"Penis captivus" is a real condition, and it sounds awful

Can a penis really get stuck in a vagina? According to BBC Health Check, the answer is, unfortunately, yes. Like penile fracture, "penis captivus" (as the condition is known) is one of those things you desperately wish was a myth, but is surprisingly, frighteningly, disconcertingly real. » 1/05/14 8:00am 1/05/14 8:00am

Ancient Romans carved winged penises to ward off the evil eye

Amateur archaeologists have been using metal detectors to uncover a trove of ancient Roman artifacts in Britain. Among the centuries-old goodies discovered in 2011 were a pornographic knife handle and a couple of winged penises. Their purpose? To protect the possessor from evil, especially evil wielding a penis of its… » 10/27/12 7:30am 10/27/12 7:30am

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 this … » 2/13/12 10:23am 2/13/12 10:23am

Ostriches and their bloodless erections solve a centuries-old mystery

Sometimes, scientists ask deep, probing questions that cut to the very core of the universe's greatest mysteries. And sometimes, they wonder about how ostriches' and emus' penises work. And sometimes, that apparently prurient research can lead to new insights into how birds and reptiles evolved apart. » 12/12/11 4:40pm 12/12/11 4:40pm