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Court Rules Sex Still Matters for Women Over 50

Case involved a woman who underwent a botched gynecological surgery

(Newser) - A less ordinary ruling out of Europe on Tuesday: The continent's Court of Human Rights found that three Portuguese judges erred in deciding that sex is less important for older women, reports the AP . The case involves Maria Morais, a then-50-year-old who in 1995 underwent a gynecological surgery after... More »

Cuba Wants to Help Its People Have Sex

State-run 'love motels' to return to Havana amid lack of privacy driven by housing crisis

(Newser) - Cuba wants to help its citizens have sex … in private. As the BBC reports, it's not unusual to see couples getting intimate in Havana's public areas, like parks and beaches, because they don't have the privacy to do so at home. The nation's housing crunch... More »

Seth Rogen's Mom Makes Things Awkward for Him on Twitter

By tweeting about sex. Embarrassing!

(Newser) - Parents are so embarrassing. Seth Rogen's mom, Sandy, tweeted Wednesday that "Falling asleep after sex is like shavasana after yoga.!" and, of course, a bunch of other Twitter users felt the need to make sure Rogen himself was aware of that fact, Mashable reports. That led to... More »

Study Finds Good Reason to Keep Having Sex Over 50

Well, another good reason

(Newser) - "People don't like to think that older people have sex—but we need to challenge this conception at a societal level and look at what impact sexual activity can have on those aged 50 and over," Dr. Hayley Wright says in a press release . Wright and her... More »

Open Relationships Don't Equal Better Sex

Monogamous couples most satisfied in the bedroom: survey

(Newser) - Feel like monogamy is keeping you from an exciting sex life? Take note: An open relationship, with the potential for more sexual partners, does not necessarily mean you'll be more sexually satisfied. That's according to a survey of more than 11,000 people from 28 European countries, aged... More »

Swedish Workers Just Got Bad News About Their Sex Lives

Proposal to subsidize one hour of sex per week in Overtornea shot down

(Newser) - Finding the right work-life balance is always a challenge. But in Overtornea, Sweden, residents are going to have to have sex on their own time, just like everywhere else. The New York Times reports a 31-member town council on Monday voted down a local pol's proposal to grant the... More »

The Best and Worst Birth Control Methods

Don't rely on spermicide: 24/7 Wall St.

(Newser) - The pill is the most common form of birth control in the US—but it's far from the most effective. With a 9% failure rate, the pill finds itself at the No. 6 spot on 24/7 Wall St. 's list of the most effective methods, based on CDC... More »

Tennis Match Halted by Very Loud Sex

'I can still hear it; it’s still going'

(Newser) - When it comes to tennis, the word "love" isn't usually quite so literal. SB Nation reports a tennis match between Mitchell Krueger and Francis Tiafoe had to be briefly stopped when the sound of vigorous lovemaking filled the stadium at the Sarasota Open. At first, announcer Mike Cation... More »

Americans Are Losing That Lovin' Feeling

We're having sex a lot less than we did just a couple of decades ago

(Newser) - Japan and Germany might be locked in a race to the sexless bottom , but never fear, patriots: Americans are getting worse at getting it on, as well. According to a new study in the Archives of Sexual Behavior , Americans of all stripes are having less sex than they used to,... More »

Science Finds You Really Can Sleep Your Way to the Top

Study suggests good career things will come to those who make time for sex

(Newser) - Sex is good for you. Scientists tell us so, and continue to find ways in which it can positively impact our lives. Now a researcher at Oregon State University is reporting that "making a more intentional effort" to have a healthy sex life is an actual "issue of... More »

'Smart Condom' Tracks Nitty Gritty of Your Sex Life

Penis ring tracks performance details for download

(Newser) - Sexting may be about to rise to a whole new level with the introduction of what is being billed as the first "smart condom." The i.Con—think of it as a FitBit for the penis, per the Sun —tracks the particulars of each sexual encounter and... More »

Researchers Offer Remedy for Women's 'Orgasm Gap'

They think a 'golden trio' of techniques will help

(Newser) - Out of the many different types of people having sex out there, it seems that when it comes to reaching orgasm, straight women are at the bottom of the totem pole. Reporting in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior , researchers at the Kinsey Institute, Chapman University, and Indiana University found... More »

Town May Pay Workers to Take a Sex Break

Swedish councilman floats the proposal

(Newser) - Spending too much time at work and not enough time with your partner? A Swedish politician has a solution: Employees should be paid to go home and have sex. Per-Erik Muskos, a council member in the small town of Övertorneå, argues that couples aren't spending enough time together... More »

Music Really Is a Drug

Rock 'n' roll hits your brain the same way as sex and drugs

(Newser) - Scientists are developing a deeper understanding of what's going on in our brains when sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll make us feel high, reports Popular Science . Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin, who wrote the 2006 bestseller This Is Your Brain on Music, has published a study looking into exactly... More »

Half of This Country's Married Couples Aren't Having Sex

Japan needs to get its bedrooms steamy again

(Newser) - Valentine's Day for a staggering number of couples in Japan will be even less steamy than a dry-air sauna. Per a new survey by the Japan Family Planning Association, nearly half of all married couples here haven't had sex for over a month (and didn't expect to... More »

1 in 10 Women Suffer Painful Sex: Study

Causes include physical problems but also psychological ones

(Newser) - A new study out of Britain reveals that pain during sex afflicts a surprising number of women. The survey of nearly 7,000 sexually active women found that one in 10 reported some type of pain during intercourse, the BBC reports. Writing in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and ... More »

For Those With Psychological Sex Problems, Potential Relief

Kisspeptin is now being explored as a way to help couples struggling to conceive

(Newser) - Kisspeptin, a naturally occurring hormone that kicks off puberty and is thought to fuel what the Telegraph describes as the "voracious sexual appetites of young people," could well be a sort of "mental Viagra" for people with psychosexual disorders—that is, disorders that are psychological as opposed... More »

Scientists Figure Out Why Men Have No Penis Bone

Human sex is just too speedy: study

(Newser) - Monkeys have them. In walruses, they might be up to two feet long. Mice have teeny, tiny ones. So why don't human men have a penis bone? Scientists have a theory, and gentlemen, it might hurt your ego a bit. While researching the bone—known as the baculum—researchers... More »

Author's 'Ballet Dancer' Genitals Earn Bad Sex in Fiction Prize

Congrats, we guess, to Italian writer Erri De Luca

(Newser) - Italian writer Erri De Luca had already won the 2013 European Prize for Literature and been hailed as "the writer of the decade," so what else was left to accomplish but win the 2016 Bad Sex in Fiction Award. De Luca took home the 24th annual prize for... More »

California Lawyers Upset Over Proposed Client-Sex Ban

Some complain proposed rule goes too far

(Newser) - Ethics rules for lawyers in California are undergoing their biggest shake-up in 30 years, and some lawyers aren't happy about one proposed change: a near-total ban on having sex with clients. A state bar commission has proposed joining at least 17 other states in completely banning sex between lawyers... More »

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