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Here's How Often Happy Couples Have Sex

Once a week is ideal; additional sex has no effect on happiness: study

(Newser) - Couples who constantly " Netflix and chill " aren't necessarily happier. In fact, having sex once a week is just about perfect. That's the takeaway from a new study, based on surveys of more than 30,000 Americans gathered over 40 years, published in the journal Social Psychological ... More »

Open Letter to Chicago Men: Nix Gun Violence or No Sex

South Side woman was inspired by Spike Lee's new movie

(Newser) - Life in Chicago's violence-plagued South Side is far from normal. So when April Lawson recently spotted a whole bunch of guys hanging out, casually waiting for a new shoe store to open, she lost it. "You're watching these guys just ... buying gym shoes and carrying on like... More »

Introducing an STD You've Never Heard Of

Study suggests 'MG' affects 1% of sexually active people

(Newser) - Take heed, folks: There appears to be a newish STD in town. It's "newish" because doctors have known about mycoplasma genitalium, or MG, since 1981, but researchers have now found the strongest evidence to date that it can be transmitted through sexual contact. They analyzed urine samples from... More »

Parents Die in Hot Tub Before Daughter's Wedding

Husband had a heart attack and wife drowned

(Newser) - A Canadian couple was found dead in a hot tub at a Mexican resort this week just days before their only daughter's wedding, the New York Post reports. According to the Riviera Maya News , 67-year-old Charles MacKenzie and his 63-year-old wife, Dorothy, failed to show up for a family... More »

Notre Dame Tutor Made Students Have Sex With Daughter: Suit

Black plaintiff says sex trysts were 'racially motivated,' 'demeaning'

(Newser) - A black University of Notre Dame student says he was the victim of a "manipulative and predatory scheme" in which a white school employee coerced him into a sexual relationship with her daughter, the South Bend Tribune reports. A lawsuit filed against the school and the employee also alleges... More »

Shel Silverstein Was Hugh Hefner's Sidekick

His first real job? 'Playboy' magazine cartoonist

(Newser) - Shel Silverstein was kicked out of one college and dropped out of another, and he described those days gloomily: "I didn't get laid much. I didn't learn much. Those are the two worst things that can happen to a guy." His trouble with the ladies didn'... More »

Couple to Cops: Let Us Do Something 'One Last Time'

Leanne Hunn holds off police with bold remark

(Newser) - A man and woman have been arrested after officials say they prolonged a standoff with Florida police in order to have sex. Police say they responded Wednesday night to a Jacksonville mobile home in search of 34-year-old Ryan Patrick Bautista, who was wanted on several warrants including armed burglary, First... More »

Maine Principal Cancels Dances, Blames 'MTV/VHS'

This principal says grinding and twerking go too far

(Newser) - A Maine high school is doing away with all dances except the "classier" prom this year, the principal announced in an open letter to parents, and "modern dance culture" lies at the heart of the move. Dating himself considerably (or perhaps forgetting how VH1 is spelled), Gorham High... More »

Babysitter Who Had Sex With 11-Year-Old Boy Avoids Jail

Judge says her immaturity and boy's maturity 'narrows the arithmetic age gap'

(Newser) - A 21-year-old UK babysitter who admits to having sexual intercourse last November with the 11-year-old boy in her care has been spared a prison term in a controversial court ruling, reports the Guardian . Jade Hatt, who admitted to police that she straddled the boy, took off her clothes and then... More »

New NSFW Ad Has Tip for Becoming a Grandmother

Denmark does it again

(Newser) - “Send your child on an active holiday and get a grandchild within nine months." That's the message in a new ad from Danish travel agency and sexy commercial-maker Spies Travel. Time reports Danes average 1.73 children per couple, and the country as a whole is trying... More »

Campaign Launches To Stop Rise of Sex Robots

Artificially intelligent sex machines are just around the corner

(Newser) - Sex bots are coming—one expert believes they'll be commonplace by 2050—and two robot ethicists say now is the time to act to make sure R2D2 doesn't end up trapped in white slavery. Professors Kathleen Richardson and Erik Billing, who launched the Campaign Against Sex Robots today,... More »

Study: Parents Who Do This Have Better Sex Lives

The happiest couples tend to evenly divide many child-related duties

(Newser) - Couples who manage to evenly divide child care duties tend to have higher-quality relationships, as well as sex lives. This is the takeaway from a new study being presented to the American Sociological Association in Chicago this week. Researchers interviewed nearly 500 heterosexual couples with kids and found that when... More »

Couple 'Having Sex' Plunges Over Castle Wall

He apparently worked there, and she was a visiting nurse

(Newser) - A French couple fell 40 feet to their deaths from a castle wall while apparently making love, the Independent reports. Naked bodies of the two 31-year-olds were found in a moat that surrounds a castle on the main island of Chausey Archipelago, off the coast of Normandy in the English... More »

'Female Viagra' Will Be on the Market in October

Flibanserin wins the approval of the FDA

(Newser) - The FDA approved a drug called flibanserin today, and the Washington Post explains the big deal: "The little pink pill has finally arrived." That is, the FDA gave its blessing to a drug commonly referred to as the female Viagra, the first one ever designed to boost the... More »

Way to a Woman's Heart Is Through Stomach, Kind Of

People tend to be more sensitive to reward stimuli when hungry, but not in this case

(Newser) - It's long been said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but new research suggests that this is true for women, too—though with a twist. In a study published in the journal Appetite , researchers at Drexel University report that women's brains are... More »

Sexting: Everyone's Doing It, and It May Be Good for You

New study shows correlation between sexting and overall sexual satisfaction

(Newser) - Sexting gets a bad rap. A quick survey on the subject turns up political scandals , creepy cops , teen sex rings , and horny FBI agents . But, a new study shows sexting can be a part of a healthy, satisfying sex life and is far more common than you might think. In... More »

Corn Flakes Invented to Curb Masturbation

Guess John Harvey Kellogg preferred mastication

(Newser) - Kellogg's Corn Flakes sure are tasty, crunchy, and a great cure for masturbation. Sorry, the last bit's not true—but it's partly why John Harvey Kellogg and his brother invented the cereal back in 1878, Real Clear Science reports. An outspoken surgeon, writer, and medical chief at... More »

US Marshal Worker Caught Being Naughty on Court Roof

Nearby resident in Harrisburg, Penn., snaps photos

(Newser) - The US Marshals Service says one of its employees was photographed having sex on the roof of a federal courthouse in Harrisburg, Penn. A resident of a nearby apartment building who was concerned that there was a security breach snapped the pictures this week and sent them to ABC27 News... More »

Guy Who Had Sex on Beach Learns His Fate

Jose Caballero, 40, is sentenced by Florida judge

(Newser) - A man caught having sex with his girlfriend on a beach last year faced the judge today. The man's sentence: two-and-a-half years in prison. Jose Caballero, 40, will also have to register as a sex offender in the state of Florida, the Bradenton Herald reports. That's "horrifically... More »

Women With No Sex Drive: Check Your Heart Rate

Study links sexual readiness to heart rate variability

(Newser) - Women who experience sexual dysfunction or lack interest in sex altogether may want to check their heartbeat. A study of 72 women aged 18 to 39 linked their heart rate variability (HRV)—the variation in the time that lapses between one heartbeat and the next—to their overall sexual health,... More »

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