Sexuality
Researcher works to understand how gonorrhea develops resistance to antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 3 hours
Steadily and relentlessly, the bacterium that causes gonorrhea has slipped past medicine's defenses, acquiring resistance to once-reliable drugs, including penicillin, tetracycline, and ciprofloxacin. These former stalwarts are no... more
Birds balance sexiness and predator avoidance by changing color  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Most birds remain the same color year-round, replacing their feathers only once a year. more
Medical News Today: What happens when you lose your virginity?  MNT · 17 hours
Many people feel nervous about having sex for the first time, but knowing what might happen can help a person prepare, emotionally and physically, to lose their virginity.... more
Scientists In New York Are Trying To Edit The DNA In Human Sperm  NPR · 19 hours
NPR got exclusive access to the only lab known to be trying to edit the DNA in human sperm, which raises all... more
Bill to fight sexual harassment in universities approved by Chilean Senate  Science Magazine · 19 hours
Proposal, inspired in part by new National Science Foundation rules, makes funding contingent on measures to keep women safe more
Victim-survivors of rape don't feel justice has been met, even if the accused goes to prison  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The Scottish criminal justice process leaves those who have reported a rape or serious sexual assault... more
Bacterial sex drives evolution of microbes to conquer and colonize the gut  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Bacterial sex drives evolution of microbes to conquer and colonize the gut. This discovery constitutes a paradigm shift and opens the possibility to design... more
Online dating is the most popular way couples meet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Algorithms, and not friends and family, are now the go-to matchmaker for people looking for love, Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld has found. more
Medical News Today: Can you get a yeast infection from antibiotics?  MNT · 2 days
Taking certain antibiotics can lead to a yeast infection in the vagina. This is because the antibiotics kill bacteria that support vaginal health. Learn more here. more
Parasite needs chemical (lipid/nutrient) in cat intestines for sex  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Toxoplasma gondii is a microbial parasite that infects humans and but needs cats to complete its full life cycle. New research shows why: the sexual phase of the parasite's life... more
Nearly 1/3 of migrants through Mexico to US experience significant violence during journey  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Almost one-third of people migrating to the US via Mexico experience physical, psychological, and/or sexual violence along the way, according to a... more
Extreme wildfires threaten to turn boreal forests from carbon sinks to carbon sources  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A research team investigated the impact of extreme fires on previously intact carbon stores by studying the soil and vegetation of the... more
Dysregulation of ectonucleotidase-mediated extracellular adenosine during postmenopausal bone loss  Science Magazine · 2 days
Adenosine and its receptors play a key role in bone homeostasis and regeneration. Extracellular adenosine is generated from CD39 and CD73 activity in the cell membrane, through conversion of adenosine... more
Nearly 1/3 of migrants through Mexico to US experience significant violence during journey  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Almost one-third of people migrating to the US via Mexico experience physical, psychological, and/or sexual violence along the way, according to a... more
The secret sex lives of stick insects  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Massey University researchers have discovered more about the sexual lives of stick insects in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. more
Transgender hate crimes are on the rise in Canada  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Canada has a good reputation for LGBTQ rights. Federal political leaders, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, attend pride parades across the country. But a... more
Women more likely to have 'typical' heart attack symptoms than men  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Women who have heart attacks experience the same key symptoms as men, quashing one of the reasons given for women receiving unequal care. The research puts... more
Repeated semen exposure promotes host resistance to infection in preclinical HIV model  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Contrary to the long-held view that semen can only act as a way to transmit HIV-1 from men to women, scientists found that frequent... more
Specialized psychological offense treatments linked to reductions in recidivism  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A first-of-its-kind study has found that specialized psychological programs for sexual and domestic violence offenders have led to major reductions in reoffending but best results are achieved with consistent input... more
Medical News Today: Yeast infection after sex: What to know  MNT · 3 days
While sexual activity does not cause a yeast infection, it can increase the risk of one developing by introducing new bacteria to the vagina. Learn more in this... more
Geneticists prove therapeutic effects of probiotics on vaginal health  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists have found strong evidence that three genes from Lactobacillus species can mediate adhesion to the vaginal epithelium. more
Brief parent-targeted interventions could influence adolescent behaviors, health outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
New research shows that brief parent-targeted interventions in the primary care setting can increase communication between parents and their teens about sexual and alcohol-related behavior. more
Researchers identify compounds that influence time to sexual maturity and lifespan  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Every day, people are exposed to myriad chemicals, both natural and synthetic. Some of these compounds may affect human physical development, but testing them directly on... more
Parent-targeted interventions in primary care improve parent-teen communication on alcohol and sex  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research shows that brief parent-targeted interventions in the primary care setting can increase communication between parents and their teens about sexual and alcohol-related... more
Religion may play role in HPV vaccination rate for female college students  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
It's been more than a decade since a vaccine was introduced to prevent contraction of human papillomavirus, the most common sexually transmitted disease in... more
Compound speeds sexual development and decline  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Every day, people are exposed to myriad chemicals both natural and synthetic, some of which may affect human physical development. Researchers have discovered nacq#1, a natural compound produced by a soil roundworm that dramatically influences time... more
Researchers discover compound that speeds sexual development and decline  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Every day, people are exposed to myriad chemicals, both natural and synthetic. Some of these compounds may affect human physical development, but testing them directly on people would be grossly... more
Mating behavior and movement patterns influence dynamics of animal diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have carried out an analysis of long-term data of an outbreak of classical swine fever in wild boars in the German federal state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern that occurred... more
Animal diseases: Mating behavior and movement patterns influence dynamics  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Swine fever, rabies, bird flu—outbreaks of diseases in wildlife populations often also affect farm animals and humans. However, their causes and the dynamics of their spread are often complex and... more
A new perspective on evolution provided by fly testes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The male testes are important areas for biological innovation, as well as being a factory for sperm. In exciting new biological research a team of scientists has found that the... more
Transgender college students more likely to experience mental health problems than their peers  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The largest and most comprehensive mental health survey of college students in the US reveals that students who identify as transgender, gender... more
Medical News Today: What is the G-spot, and where is it?  MNT · 7 days
Some women report experiencing intense sexual pleasure from the stimulation of an area in the vagina called the G-spot. Others may think they do not have... more
From the tiny testes of flies, new insight into how genes arise  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
In the battle of the sexes, males appear to have the innovative edge—from a genetic standpoint, at least. Scientists are finding that the testes... more
Cannibalism is common in the animal kingdom, but for humans it's the ultimate taboo  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Vulnerable spadefoot tadpoles eat their smaller competitors to speed towards toadhood as quickly as possible. Gulls and pelicans are among... more
Hidden 'Jurassic World' of Volcanoes Uncovered in Australia  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
About 100 volcanoes dating to the Jurassic era were recently discovered buried under the basins of central Australia. more
Gender roles shape public attitudes about transgender military service, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Attitudes toward transgender people have become increasingly scrutinized during the last few years. But those attitudes intersect with actual policy most visibly in the military. more
Study finds no substantial gender differences in multitasking performance  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Women and men perform equally when required to switch attention between tasks or perform two tasks simultaneously, according to a new study in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Patricia... more
Simple technique to choose the sex of offspring by separating X and Y sperm  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A simple, reversible chemical treatment can segregate X-bearing sperm from Y-bearing sperm, allowing dramatic alteration of the normal 50/50 male/female... more
Gay penguins adopt egg after trying to hatch stone  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A pair of gay penguins in Germany who tried earnestly to hatch a stone now have the chance to become real parents. more
Political campaigns may influence acceptance of violence against women  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
During the 2016 Presidential Election, both major party candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, ran on polarizing platforms focusing on a few central issues: immigration, medicare, social issues (i.e., abortion,... more
Fluid in superdeep diamonds may be from some of Earth's oldest unchanged material  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
Primordial rock deep in the mantle and dating to just after Earth’s formation could yield insights about the planet’s formation and evolution more
Women close the gender gap in television coverage of Olympics  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Women in the United States may still have to contend with a shortfall in their lifetime earnings and a glass ceiling in the boardroom, but they've closed the... more
New report reveals stark gender disparity in the visual arts  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
"Representation of Female Artists in Britain During 2018" by Dr. Kate McMillan seeks to identify how the role of gender affects the career of artists. more
Man's X-Ray Reveals His Penis Is Turning to Bone  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
A man was diagnosed with penile ossification, a rare condition in which bone forms inside the penis. more
The first chlamydia vaccine has passed a major test  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
A clinical trial for a vaccine against the sexually transmitted disease found that the product provoked an immune response. more
Medical News Today: How do vaginal bacteria naturally protect against chlamydia?  MNT · 1 week
For the first time, scientists have reported how certain types of microbiome can help cells in the vagina and cervix defend against chlamydia infection. more
Medical News Today: Is it normal to have a veiny penis?  MNT · 1 week
Having a veiny penis is normal and indicates healthy blood flow. However, when unusual discharge or painful ejaculation also occur, it may point to an underlying... more
Up to half of patients withhold life-threatening issues from doctors  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Facing the threat of domestic violence, being a survivor of sexual assault, struggling with depression or thoughts of suicide are four topics that are difficult to broach with... more
Chlamydia vaccine shows promise after a successful clinical trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A vaccine against the sexually transmitted infection (STI) chlamydia is now a substantial step closer to reality after successfully passing its Phase 1 clinical trial. more
Type 2 diabetes and sleep problems in midlife women  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Hormone changes are known to alter insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, as well as interfere with women's sleep patterns. But little was known about the association between diabetes and sleep... more
#MeToo media coverage sympathetic to but not necessarily empowering for women  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The #MeToo movement has encouraged women to share their personal stories of sexual harassment. While the movement amplifies previously unheard voices, a Carnegie Mellon University analysis... more
Medical News Today: What does semen taste like, and can it change?  MNT · 1 week
Semen typically has a bitter or slightly salty taste, though this may vary from person to person. Various fluids in the semen give it... more
Jury awards $13M to former patients of psychiatric facility  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A jury has awarded more than $13 million to three women, finding they were harmed and did not consent to sexual contact by an employee of a California psychiatric facility more
A simpler way to choose the sex of offspring by separating X and Y sperm  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A simple, reversible chemical treatment can segregate X-bearing sperm from Y-bearing sperm, allowing dramatic alteration of the normal... more
Study shows how cervicovaginal microbiome can elicit resistance to chlamydia  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The vaginal microbiome is believed to protect women against Chlamydia trachomatis, the etiological agent of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections in developed countries. more
A simpler way to choose the sex of offspring by separating X and Y sperm  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A simple, reversible chemical treatment can segregate X-bearing sperm from Y-bearing sperm, allowing dramatic alteration of the normal... more
Amulets of Deities, Skulls and Phalluses Found in Ancient Pompeii  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
A stash of ancient amulets is seeing the light of day, now that archaeologists in Pompeii have unearthed the treasures from under a pile of ash dating to... more
Modern mating market values women more: Australian study  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study by QUT researchers debunks some theories of sexual economics (and wider societal thinking) when it comes to the market value of women as they age. more
How vaginal microbiome can elicit resistance to chlamydia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The vaginal microbiome is believed to protect women against Chlamydia trachomatis, the etiological agent of the most prevalent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in developed countries. New research shows how the microbiome can... more
Estrogen improves Parkinson's disease symptoms  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Brain-selective estrogen treatment improves the symptoms of Parkinson's disease in male mice, according to new research. These findings may help explain the sex differences in Parkinson's disease and could lead to estrogen-based treatments. more
Baptist college kicks out transgender student after surgery  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A 21-year-old transgender man says his private Tennessee college kicked him out after breast reduction surgery, saying his transition was an act of 'sexual perversion' more
Do newly discovered mating habits of female Tasmanian devils help or hurt the species?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Wild female Tasmanian devils have mating habits that could pose a challenge for conservationists trying to maintain genetic diversity in... more
What motivates young people to send sexually explicit images of themselves, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Amidst a surge in research and media reports on the potentially negative consequences of "sexting," a University of Arizona researcher is exploring... more
Sex misconduct complaints against Calif. doctors up sharply  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A newspaper investigation finds the number of complaints against California physicians for sexual misconduct has risen 62% since fall of 2017 _ a jump that coincides with the beginning of the #MeToo... more
How #MeToo is changing sex ed policies — even in red states  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In Colorado, a law passed this spring requires any sex education taught in the state’s public schools to be medically accurate and, in an... more
Evaluating blood flow is key to early diagnosis and treatment for people with critical limb ischemia  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The strengths and limitations of non-invasive and other imaging techniques used to diagnose critical limb ischemia... more
Despite temperature shifts, treehoppers manage to mate  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
During the mating season, male treehoppers—small plant feeding insects—serenade potential mates with vibrational songs sent through plant stems. If a female treehopper's interest is sparked, a male-female duet ensues until mating occurs. more
Woman Gets Second-Degree Burns from 'Vaginal Steaming'  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Ever since Gwyneth Paltrow endorsed vaginal steaming, doctors have warned that the practice isn't without risks. more
Women gain more political and economic power, but gender gap persists  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
While women have made great strides in entering the workforce, running companies and getting elected to Congress, there remains a persistent gender gap in attitudes about... more
Freezing Part of a Woman’s Ovaries Could Delay Menopause for Years, UK Company Says  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A medical procedure that has been used to freeze a woman's ovaries is being offered for the first time as... more
A 160,000-year-old history of tectonically controlled methane seepage in the Arctic  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The geological factors controlling gas release from Arctic deep-water gas reservoirs through seabed methane seeps are poorly constrained. This is partly due to limited data on... more
Researchers study what motivates rural LGBTQ youths to take part in activism  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal, it was a major victory for generations who fought to achieve equality. However,... more
Medical News Today: Is olive oil safe to use as a sexual lubricant?  MNT · 2 weeks
Olive oil has many health benefits, but it is not advisable to use it as a sexual lubricant. In this article, we... more
Sex worker rights: Hysteria, surveillance and threats to fundamental freedoms  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
2:00 a.m. The phone rang, abruptly awakening me. It was the hotel night clerk calling to tell me that members of the Montréal Police Service were downstairs and... more
New study could reset how scientists view sex determination in painted turtle populations  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new study from Iowa State University scientists could flip the established framework for how scientists believe geography influences sex determination in... more
How scientists view sex determination in painted turtle populations  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A study that looks at how temperature influences the development of painted turtles may lead biologists to rethink the theoretical frameworks they use when analyzing the topic. The study found... more
Study suggests use of gender-neutral terms to describe people leads to gender equality  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A pair of researchers, one with Washington University in St. Louis, the other with the University of California, has found evidence that... more
Menopause can be delayed for two decades, doctors claim  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Thousands of women will benefit from a breakthrough medical procedure that can delay menopause for as long as 20 years, allowing older women to become pregnant. The 30-minute revolutionary procedure... more
Groundbreaking study reveals how transgender hormone therapy affects medical test results  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Groundbreaking research presented at the 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo has revealed how transgender hormone therapy affects the results of common laboratory... more
Medical News Today: Is it safe to use Vaseline as a sexual lubricant?  MNT · 3 weeks
Although Vaseline has a soft, smooth texture, it is not advisable to use it as a sexual lubricant. Many alternatives are available.... more
Class action lawsuit filed against UCLA gynecologist  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Two women say in a federal class action lawsuit they were sexually assaulted by a former gynecologist who worked for the University of California, Los Angeles more
Blocking key mineral uptake could prevent gonorrhea infection  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Blocking the ability of the bacterial pathogen that causes gonorrhea to uptake the mineral zinc can stop infection by this widespread sexually transmitted infection, according to a new study. more
Cochlear shape differs based on gender, research shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The auditory section of the inner ear, or the "cochlea," does not have the same shape from birth depending on whether one is a man or a woman. more
Study: Dinosaur Feathers Evolved for Sexual Display  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
New research, published recently in the journal Evolution, shows that some dinosaurs may have taken flight thanks to sex appeal. Modern bird... more
3 charged in case of pregnant teen made to drink turpentine  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Three people have been charged in the case of a sexually abused teen forced to drink turpentine in an attempt to end her pregnancy more
Medical News Today: Testosterone may improve women's sex lives after menopause  MNT · 3 weeks
A large review of clinical trials concludes that testosterone significantly improves the sexual function and well-being of postmenopausal women. more
France drafts law to extend IVF to lesbians, single women  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Single women and lesbians in France no longer would have to go abroad to get pregnant with a doctor's help under a proposed law that would give them... more
Medical News Today: Myths and facts about penis captivus  MNT · 3 weeks
Penis captivus refers to the penis becoming stuck in the vagina. There are so few documented cases that many people believe it to be a myth. We describe how it... more
U of A students look to cut plastic waste with hemp-based feminine hygiene products  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Every year, millions of plastic-lined feminine hygiene products wind up in Canadian landfills, destined to decompose over hundreds of years. more
The curious tale of the cancer 'parasite' that sailed the seas  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A contagious canine cancer that conquered the world by spreading between dogs during mating likely arose around 6,000 years ago in Asia and spread around the... more
Sex appeal helped dinosaurs take flight  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Attracting mates with showy displays may have helped dinosaurs develop feathers that let them take flight, according to new research by University of Alberta paleontologists. more
Turtle embryos can choose their own sex, shows new research – but why?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The animal world has many weird and wonderful ways of having sex. Some animals, such as snails, are hermaphrodites—able to make both... more
Study suggests economic growth benefits wildlife but growing human populations do not  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In a world first, researchers at ZSL and UCL compared changes in bird and mammal populations with socio-economic trends in low- and lower-middle income... more
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