Sexuality
Regular sex associated with greater enjoyment of life in seniors  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
A new study shows that having sexual intercourse regularly even in the senior years is the key to good health. It not only improves the feeling of wellbeing... more
Geneticists make new discovery about how a baby's sex is determined  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Medical researchers have made a new discovery about how a baby's sex is determined: it's not just about the X-Y chromosomes, but involves a 'regulator' that... more
Women don't speak up over workplace harassment because no one hears them if they do  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
There are good reasons why those experiencing sexual harassment – particularly in the workplace – don't report it... more
Two stalagmites found in Chinese cave offer a way to improve accuracy of carbon-14 dating  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A team of researchers with members affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. and China has found two... more
Black widow spiders dial up posture for survival and sex  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new study led by Western University's Natasha Mhatre shows that body dynamics and posture are crucial to how black widow spiders decode the important vibrations that travel... more
Geneticists discover how sex-linked disorders arise  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have discovered a regulatory gene carried on the Y chromosome that determines whether a baby will be male or female and the risk of disease. more
In California, doctors accused of sexual misconduct often get second chances  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The doctor instructed his patient to stand in front of him. He cupped her crotch and inserted his fingers into her vagina through her clothes, moving... more
Medical News Today: What to know about rectovaginal endometriosis  MNT · 3 days
Rectovaginal endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissue grows around the rectum, vagina, and structures between them. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of rectovaginal endometriosis here. more
Atmospheric 14C/12C changes during the last glacial period from Hulu Cave  Science Magazine · 3 days
Paired measurements of 14C/12C and 230Th ages from two Hulu Cave stalagmites complete a precise record of atmospheric 14C covering the full range of the 14C... more
Integrative functional genomic analysis of human brain development and neuropsychiatric risks  Science Magazine · 3 days
To broaden our understanding of human neurodevelopment, we profiled transcriptomic and epigenomic landscapes across brain regions and/or cell types for the entire span of prenatal and... more
People with gay and lesbian acquaintances tend to support same-sex marriage  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Friendship bonds that may seem superficial at first glance could be just deep enough to produce attitude changes that help spark social transformations, according to a... more
Biologists shed new light on the diversity of natural selection  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
For nearly 100 years, biologists have argued about how exactly natural selection can possibly work. If nature selects the individuals with the best genes, then why aren't all... more
UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The head of the U.N. agency AIDS says he'll leave his post in June, an early departure date that comes a week after an independent report looking into sexual harassment... more
Study investigates attitudes toward implementation of 'sex as a biological variable' policy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
In 2016, the National Institutes of Health implemented a policy which requires grant applicants to "consider sex as a biological variable" in vertebrate animal... more
A positive uptake regarding new sex-inclusion policy in biomedical research  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The good news: An increasing number of scientists are including female animals in their experimental designs and analyses for preclinical studies, as required by the National Institutes of... more
New findings throw light on natural sex selection process  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
For nearly 100 years biologists have argued about how exactly natural selection can possibly work. If nature selects the individuals with the best genes then why aren't all organisms the... more
Biologists shed new light on an old question  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
For nearly 100 years biologists have argued about how exactly natural selection can possibly work. If nature selects the individuals with the best genes then why aren't all organisms the same? What... more
'Eavesdropping' on groupers' mating calls key to survival  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Eavesdropping on groupers mating in their natural habitats isn't creepy. In fact, it's imperative to ensuring their survival. For years, scientists have used passive acoustic monitoring techniques to study the behavior of... more
Teenage sexting: We're letting young people down by not talking about it  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Sexting among young people has become a hotly debated topic over the past few years. Over the same period, our understanding of sexting has... more
'Eavesdropping' on groupers' mating calls key to survival  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Many fish produce sounds for courtship and mating, navigation, and defending their territories. Scientists analyze these sounds to study their behavior such as reproduction. Since grouper spawning is brief and it takes... more
Sex work criminalization linked to incidences of violence finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A large new study has shown that sex work criminalization is associated with increased incidences of violence against them. Since most of the sex workers are unable to... more
Age and gender disparities found in use of bed nets to prevent malaria in sub-Saharan Africa  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
When households in sub-Saharan Africa don't have an adequate number of insecticide-treated bed nets, pregnant women... more
Medical News Today: What is female ejaculation?  MNT · 5 days
Female ejaculation is when a woman’s urethra expels fluid during orgasm or sexual arousal. This ejaculation is perfectly normal, and research suggests that it is common but that people do not often talk about... more
Transformed: The plant whose sex life fascinated Charles Darwin  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have genetically transformed the Common Primrose (Primula vulgaris) for the first time in a development that could shed light on one of the plant world's most renowned reproductive systems. more
Transformed: the plant whose sex life fascinated Charles Darwin  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers have genetically transformed the Common Primrose (Primula vulgaris) for the first time in a development that could shed light on one of the plant world's most renowned reproductive systems. more
Calculated risk: Crickets draw mates, lethal parasites with upbeat call  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Males of many animal species have evolved extravagant signals to attract mates, but those signals also risk exposing males to predators and parasites. Researchers have generally hypothesized that... more
Practical measures to help bridge gender gap in young adults  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Assigning chores to children equally, giving them unsupervised freedom outdoors, and providing good career role models would help address workplace gender inequality, according to University of Queensland research. more
Medical News Today: What is the link between HPV and HIV?  MNT · 6 days
HPV and HIV are both sexually transmitted infections caused by viruses. They are separate conditions with different symptoms, treatments, and preventions. A person with HIV may... more
New study finds bias against women and girls when intellectual ability is sought  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study finds bias against both women and girls for jobs or activities requiring intellectual ability. The research underscores the pervasiveness... more
Medical News Today: What to know about genital herpes  MNT · 6 days
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection. It can cause blisters and sores around the genitals and anus, but it may cause no symptoms. This article provides an overview of... more
Females prefer city frogs' tunes  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Urban sophistication has real sex appeal -- at least if you're a Central American amphibian. Male frogs in cities are more attractive to females than their forest-frog counterparts, according to a new study. more
Frog sex in the city: Urban tungara frogs are sexier than forest frogs  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
By 2050, almost 70 percent of the world's population will live in urban environments, according to the United Nations. But as cities... more
Nobel Peace winners urge global action vs. sexual violence  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The Congolese doctor who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war on Monday called for... more
Nobel Peace winner: international action on sex abuse needed  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Nadia Murad, the Iraqi woman who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for her activism against sexual violence in wartime, says she wants world leaders to translate sympathy for the... more
Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse  ABC NEWS · 1 week
One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the... more
Gender bias sways how we perceive competence in faces  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Faces that are seen as competent are also perceived as more masculine, according to new research. more
UNAIDS found in 'crisis' after sex harassment claims  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Independent experts looking into allegations of sexual harassment inside UNAIDS says the U.N agency's leadership is "in crisis" and says it should consider whether its top official must go more
Medical News Today: 10 ways to boost libido  MNT · 1 week
Sex drive, or libido, naturally varies between people. If a person wants to boost their libido, there are many methods they can try, including lifestyle, diet, remedies, and sex tips. Here, we... more
Sexual subcultures are collateral damage in Tumblr's ban on adult content  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The social networking and microblogging site Tumblr announced on Monday that from December 17 it will no longer host adult content on its platform. The Washington... more
Surgical choices may have long-term impact on quality of life for breast cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Even as more young women with breast cancer opt to have mastectomies, many experience a persistent decline in their sexual... more
Why Tumblr's ban on adult content is bad for LGBTQ youth  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As of Dec. 17, Tumblr will no longer allow "adult content," defined as that which shows "real-life human genitals or female-presenting nipples, and any content —including... more
Google moves to curb gender bias in translation  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Google said Thursday it was tweaking its translation application with the goal of reducing gender bias. more
Hysterectomy linked to memory deficit in an animal model  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The non-pregnant uterus is commonly assumed to be an unimportant organ. One third of American women have a hysterectomy by age 60, often before natural menopause. Researchers have found an... more
Postmenopausal women who experience tooth loss more likely to develop high blood pressure  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Postmenopausal women who have experienced loss of all teeth are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure, according to a recent... more
Study expands knowledge about sexuality and gender gaps in political attitudes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A University of Oklahoma sociologist, Meredith Worthen, has published a new study in the journal, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, on sexuality and gender gaps in... more
30 years of experimental evolution results in a new sex chromosome  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers report new findings of an experimental evolutionary project that ran for 30 years on the genomic mechanisms of sex determination in swordtail fish. more
Duration of infertility in men may affect sperm count  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A longer duration of infertility in men was associated with lower sperm count and other parameters of impaired sperm, according to a recent study. Also, older age and higher body... more
Radiocarbon re-dating of contact-era Iroquoian history in northeastern North America  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
A time frame for late Iroquoian prehistory is firmly established on the basis of the presence/absence of European trade goods and other archeological indicators. However, independent dating evidence... more
Prenatal famine exposure may lead to early menopause and premature ovarian failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Previous studies have demonstrated that fetal malnutrition can lead to adult chronic disorders such as type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. A new... more
30 years of experimental evolution results in a new sex chromosome  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
On 3 December 2018, the laboratory of Professor Axel Meyer, University of Konstanz published new findings of an experimental evolutionary project that ran for 30 years... more
Reproductive cycle may provide new window into Alzheimer’s disease risk among women  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Female mice destined to develop Alzheimer’s-like pathology and related cognitive impairments display a unique pattern of fluctuation in sex hormones during the ovarian cycle,... more
Op-ed | Expanding space security options through gender perspectives  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
A Space Force without the complementary effort of diplomacy and confidence building would be a recipe for incalculable... more
Sex-specific effects of DHEA on bone mineral density and body composition  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Women 55 and older have an increased risk of bone and muscle loss but therapy with the hormone Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) may help prevent bone loss and... more
Weirdly shaped mouse sperm can be used to tell species apart  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Think back to health class and picture a sperm. It's got a smooth rounded head, with a long skinny tail at the end, right? As it... more
High cost of infidelity for swift parrots  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have found a chronic shortage of females in a critically endangered parrot species has led to love triangles, sneaky sex on the side, increased fighting between males and fewer babies. more
Older women who suffer tooth loss more likely to develop high blood pressure  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A study indicates that postmenopausal women who experience tooth loss are at higher risk of developing high blood pressure. more
Innovative DNA recovery techniques could help victims catch rapists in Kenya  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A huge global health challenge is physical and sexual violence against women and girls, affecting more than one third of all women globally. more
Study counts the high cost of infidelity for swift parrots  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists at ANU have found a chronic shortage of females in a critically endangered parrot species has led to love triangles, sneaky sex on the side, increased fighting... more
Postmenopausal women who suffer tooth loss are at higher risk of hypertension  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study in the American Journal of Hypertension indicates that postmenopausal women who have experienced tooth loss are at higher risk of developing... more
Study finds women in hospital medicine to face major obstacles during pregnancy and work  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Women in hospital medicine face major obstacles during pregnancy, parental leave and returning to work, prompting a discussion about gender... more
Casual sex among young adults can be a source of intimacy, study says  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Casual sex among emerging adults can be a source of intimacy, and often is, according to a new study conducted by an... more
People who prefer casual sex still desire intimacy: study  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Casual sex among emerging adults can be a source of intimacy, and often is, according to a new study conducted by an interdisciplinary team of researchers including Binghamton University faculty... more
Inactivating genes can boost crop genetic diversity  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from CIRAD and INRA recently showed that inactivating a gene, RECQ4, leads to a three-fold increase in recombination in crops such as rice, pea and tomato. The gene inhibits the exchange of genetic... more
Fox, 'Cosmos' Producers Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Host Neil deGrasse Tyson  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The Fox Broadcasting Company and the producers of the science-based series "Cosmos," are investigating host Neil deGrasse Tyson following claims of sexual misconduct by... more
Fox, 'Cosmos' Producers Investigate Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Host Neil deGrasse Tyson  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The Fox Broadcasting Company and the producers of the science-based series "Cosmos," are investigating host Neil deGrasse Tyson following claims of sexual misconduct by... more
Cancer drug may help treat human papillomavirus infections  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Preclinical experiments suggest the cancer drugs vorinostat, belinostat and panobinostat might be repurposed to treat infections caused by human papillomaviruses, or HPVs. Highly efficacious vaccines against HPV infection exist -- including the... more
Bigger brains are smarter, but not by much  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Using a large dataset and controlling for a variety of factors, including sex, age, height, socioeconomic status, and genetic ancestry, scientists found that people with larger brains rated higher on measures of... more
Transmission of gut bacteria from mother to baby is impacted in cesarean-born children  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Together with colleagues from Sweden and Luxembourg, scientists from the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg have... more
Mischievous responders taint LGBQ health estimates in national survey  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Many research studies have reported on the elevated health risk and deviance of youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or questioning (LGBQ) but a new study using national data... more
Altered microbiome after caesarean section impacts baby's immune system  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have observed that, during a natural vaginal birth, specific bacteria from the mother's gut are passed on to the baby and stimulate the baby's immune responses. This transmission is... more
Responding to sexual violence in schools: What can educators learn?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As news about alleged gang sexual assault at St. Michael's College in Toronto dominated headlines in Canada and even globally in the past two weeks, some parents and... more
Warty hammer orchids are sexual deceivers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Orchids are famed for their beautiful and alluring flowers – and the great lengths to which people will go to experience them in the wild. Among Australian orchids, evocative names such as The Butterfly Orchid, The... more
Fruit flies can transmit their sexual preferences culturally  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from the CNRS and Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier (UT3) report that fruit flies possess the cognitive capacity to culturally transmit their sexual preferences across generations. The study, published on... more
Study: Women with history of sexual trauma have clear preferences in obstetric care  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
One in five women in the United States will experience sexual trauma, yet no evidence-based guidelines exist to treat these women during... more
New York hospitals to repay victims charged for rape kits  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Six New York hospitals have agreed to repay sexual assault victims who were illegally charged as much as $3,000 for rape examinations that should've been billed to the... more
Mammal-like milk provisioning and parental care discovered in jumping spider  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers report milk provisioning in Toxeus magnus (Araneae: Salticidae), a jumping spider that mimics ants. Milk provisioning in T. magnus involves a specialized organ over an extended period,... more
Toolbox for studying the existence of animal cultures  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Fruit flies possess all of the cognitive capacities needed to culturally transmit their sexual preferences across generations, according to researchers. Their study provides the first experimental toolbox for studying the existence of... more
Cultural flies: Conformist social learning in fruitflies predicts long-lasting mate-choice traditions  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Despite theoretical justification for the evolution of animal culture, empirical evidence for it beyond mammals and birds remains scant, and we still know little about the... more
Medical News Today: Why you cannot get HIV from kissing  MNT · 3 weeks
There are many myths surrounding the transmission of HIV. A person can only transmit HIV through certain bodily fluids, including blood and semen. HIV is not present in... more
Stone tools linked to ancient human ancestors in Arabia have surprisingly recent date  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Beginning more than 1.5 million years ago, early humans made stone handaxes in a style known as the Acheulean - the longest... more
Infertile snails have recovered along the Norwegian coast  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The environmental pollutant TBT can mimic hormones to the extent that it sterilizes female snails and make them grow non-functional penises and vas deferens. But for the first time since monitoring started... more
Stone tools linked to ancient human ancestors in Arabia have surprisingly recent date  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Beginning more than 1.5 million years ago, early humans made stone hand axes in a style known as the Acheulean—the longest lasting... more
Researchers reveal link between job titles and gender equality  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) have revealed a link between role nouns (e.g. job titles) in gendered languages and gender equality. The study, which examined whether... more
Mechanism safeguarding unique epigenome of oocytes and maternal fertility  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In mammals, females have a limited supply of oocytes. Oocytes have a unique epigenome with approximately half the DNA methylation of sperm, and the most terminally differentiated somatic cells. Until... more
Neanderthals and Humans Were Hooking Up Way More Than Anyone Thought  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Way more sex happened between Neanderthals and the ancestors of modern humans across Europe and Asia than scientists originally thought, a new study finds. more
UA receives grant to provide sexual assault nurse examiners training  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The Western Region Public Health Training Center at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, in collaboration with the UA College of Nursing,... more
Link between job titles and gender equality  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have revealed a link between role-nouns (e.g. job titles) in gendered languages and gender equality. The study, which examined whether the masculine form in the plural in German is understood as gender-neutral or... more
Online sex ads rebound, months after shutdown of Backpage  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Smaller escort websites are vying for the lucrative online sex-for-hire market Backpage.com dominated before U.S. authorities shut it down earlier this year, a move that fractured the industry and forced... more
Giant Siberian Rhinoceros Lived alongside Early Modern Humans  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
For a long time it was believed that a giant rhinoceros called Elasmotherium sibericum went extinct around 200,000 years ago —... more
Healthy lifestyle may offset acceleration of atherosclerosis during menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A healthy lifestyle during the transition to menopause may offset the acceleration of atherosclerosis, the slow narrowing of the arteries that increases with age, according to new research in the... more
Biggest coral reseeding project launches on Great Barrier Reef  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists have launched the largest-ever attempt to regenerate coral on the endangered Great Barrier Reef by harvesting millions of the creatures' eggs and sperm during their annual spawning. more
Research uncovers how rising state pension age affects older people’s lives  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The alignment of state pension ages for women and men - while in some senses a milestone for gender equality - has created very real difficulties... more
State pension age increase causing huge uncertainty for older workers, especially females  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The alignment of state pension ages for women and men—while in some senses a milestone for gender equality—has created very real difficulties for those... more
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