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57% of Men Are Simply More Inclined to Promiscuity

Study finds humans are split into 'stay' and 'stray' groups

(Newser) - A new study finds that, despite your intentions, you may simply be inclined to cheat or not to cheat. As reports, humans appear to be the rare mammals that can be either monogamous or polygamous—other species are typically one or the other. And now, University of Oxford... More »

Sleeping With 20+ Women Cuts Guys' Cancer Risk

Possibly because of frequent ejaculation

(Newser) - One defense against prostate cancer may be promiscuity. A study of men in Montreal finds that those who'd slept with more than 20 women had a 28% lower risk of prostate cancer than did men who'd had sex with just one woman, CBS News reports. As for virgins,... More »

There's No Such Thing as 'Hookup Culture'

College kids are having sex like they always have: Eliana Dockterman

(Newser) - Much is made these days about the "hookup culture" pervading college campuses , leading young women to eschew monogamous relationships in favor of 2am booty calls and one-night stands. But the truth is, most college students these days have a sex life not very different from what their parents or... More »

Study: No Link Between HPV Vaccine, Promiscuity

Vaccinated girls not having sex earlier

(Newser) - There is no link between the controversial HPV vaccine —derided as a "license to have sex" by critics—and increased sexual activity in vaccinated girls, a new study finds. Researchers examined the medical records of more than 1,000 girls who were vaccinated at age 11 or 12,... More »

Is Your Sex Life Too Active to Donate Organs?

More than one partner in year could label you as risky

(Newser) - Anyone who has had sex with two or more people in the past year could be classified as a risky organ donor even if they possess no other risk factors, according to new health guidelines proposed by the CDC. The new federal policy would flag organ donors who have not... More »

Virginity Makes a Comeback

More young people postponing first encounter: study

(Newser) - A new federal study suggests more young men and women are remaining virgins longer. In the 15-24 age group, 27% of men and 29% of women say they've never had a sexual encounter of any kind, reports MSNBC . That's up from 22% for both groups from the last study in... More »

Neanderthals More Promiscuous Than Us

Finger length points to Stone Age promiscuity

(Newser) - Stone-Age men were Neanderthals in more ways than one. Finger length among Stone-Age humans indicates they were far more promiscuous than humans today, say scientists. Researchers had already determined that a smaller ratio between the length of an individual's ring and index finger is an indication of greater promiscuity among... More »

Earth Moved on 'Boobquake' Day...

But no more than usual; take that, Iranian cleric

(Newser) - Boobquake 2010 is officially over, the numbers have been crunched, and it's time to see if Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was right, writes Jen McCreight on Blag Hag . Before she dishes the nitty-gritty, she clarifies one Boobquake misconception: The point wasn't to see if any earthquakes occurred; dozens happen daily.... More »

History's Greatest Sex Lives

Genghis Khan to Madonna, not just about numbers

(Newser) - Taking into account sheer numbers, global impact, and inventiveness, James Brady Ryan counts down the history’s top sex lives for Nerve . Some highlights:
  • Genghis Khan: When 8% of the population of Central Asia (which includes 17 million males) are your direct descendants, you did something right.
  • Madonna: “No
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Sperm Shows a New Trait: Teamwork

It works together to keep rival male's sperm out of the picture

(Newser) - The sperm’s pursuit of the egg is not the free-for-all we might think it is, but rather a test of teamwork—at least in deer mice. The female of the species tends to have multiple partners, and a new study shows that sperm from one male tend to cooperate... More »

Saudi Man Jailed After Bragging About Sex on TV

He earns 5 years and 1,000 lashes

(Newser) - A Saudi man has been sentenced to 5 years in jail and 1,000 lashes after boasting about his sexual promiscuity on a TV show. Broadcast in July, it features the man displaying sex toys and talking up his exploits. Three friends who appeared on camera got 2-year sentences, notes... More »

Jude Law Gets Around

So many potential babymamas, so little time...

(Newser) - Until recently, the big question in Tinseltown was: Who will turn up as Jude Law’s baby mama? It could have been so many people; in addition to his high-profile romances, he’s known for getting intimate with nightclub dancers. “Jude sleeps with so many different women,” a... More »

Feminist Camps Brawl Over Sex and Booze

Double X scribe says untamed 'lifestyle' feminism hurts cause

(Newser) - It's second-wave feminism vs. the "Slut Machine." A writer on Slate's women-oriented Double X site recently blasted bloggers on Jezebel for shrugging off date rape and boasting about boozing. Self-indulgence furthers no political goal, cried feminist Linda Hirshman. Retorted Jezebel: "I have seen misogyny and, most... More »

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