Sexuality
Medical News Today: More evidence that being active extends life  MNT · 2 days
A recent study concluded that 'regardless of age, sex, or starting fitness level,' increased physical activity of any type reduces overall mortality risk. more
A polyaromatic receptor with high androgen affinity  Science Magazine · 2 days
Biological receptors distinguish and bind steroid sex hormones, e.g., androgen-, progestogen-, and estrogen-type hormones, with high selectivity. To date, artificial molecular receptors have been unable to discriminate between these classes of biosubstrates. Here, we... more
‘Invisible Women’ spotlights a gaping and dangerous gender data gap  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 days
‘Invisible Women’ explains how neglecting to collect or use data on women harms their health and safety. more
Kakapow! Rare world's fattest parrot has record breeding season  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The world's fattest parrot, the critically endangered kakapo, has enjoyed a record breaking breeding season, New Zealand scientists said Thursday, with climate change possibly aiding the species' unique mating spree. more
Study shows female managers don't mean higher pay for women  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new paper in the European Sociological Review indicates that women's and men's earnings are not affected by the share of female managers in an organization, nor by... more
Features that make lizards appealing to potential mates are resilient to stress  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Physical traits and behaviors that make a lizard sexy -- features used to attract potential mates and fend off competitors -- may be important... more
Urine salts elucidate Early Neolithic animal management at Asıklı Höyük, Turkey  Science Magazine · 4 days
The process of sheep and goat (caprine) domestication began by 9000 to 8000 BCE in Southwest Asia. The early Neolithic site at Asıklı Höyük in central... more
Features that make lizards sexy are resilient to stress  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Physical traits and behaviors that make a lizard sexy—features used to attract potential mates and fend off competitors—may be important enough that they do not change in the face of... more
Gender identity leaves imprint on human brains  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Society's expectations about gender roles alter the human brain at the cellular level, according to a new article. more
Men often use homophobic tweets to protect masculinity, study finds (article contains offensive language)  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Homophobic language runs rampant on social media, but UO sociologist C.J. Pascoe wanted to investigate whether the trend actually reflects... more
Hidden Brain: America's Changing Attitudes Toward Gay People  NPR · 5 days
Public opinion about gay rights has shifted enormously in the United States over the past few decades. What are some of the factors that have led to this historic change in attitudes? more
US 'concerned' over misused funds allegations at UNAIDS  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The U.S. government says it is "concerned" about allegations of misused funds at the U.N.'s AIDS agency after a report by The Associated Press this week revealed ongoing financial and sexual misconduct... more
Partner status influences link between sexual problems and self-efficacy in breast cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Vaginal dryness and painful intercourse are some of the more common adverse events of post-breast cancer treatment therapies and often lead to... more
New estimation method assesses natural variations in sex ratio at birth  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
An international team of researchers, led by UMass Amherst biostatistician Leontine Alkema and her former Ph.D. student Fengqing Chao, developed a new estimation method for assessing... more
Study shows money lenders are less likely to approve same-sex couples  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Applying for a mortgage is one of the first steps couples take when buying a home, but a new study suggests lenders are less likely to... more
Lower approval rates evidence of discrimination for same-sex borrowers  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Applying for a mortgage is one of the first steps couples take when buying a home, but a new study suggests lenders are less likely to approve same-sex couples. more
KNAUER self-tests gender pay gap one month after Equal Pay Day  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
It is now almost exactly one month since the so-called Equal Pay Day on March 18, 2019 attracted a lot of attention in Germany. Entrepreneur Alexandra... more
Research shows how dopamine contributes to sex differences in worms  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Dopamine is responsible for sex-specific variations in common behaviors, finds a study of worm movements published in JNeurosci. more
Study resolves sex differences in psychiatric illness risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Male and female rats whose mother experienced a simulated viral infection during pregnancy display autism- and schizophrenia-like behaviors, according to a new follow-up study published in eNeuro. more
Long-term study shows gender-based abortions lead to skewed gender population numbers  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team of researchers from Singapore, the United Nations Population Division, and the U.S. has found that abortions based on gender lead to larger-than-thought distortions in... more
Study explores factors that impact fertility preservation decisions in transgender youth  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The last thing on most teens' minds is whether or not they want to have kids someday. But transitioning transgender adolescents are forced to consider whether... more
'Lovely' and 'scientific'—Medical student evaluations differ by gender and minority status  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In the largest analysis to date of narrative medical school evaluations, researchers at UC San Francisco and Brown University have found significant differences in how female... more
Study shows link between animal's diet during sexual development and breeding habits  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
An animal's choice of mate can be influenced by its diet as it reaches sexual maturity, research has shown. more
APOE gene impacts sleep depending on gender and severity of Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The gene most often associated with risk of Alzheimer's Disease impacts sleep depending on gender and the severity of Alzheimer's in a patient, suggests a study... more
Microsoft overhauls how it investigates office misbehavior  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Microsoft is revamping its practices for investigating workplace allegations after a group of women shared stories of discrimination and sexual harassment. more
Commuter spouses have a lot to teach us about the 'stickiness' of traditional marriage  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
For her new book, sociologist Danielle J. Lindemann, interviewed nearly one hundred commuter spouses—couples who live apart in service to... more
New study sheds light on how extreme temperature hampers spermatogenesis in insects  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The scientific community has long held an understanding about the effect of temperature on sperm production in mammals, but this new study sheds light... more
Same-sex marriage legalization associated with reduced anti-gay bias in the US  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A new study of evolving attitudes toward gay marriage across the U.S. suggests that state legislation has had a significant impact in reducing anti-gay bias in... more
World's Rarest Giant Turtle Loses Last Known Female, All But Guaranteeing Extinction  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
The world's last known female Yangtze giant softshell turtle died one day after a failed artificial insemination in China. more
Could climate change cause infertility?  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The scientific community has long held an understanding about the effect of temperature on sperm production in mammals, but this new study sheds light on how spermatogenesis in insects is hampered at extreme temperatures. more
Diet during development affects mating habits, insect study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
An animal's choice of mating partner can be influenced by what it eats during its sexual development, a study of insects has shown. more
Diet in development affects insect mating habits  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The study in beetles is the first to link an animal's nutritional intake during sexual development with its adult breeding habits. more
Men sometimes act less interested in sex—in order to get it  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
When heterosexuals have casual sex, previous research indicates it is typically the woman who sets the boundaries. If she's not interested, usually nothing will happen. more
AP Exclusive: UN whistleblower targeted in misconduct probe  ABC NEWS · 7 days
AP Exclusive: The U.N. AIDS agency is grappling with previously undisclosed allegations of financial and sexual misconduct involving a whistleblower more
Move more to live longer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Improving fitness doesn't require doing activities you don't like. The largest study to date of cardiorespiratory fitness in healthy people found that moving more is linked to living longer, regardless of age, sex, and starting fitness level. more
American parents (still) prefer boys—and it's hurting their daughters' test scores  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The math gender gap may be narrowing, thanks to STEM programs, advocacy and an overdue backlash against inequality. But there's still a lot we don't know... more
A study on zebrafish reveals how sexual rivalry can affect sperm function and quality  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The presence of a rival male affects sperm quality, according to a research study led by the University of Alicante... more
Evolutionary biologists demonstrate that male fruit flies manipulate their female partners  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
During mating, both males and females sometimes evolve creative strategies to pursue their interests. Researchers from Münster (Germany) and Lausanne (Switzerland) now report that male flies... more
FDA issues safety labeling changes for female sexual dysfunction treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a safety labeling change order to Sprout Pharmaceuticals for their drug, Addyi (flibanserin), that requires the company to revise important... more
Gender gap in spatial reasoning starts in elementary school, meta-analysis finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Males gain a slight advantage in mental-rotation performance during the first years of formal schooling, and this advantage slowly grows with age, tripling in size by... more
Arizona governor signs repeal of HIV/AIDS instruction law  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The Republican governor of Arizona quickly signed a bill repealing a 1991 Arizona law that had barred HIV and AIDS instruction in public schools because it could promote a homosexual lifestyle more
Medical association blasts military's transgender policy  ABC NEWS · 1 week
American Medical Association blasts military's new transgender policy, says it mischaracterizes gender transitioning as 'deficiency' more
AMA blasts reasoning for military's transgender policy  ABC NEWS · 1 week
American Medical Association blasts military's new transgender policy, says it mischaracterizes gender transitioning as 'deficiency' more
Reproduction: How male flies enforce their interests  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
During mating, both males and females sometimes evolve creative strategies to pursue their interests. Researchers have now found out: male flies manipulate their partners primarily in order to increase their own chances in reproductive... more
Sexual behavior may influence gut microbiome  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A person's sexual behavior could affect their microbiome and immune system, potentially elevating their risk of HIV infection, according to a new study. more
A sex-determining gene might help guarantee better papaya production  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A gene that dictates which of three sexes a papaya tree will become, before seed germination, could spur a leap in the ultra-nutritious crop's production. more
The emergence of male and female traits in the development of beetle horns  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The male Japanese rhinoceros beetle, Trypoxylus dichotomus, which lives on Japan's main island, has big horns that are used as weapons to... more
Sexual behavior could affect gut microbiome and immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A person's sexual behavior could affect their microbiome and immune system, potentially elevating their risk of HIV infection, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado... more
TV shows for teens continue to feature stereotyped characters that perpetuate gender differences  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A recent study has sought to identify and analyse adolescents' favourite kinds of characters in Spanish TV series for teens. The series... more
Teens exploring sexuality online experience health and safety risks  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Teens spend hours every day on internet-connected devices, where limitless opportunities to explore sexuality online. more
CSU researchers examine prevalence of sexual harassment in scientific field settings  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Scientists involved in a field campaign are away from their normal routines, offices and universities, including the support mechanisms available if sexual harassment or other inappropriate... more
Teen Series Continue To Feature Stereotyped Characters That Perpetuate Gender Differences  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A study has sought to identify and analyze adolescents' favorite kind of character in the Spanish teen series. more
FDA approves new osteoporosis drug for postmenopausal women with high fracture risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Evenity (romosozumab-aqqg) to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of breaking a bone (fracture). more
New technology provides clearer picture to clinicians treating gynecological cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New technology developed at Western University is providing an improved way for radiation oncologists to deliver treatment to women with gynecological cancers, including vaginal, cervical and uterine cancer. more
How artificial intelligence can help in the fight against human trafficking  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The crime of human trafficking—defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as modern-day slavery that "involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain... more
Negative ideas about sexting encourage unwanted distribution of photos  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Sexting is 'not done.' That's a widely shared opinion. It's considered as unwise and even dangerous to make and share sexual photos or videos of yourself. If a photo leaks,... more
Researchers working to prevent sexual harassment in scientific field settings  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists involved in a field campaign are away from their normal routines, offices and universities, including the support mechanisms available if sexual harassment or other inappropriate behaviors occur.... more
Same-sex couple sues over misguided 'Operation Candy Crush'  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A same-sex couple arrested during a misguided crackdown on lawful CBD oil products in Tennessee is suing their county more
Study aims to improve our understanding of TGNC children  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Issues surrounding gender identity in young children who are transgender or gender non-conforming are poorly understood because of the limited amount of research in this area. more
Boys having sex too early, finds study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A significant percentage of boys are having sex too early finds a new study. Several factors have been cited as possible associated cause of such occurrences. The results of the study titled, “Prevalence of... more
Gut microbiome may drive HIV transmission risk in high-risk men  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Gut microbes from high HIV-risk men who have sex with men drive immune activation in mice and HIV infection in cells, according to a study published April 4... more
New insights on the form and function of the dolphin clitoris  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Despite decades of fascination with dolphins, scientists have long overlooked one aspect of the species' anatomy. For the first time, researchers offer an up-close look at... more
Medical News Today: Looking for beauty in your DNA  MNT · 2 weeks
Newly published research explores the genetic variations that are associated with facial attractiveness and finds that they vary by sex. more
Looking for beauty in your DNA  MNT · 2 weeks
Newly published research explores the genetic variations that are associated with facial attractiveness and finds that they vary by sex. more
Screw-shaped bird sperm swim faster -- but it comes at a cost  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research suggests that bird sperm cells with a spiral or screw-like shape swim faster than straighter sperm -- but that the spiral shape... more
Supporting HIV-affected couples trying to conceive  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Timed vaginal insemination is a safe, effective way to help HIV-affected couples conceive, finds a new pilot study in Kenya led by a Michigan Medicine researcher. more
GC-MS/MS of dried urine is a ‘good surrogate’ for serum testing of hormones  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers have shown that analyzing dried urine extracts with GC-MS/MS to assess levels of reproductive hormones in pre-and post-menopausal women provides similar... more
Screw-shaped bird sperm swim faster—but it comes at a cost  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A study by Ph.D. student Hanna Nyborg Støstad has investigated the peculiar spiral shape of songbird sperm. Støstad compared sperm cells of 36 bird species including house sparrows... more
Timed vaginal insemination can be safe, effective way to help HIV-affected couples conceive  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Women with HIV were once advised against having children for fear that the infection could be passed on to their babies. more
Study provides new insights into genetic factors underlying facial beauty  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Genes play a role in determining the beauty of a person’s face, but that role varies with the person’s sex, according to a new study by Qiongshi Lu... more
Medical News Today: What to know about female sex hormones  MNT · 2 weeks
Summary description Female sex hormones, or sex steroids, play crucial roles in sexual development, sexual desire, and reproduction. They also influence body weight and hair, bone, and muscle... more
Canadian study finds higher prevalence of suicide attempts among individuals with migraines  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study by the University of Toronto, released this week, found that adults with migraine who had been sexually abused during childhood were... more
New study highlights need for equity in access to radiation therapy care in rural areas  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The newest study of America's radiation oncology workforce finds that gender and race gaps have narrowed slightly, although... more
Researchers identify 'beauty spots' in the genome  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Genes play a role in determining the beauty of a person's face, but that role varies with the person's sex, according to a new study. more
Gut microbiome may contribute to HIV transmission in high-risk men  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Gut microbes from high HIV-risk men who have sex with men drive immune activation in mice and HIV infection in cells, according to a new study. more
Medical News Today: Is it safe to use coconut oil for vaginal dryness?  MNT · 2 weeks
Some people prefer a more natural approach to relieving vaginal dryness. Pure coconut oil is free from additives, and studies suggest that... more
Malagasy Giant Stick Insects Play with Colors  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
In two new species of giant stick insects from the dry forests of Madagascar, males turn blue or multicolored at sexual maturity.... more
Rate of HPV infection high among sexual minority men despite availability of vaccine  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The rate of human papillomavirus infection is high among young minority gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men despite... more
Medical News Today: How to use coconut oil for vaginal dryness  MNT · 3 weeks
Some people prefer a more natural approach to relieving vaginal dryness. Pure coconut oil is free from additives, and studies suggest that it is generally safe... more
Researchers uncover gender differences in reports of adverse drug reactions  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In a British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study, investigators uncovered numerous gender differences in reports of adverse drug reactions sent to the National Pharmacovigilance Centre in the Netherlands. more
Inflammatory arthritis may impact intimacy, sexual function for men and women  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A systematic review and analysis of published studies found consistent links between inflammatory arthritis and impacts on intimacy and sexual function for both men and women.... more
Ancient Pompeii 'Fast-Food' Spot Lured Customers with Sexy Logo  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Before Mount Vesuvius blasted Pompeii to smithereens in 79, it was possible to grab a bite to eat there at a "fast-food" joint decorated with a handsome sea nymph. more
Revolutionary treatment uses fat cells to correct vaginal and post-menopausal problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
For the first time ever British women are being offered a revolutionary new treatment to correct a broad range of vaginal, gynecological and post-menopausal related problems. more
Fungal mating: Next weapon against corn aflatoxin?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
It's not fun when a fungus contaminates crops. Safe native fungi, however, show promise in the fight against toxic fungal contamination. more
Online romance is local, but not all locales are the same: study  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When searching for love on the Internet, most people end up connecting with the girl [or boy] next door, according to an analysis of... more
New vaginal mesh guidelines 'insufficient' and potentially harmful  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Updated NICE guidelines on the use of vaginal mesh implants have been criticized by campaigners who say the recommendations do not sufficiently protect women. more
Love Island: Flamboyant males get the girls on Madagascar  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists have discovered two new species of giant stick insect on Madagascar, whose males become dazzling blue or multicolored at sexual maturity. The researchers describe their rare and exciting findings,... more
The evolution of bird-of-paradise sex chromosomes revealed  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Birds-of-paradise are a group of songbird species, and are known for their magnificent male plumage and bewildering sexual display. Now, an international collaborative study involving the University of Vienna, Zhejiang University of China and... more
Early menopause raises bladder cancer risk for smokers  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Early menopause increases the risk of bladder cancer for smokers - this was the finding of an interdisciplinary research group, led by urologist Mohammad Abufaraj from MedUni Vienna's Department of Urology and... more
Mosquitoes Sucked Less Blood (and Had Less Sex) While Listening to Skrillex, Study Finds  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
In a blow to dubstep fans everywhere, a team of insect researchers has found that female mosquitoes listening to Skrillex... more
Gender parity: Not a foregone conclusion in all fields  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Women constitute approximately 47 percent of the workforce yet are underrepresented at the highest levels of business, government, medical and academic hierarchies. A team of researchers has developed a model... more
UK's only female giant panda artificially inseminated at zoo  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Britain's only female giant panda has been artificially inseminated in a bid to produce a cub. more
Gender parity: Not a foregone conclusion in all fields  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Women constitute approximately 47 percent of the workforce yet they are still underrepresented at the highest levels of business, government, medical and academic hierarchies. more
The evolution of bird-of-paradise sex chromosomes revealed  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Birds-of-paradise are a group of songbird species, and are known for their magnificent male plumage and bewildering sexual display. Now, an international collaborative work has analyzed all together 11 songbird species genomes, including those... more
How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state
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Successful tests of a cooler way to transport electricity
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Key research takeaways from ECCMID 2019
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Video: Soon, kidneys-on-a-chip will rocket to space station
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Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula
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Video: Is it really 'dry clean only'?
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New carbon dioxide capture technology is not the magic bullet against climate change
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These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years
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Researchers develop new platform that recreates cancer in a dish to quickly determine the best bacterial therapy
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Dead pig brains bathed in artificial fluid showed signs of cellular life
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New study helps decode the movement patterns of tsunami-like solitary waves
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How the social lives of animals should form part of our conservation culture
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Men who have a resting heart rate of 75 bpm are twice as likely to die early
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Sea creatures store carbon in the ocean – could protecting them help slow climate change?
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Deep sea scientist breaks British depth record
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Robots that can sort recycling
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Pacific island cities call for a rethink of climate resilience for the most vulnerable
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Study tests high-tech, non-pharmaceutical way to address ADHD and distractibility
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NASA wants to send a low-cost mission to explore Neptune's moon Triton
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Smart antioxidant-containing polymer responds to body chemistry, environment
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