Two Timelines of Slang for Genitalia, from 1250 Through Today

Depending on what era you live in, a penis might be known as a plough, a pillow prick, a jigglestick, or a jasper, while a vagina might be a fly-trap, an oracle, a catch 'em alive-o, or the antipodes. Brush up on your historical slang with a pair of genital charts. » 8/17/13 7:30am 8/17/13 7:30am

How to injure your genitals like an American

From a recent issue of the Journal of Urology comes a list that's guaranteed to make you wince: a ranking of consumer products most commonly associated with genitourinary injuries and emergency room visits in the United States. » 12/11/12 6:40am 12/11/12 6:40am

How Genitals Got Their Names, or Why a Penis Is Called a Pizzle

Why is a penis called a penis? Most names of our genitals arise from other languages. And once you know the origins of the names for these body parts, you'll discover how sanitized modern language is when it comes to naming sex organs. » 12/10/12 4:00pm 12/10/12 4:00pm

Yes, Todd Akin, victims of 'legitimate rape' get pregnant - here's…

If you haven't heard yet, it's time you did: yesterday afternoon, U.S. Senate nominee Todd Akin said in a televised interview that women rarely get pregnant following instances of "legitimate rape," because the female body has ways to "shut that whole thing down." » 8/20/12 9:00am 8/20/12 9:00am

Why does the world's oldest cave art show a vagina?

By now you've probably heard: a team of archaeologists has discovered what appear to be engravings of "vulvar representations" on the walls of a cave in southern France. » 5/15/12 12:52pm 5/15/12 12:52pm

Is this the strangest, sexiest scientific paper ever written?

When a science paper promises to be about "The Electrovaginogram: study of the vaginal electric activity and its role in the sexual act and disorders", you pretty much know you're about to read something very special indeed. » 12/05/10 12:30pm 12/05/10 12:30pm

At Last, Science Has Invented an Artificially Intelligent Robot Vagina

A programmable robotic vagina that looks sort of like a cake mixer promises to be the most exciting sex toy ever invented for men. Basically, it's the rabbit pearl vibrator of boy toys. » 1/12/09 12:15pm 1/12/09 12:15pm