Sexuality
Hubble Snaps Beautiful Image of NGC 3169  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 hours
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of the spiral galaxy NGC 3169. NGC 3169 is located approximately... more
Researchers investigate link between female coloration and attractiveness  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
Many human cultures associate the color red with sexuality and fertility. Among nonhuman primates too, red skin coloration is thought to contribute to sexual attractiveness more
Medical News Today: Can we blame procrastination on our genes?  MNT · 18 hours
New research has found a genetic difference in procrastinators, but there is a catch. The research also reveals important sex differences. more
Can we blame procrastination on our genes?  MNT · 18 hours
New research has found a genetic difference in procrastinators, but there is a catch. The research also reveals important sex differences. more
Turkestan cockroach selling online is a companion of the common household cockroach  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The Turkestan cockroach (commonly known as the red runner roach or rusty red roach), which is popular as food for pet reptiles, has an... more
Turkestan cockroach selling online is a companion of the common household cockroach  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Many nocturnal animals including insects use a species-specific smell, that is, a sex pheromone, to locate and attract potential mates. For example, female American... more
Cesarean section carries independent risk in multiple births, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The authors assert that cesarean section carries an independent risk in multiple births. They defend the benefits of vaginal delivery and promote the use of cesarean section as... more
Medical News Today: What to know about masturbating before sex  MNT · 3 days
Masturbating before sex can help some people achieve arousal and reduce stress. However, there is no clear scientific proof behind the anecdotal evidence that it can help males... more
Low estrogen causes muscle loss in women after menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Pioneering research shows the essential role played by the female hormone estrogen in preserving muscle bulk and strength in women. more
Receptor in the uterus can detect sperm molecule, aids in sperm survival  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Why does it take 200 million sperms to fertilize a single egg? The single sperm that reached the finished line has successfully survived multiple... more
Researchers use Twitter and AI to see who is hitting the gym  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study used machine learning to find and comb through exercise-related tweets from across the United States, unpacking regional and gender differences in... more
Sperm may offer the uterus a 'secret handshake'  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Why does it take 200 million sperm to fertilize a single egg? Part of the reason is bombardment by the female immune system, which very few sperm survive. Researchers have discovered a... more
Medical News Today: What causes red spots on the penis?  MNT · 4 days
A variety of health conditions can cause red spots on the penis, including eczema, balanitis, and some sexually transmitted infections. Learn about these and other causes here. more
Genetic study takes research on sex differences to new heights  MIT · 4 days
Differences in male and female gene expression, including those contributing to height differences, found throughout the body in humans and other mammals. more
Conservation, acquisition, and functional impact of sex-biased gene expression in mammals  Science Magazine · 4 days
Sex differences abound in human health and disease, as they do in other mammals used as models. The extent to which sex differences are conserved at... more
Study reveals zebrafish make an unexpected decision when faced with conflicting opportunities  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When making decisions that are important to the species' survival, zebrafish choose mating over fleeing from a threat. This decision, different compared to that... more
Researchers explain muscle loss with menopause  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research has shown that estrogen is essential to maintaining muscle stem cell health. more
Fertility doc told to provide DNA sample for paternity test  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A judge says a Vermont fertility doctor accused of using his own sperm to impregnate a patient must turn over a sample of his DNA more
Polling data suggest gender stereotypes have significantly changed since 1940s  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Women have come a long way in the United States over the last 70 years, to the point where they are now seen as being as competent as... more
"Sexting" amongst teens, numbers not decreasing despite preventive efforts  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Sending or receiving sexually explicit or sexually suggestive images and videos, via mobile phones, or “sexting” isn’t an as widespread occurrence as previously thought, but the number of teens engaging... more
Risk and progression of Alzheimer's disease differs by sex  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The abnormal accumulation of proteins in the brain is a biological marker for Alzheimer's disease, but the ways in which these proteins spread may help explain why the prevalence of... more
Link between workplace sexual harassment and women's negative self-views may be weakening  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A survey analysis suggests that, between 2016 and 2018, the relationship between workplace sexual harassment and women's negative self-views weakened. Ksenia Keplinger and colleagues... more
New study reveals surprising gender disparity in work-life balance  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Work-life balance and its association with life satisfaction have been garnering a lot of interest. Life satisfaction plays a crucial role in the general happiness and health of a society... more
Study provides an update about the nature and extent of teen 'sexting'  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The good news is that adolescent "sexting" is not at epidemic levels as reported in some media headlines. The bad news is that it... more
New study reveals surprising gender disparity in work-life balance  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The concept of work-life balance and its relation to the satisfaction that individuals and groups express regarding the quality of their lives have attracted the attention of policy makers, labor... more
Study suggests girls' advantage in reading explains gender gap in math fields  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A pair of researchers, one with the Paris School of Economics, the other with CNRS, UMR8545, Paris-Jourdan Sciences-Economiques, has found a possible reason for... more
Sleep quality and fatigue among women with premature ovarian insufficiency  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
There have been studies and anecdotal reports about worsening of sleep quality and increasing fatigue among women who are near menopause or have reached menopause. more
Study finds sex-specific differences in risk and progression of Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The abnormal accumulation of proteins in the brain is a biological marker for Alzheimer's disease, but the ways in which these proteins spread may help explain... more
Transgender and non-binary individuals more likely to display autistic traits, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
New research indicates that transgender and non-binary individuals are significantly more likely to have autism or display autistic traits than the wider population -... more
New model illuminates why some greater sage grouse males 'strut' better than others  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
When it comes to mating displays, a little persistence can go a long way, at least for the greater sage grouse. In... more
Why some greater sage grouse males 'strut' better than others  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
When it comes to mating displays, a little persistence can go a long way, at least for the greater sage grouse. Scientists have now used a custom-built statistical... more
Poor sleep quality and fatigue plague women with premature ovarian insufficiency  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Sleep disturbances are a frequent complaint of women in the menopause transition and postmenopause. A new study demonstrates that women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) who... more
New clues on why women's Alzheimer's risk differs from men's  ABC NEWS · 6 days
New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer's disease and how this most common form of dementia varies... more
Ancient DNA extracted from Neanderthal fossils of Gibraltar for the first time  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new collaborative study, led by the Natural History Museum and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, has extracted ancient DNA from the... more
Field experiment uses fake emails to measure gender and racial bias among startup investors  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
During his six years teaching a course on financing for startups, Ilya A. Strebulaev heard a common concern from students:... more
Europe reports the highest ever levels of syphilis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study on syphilis has revealed the horrifying truth that more men than ever are contracting the sexually transmitted infection (STI) syphilis in Europe. The most heavily infected group comprises men... more
Let's talk about gay penguins: Munich zoo joins Pride week  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Organisers of this year's Gay Pride week in Munich have a group of rather wild partners—penguins, giraffes and lions at the city zoo where tours are being run... more
Preterm babies are less likely to form romantic relationships in adulthood  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Adults who were born preterm (under 37 weeks gestation) are less likely to have a romantic relationship, a sexual partner and experience parenthood than those born... more
9 more women file lawsuits against UCLA gynecologist  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Nine more women have alleged in two lawsuits they were sexually assaulted by a former gynecologist who worked for the University of California, Los Angeles more
Adults who were born pre-term less likely to have sexual, romantic relationships  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Adults who were born pre-term (under 37 weeks gestation) are less likely to have a romantic relationship, a sexual partner and experience parenthood than... more
Using artificial intelligence to detect discrimination  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool for detecting unfair discrimination -- such as on the basis of race or gender -- has been created by researchers. more
Medical News Today: Why do women have less sex as they age?  MNT · 2 weeks
Many women have less sex as they age, and the sex they do have gives them less pleasure. New research says this is not... more
Facial plastic surgery in men enhances perception of attractiveness, trustworthiness  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In the first of a kind study, plastic surgeons found that when a man chose to have facial plastic surgery, it significantly increased perceptions of attractiveness, likeability, social... more
Liver fat biomarker levels linked with metabolic health benefits of exercise, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
While genetics and other factors like age and sex contribute to each individual's response to exercise, little is known about the biological... more
Gay men in China eight times more likely to face social discrimination  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study highlights the importance of social and emotional support in homosexual men. Young adult gay men in China were found to be... more
Medical News Today: What to know about circumcised and uncircumcised penises  MNT · 2 weeks
Circumcision of the penis, or the removal of the foreskin, is not usually medically necessary. For many people, it is a choice. Whether or not it... more
Why sex becomes less satisfying with age  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The number of women regularly having sex declines with age, and the number of women enjoying sex postmenopause is even lower. Although these facts are not surprising, the causes for these declines may be... more
Secrets of a sex-changing fish revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
We may take it for granted that the sex of an animal is established at birth and doesn't change. However, about 500 species of fish change sex in adulthood, often in response to environmental cues. How... more
Best male biathletes 'more attractive'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Top male biathletes are more attractive to the opposite sex, according to a new study. more
Stress, novel sex genes, and epigenetic reprogramming orchestrate socially controlled sex change  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Bluehead wrasses undergo dramatic, socially cued female-to-male sex change. We apply transcriptomic and methylome approaches in this wild coral reef fish to identify the... more
Secrets of a sex-changing fish revealed  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
We may take it for granted that the sex of an animal is established at birth and doesn't change. more
Using artificial intelligence to detect discrimination  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new artificial intelligence (AI) tool for detecting unfair discrimination—such as on the basis of race or gender—has been created by researchers at Penn State and Columbia University. more
Film expert explains why Moon landing footage would have been impossible to fake  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It's been a half-century since the magnificent Apollo 11 moon landing, yet many people still don't believe it actually happened. Conspiracy theories... more
Study identifies psychosocial factors that affect sexual satisfaction in postmenopausal women  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The number of women regularly having sex declines with age, and the number of women enjoying sex postmenopause is even lower. more
4 questions answered on sex trafficking in the US  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The revelations about billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sex trafficking girls, paint a grim picture of sex trafficking in the U.S. The buying and selling of human beings... more
Beyond sex robots: Erobotics explores erotic human-machine interactions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Science fiction films such as Blade Runner (1982), Lars and the Real Girl (2007) and Her (2013) explore the advent of human-machine relationships. And in recent years, reality has met fiction. more
New research shows a glaring lack of transparency in environmental organizations  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research finds that environmental organizations are still reluctant to release data or report on the gender, race and LGBTQ composition of their staff. more
Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A large proportion of the world's estimated 9.3 million breast cancer survivors experience menopausal symptoms or clinical manifestations of estrogen deficiency. more
Best male biathletes 'more attractive'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Top male biathletes are more attractive to the opposite sex, according to a new study by scientists at the universities of Exeter and Bristol. more
Osteoporosis: Risks, Symptoms and Treatment  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Osteoporosis is most common in postmenopausal women and may occur without much warning. more
Former USC gynecologist's bail lowered in sex assaults case  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A Los Angeles judge has reduced bail for a former University of Southern California gynecologist accused of sexual assault more
Sneaky mating may be in female damselfies' interest  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research on damselflies in northern Africa suggests that females may facilitate the reproductive success of inferior males when their health is at risk. more
Smells like love...to sea lampreys  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Some people are drawn to cologne; others are attracted to perfume. When it comes to sea lampreys, however, spermine smells like love. Spermine, an odorous compound found in male semen, proved to be a powerful aphrodisiac. more
Aphrodisiac pheromone discovered in fish semen  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An aphrodisiac pheromone discovered in the semen of sea lampreys attracts ready-to-mate females, according to a study publishing July 9 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Anne M. Scott of Michigan State University, Zhe Zhang... more
Problematic smartphone use linked to poorer grades, alcohol misuse, more sexual partners  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A survey of more than 3,400 university students in the US has found that one in five respondents reported problematic smartphone use. Female students... more
Early first pregnancy is the key to successful reproduction of cheetahs in zoos  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Cheetah experts in many zoos around the world are at a loss. Despite all their efforts, cheetahs often do not reproduce in... more
Zuckerberg security chief accused of misconduct leaves job  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's personal security chief won't be returning to his job after being accused of sexual misconduct and slurs that included racist remarks about Zuckerberg's wife, Priscilla Chan. more
Sneaky mating may be in female damselfies' interest  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
During the mating season, male damselflies battle fiercely for control of prime territories containing resources—typically patches of floating leaves used for egg deposition in wetlands—that are key to attracting females. To the... more
Academic conferences lack tools to prevent sexual misconduct, discrimination  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study has found that over three-quarters of biology conferences do not have codes of conduct. Half of conferences that do have codes of conduct fail to mention sexual... more
A study in scarlet Japanese macaques  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
From peacocks to butterflies and betta fish, mother nature never disappoints when it colors the males of a species. Which makes sense, in species with traditional sex roles, males are more involved in competing for mates,... more
Gender biases are extremely common among health care professionals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New research has shown that there is a discrepancy between the way that men and women are perceived in medicine and healthcare. more
French MPs back giving online platforms 24 hours to remove hate speech  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
French MPs on Thursday backed a proposal to give online platforms just 24 hours to remove hate speech or face hefty fines, the latest... more
Common antibacterial agent may be bad news for bone health  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The antibacterial agent triclosan has been linked with an increased risk for osteoporosis among females in the US, particularly postmenopausal women. more
Healthy mice pups can be produced from sperm without short RNA chains  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Scientists from the University of Bath are challenging the claims of two high profile papers from 2018 which reported that in the mouse, RNA... more
First complete wiring diagram of an animal's nervous system  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers describe the first complete wiring diagram of the nervous system of an animal, the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, used by scientists worldwide as a model organism. The study includes adults... more
First complete wiring diagram of an animal's nervous system  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In a study published online today in Nature, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine describe the first complete wiring diagram of the nervous system of an animal, the roundworm... more
Rare Byzantine Gold Coin Found in Israel  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
A rare gold solidus dating back 1,600 years has been found by a group of Israeli students in the Galilee region. “The... more
Active sexual life linked with better quality of life in men with early Parkinson's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
New research published in the European Journal of Neurology indicates that an active sexual life is linked with... more
New study challenges claim that exogenous RNA is essential for sperm function  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists are challenging the claims of two high profile papers from 2018 which reported that in the mouse, RNA has to be added to... more
New study challenges claim that exogenous RNA is essential for sperm function  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists from the University of Bath are challenging the claims of two high profile papers from 2018 which reported that in the mouse, RNA... more
Postmenopausal women may be healthier if more pear-shaped than apple-shaped  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Apple-shaped women are three times more likely to have a heart attack or stroke while being pear-shaped in postmenopausal years cuts the risk by almost half, a new... more
Breaking the barriers for transgender health care  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Transgender care is swiftly evolving, and primary care providers face a greater need to be clear about their roles and when to seek the support of specialists, according to the latest review by Mount... more
Former USC gynecologist pleads not guilty to sex assaults  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The defense attorney for the former University of Southern California campus gynecologist charged with sexual assault says his client is suffering from heart problems and diabetes and should be allowed... more
The chemical language of plants depends on context  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, studied the ecological function of linalool, a naturally abundant volatile organic compound, in wild Nicotiana attenuata tobacco... more
Female bed bugs 'control' their immune systems ahead of mating to prevent against STIs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Female bedbugs who are 'full bellied' and therefore more attractive mates for males, are able to boost their immune systems... more
First proof-of-concept demonstrates genetic sex selection in mammals  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Certain plants, insects, crustaceans and fish possess the uncanny ability to change the sex of their offspring before they are born. Mammals have never before demonstrated this genetic skill, until now. more
Competition leads to fathers who produce more male sperm  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research led by The University of Western Australia has shown that the social conditions that a male experiences while growing up can influence the amount of X and Y... more
Current sexual abuse laws leave online victims unprotected  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
People's lives have been shattered by so-called "revenge porn," upskirting, fake porn, sexual extortion and videos of sexual assaults and rape shared online. Victims and survivors can experience profound "social rupture"—a major... more
Postmenopausal women who are "apple" shaped have greater risk of heart problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Postmenopausal women who are "apple" shaped rather than "pear" shaped are at greater risk of heart and blood vessel problems, even if they have... more
Archaeologists Discover Ancient Baptismal Font Hidden Inside Jesus' Traditional Birthplace  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Archaeologists have discovered a baptismal font dating to the 6th or 7th century A.D., hidden inside another baptismal font in the Church of the Nativity. more
Medical News Today: What is the link between Vyvanse and hypersexuality?  MNT · 4 weeks
Vyvanse is a brand of amphetamine that doctors may prescribe for ADHD or binge eating disorder (BED). Some research links amphetamine use to hypersexuality, and both... more
The two faces of the Jekyll gene  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Genes which are specific to a species or group of species can reflect important genetic changes within lineages. Often, such lineage-specific genes are found to play a role within sexual reproduction, thus promoting reproductive... more
Men ask most of the questions at scientific conferences; we can choose to change that  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Even in a majority-women audience at an academic conference, men ask questions most of the time, researchers report... more
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