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Scientists Uncover Big Clue as to Why Men Exist

Sexual selection, by which males compete for females, improves gene pool: study

(Newser) - Scientists have long wondered why men exist. Sex between males and females is simply not nearly as efficient as asexual reproduction. But now a group out of the UK is reporting in the journal Nature that, after looking at several years of lab-controlled procreation of the Tribolium flour beetle, they'... More »

How Millennials' Sex Lives Differ From Their Parents'

Study: They have fewer sex partners, are most sexually tolerant generation

(Newser) - Millennials may be tagged as the hookup generation, but a new study in the Archives of Sexual Behavior suggests the label is misleading. An analysis of 40 years of sexual data from more than 33,000 Americans projects that millennials—those born between 1982 and 1999—will have sex with... More »

Having More Sex Might Make You Less Happy

Study asks couples to ramp it up, gets surprising results

(Newser) - You've heard the message, seen the magazine covers: Having more sex will make you happier. A new study out of Carnegie Mellon University, however, suggests that the opposite is true, according to a post at Phys.org . In their experiment, researchers asked one group of married couples to have... More »

Couple Could Get 15 Years for Sex on the Beach

Witnesses said even a 3-year-old girl saw them

(Newser) - Sex on the beach might sound fun, but we do not recommend it after this: Jose Caballero, 40, and Elissa Alvarez, 20, were found guilty Monday of copulating on Florida's Bradenton Beach, and now they face up to 15 years behind bars. Video caught the couple's "lewd... More »

Men, Women Want Sex at Opposite Times of Day

Ladies are night owls, guys are early risers: survey

(Newser) - It's time for another Telegraph sex poll . And look what just popped up: a survey by sex-toy company Lovehoney that effectively serves as both a font of relationship information and a weekend buzzkill. According to the survey, men and women aren't in sync in the bedroom when it... More »

78-Year-Old on Trial for Having Sex With His Wife

Some say Henry Rayhons' wife, Donna, who had dementia, wasn't able to give consent

(Newser) - An elderly man having sexual relations with his wife wouldn't normally be front-page news. But for Henry Rayhons, a former Republican legislator in Iowa, it's a trickier case. The 78-year-old is currently on trial, charged with felony sex abuse for allegedly having sex last May with his wife,... More »

Wife Takes 'Year Off' for Sex With Strangers

California writer tells her story in 'The Wild Oats Project'

(Newser) - A San Francisco writer's pledge to "take a year off" from marriage led her on a quest to sow a few wild oats with men she'd never met before, Time reports. In fact, Robin Rinaldi's book about her experience is called The Wild Oats Project . "... More »

How One Woman Is Changing the Sex 'Talk'

Julie Metzger offers sex ed for kids—and their parents

(Newser) - The Talk (you know, the one about sex and puberty) may not be a pleasant prospect for either kids or their parents. And even if kids get sex ed in school, it may not make discussing the issue with parents much easier. But what if kids and parents took a... More »

10 Weird Ways Technology Is Changing Our Sex Lives

It's a brave new sexy world

(Newser) - Too many gadgets in the bedroom can kill a couple's sex life, but technology is also changing and, in some cases, improving the way people relate to each other sexually. Below are 10 ways in which technology is transforming the way we think about—or have—sex.
  1. Lab-grown vaginas
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Married Couples' Sex Lives 'Rebound'—After 50 Years

Those in first marriages have sex more frequently than those who remarried

(Newser) - It's no secret that most married couples have less sex as the years go by, but those who stick it out tend to see something of a romantic renaissance—it just takes five decades to get there. Researchers looking at 1,656 married adults ranging in age from 57... More »

Spotify Reveals the Songs We Have Sex To

Service sifts through 2.5M 'sex' playlists

(Newser) - Spotify knows some pretty personal stuff about users—like what songs they like to be playing in the background while they get it on. That's thanks to the 2.5 million "sex" playlists Spotify users have put together, the Guardian reports. Inspired by Valentine's Day, the music... More »

How 'Upscale' Orgies Made a Comeback

Dominique Strauss-Kahn isn't the only one

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn told a French court last week that, hey, he's only been to 12 sex parties over the past three years. And "six girls at once did not seem a considerable number," he adds. Not considerable? While his trial on aggravated pimping charges continues, the Telegraph... More »

Survey Reveals Proper Number of Dates Before Sex

Worldwide, the average is 3.53

(Newser) - For single people around the world, it seems that date No. 4 is the one most likely to end up in the bedroom for the first time. A TimeOut survey asked 11,000 people in 24 cities, "After how many dates is it appropriate to have sex?" and came... More »

Harvard Profs Can't Have Sex With Undergrads Anymore

Ban replaces looser policy discouraging relationships between faculty, students

(Newser) - Still under the microscope of the Education Department for how it's handled sexual assault cases , Harvard University has been revamping its policies. The latest revision ends what some believe is an inappropriate practice: romantic and sexual relationships between professors and undergrads. The Ivy League school joins other colleges like... More »

Study Reveals 'Most Dangerous' Sex Position

Penile fracture is twice as common when the woman is on top

(Newser) - When it comes to sex-related injuries among men, penile fractures are rare yet painful ; now researchers say they know which positions are likeliest to result in them. Researchers reviewed records from three hospitals over a 13-year period in Campinas, Brazil, a city of roughly 3 million people. In a paper... More »

Taiwan's New Project: 'Sex Theme Park'

It will likely feature statues, videos, sex toys

(Newser) - What better way to prepare for Valentine's Day than planning a trip to a sex theme park? That's what the media is calling a project under way in Taiwan as part of a nearly 40-mile coastal "Romantic Boulevard." The Boulevard will feature some less scandalous stuff:... More »

Danish Town Cuts Deal With Citizens: Make More Babies

If they do, schools and rec centers can stay open

(Newser) - Denmark has one of the lowest birth rates in Europe at just 1.7 babies per family, and at least in the rural community of Thisted, citizens have agreed to do something about it. With "date night" child care and prize draws for positive pregnancy tests apparently not cutting... More »

Marijuana Now in Sex Aids, Too

Foria spray for women claims to boost sensation

(Newser) - A company is hawking what it claims is a personal lubricant that improves sex for women. Oh, and it's made from marijuana. It apparently works like this: You spritz the pot-based spray Foria on your genitals 30 minutes before sex, then have awesome sex. Or, more specifically, women experience... More »

Jealous Men Focus on Sex, Jealous Women on Feelings

Giant study looks at gender, sexuality differences on cheating

(Newser) - Ask a heterosexual man and woman about their reactions to their partners cheating, and you'd likely get two very different answers. That's according to a huge study on jealousy among people of different sexes and sexualities. Researchers at Chapman University polled some 64,000 people on how they'... More »

Scientists Uncover More Disturbing Form of Sexual Cannibalism

Some hungry praying mantises lure in males by lying about their health

(Newser) - If you don't know about sexual cannibalism, here's a quick primer: It's most common among insects and arachnids, and typically involves a female luring in a male for sex only to eat it, often via beheading, thereby promoting egg development and the likelihood of successful procreation. But... More »

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