10 Ways Giving Up On Perfection May Save Your (Sex) Life

photo by country_boy_shane Recent studies show that the personality trait of perfectionism is linked to poor physical health and an increased risk of death — in particular when it’s what psychologists call “socially prescribed perfectionism,” i.e. where you feel like other people expect you to be perfect (as opposed to “self-oriented perfectionism,” when you impose […]

Dubious Sex Studies of the Week

image by Caveman_92223 Okay, we know we’ve been guilty in the past of drumming up sex research into juicy, slightly misleading headlines. But we’re trying to be better people, we promise! (In our defense, who can possibly resist reporting on a study claiming that wearing socks leads to better sex?) In the meantime, here are […]

Will Teary-Eyed, Face-Holding, Baby-Making Sex Become Obsolete?

photo by Blyzz According to a new report in the journal Reproductive BioMedicine (what, you’re not a subscriber?), IVF conception could become routine for thirty-somethings within a decade. Buh-bye, baby-making sex, hello doctor! The report claims that IVF technology is advancing so quickly that soon it will be possible to produce embryos with almost a […]

How Science Can Improve Your Marriage

photo by Victoria Peckham Since the 19th century, scientists have been proving that marriage is good for your health. But as recent research has shown, it’s not as simple as tying the knot to ward off the Grim Reaper. It turns out that “it is the relationship, not the institution, that is key,” as marriage […]

Pop Culture
Men Are from Mars, Blah, Blah, Blah…

Oh, isn’t it fun to talk about how men are from Mars and women are from Venus? It’s like we’re practically two different species! And once almighty “Science” comes down from on high and explains these differences as natural, well then you better suit up because the inter-galactic, inter-species war of the sexes is going […]

Reports of the G-spot's Nonexistence Are Vastly Exaggerated

photo by liz_noise If you believe the screaming headlines this week, it turns out that after all these years — drumroll please — the G-spot does not exist. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, the hunt is off! According to the U.K. Daily Telegraph, “Researchers at King’s College London claim there is no evidence for the existence […]

Top 10 Science-Based New Year’s Resolutions

Orgasm diagram by Daquella Manera We’ll be the first to admit that “science” is a generous word to use when it comes to some of the sex research out there — and that if a sex study sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t kernels of […]

Sexual Health
Turns Out There IS Such a Thing as Too Many Orgasms

photos via When we first saw the headlines this past week about a woman who has 300 orgasms a day finally meeting the man of her dreams — i.e. a man who could keep up with her libido — we assumed the story would be about Marrena Lindberg, whom we interviewed last year for […]

Naked News (09-22-09)

photo by VirtualErn An anthropologist claims that hot dinners — rather than sex — were the basis for early human marriages. A Kansas couple is robbed at knifepoint while having sex in a dumpster. Seriously, people, a dumpster? We try not to be judgmental around these parts when it comes to sex, but that’s just plain nasty. […]

Pop Culture
Body Worlds Is Going XXX

When last we mentioned Body Worlds, the international exhibition of skinless cadavers with their muscles, nerves, and tendons intact displayed in various theatrical poses, people were in a huff over one pair of corpses caught in flagrante delicto (specifically, in the Reverse Cowgirl position). Well, we’re assuming since there’s no such thing as bad publicity, […]