Sexuality
Medical News Today: What causes itching after sex?  MNT · 4 hours
People may experience genital itching after sex due to irritation, lack of lubrication, or an allergy or infection. Causes and treatments may differ between males and females. Learn more here. more
Medical News Today: Cervical effacement and how to measure it  MNT · 4 hours
Cervical effacement occurs as the cervix prepares for vaginal delivery by thinning and shortening. Learn more about cervical effacement here. more
[Research Articles] Antimalarial pantothenamide metabolites target acetyl-coenzyme A biosynthesis in Plasmodium falciparum  Science Magazine · 10 hours
Malaria eradication is critically dependent on new therapeutics that target resistant Plasmodium parasites and block transmission of the disease. Here, we report that pantothenamide... more
Transgender man can sue Catholic hospital over hysterectomy  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
A California appeals court has ruled a transgender man can sue a Catholic hospital for canceling his hysterectomy more
Babies' gut bacteria affected by delivery method  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Babies born vaginally have different gut bacteria -- their microbiome -- than those delivered by caesarean, research has shown. Scientists discovered that whereas vaginally born babies got most of their gut bacteria from their... more
Fathers can protect their LGB kids from negative effects of discrimination on health  NEWS MEDICAL · 15 hours
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals who report being discriminated against but who feel close to their fathers have lower levels of C-reactive... more
How stress affects performance and competitiveness across gender  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
In general, both men and women perform better in competitive situations. However, when women are in a state of elevated stress, competition has the opposite effect and leads to worse performance. As... more
Medical News Today: The importance of 'sport-related hobbies' for middle aged women  MNT · 1 day
Research in postmenopausal women finds that leisure time physical activity improves blood lipid profile, which is an indicator of cardiovascular health. more
Men with prostate cancer can have healthy sex lives after surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
There's a perception that surgery to treat prostate cancer will spell the end of a man's sex life. more
Hysterectomy and mesh support used to repair vaginal prolapse may have similar outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Two surgical procedures used to repair vaginal prolapse - one involving removal of the uterus via hysterectomy and the other employing mesh... more
Youth activism is on the rise around the globe, says author  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Greta and Malala get the headlines, but for every young leader pictured on a magazine cover, thousands more are working tirelessly for causes like climate justice,... more
Ancient volcanoes reveal Earth's recycled crust  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Ancient volcanoes dating back billions of years could provide new insights into how the Earth's surface is recycled, according to scientists at the University of St Andrews. more
Global warming makes it harder for birds to mate, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and University of Porto (CIBIO-InBIO) shows how global warming could reduce the mating activity and success... more
Later puberty and later menopause associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes in women  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research shows that use of the contraceptive pill and longer menstrual cycles are associated with a higher... more
Scientists identify previously unknown 'hybrid zone' between hummingbird species  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
We usually think of a species as being reproductively isolated -- that is, not mating with other species in the wild. Occasionally, however, closely related species do interbreed. New research... more
Hair indicates whether wild animals were 'stressed'  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
While hair analysis has become routine in humans—for example for the detection of prolonged drug or medication abuse—it has been little used in animals to date. Scientists led by Alexandre Azevedo and Katarina Jewgenow... more
Thailand's sex-shy giant panda dies aged 19  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A beloved male giant panda on loan to Thailand from China has died aged 19 in Chiang Mai, leaving Thais on Tuesday to mourn the death of a mammal whose sex life captivated the... more
Forced first intercourse common, leaves behind long-term health scars  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A harrowing new study published on September 17, 2019, in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, reports that over 3 million women in the US were introduced to sex via rape,... more
Scientists identify previously unknown 'hybrid zone' between hummingbird species  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
We usually think of a species as being reproductively isolated—that is, not mating with other species in the wild. Occasionally, however, closely related species do interbreed. New research just published... more
For lemurs, sex role reversal may get its start in the womb  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In lemur society, it's not males but the females who are in charge. A new study of the role of hormones in aggression in... more
For lemurs, sex role reversal may get its start in the womb  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Anyone who says females are the 'gentle sex' has never met a lemur. Lady lemurs get first dibs on food, steal their mates' favorite... more
Carp aquaculture in Neolithic China dating back 8,000 years  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers analyzed fish bones excavated from the Early Neolithic Jiahu site in Henan Province, China. By comparing the body-length distributions and species-composition ratios of the bones with findings from East... more
Can sex trafficking be prevented?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The high-profile case of Jeffrey Epstein has shined a light on the reality that minors are being commercially sexually exploited, and that sexual exploitation can happen in any neighborhood, city, state, or country. more
New study shows common carp aquaculture in Neolithic China dating back 8,000 years  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In a recent study, an international team of researchers analyzed fish bones excavated from the Early Neolithic Jiahu site in Henan Province,... more
Many US women say 1st sexual experience was forced in teens  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The first sexual experience for many U.S. women was forced or coerced intercourse in their teens; study says encounters may have had lasting health consequences more
Drinking Tea Improves Brain Efficiency, New Study Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Habitual tea drinking has positive effects on brain organization and gives rise to greater efficiency in functional and structural connectivity,... more
Adult social support linked to less violence among teen boys in urban neighborhoods  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Among teen boys in urban neighborhoods with low resources, the presence of adult social support is linked to significantly fewer occurrences of... more
Medical News Today: Why do female bonobos have more sex with each other than with males?  MNT · 5 days
Female bonobos have frequent sexual interactions with other females — more so than they do with... more
Medical News Today: What to know about condoms and allergies  MNT · 5 days
Some people are allergic to latex or other elements of condoms. Learn more about the allergy symptoms that a person may experience after using condoms or similar products... more
Therapeutic strategies for pregnant women with lupus  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A highly gender-biased disease, lupus afflicts females some nine times more than males. Because of the disease's unpredictable turns and debilitating flares -- the risks of which are elevated in postpartum women -- females... more
Physical activity may attenuate unfavorable atherogenic changes in menopausal women  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study on menopausal women shows that leisure-time physical activity is associated with a healthier blood lipid profile. However, results suggest that leisure-time physical activity does not... more
Extinction of Icelandic walrus coincides with Norse settlement  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
An international collaboration of scientists has for the first time used ancient DNA analyses and C14-dating to demonstrate the past existence of a unique population of Icelandic walrus that went extinct shortly... more
The bizarre social history of beds  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Groucho Marx once joked, "Anything that can't be done in bed isn't worth doing at all." You might think he was referring to sleeping and sex. But humans, at one time or another, have done just... more
Extinction of Icelandic walrus coincides with Norse settlement  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An international collaboration of scientists in Iceland, Denmark and the Netherlands has for the first time used ancient DNA analyses and C14-dating to demonstrate the past existence of a unique population of... more
Breeding single-sex animal populations could help prevent disease and poverty  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The creation of all-male or all-female groups of animals, known as monosex populations, has become a potentially useful approach in aquaculture and livestock rearing. more
Green with rage: Women climate change leaders face online attacks  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Women leaders who support climate action are being attacked online with increasing regularity. These attacks should be viewed as a problem not only for the planet, but also... more
Salmon Tales: Sex, myth and molecular genetics of an iconic fish  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A sockeye salmon's life ends right back where it began, culminating in an anadromous drama of sex, decay and sacrifice. more
16 things you probably didn't know about cephalopod sex  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
If you've ever seen the Monterey Bay Aquarium's "Tentacles" exhibit, you know that cephalopods (squids, octopuses, and their kin) are awesome creatures. They can change the texture and color of... more
New York City looks to repeal 'gay conversion therapy' ban  ABC NEWS · 6 days
The New York City Council is looking to repeal a law banning 'gay conversion therapy' over concerns from pending lawsuit more
Papilloma viruses capable of spreading via blood  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Human Papilloma Virus or HPV has been known to be transmitted between humans via sexual contact and HPV has been known to be a sexually transmitted disease or STD. The Centers for Disease Control... more
Attorneys general warn about 'at-home rape kit' companies  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Two companies are under fire for saying they want to sell do-it-yourself rape kits to sexual assault survivors more
A diabetes drug promotes brain repair -- but it only works in females  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Study finds that the diabetes drug metformin, known to promote brain repair, can also help restore cognitive function in adult mice but... more
Students make neutrons dance beneath university campus  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Nuclear reactors are still the primary source for strong neutron beams to create isotopes for geologic dating, radiography and medicine, but researchers have now enlisted engineering students in building a tabletop neutron source that... more
New model for vaginal microbiome transplantation  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Bacterial vaginosis is a condition affecting thousands of women worldwide, and is associated not only with vaginal symptoms but with pregnancy-related complications including preterm labor and stillbirth. Now researchers have come up with an effective way... more
Professor's research paints picture of #MeToo movement's origins  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On Oct. 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano sparked a firestorm on social media when she asked her Twitter followers to reply "me too" if they had ever been sexually harassed or assaulted.... more
Why young females with obesity are at early risk for cardiovascular disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In the face of obesity, the sex hormone progesterone that helps females get and stay pregnant appears to also put them at increased, early... more
Reconstructing the evolution of all species  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
By looking into fossil teeth from almost 2 million years old rhinos, researchers have launched a new molecular method for studying the evolutionary history of fossil species dating back millions of years. more
Students make neutrons dance beneath UC Berkeley campus  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In an underground vault enclosed by six-foot concrete walls and accessed by a rolling, 25-ton concrete-and-steel door, University of California, Berkeley, students are making neutrons dance to a new tune: one better... more
Focusing on key sustainable development goals would boost progress across all, analysis finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
By using a mathematical network analysis to map the relationships identified by an International Council for Science report, the University of Bath... more
Medical News Today: Can fingering lead to pregnancy?  MNT · 1 week
Fingering is very unlikely to bring sperm into contact with the vagina. However, it can occur in some instances, which might lead to pregnancy. Learn more here. more
'Asexual' Chagas parasite found to sexually reproduce  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The parasite that causes Chagas disease, which had largely been thought to be asexual, has been shown to reproduce sexually after scientists uncovered clues hidden in its genomic code. more
New insights help to explain why same-sex sexual interactions are so important for female bonobos  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Among our two closest phylogenetic relatives, chimpanzees remain by far the more thoroughly-studied and widely-recognized species, known for... more
Time for a radical rethink about sand?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
On a sandbank on the Chambal River in northern India, the critically endangered gharial and red-crowned roofed turtle (the Chambal is the latter's last known refuge) bask side by side. It's late March and... more
Male honeybees inject queens with blinding toxins during sex  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
They say love is blind, but if you're a queen honeybee it could mean true loss of sight. New research finds male honeybees inject toxins during sex that cause temporary... more
Buzzkill? Male honeybees inject queens with blinding toxins during sex  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
They say love is blind, but if you're a queen honeybee it could mean true loss of sight. more
NIAID experts call for innovative research on STIs  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Sexually transmitted infections, or STIs, pose a significant public health challenge. Globally, more than one million new STI cases are diagnosed each day. more
Ex-USC doctor charged with sex abuse surrenders license  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A former University of Southern California gynecologist charged with sexually assaulting patients has surrendered his state medical license more
Prolonged opioid use linked to low testosterone  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study has confirmed that a major effect of opioid overuse in adults is hypogonadism, or the abnormally low secretion of testosterone. This is associated with low sexual interest, loss of muscle and... more
Adolescents who do not date have good social skills and low depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Dating, especially during the teenage years, is thought to be an important way for young people to build self-identity, develop social skills, learn about... more
Gender discrimination holding women back in veterinary practice  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Women face discrimination and occupy fewer places in the higher reaches of the veterinary profession, even as they begin to outnumber men in the field. more
Medical News Today: What is the average time to run a mile?  MNT · 2 weeks
The time it takes to run a mile depends on a person’s age, sex, and fitness level, among other factors. Various strategies can help... more
The paradox of different house flies with few genetic differences  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Evolutionary biologists have published findings on sex determinates of house flies. The work examines the slight difference in genetic makeup of male flies who hail from the north... more
New abortion laws contribute to sexist environments that harm everyone's health  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Nine states have passed laws in 2019 alone that restrict abortion at the earliest stages of pregnancy. Those of us who study public health are becoming... more
'Extreme mating' killing tiny marsupials en masse: researchers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A tiny marsupial found only in northwest Australia mates so intensely that an entire generation of males can die off during a single breeding season, researchers reported on Friday. more
Individual's premarital views about uncommitted sex may put marriages at risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
An individual's premarital views about uncommitted sex may make it more difficult to remain blissfully married, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of... more
New evidence challenges 'extreme male brain' theory of autism  MNT · 2 weeks
A new study has challenged suggestions that the male sex hormone testosterone reduces cognitive empathy, or the ability to read others' emotional states. more
Medical News Today: Getting a 'Hollywood' wax may not increase STI risk, after all  MNT · 2 weeks
A new study reassures women that removing all their pubic hair is most likely not linked to an increased risk... more
Medical News Today: New evidence challenges 'extreme male brain' theory of autism  MNT · 2 weeks
A new study has challenged suggestions that the male sex hormone testosterone reduces cognitive empathy, or the ability to read others' emotional states. more
Marijuana use seven times higher among bisexual women finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The study titled, “State-level marijuana policies and marijuana use and marijuana use disorder among a nationally representative sample of adults in the United States, 2015-2017: Sexual identity and... more
Pubic grooming may not affect risk of STDs finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Some women shave or wax their pubic hair while others do not. It remains a personal choice but anecdotal reports have suggested a link between extremely groomed pubic... more
The paradox of different house flies with few genetic differences  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the steamy, often filthy world of the humble house fly, (the Musca domestica) clear division exists among the males of the species. Though not a civil war,... more
Study examines relationships among personality, motivation and internet gaming disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study examining the relationships among personality, motivation, and internet gaming disorder found that predictors of IGD include male gender, neurotic and introverted personality traits, and motivation... more
Breakdown in coral spawning places species at risk of extinction  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Coral reefs are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems on our planet. But due to climate change and other human stressors, reef-building corals that reproduce by means... more
Gender equality report card reveals systematic underrepresentation of women in STEM  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Teams from the New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute (NYSCF) and the University of Michigan have used the NYSCF Institutional Report Card for Gender Equality... more
Study highlights impact of helping sex-ed students master HIV, pregnancy prevention lessons  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Just because students ace their tests in health class doesn't mean they will remember and use lessons about preventing pregnancy and HIV infection when... more
Personality and motivation in relation to internet gaming disorder  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study examining the relationships among personality, motivation, and internet gaming disorder (IGD) found that predictors of IGD include male gender, neurotic and introverted personality traits, and motivation related... more
High standards of female songbirds could be driving their mates to evolve  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hearing longer love songs from songbirds in your backyard? Chalk it up to sexual preference—and high standards. more
Same-sex male couples losing out on paid parental leave  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Same-sex male couples are losing out on paid parental leave when compared to both same-sex female and different-sex couples, according to new research. more
Students who do not date are not social misfits  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Prior research identified four distinct dating trajectories from 6th to 12th grade: Low, Increasing, High Middle School, and Frequent. In a new study published in the Journal of School Health,... more
Location matters for home-based female entrepreneurs says new study  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Study shows ground floor-based businesswomen doubled their income, narrowed the gender earnings gap by more than half. more
Study finds no link between "extreme" personal grooming and STDs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Women who choose to shave or wax their pubic hair might not be raising their risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) after all, according to a new study... more
Neck posture when using electronic handheld devices may vary based on sex and height  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Sex and height appear to influence how people flex their neck when viewing handheld devices, according to a new study... more
Super shrimp could increase yield and prevent human disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Single-sex prawns could help alleviate poverty, reduce disease and protect the environment, according to researchers v who have developed a monosex prawn that may make this winning trifecta possible. more
Ancient animal species: Fossils dating back 550 million years among first animal trails  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A geoscientist calls the unearthed fossils, including the bodies and trails left by an ancient animal species, the most convincing sign of... more
Sex and height might influence neck posture when viewing electronic handheld devices  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Sex and height appear to influence how people flex their neck when viewing handheld devices, according to a new study. more
Removing Pubic Hair Probably Won't Increase Your Risk of STDs, Study Finds  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Removing pubic hair may not increase your risk of sexually transmitted diseases, according to a small new study. more
Ancient animal species: Fossils dating back 550 million years among first animal trails  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a remarkable evolutionary discovery, a team of scientists co-led by a Virginia Tech geoscientist has discovered what could be among the... more
The argument for sexual selection in bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The evolutionary pressure to pass on DNA can produce behavior that otherwise makes no sense in a struggle to survive. Rams bash heads in fights over females; peacocks grow elaborate tail feathers that attract... more
Super shrimp could increase yield and prevent disease  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Single-sex prawns could help alleviate poverty, reduce disease and protect the environment, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) who have developed a monosex prawn that may make this... more
Medical marijuana laws impact use among sexual minorities differently than heterosexuals  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Bisexual women had higher rates of past-year and daily marijuana use compared to heterosexual women, and gay/lesbian women were also more likely to report daily marijuana... more
The argument for sexual selection in bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The evolutionary pressure to pass on DNA can produce behavior that otherwise makes no sense in a struggle to survive. Rams bash heads in fights over females; peacocks grow elaborate tail feathers that attract... more
The real cost of workplace sexual harassment to businesses  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Sexual harassment causes tremendous damage to employees who experience it, leading to higher employee turnover, lower employee productivity, increased absenteeism and increased sick leave costs for companies. more
Parents can benefit as much as their kids from Ontario's new sex ed  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In time for back-to-school 2019, the Ontario government released a revised health and physical education curriculum. Commentators have noted that despite Premier... more
Neurobiological pathophysiology of schizophrenia differs based on gender  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The neurobiological pathophysiology of schizophrenia differs significantly between males and females, according to a new study. more
Medical News Today: 'Highly complex' gene interaction underlies same-sex sexual behavior  MNT · 2 weeks
A large-scale study analyzing the genetic data of thousands of people indicates that the genetic factors underlying same-sex sexual behavior are complex. more
Medical News Today: What does semen smell like and why?  MNT · 2 weeks
The smell of semen could be nothing to worry about or it can point to an underlying condition. Here we discuss what smells are normal and what others... more
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