Between the Sheets
No Sex Please, We’re British: The U.K.'s Anti-Porn Crusade
New pornography regulations in the United Kingdom seem to be little more than the latest in a series of campaigns against female sexuality.
Why They Stray: The Evolutionary Advantages of Infidelity
It went against most everything scientists thought they knew at the time, but when Cornell University researchers studied the mating habits of bobolinks 30 years ago, they saw that it wasn’t just the males who were fooling around on the side. The females were too—and for good reason.
Why Your Friends Won’t Dump Their Awful Significant Others
Forget how friends, family, and others feel. People even tend to view their partners more favorably than their partners view themselves.
Why I Refer to My Husband and My Partner as My Mate
Even though I don't identify as a furry.
What If We Admitted to Children That Sex Is About Pleasure?
One mother makes up for the gaps in sex education.
Fraternal Birth Order and Kickstarting Homosexuality in the Womb
Researchers of fraternal birth order effect argue that sexual orientation correlates with an individual’s number of older brothers. Could this help to explain the homophobia of some traditional religious societies?
Sex in the Springtime: Do Warmer Temps Make Us Hot and Bothered?
Do warmer temperatures get us all hot and bothered?
When Is a Kinky Interest Really Sick?
Of kinks, crimes, and kinds: A look behind the scenes at how the American Psychiatric Association's Paraphilias Sub-Work Group proposed revisions to the DSM for all manner of things relating to sexual arousal brought about by atypical objects, situations, or individuals.
Take a Moment to Talk About the Good Side Effects of Birth Control
As a way to politicize the issue, most media coverage of birth-control methods is focused on the potential complications of use, but far more women experience positive benefits, including cancer prevention and menstrual regulation.
The Unsuccessful Search for a Functional Aphrodisiac
From sacrificial sex-robot mice to Pippa Middleton, the quest for a magical love potion has taken some weird turns.
Is It Possible to Degrade and Exploit Your At-Home Sexbot?
As artificial intelligence advances and our toys become more and more like us, we must consider the ethics of extracting pleasure from the machines.
How Are They Hanging: The Evolution of Scrotal Testicles
We all know scrotal testicles evolved to keep sperm cooler than the rest of the body, but evolutionary psychology's activation hypothesis explains so much more.