Historical Slang Terms For Having Sex, From 1351 Through Today

In earlier times, when English-speaking people wanted to get down and dirty, they might say they were playing at couch quail, engage in pup-noddy, make butter with one's tale, or ride a dragon upon Saint George. Want to brush up on your historical sexy slang? These charts can help. » 7/21/14 2:40pm 7/21/14 2:40pm

When It Comes to Orgasms, Size Does Matter--Cliterally

Amidst the lack of knowledge regarding female sexual dysfunction and the constant hullabaloo regarding a "female Viagra," we actually may be one step closer to cracking (or stroking) the enigma that is the female orgasm. » 2/21/14 4:35pm 2/21/14 4:35pm

Do men and women experience orgasms differently?

It's something that many of us think about from time to time: Is an orgasm the same whether it is experienced by a male or a female? It's a fair question given that men and women tend to follow different arousal patterns during sex — and by virtue of the fact that we have different parts. But as the science is… » 11/05/12 6:40am 11/05/12 6:40am

Not so fast — what's so "premature" about premature ejaculation?

It occurred to me recently, under conditions that I leave to your ample and likely sordid imagination (how dare you), that the very concept of "premature ejaculation" in human males is a strange one, at least from an evolutionary theoretical perspective. » 10/03/12 10:00am 10/03/12 10:00am

Women can have orgasms from exercising, say scientists

A scientific study has now confirmed what many women have known for ages, which is that certain types of exercise can induce orgasm. Indiana University health researchers Debby Herbenick and Dennis Fortenberry have just conducted a study of hundreds of women who report "exercise induced orgasms" (EIO), or "coregasms." » 3/19/12 7:40am 3/19/12 7:40am

Women suffer from premature orgasm, too

When we hear news about human sexual dysfunction, it often tends to revolve around men. And when female sexual dysfunction does receive attention, it's often brought up in reference to the difficulty they face achieving sexual climax. But a new study shows that jumping the orgasmic gun is likely a problem that is… » 10/25/11 2:40pm 10/25/11 2:40pm

The Biggest Sexology Breakthroughs of the Past 130 Years

Sexology, or the study of human sexuality, is a science at the nexus of biology, neurology, psychology and sociology. And like any science, sexology has its eureka moments. Here are some of the biggest. » 1/29/09 7:47pm 1/29/09 7:47pm

Women Have "No Emotional Feelings" During Orgasm, Say Neuroscientists

Neuroscientists trying to untangle the riddle of desire and sexual pleasure in the brain have discovered something that turns conventional wisdom on its head. Though most people believe that men are less emotional about sex than women are, the neurology of orgasm says otherwise, at least according to an intriguing… » 5/16/08 11:38am 5/16/08 11:38am

Tremble and Cry Out — These Orgasm Weapons Are Unstoppable

What is the most devious and unstoppable weapon throughout space and time? No, it's not the Doomsday Device or Death Star — it's a weapon that delivers orgasms. Whether they mind-control you with lust or cripple you with knee-buckling climaxes, the orgasm-inducing weapon of the future will be powerful indeed. We've… » 5/05/08 3:05pm 5/05/08 3:05pm

A Real-Life Orgasmatron

Science fiction provides us with many examples of machines that give you instant orgasms: the Orgasmatron from Woody Allen's Sleeper, the orgasm gun in comedy Orgazmo from Trey Parker and Matt Stone (creators of South Park); the tasp weapon from Larry Niven's novel Ringworld; and the scary pipe organ that makes… » 2/19/08 7:40am 2/19/08 7:40am

Secret Papers of the Man Who Harnessed the Energy of the Human Orgasm

It's special time for orgasm science. This month marks the fiftieth anniversary of Wilhelm Reich, the controversial philosopher who was eventually sent to prison for his theories of sexual revolution and the "orgone," a unit of energy derived from human orgasms. His personal papers, held at Harvard until 50 years… » 11/12/07 9:00am 11/12/07 9:00am