Sexuality
Seabird-eating 'monster' crabs are chatty during sex  LIVE SCIENCE · 9 hours
Enormous and powerful coconut crabs are known for their extreme size. They also have an unexpectedly diverse "vocabulary." more
MeTooSTEM organization reeling after more resignations  Science Magazine · 22 hours
BethAnn McLaughlin, leader of group fighting sexual harassment in science, is accused of bullying more
A study of economic compensation for victims of sexual violence in Europe  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In an article coming from the project, recently published in the Teoría y Derecho magazine, the efficiency of the Spanish system of economic compensation... more
Study highlights prevalence of sexually-related personal distress in young women  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Half of young Australian women experience sexually-related personal distress, with one in five women having at least one female sexual dysfunction (FSD), new research by Monash University shows. more
Healthy diet, healthier sperm, greater fertility  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study published in the journal JAMA Network Open in February 2020 reports that Danish men who followed a healthy diet had the highest total sperm counts, and a better hormonal profile concerning hormonal regulators... more
Patient satisfaction or confidence not significantly affected by physician's gender and race  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
When a patient arrives at an American emergency room today, they have a higher chance than ever before of seeing a doctor who's a... more
Canada cannot dust off gender roles in home  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Canadian couples still divide most household chores along traditional lines—even though women and men, overall, share more home duties more than ever, a new Statistics Canada study of opposite-sex couples shows. more
Archaeologists discover lost city that may have conquered the kingdom of Midas  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Archaeologists from the Oriental Institute have discovered a lost ancient kingdom dating to 1400 B.C. to 600 B.C., which may have defeated Phrygia, the... more
Survey reveals trends in condom use to prevent STIs and pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers at McMaster University have peered into the most intimate moments of sexually active women and men across Canada to ask if they're using condoms, all... more
Earthquakes disrupt sperm whales' ability to find food, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Otago scientists studying sperm whales off the coast of Kaikōura have discovered earthquakes affect their ability to find food for at least a year. more
Image-based sexual abuse rising in Australia, research reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Image-based sexual abuse in Australia is increasing, according to new research. more
Social networks reveal dating in blue tits  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Winter associations predict social and extra-pair mating patterns in blue tits. Researchers of the Max Planck Institutes for Ornithology in Seewiesen and for Animal Behavior in Radolfzell show in their new study that blue... more
Study charts rising trend of image-based sexual abuse  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Image-based sexual abuse in Australia is increasing, according to new research. more
Earthquakes disrupt sperm whales' ability to find food  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists studying sperm whales have discovered earthquakes affect their ability to find food for at least a year. The research is among the first to examine the impact of a large earthquake... more
Into watching horseshoe crabs have sex? Florida needs your help  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Arthropod passions will soar along Florida's coastal waters in March and April as we reach peak mating season for horseshoe crabs. more
Sex in space: Could technology meet astronauts' intimate needs?  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The 2018 movie A.I. Rising explores how machines could fulfill desires and support humans during space travel. Lo and behold, it might contain the solution to problems related to space... more
Setting the record straight: Indigenous STIs and sexual abuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are being discouraged from seeking medical help due to public assumptions that sexually transmissible infections are the result of sexual abuse. more
A diet rich in fruits and vegetables may result in fewer menopause symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables is known to benefit the human body in so many ways. Now a new... more
Archaeologists Discover Ruins of 3,100-Year-Old Canaanite Temple in Israel  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
The remains of a previously unknown Canaanite temple, dating from the 12th century BCE, have been uncovered in... more
National shortage of forensic nurses frustrates rape victims  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A nationwide shortage of sexual assault nurse examiners means that rape victims are often forced to drive from hospital to hospital to find someone trained to examine them more
A new way to assess male fertility  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Current tests for male fertility include measuring the concentration and motility of spermatozoa. However, other characteristics of sperm, such as their ability to follow a chemical trail to the egg, can influence the likelihood... more
A new way to assess male fertility  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Current tests for male fertility include measuring the concentration and motility of spermatozoa. However, other characteristics of sperm, such as their ability to follow a chemical trail to the egg, can influence the likelihood... more
New quick and convenient microfluidic chip to assess male fertility  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Current tests for male fertility include measuring the concentration and motility of spermatozoa. However, other characteristics of sperm, such as their ability to follow a chemical trail to... more
Progress or pinkwashing: Who benefits from women-focused capital funds?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An increase in the number of women-focused capital funds promises to help address gender gaps in the provision of financial capital. more
UGA historian shines light on the evolutionary purpose of menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Menopause- that time in every woman's life when the ovaries no longer release an egg each month and menstruation ceases forever- is a rare thing among Earth's infinitely... more
Florida officials cordon off park for annual snake orgy  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Spring is the annual mating season for water snakes in Florida. This year, lakegoers saw so many coiled couples that the state's parks department had to shut down part of... more
Hubble turns lens towards gender bias, yielding lessons for Earthlings  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is helping find new ways to combat gender bias, according to new research from the University of Colorado Boulder's Leeds School of Business. more
Study: inequality between men and women dramatic in Houston-area  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study by the University of Houston Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality (IRWGS) reports that women lag far behind men on multiple fronts in Harris County.... more
Mating squid don't stop for loud noises  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Loud hammering noises like pile driving disrupt the mating behavior of longfin squid, but the cephalopods seem to get acclimated to the incessant noise, according to new research presented at the Ocean Sciences Meeting... more
65,000-year-old plant remains show the earliest Australians spent plenty of time cooking  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Australia's first people ate a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts and other plant foods, many of which would have taken considerable time and... more
Longer sitting times linked to higher heart disease risk among post-menopausal women  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Longer sitting times were associated with higher levels of heart disease risk among overweight and obese post-menopausal women overall, according to new research published... more
Differences in airway size develop during puberty  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Sex differences in airway size are not innate, but likely develop because of hormonal changes around puberty, reports a new study. more
Sex-differences in airway anatomy develop during puberty, study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Sex differences in airway size are not innate, but likely develop because of hormonal changes around puberty, reports a new study by the University of Waterloo. more
Shale drilling activity linked to high rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia in Texas  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have found that rates of two sexually transmitted infections, gonorrhea and chlamydia, are 15%... more
Creating a better future for victims of child abuse and neglect  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Every child has the right to health and a life free from fear and violence. Yet, each year, millions of children endure inconceivable physical, sexual and... more
A high number of lifetime sexual partners raises cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study seems to reinforce traditional common sense and good morals: people who play around with sex tend to have a higher risk of cancer. The study... more
Man sued over Iowa sexual arousal study ran Kansas facility  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A child psychologist who was formerly the top administrator at a state hospital in Kansas is facing a federal lawsuit in Iowa involving sexual arousal experiments on residents... more
Living in greener neighborhoods may delay onset of menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Living near green spaces is associated with a wide variety of benefits, including a lower risk of obesity, improved attention capacity in children and slower physical decline in old age. more
Kisspeptin can boost human attraction brain pathways, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The researchers behind the early-stage work, published in JCI Insight, are exploring whether kisspeptin can ultimately be used to treat men with common psychosexual disorders - sexual problems which are... more
High-tech imaging under UV light shows which parts go where when millipedes mate  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists have a pretty good handle on how the birds and the bees work, but it comes to mating, almost all millipedes... more
How a tiny and strange marine animal produces unlimited eggs and sperm over its lifetime  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A little-known ocean-dwelling creature most commonly found growing on dead hermit crab shells may sound like an unlikely... more
ZGLP1 is a determinant for the oogenic fate in mice  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Mammalian sexual reproduction relies on the dichotomy of male and female germ cell development. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we show that ZGLP1, a conserved transcriptional... more
Transgender Americans are more likely to be unemployed and poor  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The United States Supreme Court will issue a ruling this year in a landmark case that will determine whether transgender people—individuals whose sex assigned at birth does not... more
Romosexuality: Embracing queer sex and love in Ancient times  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Greek homosexuality has been set upon a pedestal, deemed a worthy and respectable model for romance by philosophers, writers and lovers alike. The reality is, though, that love and sex... more
Sexual orientation affects skin cancer risk in the USA  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study published in the journal JAMA Dermatology in February 2020 shows a higher rate of indoor tanning and a corresponding increase in skin cancer, among men with homosexual... more
Microbiome in dermis skin layer is the same regardless of age and gender  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In the dermis skin layer, the same bacteria are found across age and gender. This has been shown by researchers from the... more
New research highlights the extent of digital dating abuse among teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
With February being Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, new research is illuminating how this problem is manifesting online. "Digital dating abuse" as it has been termed,... more
Prolonged hormone therapy linked to higher muscle mass, less chance of sarcopenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Skeletal muscle mass and strength are critical in helping prevent falls, fractures, and disability. Yet, they continue to decline during the menopause transition. more
Skin cancer rates found to be higher among gay and bisexual men  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
In the largest study of skin cancer rates among gay, lesbian or bisexual individuals, investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital report important differences in... more
Right beneath the skin we all have the same bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In the dermis skin layer, the same bacteria are found across age and gender. This has been shown in a new study which has studied skin samples from... more
Disgust drives some religious thoughts and feelings—new research suggests  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Even the most secular people and societies usually have their behaviour shaped by religion. We can see its influence in behavioural codes that set out what is considered right and... more
Right beneath the skin we all have the same bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the dermis skin layer, the same bacteria are found across age and gender. This has been shown by researchers from the University of Copenhagen in a new... more
Vitamin D deficiency in postmenopausal women linked to disc degeneration and lower back pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Lumbar disc degeneration and resulting lower back pain become greater concerns with age and disproportionately affect women more than men,... more
High testosterone in women ups risk for cancer, diabetes, and metabolic disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Testosterone is a steroid hormone that triggers the development of male secondary sex characteristics. Though found mainly in men, the ovaries in women release... more
The U.S. can erase cervical cancer in two decades  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Cervical cancer is preventable, thanks to the development of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Various strains of HPV, a sexually transmitted infection, play a significant role in the event of... more
Young sexual minority men do not fully understand their risk for HPV infection  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Young sexual minority men -- including those who are gay, bisexual, queer or straight-identified men who have sex with men -- do... more
Tips to care for your skin during menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
By the time they reach menopause - which officially begins one year after a woman's last period -; many women think they have their lives figured out. Careers are well established; children... more
Adolescents with a history of ADHD at increased risk for many adverse outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Adolescents with a history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are at an increased risk for a multitude of adverse outcomes, including sexually-transmitted infections, mental... more
Teacher race and gender bias: Perceptions of students' approach to learning affects grades  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A recent study, co-authored by a University of Notre Dame professor, shows how educators' racial and gender biases affect their assessments of... more
Female Burrunan Dolphins Form Social Clusters: Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Like giraffes, lions, hyenas and grey kangaroos, female Burrunan dolphins (Tursiops australis), a species of bottlenose dolphin endemic to southern Australian coastal... more
Live imaging of flowers reveals hidden secrets of plant reproduction  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have developed a way to image sexual reproduction in living flowers, according to a new study. more
Live imaging of flowers reveals hidden secrets of plant reproduction  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists have developed a way to image sexual reproduction in living flowers, according to a study published today in the open-access journal eLife. more
Study reveals gender, racial disparities in evictions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new University of Washington study of evictions around the state shows that more women are evicted than men, and in the state's two most populous counties, eviction rates among black and Latinx adults... more
Gen Z dating culture defined by sexual flexibility and complex struggles for intimacy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As we lick our Valentine card envelopes and slip into something more comfortable, it's a good time to ponder our sexual relationships. more
Study to evaluate safety of PrEP and dapivirine ring in pregnant women  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A woman who is eight-months pregnant is the first participant to be enrolled into a study evaluating the safety and acceptability of two different... more
Study finds increase in teens identifying as LGBQ, but suicide attempts remain high  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study finds that the proportion of high school students identifying as lesbian, gay,... more
New clinical trial to examine the safety of dapivirine vaginal ring and PrEP in pregnant women  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The first clinical trial specifically designed to test the safety of the monthly dapivirine vaginal ring... more
Yorkshire farmer argued homosexuality is natural in 1810 diary discovery  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a newly-discovered passage from a private diary, a Yorkshire farmer argues in 1810 that homosexuality is innate and should not be punished by death. more
Growing eggs and sperm to treat infertility  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles, have reported, in the journal Cell Reports, the mechanism of how the very early precursor or stem cells which eventually give rise to the germ cells,... more
Study: It is hard to determine women’s menopausal age  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Is it possible to investigate menopausal age, or not? In more than one in three women aged 50, the body provides no clear answer about the menopause, a University of... more
Purdue University to offer free tampons, pads in bathrooms  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Purdue University will offer free tampons and other feminine hygiene products in campus bathrooms in response to student advocates who have been pushing for the move for three years more
Doctor imprisoned for sexually assaulting 24 patients  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A British doctor who sexually assaulted two dozen female patients has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison more
Study compiles data on female homicide victims in Spain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In a groundbreaking study, research carried out between the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and the University of Lausanne has compiled data on homicide victims in Spain, disaggregated by gender, from... more
"State of the Nation" report on STIs in England released  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Two sexually transmitted infection (STI) charity organizations - British Association for Sexual Health and HIV and Terrance Higgins Trust have released a “State of The Nation” Report on... more
Research could be step toward lab-grown eggs and sperm to treat infertility  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study on how and when the precursors to eggs and sperm are formed during development could help pave the way for generating... more
A study shows growth trends in female homicide victims in Spain spanning over a century  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In a groundbreaking study, research carried out between the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and the University of... more
Resources and gender competence are needed for science equality measures to be effective  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Half of female Spanish researchers believe that being a woman makes your career more difficult. Furthermore, 70% of female scientists think that... more
Tropical trees are living time capsules of human history  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In a new article published in Trends in Plant Science, an international team of scientists presents the combined use of dendrochronology, radiocarbon dating and isotopic and genetic analysis as a... more
Researchers suggest new approach of evaluating vascular function earlier in women  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Men and women differ in the way their vascular systems age and the rate at which atherosclerosis ― the hardening of artery walls or buildup of... more
Gene variants provide insight into brain, body incongruence in transgender  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Some of the first biological evidence of the incongruence transgender individuals experience, because their brain indicates they are one sex and their body another, may have been found... more
Domestic violence: Girls who grow up in deprived areas at increased risk  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Violence committed by intimate partners is one of the most common forms of violence against women. In 2019, 6% – or one million women... more
What 'swiping right' could be doing to you  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Here's a stat for you: Tinder reports more than 50 million users from more than 190 countries, swiping left or right more than two billion times per day, leading to roughly one... more
High stillbirth rates worldwide linked to gender inequality  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In the first comprehensive study mapping global patterns of stillbirth rates, University of Saskatchewan researchers have found that pregnant women who are poor and have lower access to education and employment are... more
Renal stem cells can be isolated from urine  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Researchers from the Institute for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine at the medical faculty of Heinrich Heine University-Duesseldorf under the directorship of Prof. Dr. James Adjaye have developed a protocol for... more
Flyception 2.0: New imaging technology tracks complex social behavior  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
An advanced imaging technology is allowing scientists unprecedented access into brain activities during intricate behaviors. The 'Flyception2' system has produced the first-ever picture of what happens in the brain during... more
Occupational gender bias prevalent in online images, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Rutgers researchers say gender bias and stereotypes corresponding to certain occupations are prevalent on digital and social media platforms. more
Arterial stiffness accelerates as women transition through menopause  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A marker for heart disease risk considerably worsens as women transition through menopause, according to a new analysis from the largest and longest running study of women's health in midlife, the Study... more
Sperm microbiome revealed with RNA sequencing  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study reports the first-ever detailed description of the human sperm microbiome, using newer RNA sequencing techniques that are capable of discriminating between sperm RNA and that of bacterial contamination or colonization. more
Pheromone darcin changes brains of female mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Pheromones are chemicals that animals produce to change the behavior of another animal of the same species. Many species use these chemicals to communicate information about the location, sexual, and social status of potential... more
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