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Science of Sex

Is The Internet Twisting Our Taste In Mates?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.07.2014 | Science

Which face do you find sexier -- the one on the left, or the one on the right? What about these faces? Given that you have access to the...

Touching WHAT Just May Turn Women On?

| Kathleen D Vohs | Posted 03.06.2014 | Science

It is often said that women and men are more different than similar. That’s not even mostly true; women and men are pretty similar. But there are a ...

What Makes 'Sexiest Man Alive' So Studly?

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 11.21.2013 | Science

People Magazine's new "sexiest man alive," Adam Levine, front man of the band Maroon 5 and coach on the reality TV show "The Voice," has more than pu...

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.

Can Women 'Sniff Out' Their Competition?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.26.2013 | Science

Can women "sniff out" their competition in the mating game? Maybe so. New research from Florida State University suggests that women react to the ...

REVEALED: 17 Scientific Laws Of Attraction

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.05.2013 | Science

Why do some people make us hot and bothered while others leave us cold? It can be hard to put your finger on the specific reason, but the scientists o...

Pioneering Sex Researcher Dies At 88

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 09.24.2013 | Science

ST. LOUIS -- In an era when even talking about sex was virtually taboo, Virginia Johnson had a way of putting research subjects at ease, persuading th...

Cunnilingus-assisted Orgasm May Not Be Such Mystery

Rob Brooks | Posted 09.07.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

We biologists tend to forget that talk about sperm competition and cunnilingus-assisted orgasm induces many folks to squirm. It isn't the squirm factor here that gets my goat.

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.

The Real Reason Men Love Breasts

Larry Young, Ph.D. | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women
Larry Young, Ph.D.

Why are heterosexual men so fascinated by women's breasts that we sometimes act as if the breasts are the seat of the soul?

Semen Study Shows Sneaky Way Men Get Women Pregnant

| Posted 08.21.2012 | Science

By Emily Underwood If you're trying to avoid getting pregnant, here's another reason to mistrust the rhythm method of birth control: New research con...

It Isn't Just Your Pillow Talk: Study Explains Male Need To Sleep After Sex

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.24.2012 | Women

Your male partner can't stay awake after sex? Maybe you should blame it on biology. At least, that's one of the plausible conclusions of a new stu...

Is Porn Bad For Women? New Study's Surprising Answer

Posted 06.03.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 06/01/2012 10:16 AM EDT on LiveScience Young women who report that their romantic par...

G-Spot Scientists Reach Surprising Conclusion

MyHealthNewsDaily | Lauren Cox | Posted 01.19.2012 | Science

Many women swear they have one, but a new review of 60 years of sex research shows science still can't definitively find the G-spot. Researchers h...

Emma Gray

The Science Of Sex: 5 Must-Know Facts About Your Brain And Desire

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 01.11.2012 | Women

"The Science of Romance: Why We Love." "10 Ways to Have Better Sex, According to Science" You'll be hard-pressed to open a magazine or go to a...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Let's Talk About Sex: Don't Be Afraid To Speak Your Mind

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

2011-11-15-csm1.jpgIt's because of scientific curiosity that many things have been learned about the human sexual experience. For example, do you know what's actually occurring during vaginal lubrication?

Are There Really Just Three Types Of Sex?

DivineCaroline.com | 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...