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Are 'Heteroflexible' and 'Homoflexible' Shades of 'Bisexual'?

Joe Kort, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Joe Kort, Ph.D.

Labels work great when you're writing a book, giving a presentation or explaining to others who you are. But the truth is that these labels are limiting and only box people in, restricting what they are and can become.

How Much Sex Is Healthy?

Robert Weiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Robert Weiss

As a sexual addiction and intimacy disorders specialist, I am often asked about the frequency of sex. Couples want to know what is "healthy." Usually, they're afraid they're either having way too much sex or not nearly enough.

'Who Would Choose Such a Difficult Life If They Were Normal?'

Cindy Zelman | Posted 09.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Cindy Zelman

At 18, I stuffed my natural attraction to women down into my soul and chose to date men, all because a shrink had said that anyone who was homosexual couldn't possibly be normal, because who would "choose" such a difficult life?

Turning the Tables: Do People 'Choose' to Be Straight? Is Being Straight a 'Lifestyle Choice'?

Murray Lipp | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Murray Lipp

Within the context of discrimination, one of the most used "weapons" of those against equality is the notion that people "choose" to have a homosexual orientation. It is important to challenge this myth, because it forms a key part of opposition to equal rights for gay and lesbian people.

Happiness In Your Sex Life Depends On This

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.16.2013 | Women

Happy with your sex life? That may have a lot to do with what you know about everyone else's sex life, according to a new study. New research from...

Real-Life 'Virgin Birth'

Posted 12.28.2012 | Science

by Carrie Arnold on 27 December 2012, 9:51 AM ‘Tis the season for twinkling lights, wrapping paper, and virgin birth. For billions of Christians a...

Why Do Women Have Orgasms? 2 Very Scientific Theories

Kristen Mark | Posted 02.10.2013 | Women
Kristen Mark

Why do women have orgasms? Most of the time, I'm so occupied with answering questions about why some women don't have orgasms that I rarely stop to think about why women do have orgasms. It's a good question, really.

Closets And Criticisms Of LGBT Research (Part 2)

Amy Andre | Posted 01.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Andre

If we count people who are in the closet or "discordant," then sure, that boosts our numbers, but to what end? Why do we need to know how many of us there are? Is the implication that if there are more of us, then we are more deserving of rights?

Closets And Criticisms Of LGBT Research (Part 1)

Amy Andre | Posted 01.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Andre

Dr. Gary Gates has reported that 50 percent of people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual identify as bisexual. He's also reported that 3.5 percent of the U.S. adult population identifies as LGB. Detractors seem to feel that the latter percentage is too low and the former too high.

Confessions Of An Ex-Sex Kitten

Posted 11.04.2012 | OWN

By Lisa Dierbeck In her teens and 20s, she saw sex as a simple game of conquest. Today she'd rather stay home than wake up with a stranger. Wha...

LOOK: Gorgeous Film Captures Rare Sea Flower Event

Posted 06.03.2012 | Miami

Isabella Rossellini and IFC may have highlighted the delightfully quirky mating habits of everything from dragonflies to snakes, but a local art/scien...

Cara Santa Maria

The Talk Nerdy To Me Guide To Animal Sex

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

2012-05-31-Screenshot20120531at12.11.32PM.jpgI recently had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Los Angeles Zoo with animal "sexpert" Dr. Carin Bondar, the "biologist with a twist."

Are Women More Sexually Adventurous Than Men? Survey Says...

Posted 12.05.2011 | Women

Women are more open to sexual experimentation and are more likely to have experience in fantasy-sharing and explicit conversation during sex, accordin...

Why Conservatives Spend More on Cyber Porn

Nigel Barber | Posted 10.21.2011 | Home
Nigel Barber

However much conservatives trumpet their sexual morality, they are not better than the rest of us. Indeed, the evidence suggests they are slightly worse.

Relationship Security = Better Sex

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 08.21.2011 | Women
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Being secure has never meant so much to the quality of your sexual relationship.

Sexual Activity And Identity In Young Americans

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The CDC released a new report today, "Sexual Behavior, Sexual Attraction and Sexual Identity in the U.S.," which looks at sexual activity in young Am...

Media and the Sexualization of Children

Cory Silverberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cory Silverberg

I worry about the slippery slope of social science research that too often treats gender and sexuality as static phenomenon, and young people as doomed to a fate only an adult can devise for them, or save them from.

Don't Visit the Sins of Coulter on the Other 26 Million Ever-Single American Women

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Bella DePaulo

Here at the Huffington Post, Michael Rowe posted a lengthy and passionate excoriation of a certain tall, blond Republican woman. I share most of his s...