Sex and sexuality is about more than just two people, a bed, and a few aphrodisiacs. Scientists study why humans have sexual intercourse (it is good for you and good for the species) and how sex is driven by evolution, genes, emotions and more. There is also much to learn about the differing roles of men and women in the whole mating game. Yes, there's lots of science to explore. Not that an aphrodisiac isn't more fun.
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No Boys Allowed: Snake Mom Has 'Virgin Birth'
The yellow-bellied water snake.
September 24th, 2015
A female water snake in Missouri can do something that no human woman can (no matter how badly she might want to).
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Women's Libido Pill Faces Skepticism After Approval
A bottle of Addyi.
August 20th, 2015
Addyi, the new libido-enhancing pill for women, was approved by the FDA, but many health care professionals are still skeptical about whether women really need the drug.
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Sex After a Heart Attack? Doctors Give the All Clear
man having heart attack
September 21st, 2015
Sex does not increase heart attack survivors' risk of having another attack, except in rare cases, a new study finds.
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Animal Sex: How Polar Bears Do It
Polar bear couple cuddling on drift ice in Arctic Svalbard
March 31st, 2015
Polar bear sex involves long-distance tracking, fierce battles and lengthy copulation.
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If Aliens Exist, Would They Have Sex?
illustration of aliens
October 14th, 2015
Aliens might have sex, assuming the benefits outweigh the risks on their home planets. What that sex would look like is an open question. But if animal antics on Earth say anything, extraterrestrial sex would be weird.
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Ashley Madison Scandal: Science Reveals 2 Main Reasons People Cheat
Woman cheating on husband
September 14th, 2015
We may never know exactly what drove millions of men and women in committed relationships to log on to to find lovers, but most cheaters fall into two categories, science shows.
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When More Sex Can Make You Less Happy
couple in bed
May 13th, 2015
If you're looking for a boost in happiness, having more sex may not be your best bet. New research suggests that upping the frequency of sex can make individuals less happy under some circumstances.
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