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Sexual Pleasure Literally Puts You Into A Trance

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.04.2016 | Healthy Living

Many people feel that they “lose control” in the climax of a sexual encounter, and research shows this is a very apt description of what’s going...

"Straight Women Don't Exist!" and Other Terrible Science Reporting

Nadia Khayrallah | Posted 11.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Nadia Khayrallah

Recently, the internet erupted a bit over the scientific "discovery" that women are "bisexual or gay, but never straight."

Does Pornography Cause Men to Hate Women? | Posted 10.21.2016 | Science

Anyone who reads or listens to the latest media reports about pornography will undoubtedly come away with the impression that porn is one of the greatest dangers facing young men today. Adult content is addictive, they say. It causes erectile dysfunction. It contributes to misogyny and sexual violence -- indeed, in the words of Pornland author Gail Dines, adult videos and the like are not like making love, but more "like making hate to women." Scientific research on the actual effects of pornography tells a very different story, though.

This Is The 'Single Biggest Barrier To Sexual Satisfaction'

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.24.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Sex is complicated, and the societal taboo about discussing it openly doesn't make things any easier. Sex researcher Emily Nagoski is on a mission to ...

You're Not a Chimpanzee, So Don't Make Love Like One

Dan Cloud | Posted 02.09.2015 | Science
Dan Cloud

Since Christmas is approaching, I'm tempted to say that these books might make good stocking stuffers. But the male ego is so fragile that some delicacy is required on the part of the giver, who must somehow insinuate that she's just trying to improve an already awesome performance.

The Subtle Science of Sex in Consumerism and Everyday Life

Troy Campbell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Troy Campbell

I don't like the idea that my mind and body are driven by such basic needs. I don't like the idea that businesses can use sex to sell to me or even change my mental state. But it's important for us to look at the truth of human nature, even if it's uncomfortable.

6 Surprising Ways Autumn Affects Your Sex Life

Posted 10.04.2013 | OWN

By Jena Pincott To quote Tennyson, “In the spring, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” But what happens in the fall? ...

'Masters Of Sex' Worth Watching For Masterful Actors

Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.27.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Earnestness in a Showtime program full of naked bodies? It's true. Believe it.

Another Great Reason To Have Fun In Bed

Posted 08.05.2013 | Women

Doing crossword puzzles is good for your brain -- but not as good as having orgasms, apparently. Rutgers researchers Barry Komisaruk and Nan Wise, ...

The #1 Thing Everyone Wants In Bed

Posted 06.27.2013 | Weddings

Though couples may disagree about various aspects of their sex lives (for example, frequency and sexual fantasies) new research reveals one thing pret...

5 Myths About Women And Sex That People Still Believe

Kristen Mark | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women
Kristen Mark

Women's sexual desire (and men's, too) is far from simple -- it is more like a complicated puzzle, the pieces of which the pieces we are still trying to put together. Having pervasive sex-negative myths isn't helping anyone.

David Moye

Porn Stars Gratified By New Sex Study | David Moye | Posted 04.30.2013 | Weird News

Porn gets blamed for corrupting the minds of pretty much anyone who views it, so a new study suggesting its effects on young people may be minimal has...

Why Stop Orgasm Research At Climax?

Marnia Robinson | Posted 04.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Marnia Robinson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoMary Roach's irreverent orgasm trivia reminds us that researchers, like porn makers, tend to snap their notebooks shut right after the money shot. Yet some of the most intriguing findings about orgasm may lie beyond its brief fireworks.

Do You Know Your Sexual Arousal Type?

Petra Zebroff | Posted 12.11.2012 | Women
Petra Zebroff

Just as there are different types of learning (visual, auditory, kinetic), there are different types of sexual arousal.

Yogurt Diet Tied To Testicle Size In Strange Mouse Study

| Elie Dolgin | Posted 05.07.2012 | Science

Last sum­mer a team of researchers from the Massa­chusetts Institute of Technology set out to better understand the effects of yogurt on obesity. Th...

What Science Says About Santorum's 'War On Porn'

Posted 03.25.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/23/2012 01:07 PM EDT on LiveScience With a statement decrying the Obama administ...

Are There Really Just Three Types Of Sex? | Dr. Sue Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

In fact, surveys tell us that in real life, folks in long-term relationships who can talk openly about their sex life have more and better sex than ne...

Why Flirting Doesn't Work

Daily Mail | Colin Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The male brain, it seems, is hopeless at picking up "come-on" signals, according to a report to be published next month. This leaves men impervious to...