More pleasure in hookups with good body image

Unlike lots of other research on sex, a new study looks at pleasure, not dysfunction. The findings link positive body image with greater enjoyment.

Pate McCuien-U. Missouri • futurity
Oct. 12, 2020 ~5 min

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‘Sexy mindset’ makes partners seem hotter

Having a "sexy mindset" can make potential partners seem more attractive and reduce fears of rejection, researchers report.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Sept. 23, 2020 ~9 min

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Sex ed before ‘first sex’ may prevent teen pregnancy

New findings affirm that early sex ed before "first sex" can protect the sexual health of Black teen guys and their partners.

WaunShae Blount - Johns Hopkins • futurity
Sept. 21, 2020 ~9 min

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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