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Where Did Kissing Come From?

Kissing is so commonplace that most people rarely think to stop and ask where humans picked up the habit in the first place. Where in humanity's evolutionary history did smooshing our faces together come to be regarded as a display of lust, care, friendship, and love? » 3/20/15 1:43pm 3/20/15 1:43pm

What Disabled People Can Teach Us About Sex – And Why We Should Listen

The sexuality of disabled people has long been suppressed and exploited. But in recent years, people with physical and cognitive impairments have been pushing back, fighting for sexual citizenship, and upending standard notions of gender, pleasure, and sexuality. » 3/17/15 9:00am 3/17/15 9:00am

The People Who Make Brutal Video Game Porn

Before you can understand one of the most popular Tomb Raider porn videos online, you need to know about a key scene in a recent Tomb Raider game. » 3/11/15 5:39pm 3/11/15 5:39pm

Why Do Men Always Think You Like Them?

Anyone can misread a friendly conversation as romantic interest, but apparently straight men are far more likely to do this than straight women. Is it basic sexism, or evolutionary psychology? Those are the two dominant theories. You tell me what you think. » 2/20/15 4:04pm 2/20/15 4:04pm

The Secrets Of Keeping Your Relationship Fresh, According To Science

Is there science behind keeping the spark alive in long-term relationships? A psychology researcher from the University of British Columbia says yes ... and she's got tips on how to keep love alive once the initial lust and sparkle dust starts to fade. » 2/14/15 2:35pm 2/14/15 2:35pm

Brief But Eye-Popping Video Shows Cuttlefish Getting Their Freak On

Giant cuttlefish have some unusual mating rituals. But once they find a suitable partner, the act of knocking boots (er, tentacles?) is kind of incredible to watch. » 2/12/15 4:00pm 2/12/15 4:00pm

Hero Teacher, Banned From Demoing Condom-Use, Demos 'Sock-Use' Instead

Mississippi boasts some of the highest rates of teen childbirth and young-adult HIV in the United States. It also prohibits "any demonstration of how condoms or other contraceptives are applied." What's a responsible sex educator to do? Why, demonstrate how to properly apply a sock, of course! » 1/23/15 4:28pm 1/23/15 4:28pm

Yes, "Selfing" Is a Scientific Term

One of the most widely-studied worms in the world is the tiny, humble vinegar worm, known to science as C. elegans. And this worm has a really interesting way of reproducing. It's called selfing. » 1/05/15 4:51pm 1/05/15 4:51pm

10 Animals That Trade Sex For Favors

Humans didn't invent the idea of combining sex and commerce. Plenty of animals are willing to mate, but only if the price is right. Here are 10 animals who will offer sex for reasons other than just preserving the species. » 12/19/14 10:05am 12/19/14 10:05am

No, HPV Vaccines Don't Make Girls Promiscuous

A Canadian study shows that HPV shots don't make girls promiscuous, as some parents have feared. But given that HPV causes about 70% of cervical cancers, this is hardly something we should be worrying about. » 12/09/14 2:30pm 12/09/14 2:30pm

Do 'Typical' Sexual Fantasies Even Exist?

Can we use unusual sexual fantasies to identify sexual deviancy? Is there a link between what people fantasize about and how they actually behave? » 11/30/14 9:40am 11/30/14 9:40am

The Future of Just-For-Fun Sex Sounds Like No Fun at All

Professor Carl Djerassi, Austrian-American chemist and inventor of the Pill, recently made an interesting prediction in the Telegraph: that, by 2050, most babies in the West will be born via IVF, thereby making all sex recreational. Yes! Let's go get our free-spirited fuck on because oh wait yeah no this is terrible. » 11/15/14 3:38pm 11/15/14 3:38pm

What One Man's Life With A Micropenis Reveals About The Human Condition

New York Magazine's Alexa Tsoulis-Reay spoke with a 51-year-old English teacher from the U.K. to learn about his life with a micropenis. His response says a lot about what it means to be human – whether one possesses a penis or not. » 11/08/14 9:37am 11/08/14 9:37am

High Number Of Sex Partners Linked To Lower Risk Of Prostate Cancer

A survey of more than 3,000 Montreal-area men has found those who reported having had more than 20 female sex partners are 28% less likely to develop prostate cancer than those who had slept with only one woman. Cue the avalanche of spuriously justified sexual decisions! » 10/30/14 4:40pm 10/30/14 4:40pm

Virgin Birth Discovered In The World's Largest Snake

When a mommy snake loves a daddy snake very much, sometimes they make a baby snake. At least, that's what you've been taught. But a twenty-foot two-hundred pound female reticulated python didn't follow the rules, giving birth to six offspring with no help from a male. » 10/26/14 5:03pm 10/26/14 5:03pm

​Is DC About To Undo The New 52 Comics Universe?!

Last week, we discussed if Marvel Studios was finally doing something wrong. This week, we discuss if DC Comics is about to do something very right. The end times are truly approaching, my friends! Also, I answer a GamerGate question in a discussion that hopefully won't want to make you kill yourself. » 10/22/14 9:10am 10/22/14 9:10am

Italian Couple Become Bound At The Genitals While Having Ocean Sex

It sounds like a spell you'd learn in sex-ed at Hogwarts, but "penis captivus" is a real – if rare – medical condition, as one hapless Italian couple learned this week. » 10/17/14 2:30pm 10/17/14 2:30pm

You Are Not a Fruit Fly: Why You Should Side-Eye Science Headlines