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Let’s Talk About Sex With Robots

Adult toy designer Tenga has teamed up with the makers of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to create the VR Tenga, which synchronizes the movement of a robot arm holding a Tenga masturbation device with visual stimulation from the headset. Essentially, you’re watching porn while a robot gives you[…]Read more

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Is Whispering The Hot New Sex Act?

We keep hearing about ASMR – Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response – which, we are told, is a pleasant tingling sensation, usually along the scalp or the back of the neck, brought about by certain sounds, in particular the sound of whispering. ASMR is supposed to produce a calming effect and to[…]Read more

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A Less Awful Sex Ed

Did you get sex ed in school? If so, you’re very lucky if was better than the usual scripts: Fourth or fifth grade: “Soon, you will start to grow hair in places. Your body will change in some ways. Do not be afraid. Here are some artfully-depicted naked grown-ups with[…]Read more

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All About Animal Sex

When it comes to sex, the animal kingdom is endlessly entertaining. Did you know that dolphins do it in the blowhole, or that hedgehogs engage in oral sex? Out in nature, there’s an orgy everywhere you look. In case you don’t already see it, we recommend this collection of surprising[…]Read more

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RIP Virginia Johnson

On Wednesday, we lost Virginia Johnson, one of the trailblazers of modern sex research. Along with her partner, William H. Masters, she revolutionized the study of human sexuality. Masters and Johnson made their initial splash in 1966 with Human Sexual Response, a straightforward, non-sensational approach to the physiology of sex. From[…]Read more

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Will This Become the Gold Standard for Birth Control?

A few months ago, we told you about RISUG, a promising male birth control method in which a nontoxic polymer is injected into the vas deferens, sterilizing sperm. Now there’s another birth control procedure for men that’s proving its mettle in Chinese laboratories.We’ll let Popular Science explain: The method requires researchers to inject[…]Read more

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How Common is Throat Cancer from HPV?

Actor Michael Douglas made news over the weekend by revealing that his recent illness from throat cancer was the result of contracting HPV from cunnilingus. (Yesterday, he seemed to walk back that claim.) Whatever the facts in Douglas’ case, the story highlights a growing concern among medical professionals about the[…]Read more

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The Orgasmatron

In Woody Allen’s 1973 comedy Sleeper, “The Orgasmatron” was a futuristic machine that gave instant sexual pleasure to its users. A couple would step inside and emerge moments later, disheveled and satisfied. Dr. Stuart Meloy thinks he may have discovered a real life Orgasmatron. Originally developed as a spinal cord stimulator[…]Read more

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Study Finds Funny People Have Sex Appeal

Here’s good news for our comedian friends. Psychologists at Stirling University in the UK have found that funny guys are perceived as more attractive. The researchers interviewed men and women, asking what items they’d bring to a desert island, and then played the recordings for another group of subjects. Men who[…]Read more

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