Sexuality
Medical News Today: Masturbation and depression: Is there a link?  MNT · 6 hours
While masturbation is not likely to have any effect on whether a person develops depression, having depression can affect a person’s libido and sexual function. Learn more here. more
Protecting young athletes from abusive coaches – Let's get it right  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
The federal government has announced new initiatives aimed at keeping young athletes safe from abuse and harassment. The announcement by Minister of Sport Kirsty Duncan follows... more
Moros intrepidus: New Deer-Sized Species of Tyrannosaur Discovered  SCI-NEWS.COM · 14 hours
Paleontologists have unveiled a remarkable new species of tyrannosauroid dinosaur from the Cretaceous period: a small relative of Tyrannosaurus rex.... more
Heart attacks more likely to be fatal in women and rates are rising  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
A recent study found that the heart attack rate is increasing in younger women and that fatalities for this gender are more... more
Unhealthy diet linked to poor mental health  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A study has found that poor mental health is linked with poor diet quality -- regardless of personal characteristics such as gender age, education, age, marital status and income level. more
Dueling dates for a huge eruption reignite the debate over dinosaurs’ death  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 day
New dating techniques for the Deccan Traps volcanic eruptions disagree on whether they were the main culprit in the dinosaurs’ demise. more
Women with more social support are less likely to die prematurely  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In the largest study to explore the impact of perceived social support on cardiovascular disease and mortality, researchers found postmenopausal women aged 50-79 with higher perceived... more
Medical News Today: Acupuncture may reduce menopause symptoms  MNT · 2 days
A recent study investigated whether acupuncture might be a useful, nonpharmaceutical way to minimize some of the symptoms that occur during menopause. more
Serendipity reveals sex bias in embryo development  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
New published research from the College of Veterinary Medicine shows that heightened levels of genomic instability can prove fatal to female embryos in mice. more
This Fish Just Gave Evolution the Finger and Got Pregnant  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Mary's species of fish never evolved to have sex or incubate live young. She did it anyway. more
New technology measures hormones that influence reproductive health efficiently  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The technology, developed by researchers at Imperial College London and The University of Hong Kong, can be used to measure hormones that affect fertility, sexual development and menstruation more quickly... more
New robotic sensor technology can diagnose reproductive health problems in real-time  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The technology, developed by researchers at Imperial College London and The University of Hong Kong, can be used to measure hormones that affect fertility, sexual development... more
Lesbian and bisexual women at greater risk of being overweight, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Lesbian and bisexual women are at increased risk of being overweight or obese compared to heterosexual women, according to new research from the University... more
Strong social support may reduce cardiovascular disease risk in postmenopausal women  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Having good friends can save your life, as a study based on data from the Women's Health Initiative demonstrates how strong social support may reduce the... more
Beauty is in the algorithm of the beholder  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Manal El Rhazi, Arsalane Zarghili, Aicha Majda, and Anissa Bouzalmat of the Intelligent Systems and Applications Laboratory at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, in Fez, Morocco, together with Ayat Allah Oufkir of... more
Study reveals major sex differences in management of cardiovascular risk factors among U.S. adults  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
"The good news is that, since the Millennium, there have been reductions in blood pressure and cholesterol levels and in... more
New screening tool more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A screening tool designed specifically to assess for human trafficking was more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth, as... more
Sexually abused children with PTSD more likely to provide incoherent testimony  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Age and post-traumatic stress disorder are key factors that affect how coherently sexually abused children are able to recount traumatic events, according to a new study... more
US airlines to offer non-binary gender options  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
US carriers will soon offer passengers additional options besides "male" and "female" when they buy tickets, an airlines trade association said Tuesday. more
Medical News Today: What causes cramps after sex?  MNT · 4 days
Cramps after sex can occur for several reasons, from a simple muscle strain to more serious underlying conditions. Learn about the causes and when to see a doctor in this article. more
Oral antifungal drug used to treat yeast infections linked to higher rates of miscarriage  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A commonly used medication, fluconazole, used to treat vaginal yeast infections, is linked to higher rates of miscarriage if used... more
The high cost of sex: Insurers often don’t pay for drugs to treat problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
For some older people, the joy of sex may be tempered by financial concerns: Can they afford the medications they... more
Study shows how 3D organization of genetic material helps perpetuate the species  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
From fathers to children, the delivery of hereditary information requires the careful packing of DNA in sperm. But just how nature packages this DNA... more
Hormone therapy may increase cardiovascular risk during gender transition  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
People receiving hormone therapy during gender transition had an elevated risk for cardiovascular events, such as strokes, blood clots and heart attacks. Findings underscore the importance of counseling and close... more
How 3D arrangement of DNA helps perpetuate the species  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
From fathers to children, the delivery of hereditary information requires the careful packing of DNA in sperm. But just how nature packages this DNA to prepare offspring isn't clear. Using... more
Medical News Today: Gender transition drugs could be bad for the heart  MNT · 4 days
New research suggests that hormone therapy may place people who are gender transitioning at a higher risk of cardiovascular events. more
Scientists reveal how 3-D arrangement of DNA helps perpetuate the species  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
From fathers to children, the delivery of hereditary information requires the careful packing of DNA in sperm. But just how nature packages this DNA to prepare... more
Hormone therapy during gender transition may increase risk for cardiovascular events  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Patients receiving hormone therapy as part of their gender-transition treatment had an elevated risk for cardiovascular events, including strokes, heart attacks and blood clots, according to... more
New study outlines sex-specific issues in ischemic heart disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and death among women. Our knowledge of ischemic heart disease has grown tremendously over the past few decades as sex differences in... more
H-RT should be the standard of care for men with low risk prostate cancer, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Results from the NRG Oncology clinical study NRG-RTOG 0415 determined that a hypofractionated radiotherapy schedule, a... more
Researchers hung men on a cross and added blood in bid to prove Turin Shroud is real  Science Magazine · 1 week
Latest attempt to authenticate cloth—which dating tests have confirmed is a medieval fake—to be... more
Medical News Today: Diet drinks linked to a higher risk of stroke after the menopause  MNT · 1 week
A large, long-term study of postmenopausal women has linked higher consumption of diet drinks to a raised risk... more
Testosterone is not the only hormone needed for penis development  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study has revealed that in addition to testosterone, the masculinization process involves a hormone called androsterone, which originates in other tissues. more
New research offers insights into what keeps gay hockey players from coming out  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The overriding threat of becoming a distraction is the main barrier keeping professional hockey players from identifying publicly as gay, even though... more
Pages and prejudice: How queer texts could fight homophobia in Australian schools  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Recently, the Australian Association for the Teaching of English (AATE)—the peak professional body for Australian English teachers—published a special issue of the journal English... more
WVU gynecologic oncologist investigates novel treatment for cervical and vaginal cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Cervical cancer can be insidious. Changes to the cervix are often detected with a pap smear, but for those with limited access to health care, cervical... more
Penis development needs more than just testes and testosterone  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Proper development of the fetal penis requires not just testosterone from the testes, but a second hormone produced by other tissues, including the placenta, according to a new study publishing... more
'Old' sperm produces healthier offspring  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Research shows that sperm that live for longer before fertilizing an egg produce healthier offspring. What's more, these offspring go on to have longer, healthier lifespans -- and in turn produce more and healthier offspring themselves. It was... more
Study suggests female reproductive tract may have evolved to favor faster swimming sperm  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A trio of researchers with Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medicine has found evidence that the female reproductive tract may have evolved... more
Using innovative sampling methods to understand family demographic trends  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Trends in family demography in the United States and other industrialized nations such as declining and delayed marriage and childbearing have, until recently, been predominantly studied using large-scale datasets identifying... more
Stereotypes of romantic love may perpetuate gender-based violence  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The media have become key agents of socialization in the construction of teenagers' and young people's identities. In particular, media representations of sexuality and love become informal educational agents of the first... more
Research shows link between diet drinks and stroke risk among post-menopausal women  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Among post-menopausal women, drinking multiple diet drinks daily was associated with an increase in the risk of having a stroke caused by a blocked... more
Female reproductive tract blocks weak sperm from reaching egg  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study has found that slow-swimming sperm are disadvantaged by narrow areas of the female reproductive tract, preventing them from reaching an egg. more
Longer-lived sperm produces offspring with healthier lifespans  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Sperm that live for longer before fertilising an egg produce healthier offspring – according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Uppsala University in Sweden. more
'Old' sperm produces healthier offspring  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Sperm that live for longer before fertilising an egg produce healthier offspring—according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Uppsala University in Sweden. more
Majority of gender minority youth do not identify with traditional sexual identity labels  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A large proportion of sexual and gender minority youth do not identify with traditional sexual identity labels - such as gay, lesbian,... more
Media representations of love may justify gender-based violence in young people  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The media have become key agents of socialization in the construction of teenagers' and young people's identities. In particular, media representations of sexuality and love become... more
Artificial intelligence could help to foil online dating scams  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Dating apps and websites could soon use computing algorithms that 'think' like humans to pinpoint fake profiles designed to con victims out of thousands of pounds. more
Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local extinction  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Marine scientists have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines new data with archeological and historical records - some dating back to... more
Exercise gives older men a better brain boost  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research suggests that the relationship between physical and brain fitness varies in older adults by virtue of their sex. more
Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local extinction  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Marine scientists from the University of Queensland, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines... more
Gender and cultural bias exists against teachers at university level  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Students are more likely to rate male university teachers higher than their female counterparts in some areas of STEM and Business, according to Australia's largest review of student... more
Slow sperm may fail at crashing ‘gates’ on their way to an egg  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
A new study describes how sperm navigate narrow straits in the reproductive tract’s obstacle course to reach an egg. more
Exercise gives a better brain boost to older men than women  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
New research suggests that the relationship between physical and brain fitness varies in older adults by virtue of their sex. The study is published ahead of... more
Strictures of a microchannel impose fierce competition to select for highly motile sperm  Science Magazine · 1 week
Investigating sperm locomotion in the presence of external fluid flow and geometries simulating the female reproductive tract can lead to a better... more
Large study finds no association between phthalate exposure and breast cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In the largest study to date on phthalates and postmenopausal breast cancer, a University of Massachusetts Amherst cancer epidemiology researcher found no association between... more
Large study fails to link phthalates and increased breast cancer risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In the largest study to date on phthalates and postmenopausal breast cancer, a cancer epidemiology researcher found no association between breast cancer risk and exposure to... more
Women scarce in the one percent  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Looking at income inequality reveals vast gender inequality as well, according to a new study. While the families earning in the top one percent of American household incomes receive nearly one-fourth of all U.S. income, the... more
Mom's reward: Female Galápagos seabird has a shorter lifespan than males  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The male Nazca booby, a large seabird of the Galápagos Islands, often outlives the domineering female of the species, according to new research. Why? It's a... more
Mom's reward: Female Galapagos seabird has a shorter lifespan than males  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The male Nazca booby, a large seabird of the Galápagos Islands, often outlives the domineering female of the species, according to new research from Wake Forest... more
Using artificial intelligence to foil online dating scams  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Dating apps and websites could soon use computing algorithms that 'think' like humans to pinpoint fake profiles designed to con victims out of thousands of pounds. more
Study takes aim at biased AI facial-recognition technology  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A study by Deb Raji, a fourth-year student in the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, and researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is underscoring the racial and... more
Why young people in South Korea are staying single despite efforts to spark dating  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Recent reports about a sex recession among young Americans aside, the concept of dating and mating is reasonably engrained in... more
Tracking HIV's ever-evolving genome in effort to prioritize public health resources  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Using HIV genetic data, researchers discovered that transgender women in Los Angeles are at higher risk of being in an HIV transmission network than men who... more
Looking for love online may impact how humans evolve  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Anybody looking for a Valentine's Day date in cyberspace might want to consider this prediction from an evolutionary biologist: Online dating could affect how humans evolve in the future. more
HPV not likely to be transmitted through the hand, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Commonly known as HPV, Human papillomavirus is a virus that infects the skin and genital area, in many cases leading to a variety of genital, anal,... more
Is our personality affected by the way we look? (Or the way we think we look?)  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
To what extent is our personality an adaptation to our appearance or even our physique? A... more
Latest allegations of sexual assault show how the legal system discourage victims from coming forward  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Virginia's Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax is refusing to resign after denying charges by two women who have said... more
Road fraught with danger for female migrants, student research finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Each year, women flee Central America seeking a better life. Many want a better life in the United States, some settle in Mexico and others do not have... more
LGBTQ youths are more likely to suffer negative outcomes in child welfare system  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youths are more likely to end up in foster care or unstable housing and suffer... more
Experts offer five solutions to achieve gender equality in medicine and science  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Women's representation in science and medicine has slowly increased over the past few decades. However, this rise in numbers of women, or gender diversity,... more
Five solutions offered for achieving gender equality in medicine and science  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Women's representation in science and medicine has slowly increased over the past few decades. However, this rise in numbers of women, or gender diversity, has not... more
Butterflies are genetically wired to choose a mate that looks just like them  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Male butterflies have genes which give them a sexual preference for a partner with a similar appearance to themselves, according to new... more
Wine before beer, or beer before wine? Either way, you'll be hungover, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
'Beer before wine and you'll feel fine; wine before beer and you'll feel queer' goes the age-old aphorism. But scientists... more
Fluconazole makes fungi sexually active  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Under the influence of the drug fluconazole, the fungus Candida albicans can change its mode of reproduction and thus become even more resistant, scientists report. more
In the fight against human trafficking, industrial engineers can help  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An estimated 24.9 million people worldwide are victims of human trafficking. The majority of these individuals are tricked, threatened, or coerced into forced labor in domestic work, construction,... more
Fluconazole makes fungi sexually active  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The yeast Candida albicans occurs in most healthy people as a harmless colonizer in the digestive tract. However, it can also cause life-threatening infections, especially in immunocompromised patients. more
Emoji are becoming more inclusive, but not necessarily more representative  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
At least 230 new emoji, when different skin tones and genders are included, are due to be released this year. That's a leap on 2018 when only 157... more
New studies add more evidence for 'grandmother hypothesis,' but there are limits  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Humans are unusual in that women go through menopause and stop reproducing long before reaching the end of their life expectancy. more
Gender funding gap grows when research pitches get personal: study  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Women are less successful in receiving research funding than men if the selection process focusses on the scientist making the pitch rather than the science presented, according to... more
New clinical trial aims to examine safety and use of two HIV prevention tools  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A clinical trial has begun to examine the safety and use of two HIV prevention tools--oral pre-exposure prophylaxis and a... more
Gender gaps in research funding are due to less favorable assessment of women, not their science  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An analysis of nearly 24,000 grant applications at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) finds... more
Butterflies are genetically wired to choose a mate that looks just like them  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of academics from the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama, observed the courtship... more
Study finds high rates of weight-based bullying among LBGTQ teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Adolescents who identify as LGBTQ often face victimization and bullying because of their sexual and/or gender identity. more
High-risk sexually transmitted HPV may increase risk of cardiovascular disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Infection with high-risk strains of the human papillomavirus, which have been linked to cancer, might increase the risk of heart and blood vessel or cardiovascular disease, especially among... more
Game behavior can give a hint about player gender  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from ITMO University report that they have predicted personality features such as gender using data from an online gaming platform. This is one of the first studies of machine... more
The effectiveness of real-time monitoring of drivers by insurance companies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The traditional model for setting auto insurance premiums has been to base rates on the motorist's driving history, age, gender and even marital status (in some states). Thanks... more
How a telenovela was adapted for US audiences: With more sex, violence and alcohol  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Spanish-language telenovela "Juana la Virgen" was remade into "Jane the Virgin" for American audiences in 2014, following a trail... more
Smoking cannabis may increase sperm count  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study has found that men who have smoked cannabis at some point in their lives have higher sperm counts than men who have never smoked the drug. more
Medical News Today: How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?  MNT · 2 weeks
A new study investigates how marijuana smoking can affect the quality of sperm. Its findings contradict the researchers' initial hypothesis. more
MUSC researchers examine the way estrogen affects drug addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Male rats have held steady as the focus of most addiction studies in the past. But as the field begins to take female rats into account, scientists see that drugs like methamphetamine... more
Slow sperm may fail at crashing ‘gates’ on their way to an egg
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The real problem with toxic masculinity is that it assumes there is only one way of being a man
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For the love of technology! Sex robots and virtual reality
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Female manakins use male mating call when implanted with male hormones
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Out of the closet: Easing the backlash against same-sex couples in advertising
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