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Tag Archive | "Research"

How Different Are Girls’ and Boys’ Brains?

Monday, November 21, 2011

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It’s a favorite question of ours…okay, of mine (i.e. Lo’s). And my personal answer is that yes, there are differences, but not as many or as great as our culture likes to assume or presume. And that bias we have as a society actually influences the development of boys’ and girls’ brains (which are elastic) [...]

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Study Links Sex with Animals to Penile Cancer

Monday, November 14, 2011

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photo via flickr No, seriously. We know this sounds like something straight out of The Onion, but a team of urologists in Brazil actually studied this. One theory on the connection is that sex with animals could cause micro-injuries to the penis, which are a well-recognized risk factor in the development of penile cancer. You’d [...]

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Benevolent Sexism? Not So Much

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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In case you’ve been hiding under a rock lately — or watching the soon-to-canceled TV show Playboy Club – so-called benevolent sexism is doing or saying nice things for sexist reasons. Killing them with kindness, as it were. For example, holding open a door for a woman (when you don’t do it for men), or [...]

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The Coolest Presentation of Sex Survey Results Ever

Friday, September 16, 2011

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Lists of survey percentages can feel so blah on the page — even when they’re about sex. Not so anymore! Introducing The Sexualizer 1000 — an interactive visualization of the 20-question sex survey results of 1000 Brits. (And the fact that it’s about UK citizens only makes it slightly less interesting). The Sexualizer, an offshoot [...]

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Study Shows Active Parenting Reduces Testosterone in Men

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Guy A: How are things going with your new baby? Guy B: Oh, you know, that’s pretty much Amy’s deal. We swear to god, this is an exact transcript of a conversation that took place between a friend of ours and one of his college buddies. Sure, it’s an extreme example, but it’s not an [...]

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New Research Shows We Still Have No F-ing Clue About the Female Orgasm

Friday, September 9, 2011

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photo via flickr The female orgasm is a mystery, and not just in that how-the-hell-can-I-make-my-girlfriend-climax kind of way. Scientists just can’t seem to figure out what it’s there for. The most recent theory — popularized in the 2005 book The Case of the Female Orgasm — was that it was just an accidental evolutionary by-product [...]

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Why Is Sex Fun?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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The Discovery Channel is in the middle of airing a series called¬†Curiosity. Current and upcoming episodes include “What Sank the Titanic” and “Is There a Parallel Universe?” Not sure how we missed the last one, “Why Is Sex Fun?” hosted by Maggie Gyllenhaal. We couldn’t find any upcoming airings listed in our Tivo, but you [...]

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Naked News: Jim Carrey Confesses Love to Emma Stone

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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Kind of funny but mostly creepy:¬†Jim Carrey confesses his love to Emma Stone via online video. Speaking of weird celebrity confessions of love,¬†Sinead O’Connor is apparently into anal and on the prowl (is this just some weird performance art project of hers? One hopes). Study shows¬†pick-up artists techniques work to pair-up like-minded men and women [...]

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The Media’s Pornification of Women

Friday, August 26, 2011

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Here’s¬†a fascinating but not all that surprising study from the University of Buffalo: they recently analyzed more than 1,000 images of men and women on Rolling Stone covers over the course of 43 years (they chose Rolling Stone since it’s a well-established, pop-culture media outlet) and found the following: In the 1960s, 11 percent of [...]

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Masturbation Study Provides Material for the Lovers AND the Haters

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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photo via flickr A recent study published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine looked at the masturbation habits of American teenagers (age 14-17) — and the results are likely to please both the self-lovers and those who think that adolescent boys and girls should be forced to sleep in mittens to keep [...]

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