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Sex in the Springtime

Do warmer temperatures get us all hot and bothered?

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The Female Condom Is the Next Big Thing in Safe Sex

Once derided as being like a plastic bag with the erotic appeal of a jellyfish, the female condom is undergoing a transformation.

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Why Sex Research Is Worth Funding With Public Money

Sexuality is a fundamental component of the human experience, and it’s one we need to have a better understanding of.

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The Social Construction of Sex

Many of us probably get our core gender identities as much from our biological origins as we do from our gender educations.

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Why Circumcise Perfectly Healthy Penises?

There are better ways to protect against the transmission of STDs, and other common sense arguments against some of the most common reasons parents give for circumcising their children.

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From Gay Marriage to Birth Control, the Fight Over Religious Exemptions Is Heating Up

Nina Martin talks with a leading expert on the historic tension between civil rights and religious freedom.

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Does Sleeping With a Guy on the First Date Make Him Less Likely to Call Back?

There is a simple reason that it might seem like it does, even if it doesn’t.

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Are Male Professors More Collaborative?

Senior female psychology professors are less likely than their male counterparts to cooperate with their junior, same-gender colleagues on research.

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Why Are Synthetic Hormones Off-Limits in Sports?

Our bodies naturally create hundreds of hormones that are key to determining our athletic abilities. But the introduction of unnatural hormones raises important questions about how we define sex and gender.

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Female Circumcision as Sexual Therapy: The Past and Future of Plastic Surgery?

Is a hooded clitoris to blame for many women’s failure to reach orgasm with their sexual partners? Whether it is or not, the procedure is becoming more popular among both women and physicians.

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What Kind of Beat Makes You Want to Groove?

The science behind the rhythms that get you on the dance floor.

Pollution’s Racial Divides

When it comes to the injustice of air pollution, the divide between blacks and whites is greater than the gap between the rich and the poor.

Hunger and Low Blood Sugar Can Spur Domestic Quarrels

In an experiment, scientists found a correlation between low blood glucose and higher levels of spousal frustration.

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Cavemen Were Awesome Parents

Toy hand axes, rock bashing, and special burials indicate that Neanderthals were cooler parents than previously thought, according to a new theory.

The Big One

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