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Puzzler for Florida Court: What Is Sexual Intercourse?

Gay sex doesn't count, lawyer in HIV case claims

(Newser) - What does "sexual intercourse" mean in Florida? The state's Supreme Court justices are pondering the question in a case that threatens to weaken a 1986 law requiring HIV-positive people to reveal their infection before having "sexual intercourse." A defense lawyer told the court yesterday that Florida'... More »

Study: Sex Is 385M Years Old

First time was awkward, 'done sideways, square-dance style'

(Newser) - Let's face it: Spawning in the water isn't terribly efficient or much fun at all. An extinct vertebrate named "Microbrachius dicki" sorted this out when it apparently became the first to master internal fertilization some 385 million years ago—far earlier than previously thought, reports More »

Short Sex Is Pretty Normal

Ready, set ... oh

(Newser) - It's not exactly the most romantic statistic: Almost half of all men finish sex within two minutes, reports the New Republic by way of Dr. Harry Fisch's new book, The New Naked: The Ultimate Sex Education for Grown-Ups. In an excerpt published on Nerve , Fisch notes that his... More »

Egypt Bill: Husbands Can Have Sex With Dead Wives

Necrophilia is 'halal,' says cleric

(Newser) - Husbands who aren't into lively sex would have the option of making love to their dead wives under a bill before the Egyptian parliament. The "Farewell Intercourse" bill would permit a husband to have sex with his wife up to six hours after her death. Theoretically, women could... More »

For Teens, Oral Sex Leads to Intercourse

Study finds that most teens have sex within 6 months of having oral sex

(Newser) - Teens who engage in oral sex have a much higher chance of having intercourse while in high school compared to teens who refrain from oral sex, according to a new study that followed 600 students over the course of three years. It found that teens who have oral sex by... More »

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