Keeping It Up: The Science of Erections

For many men, getting an erection is as simple as breathing. But it's an incredibly complex process involving a precise sequence of psychological and physiological events that can easily go wrong. Here's how erections work — and how science is helping millions of men keep it up. » 1/20/14 11:03am 1/20/14 11:03am

Is horny goat weed extract really a sexual stimulant?

Horny goat weed extract is often sold as a male sexual stimulant in gas station restrooms. The little foil packages claim to enhance male performance in exchange for three quarters inserted simultaneously into a wall-mounted vending machine. » 11/13/12 7:00am 11/13/12 7:00am

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Love and Sex

Tomorrow, as you are almost certainly aware, is Valentine's Day. For some of us, this a particularly blissful time of year. For others it's one that calls for intense cynicism. But regardless of your stance on Valentine's Day, there's no way to avoid being bombarded with romantic imagery. So you might as well take… » 2/13/12 10:23am 2/13/12 10:23am

An Eyewitness Account Of The Most Awkward Urology Lecture Ever

At the 1983 Urodynamics Society conference in Las Vegas, pioneering urologist Sir Giles Skey Brindley delivered what was singularly the most uncomfortable lecture in the history of academia. What began as a presentation on the treatment of erectile dysfunction quickly transformed into an unwanted session of… » 1/16/12 1:30pm 1/16/12 1:30pm

Is impotence linked to dating within your group of friends?

For men in heterosexual relationships, time out with the guys can be important. Now, research suggests that it may be better for the guys' sex lives if their female partners don't tag along. A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago and Cornell University shows that when a woman forms… » 8/09/11 1:16pm 8/09/11 1:16pm

Nanoparticle Drugs' First Target: Improving Your Sex Life

We've mentioned before the amazing promise nanoparticles hold for our future health: zapping tumors, destroying drug-resistant bacteria, and diagnosing lung cancer. But it looks like the first nanoparticle drug we'll see on the market treats a more intimate problem. » 10/12/09 1:35pm 10/12/09 1:35pm