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Tag Archive | "Science"

Are Women Even Less Naturally Monogamous Than Men?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

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Daniel Bergner is one of our favorite writers on the topic of sex. A few years back he wrote the awesome book The Other Side of Desire, which we raved about at the time, and then shortly after he wrote a cover story about female desire for the New York Times magazine, which we also [...]

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Kinky Chemistry and Alchemy After Dark (A Science Podcast)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

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An engraving from¬†Michael Maier’s¬†Symbola Aureae Mensae¬†(1617) depicting an alchemical androgyne. FUN FACT: Romantic and sexual imagery was a popular means for describing alchemical processes in both the Middle Ages and the early Modern Period.¬†¬†It’s true! Long before there was Fifty Shades of Grey, there were many alchemy texts rife with blush-inducing romantic and sexual metaphors. [...]

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5 Reasons Why More Sex Helps Your Career

Thursday, September 20, 2012

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LELO created this fun infographic¬†(included below),¬†which could be more simply titled “5 Reasons Why More Sex Helps Your LIFE.” A few thoughts on each point: Honestly, in this recession, we think most people would take the raise over the sex (including us). Yes! Sex beats shopping every time. (Or at least it should.) Wait: Married [...]

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Online Dating’s Fatal Flaws

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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photo via Flickr Researches recently published¬†a book-length article in the journal Psychological Science in the Public Interest¬†on the scientific flaws of online dating. They wrote a layperson’s summary for¬†Scientific American, but even that was three pages long (practically an eternity in internet time). So here’s what you need to know in a nutshell: Online dating’s [...]

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Doctor Claims He’s Located the G-Spot

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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photo via flickr Yes, Virginia, there is a G-spot, and one doctor in Poland claims he’s located it — and he says it’s tiny, less then one centimeter across. But other G-spot experts are not so sure of his claim. Dr. Adam Ostrzenski (what are the odds his buddies now call him Dr. O?), a [...]

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Hey Arizona, Check Out This Male Seahorse Giving Birth

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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The seahorse is the only male creature — outside of Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1994 movie JUNIOR — that gets knocked up, and as such has become something of a mascot to us in our line of work. Especially as women’s reproductive rights are increasingly under attack. But until someone forwarded this video to us, [...]

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What Do We Want? An Affordable, Non-Hormonal, Long-Lasting Contraception Option for Men!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

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When do we want it? Now! Of course, these kind of things take time and money. And if these things don’t fit the Big Pharma money-making model (take a pill, day after day, year after year, and keep shelling out the dough for it), then getting backing and support is an uphill battle. But¬†Vasalgel¬†seems to [...]

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“Losing Control”: Can Scientific Principles Help You Find Love?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

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photo courtesy of PhD Productions Losing Control (opening tomorrow, March 23rd, at the Quad Cinema in NYC) is a romantic comedy about a female scientist who decides she wants scientific proof that her boyfriend is the One. Oh yeah, and her science lab day job involves studying an obscene amount of semen. But this is [...]

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Naked News: Prosthetic Testes, Abortionplexes, and “Honest Rape”

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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photo via Flickr (real eggs, not prosthetics) In sci-fi news, scientists are working on¬†a prosthetic testicle that creates and ejects human sperm¬†for men missing one or both testicles who want to procreate. Yale Sex Week, once banned, is in full swing right now. Ron Paul says abortion is okay only when it’s an “honest rape,”¬†you [...]

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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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