, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Computerworld, Organizational Behavior, and Quest. She has been a frequent speaker at United Nations agencies, the World Bank, the US Agency for International Development, and other organizations. She researched hundreds of sources for Sex Rules! so that however weird, bizarre, and unreal the book’s content may seem, it’s all absolutely true. Her aim is to delight people who reject the notion that “there’s only one way to be sexually moral,” and to give tolerance a fun place to grow.
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