How women use tech to improve their sex lives

A new study offers an unprecedented look at the sex lives of women around the world and how they use "sex tech" to find partners and educate themselves.

Mary Keck-Indiana • futurity
Sept. 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: gender sex mobile-devices featured health-and-medicine

How the pandemic affects teen reproductive health

The sexual and reproductive health of teens and young adults has shifted during the pandemic. Loss of independence and privacy are two concerns.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: teenagers young-adults abortion telemedicine sex featured health-and-medicine lgbtq birth-control

Sex talk: Common misunderstandings doctors confront about preventing pregnancy

Doctors hear many of the same basic questions about sex from their patients.

Richard Gunderman, Chancellor's Professor of Medicine, Liberal Arts, and Philanthropy, Indiana University • conversation
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  pregnancy  sex  condoms  breastfeeding  contraception  iud  pituitary-gland  the-pill  sti

So can gay men donate blood now? It’s complicated

Revised blood donation restrictions for men who have sex with men have summoned calls for a permanent lifting of the rules. An expert weighs in.

Brandon Baker-Penn • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 hiv blood plasma sex health-and-medicine lgbtq

Interventions boost sexual health for black teens

Sexual health interventions offered at school or community centers boost both abstinence and condom use in black teens, a new study shows.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: teenagers sex contraception health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity

Disgust tanks sexual desire during pandemics like this

Pandemics up our sense of disgust, which can make us want to avoid risks like casual sex, researchers say. Young men, however, are the least disgusted.

Jessica Colarossi-Boston University • futurity
April 16, 2020 ~11 min

Tags: covid-19 emotions sex featured social-lives health-and-medicine pandemics

Mammal study explains 'why females live longer'

Across wild mammal species, females live over 18% longer than males because of genetics and environment.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
March 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: genetics conservation gender animals sex

The cervix is sensitive, and surgeons need to acknowledge the part it plays in some women's pleasure

Sexual health experts say it's a misconception that the cervix is insensitive, which can have implications for some medical procedures.

María Cruz Rodríguez del Cerro, Professor of Psychobiology, UNED - Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  neuroscience  anatomy  surgery  sex  orgasm  sexual-health  vaginal-orgasm  clitoral-orgasm  sexual-pleasure  female-orgasm  alfred-kinsey  gynecology  womens-orgasm

Nope, chocolate isn’t actually an aphrodisiac

An expert busts a few chocolate myths, including whether women are more into it, and whether it boosts romance as an aphrodisiac.

Julian Cardillo-Brandeis • futurity
Feb. 13, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: gender food chocolate relationships sex featured science-and-technology society-and-culture

Young sexual minority men need more info on HPV risks

Young sexual minority men need education about the risks, symptoms, and prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV), new research shows.

Michelle Edelstein-Rutgers • futurity
Feb. 12, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: vaccines sex sexually-transmitted-diseases health-and-medicine lgbtq human-papillomavirus-hpv

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