Most Americans ages 15-24 -- some 66 percent -- have had oral sex, the Centers for Disease Control reports. But that's actually less than in the past. A reason young people have oral sex is because they don't want a kid, the CDC notes. However, a lot of young people also don't realize that oral sex ... More >>
Bow chicka wow wowzer: a new study suggests that sex can lead to love. Yes, you read that correctly. As Jezebel's insightful Lindy West explains, researchers mapped the parts of the brain "stimulated by feelings of love and by feelings of sexual arousal." What they found? As per MSNBC: "What t ... More >>
With the recent publication of The Gaggle, Jessica Massa and Rebecca Wiegand's multimedia project-turned-movie-turned book -- as well as other zeitgeisty pieces on the decline of marriage and rise of singledom -- there has been a lot of talk about the death of dating. The other day, we were chatti ... More >>
In this week's Savage Love, Dan answers questions on gay dating, co-habitation, and woman-pleasing -- you know, pretty standard stuff for a sex column. Now, I like and respect Savage's work a lot. That said, I'm not entirely sold on several bits of advice he offers up in this edition: There's too ... More >>
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A new study says that conservative Republicans have more orgasms than Democrats, but unfortunately they also have lower IQs. Confused? Aroused? Well, I sorted it all out on last night's Countdown With Keith Olbermann, along with guest host David Shuster. You can check out this video of the high p ... More >>
Did you know you can buy vibrators at Duane Reade now? Well, you can. No longer are they illicit devices confined to the vague, grimy territory of sex shops, hidden in brown paper bags or unmarked boxes, purchased late at night on furtive shopping missions to "video stores" with blacked-out w ... More >>
The lovely couple, via Chicago Sun-TimesNorthwestern University has come out not in favor of a recent sex toy demonstration given by a couple in front of 100 students at a human sexuality lecture, and the school's president Morton Schapiro is now calling for an investigation. How could this h ... More >>
Today we face two terrible, awful, cringe-worthy studies about men and their reported sexual dysfunctions. The first comes via the Daily News (kudos on that stock art pick, guys!), which cites research presented at the European Society for Sexual Medicine that determined that some 16% of the ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. October 7, 1971, Vol. XVI, No. 40 Carnal Ignorance By Ellen Frankfort For the longest time a woman wasn't supposed to enjoy sex. Then suddenly a woman was neurotic if she didn't achieve orgasm simultaneously with her husband. Proof of ... More >>
The New York Post noted a fun statistic to emerge from a survey by the editors of Men's Health and Women's Health of 2,000 people's sex habits: 17% of the men surveyed have faked an orgasm. Some people think that this "is a statistic that raises more questions than it does answers." Indeed! ... More >>
There's a new sex study out from the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior -- in fact, it's considered the most comprehensive national study since 1994, surveying 5,865 people between the ages of 14 and 94. Though it was financed by the maker of Trojan condoms, they would like you to ... More >>
New sex research from the University of Alberta indicates some interesting things about young women and oral sex. The short and sweet: It's becoming common -- maybe even as common as regular sex, not that "regular" indicates any sort of judgment, mind you. In fact, oral has "become a fundamen ... More >>
Next month the FDA will decide whether or not to endorse a pill called flibanserin (yeah, that name has got to go) which purports to boost women's sex lives. The drug, made by German pharma company Boehringer Ingelheim, sparks "a woman's sexual desire by fiddling with her brain chemicals." Wh ... More >>
As our sister-wives over at L.A. Weekly have reported, May brings us many good things -- flowers and sunshine and spring, and even our own carpal-tunnel-based, self-focused series of chronological days... aka Masturbation Month.
Tina Fey (pictured) reveals that she "couldn't give it away" -- meaning her virginity -- when she was a young lass, prompting respected journalistic organization ABC News to run a slide show of "Stars' Sexperiences." You would imagine these Sexperiences would be calculated to include simila ... More >>
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