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A Game for Annoyed Sex Geeks

Bad Sex Media Bingo is the most enjoyable way to channel your irritation at the profusion of badly-researched, sensationalized stories about sex out there. Pull it up the next time you’re reading about the new study that proves that women who enjoy oral sex make bad bosses.

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Polycules, Breeders & Bonobos

We’ve been loving a recent series of articles from Slate, called “A Lexicon of Alternative Sexualities.” Each defines a few terms that are fairly-to-very common in alternative sexuality communities and relatively unknown in mainstream culture. Although the author admits that these are subjective definitions, we think that the series could[…]Read more

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The Future of Condoms

It’s an exciting time to be a condom user. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded eleven $100,000 grants to scientists who designed condoms that people might be more likely to want to wear. The grants will fund research into the condoms’ safety, efficacy, and manufacturability. After eighteen months,[…]Read more

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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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