Have you heard the buzz about bonobos? One of the fascinatingly freaky features that these free-loving primates exhibit, which seems to have skipped us humans during evolution (If you’re into Darwinism), is the phrase that author Dr. Susan Block has coined, “peace through pleasure” Bonobo chimps de-escalate arguments – and violence – with sex. Unlike gorillas, chimps, or human, bonobos have a unique take on conflict resolution: Peace through pleasure. In The Bonobo Way, Dr. Block details common traits shared by all of bonobo kind. For example, they are naturally generous and open fisted with both food and sex.
"Peace through pleasure is more than make-up sex. It's a way of life and a way of thinking about oneself and the world."
But it’s not just our oversexed evolutionary ancestors from whom we can learn a thing or two. The Bonobo Way is riddled with real world examples from Dr. Block’s own clients (anonymously) as a sex therapist of over 25 years. Dr. Block delivers the deets on an array of other subjects in a way that only she can. Recreational drugs and sex, SSRIS and sex, communication and sex, and the many parallels between the two sexes are but a few the subjects Dr. Block works through in her book.
Through Dr. Block's experience as the director of the Susan Block Institute for the Art & Science of Sex, we are given an insight into the world of eroticism. We see compassion, love, generosity, and a stark reality of a way in which we can live better lives by mimicking monkeys. The way that these bonobos live challenge all of the preconceived ideas about how civilizations work, or in the words of Dr. Block, "It's a return to a time before humans invented agriculture..."
Dr. Block preaches the benefit of sexual liberty without becoming a libertine (read: ethical hedonism) and urges us to “go bonobos”. But what does it mean to #GoBonobos? The Bonobo Way includes a 12 Step plan to help you #GoBonobos and unleash your inner primate in bed, or anywhere, for that matter (anywhere legally and responsibly, of course).
All of this and much, much more is detailed by world renown sexologist Dr. Susan Block in her book, The Bonobo Way.
You can pick up a copy of The Bonobo Way by Dr. Susan Block here. Visit the Dr. Susan Block Institute here and be sure to watch the Dr. Susan Block show where Dr. Block and her colorful cast of porn stars and bonobos explore lust, love, fetishes, sexuality and more every Saturday night from Bonoboville at RadioSuzy1 here.