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Topless sunbathing: Men were once arrested for baring their chests at the beach - The Washington Post
In 1930s, men argued for the right to bare chests when swimming. The movie Tarzan the Ape Man may have helped.
history  sexism  sex 
november 2019 by mcherm
How oral contraceptives may affect women’s minds | The Guardian
A few comments on how the birth control pill affects women's brains.
medicine  sex  TheGuardian  via:reddit  brain 
october 2019 by mcherm
That's Not Gross! Sexual Arousal Lessens Disgust
Study: exposure to sexual content reduces the disgust response in women.
sex  science  brain  via:reddit 
april 2019 by mcherm
Overcoming Bias : Explaining Sex Rate Changes
Some attempts to explain the increase in the number of young men who are having no sex at all.
sex  via:HackerNews 
april 2019 by mcherm
Young People Are Having Less Sex - The Atlantic
Really detailed article on why the frequency of sex and likely the quality of it have decreased in western culture in the past few decades.
sex  via:reddit  sociology  science  TheAtlantic  thoughtful 
december 2018 by mcherm
Pornography and the butterfly effect | TechCrunch
"Free" displaced "paid" in pornography, with a disruption every bit as big as that affecting journalism. There are positive but also negative consequences.
personal_net  sex  techcrunch  via:HackerNews  journalism 
may 2018 by mcherm
Fetish Friday: The Questionable Legality of Consent – LAWYERS AND LIQUOR
Apparently, consentual BDSM is probably illegal in most US states.
law  personal_net  sex 
may 2017 by mcherm
The sparrow with four sexes : Nature News & Comment
Astounding. We can watch a sex chromosome evolve - in this case, a second one, giving a species with (sort of) four sexes.
biology  animals  sex 
november 2016 by mcherm
The Surprising Power of Fake Sex
How some lizards use parthenogenesis (non-sexual reproduction) without reducing genetic diversity.
animals  sex  biology  via:HackerNews  science 
november 2016 by mcherm
Cuckoldry is incredibly rare among humans | Ars Technica
"Scientists were so unwilling to believe that human women were different from songbirds that some suggested..." (any continuation of that sentence would be an indictment of the research). I especially love the last sentence.
ArsTechnica  sex  science  via:ArsTechnica 
april 2016 by mcherm
How the Government Stole Sex - Hit & Run :
The government is asking (but effectively forcing) colleges to enforce new draconian rules on sex which are not tied to actual laws and cannot be challenged in court.
law  sex  via:SlateStarCodex 
april 2016 by mcherm
Penis-At-Twelve Syndrome
An exception (not the only one) to the assumption that human gender is as simple as "men and women".
sex  gender  via:SlateStarCodex 
august 2015 by mcherm
College Rape Prevention Program Proves a Rare Success -
Research shows teaching women self defense and expressing oneself cuts rape incidents by 50%.
science  ethics  sex  rape 
july 2015 by mcherm
Latex condoms are the worst: Why, after all these years, don’t we have a better condom?
People have tried to invent better condoms, using different materials, making them in custom sizes, and so forth. But US government regulation has prevented all of these efforts.
sex  invention  slate  via:reddit 
april 2015 by mcherm
Your Honest-to-God Guide to STDs - Mark Manson
A surprisingly excellent article on the practical impact and prevalence of common STDs. Moral? Worry about getting pregnant.
sex  medicine  via:reddit 
november 2014 by mcherm
Blood speaks | Mosaic
Areas of Nepal and India where menstruating women are effectively outcast from society.
personal_net  sex  via:boingboing 
march 2014 by mcherm
Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?
Lots of Japanese young people are NOT getting married, or even dating.
TheGuardian  guardian  sex  japan 
october 2013 by mcherm
Unexcited? There May Be a Pill for That -
A rather large percentage of women report loss of libido when in a long-term monogamous relationship. Tests are underway for a pill to increase female libido.
sex  nytimes 
may 2013 by mcherm
Promiscuous Males And Choosy Females? Challenging A Classic Experiment : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR
YES!! The original study on promiscuous males and coy females (in fruitflies) was WRONG. It was wrong in fundamental ways that anyone could have seen and yet it wasn't questioned.
science  biology  sex  gender  psychology  ScientificMethod  npr  via:reddit 
december 2012 by mcherm
Hacking My Vagina : scanlime
Building a nifty control for a vibrator.
sex  via:HackerNews  arduino 
november 2012 by mcherm
Sans Sex, Bdelloids Party On | LiveScience
A group of animals that no longer use sex (just one gender) but do NOT appear to be disadvantaged because of it. They have 4 copies of each chromosome and ways TTY o use foreign DNA that they eat.
animals  sex  science  via:reddit  biology 
november 2012 by mcherm
Gamification of Sex [Video]
To promote condom use the created a "track your sex life" phone app. It was wildly successful of young adults.
sex  gamedesign  via:HackerNews 
february 2012 by mcherm
What Rick Santorum Doesn’t Know About Sex | Psychology Today
Sex, in humans, is about cementing social relationships, NOT about procreation.
via:boingboing  politics  sex  personal_net 
january 2012 by mcherm
Is There Anything Good About Men
Women and men may have "equal" abilities but they have different motivation. Men vary more than women. There may be evolutionary reasons for this.
via:HackerNews  gender  psychology  sex  philosophy  feminism  statistics 
july 2011 by mcherm
Sex with someone from the future can be hazardous to your health | The Loom | Discover Magazine
Odd sexual behavior in Sea Monkeys -- females mating with males from the future (no, REALLY) are at a disadvantage because sex strategies evolve.
via:HackerNews  animals  sex  evolution 
june 2011 by mcherm
“No Touching” at High School? A Student Protests! « FreeRangeKids
School bans all touch other than handshakes. Student writes well-reasoned petition to object.
freerangekids  sex  zerotolerance  kidsrights  kids  via:boingboing 
january 2011 by mcherm
Blag Hag: Pope okays condom usage?!
Pope says condoms are OK to prevent AIDS. He's still evil, though.
sex  via:JenMcCreight  religion 
november 2010 by mcherm
How Porn Can Hijack Your Brain | Sex & Relationships | AlterNet
Some thoughts (without TOO much substance) on how porn can be addictive.
sex  brain 
october 2010 by mcherm
Gay Sex vs. Straight Sex « OkTrends
OKCupid uses their huge online dating database to answer questions about gays.
OkCupid  via:OKCupid  gayrights  sex  statistics 
october 2010 by mcherm
Researchers Map The Sexual Network Of An Entire High School
They interviewed every kid to make a map of the sexual relationship graph. (Just over 50% sexually active, which is normal.) The graph was unlike adults in that there were not "hubs" of promiscuous people but long extended chains.
sex  science  kids  via:HackerNews 
september 2010 by mcherm
The woman who can't stop orgasming Boing Boing
A rather nasty-sounding syndrome where someone is constantly having unrequested orgasms.
via:boingboing  sex 
august 2010 by mcherm
Mo. woman loses lawsuit over 'Girls Gone Wild’ video
Woman shown in video sues, claiming she never consented (someone else pulled down her shirt; she IS shown on film saying "No"). The jury ruled she HAD consented, by being there.
law  ip-law  sex 
july 2010 by mcherm
Bioethics Forum - Preventing Homosexuality (and Uppity Women) in the Womb?
On the ethics of giving a drug to prevent homosexuality and also to prevent women from behaving too much like men. Oh yes, giving this drug before birth.
gayrights  sex  gender  ethics  medicine  science 
july 2010 by mcherm
Multiple Sexes in Fungi: Basidiomycota - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some fungi have, well... "many sexes", or "4 sexes", or perhaps just "it's complicated".
fungi  sex  via:JenMcCreight 
may 2010 by mcherm
Wis. prosecutor: Teachers risk arrest over new sex-ed classes -
A prosecutor threatens (obliquely) that teachers who teach the state's sex-ed curriculum may get prosecuted for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
via:slashdot  personal_net  law  sex 
april 2010 by mcherm
Porn: Good for us? - The Scientist - Magazine of the Life Sciences
Studies may show that exposure to porn decreases the rate of rape and such. Would be a better article with better references.
research  sex  personal_net  via:reddit 
march 2010 by mcherm
The fourth sexual orientation? -
Suggests that "asexual" is a 4th sexual orientation (with straight, gay, and bi).
sex  gender  via:reddit  brain 
december 2009 by mcherm
Locus Online Perspectives: Cory Doctorow: Teen Sex
Is it reasonable to depict teen sex in a novel for teens? Especially if the depiction is "off camera"?
CoryDoctorow  kidsrights  sex  parenting 
november 2009 by mcherm
Birth Control Pills Affect Women's Taste in Men: Scientific American
Birth control pills alter women's preferences for how men smell. Please apply extreme scepticism before drawing any conclusions from this.
science  sex  biology  via:reddit  brain 
december 2008 by mcherm
Cognitive Daily: Sex-ed in the real world: Do intentions affect actions in the heat of the moment?
Intending to use condoms is not correlated with condom use. Neither is talking about use of condoms. But _access_ to condoms _is_ correlated with condom use. Parents, take heed.
sexed  sex  parenting 
november 2008 by mcherm
The Frontal Cortex : Teens and Sex
Apparently being sexually aroused alters one's judgment. Who knew?
sex  sexed  science  brain 
november 2008 by mcherm
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