Your Penis Is Getting in the Way of My Science

Earlier today, scientists announced they'd discovered an insect with a new kind of female sex organ. It looks a bit like a penis, and is called a gynosome. But almost every news outlet covered the story by describing the insects as "females with penises." This isn't just painfully wrong — it's bad for science. » 4/17/14 5:06pm Yesterday 5:06pm

​Could The Star Wars Sequels Be Worse Than The Prequels? Absolutely.

Did I tell you guys that after the apocalypse happened, magic returned to Earth? Yeah, it's pretty wild! One day I was stopping in a town on my mail route and then this guy told me to pick a card and put it back in the deck without him seeing. And he still knew what it was! It was crazy! Also, I'm pretty sure there are … » 3/26/14 8:02am 3/26/14 8:02am

Biologists Discover New Species of Hornay Sexaholic Marsupial

Ohhhhhhhhhh yeah. "Down Under" just got a whole lot sexier. Mammalogists working in Australia's Springbrook National Park recently caught a heretofore undiscovered marsupial in one of their traps. Dubbed the black-tailed antechinus, this little creature exhibits one particularly notable behavior: NONSTOP MARSUPIAL… » 2/26/14 5:06pm 2/26/14 5:06pm

An overwhelming majority of doctors and nurses think they don't know enough about old people's sex habits. In a recent survey, just 3% of U.S. nurses and primary care physicians felt they had adequate knowledge of older adult sexuality. (In case you had any doubts: yes, they're having sex. And not always safely.) » 2/20/14 6:20am 2/20/14 6:20am

Does sex affect your athletic performance?

It's no mystery at this point that the Olympic Village is the epicenter of world-caliber hard-body-on-hard-body action – but does all that next-level sex have a negative (or positive) impact on athletic performance? » 2/15/14 2:30pm 2/15/14 2:30pm

You're more likely to die during sex than the numbers suggest

Here's a little anecdote that shows how hard it is to get accurate data on risk. Just to keep things spicy, the "risk" involved is the likelihood of dying from a fatal heart attack during sex. It's more complicated than it seems. » 1/12/14 1:00pm 1/12/14 1:00pm

"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

2013 Was an Absurdly Great Year for Comics

Have you heard the phrase "an embarrassment of riches"? Well, that's what 2013 was in terms of great comics — even with all the time in the world, we couldn't tell you about all the wonderful stories that came out of mainstream and indie publishers alike over the last 12 months. Here's what we consider the very best, but … » 12/19/13 1:25pm 12/19/13 1:25pm

Male Spiders "Shudder" to Calm Their Cannibalistic Brides

For some male spiders, sex can come with a very high price: Death. How, then, do they get it on without becoming their cannibalistic mate's snack? Scientists have found that male orb-web spiders save their skin by performing a smooth move called the "shudder," which has the amazing ability to reduce female aggression. » 12/19/13 12:30pm 12/19/13 12:30pm

A Map of the Weirdest Sex Laws in the United States

Is your sex life against the law? Better make sure. We've painstakingly compiled a map of all the most biarre and unnecessary laws regulating what you do, with whom, and where. Check out our complete map of all the weirdest laws regulating sex in America below. » 12/17/13 11:30am 12/17/13 11:30am