Asian Americans Are Viewed as More American If They Are Gay
New research finds that an Asian American who presents as gay signals that he or she is fully invested in American culture.
The Future Is Non-Binary, and Teens Are Leading the Way
Teenage girls are challenging the meaning and the traditional constraints of gender—but many boys are still trying to fit into a gender structure that has historically benefited them.
In the Age of Trump, We Need Cutting-Edge Humanities More Than Ever
The latest academic hoax emerges from the same ideological position as the Trump administration's attack on trans rights.
Will the Sexual Openness of the 'Hook-Up' Generation Confront the Concerns of #MeToo?
There's a chance the sexual culture being cultivated by Millennials can diminish the environment of harassment and assault that's plagued so many workplaces.
How Local Shops and Seminar Rooms Are Reviving Sex Education
If there's an upside to the government's failure to promote legitimate sex education, it's been the convergent rise of the local sex shop and the university seminar as two venues for frank and meaningful discussion.
Can Fan Fiction Bridge the Gaps in Sex Education for Marginalized Communities?
For anyone who isn't a straight man, sexual education and the media can get sexuality wrong. Fan fiction is helping change that.
The Pill That Probably Won't Fix Your Low Sex Drive
A meta-study finds "female Viagra" to have low-to-moderate benefits and side effects.
How Can Transgender Americans Serve Openly in the Military?
Defense Secretary Ash Carter has some questions. Research can provide some answers.
Lessons From Judy Blume: Pubescent Problems Matter
Despite Blume’s best efforts, young people in the U.S. still lack adequate information about their bodies and sexuality—and they’re not alone.
And the Prize for Promiscuity Goes to: Generation X!
A new study finds Americans’ sexual attitudes keep getting more liberal, but Millennials have pulled back a bit in terms of their number of sexual partners.
How to Exploit Male Sexual Competitiveness to Raise Money
If a man donates a disproportionate amount of money to an attractive woman, other men will likely follow suit.
The Woman in Red Is Seen as a Threat by Other Women
New research confirms that the color red sends a signal of sexual availability.
Why Sex Research Is Worth Funding With Public Money
Sexuality is a fundamental component of the human experience, and it's one we need to have a better understanding of.
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.
The Truth About BDSM: America May Be a Lot Kinkier Than You Think
Despite its prevalence—36 percent of U.S. adults have practiced it in some form—BDSM remains stigmatized in U.S. culture.
Born With Ambiguous Genitalia: There's Nothing to Be Ashamed of
The biggest issue is not surgery, nor hormonal treatments, nor even the criminal lack of psychological support. The biggest issue is shame, and how no one deals with it in a way that lets people know there is nothing to be ashamed of.
Study: Women Are OK With Sex in Ads—If the Product Is Valuable
New research suggests women aren’t automatically opposed to sexual imagery in advertisements, but they do object when it is used to sell cheap products.