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Syphilis sailed the ocean blue: why a bent femur won’t overturn Columbus theory

Following recent dispute over its origins in Europe, Dr Rob Knell from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences explains why he ...

HPV vaccine: teen sexual behaviour not affected

Sexual behaviour of teenage girls does not appear to have been affected by routine human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination, according to a ...

Queen's researchers reveal HPV vaccine, riskier sexual activity not linked

KINGSTON - Sexual behaviour of teenage girls does not appear to be impacted by the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, according to Queen’s researchers Drs. Leah Smith and Linda Lévesque. ... Full story

Natural selection is furthering mutations that are making skin paler

A piece of research by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has concluded that skin depigmentation in Europeans has taken place through an adaptive process furthered by natural selection ... Full story

Initial Results from Major Survey of U.S. Military Sexual Assault, Harassment

The RAND Corporation has released initial results from a study that estimates the number of U.S. service members who experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment or gender discrimination in the past year. ... Full story

Gay teens come online to come out

The experiences that gay teens have online are no less valuable than the offline connections they make with others when preparing to "come out of the closet," according to Roberto Ortiz of the University of Montreal's Department of Communications. In fact, the relationships that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth make through the Internet are true learning and socialization experiences. ... Full story

Sexting and Pornography or Music Video Viewing Among Adolescents: Is There a Link?

New Rochelle, NY —Are adolescents who view pornography or music videos more likely to engage in sexting, in which they share sexually explicit content via text, photo, or video using cell phones, email, or social networking sites? A study of the media consumption and sexting behavior of more than 300 teens is published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. ... Full story

Penn Research Suggests That Men Have Accurate Perception of Women’s Sexual Interest, Overconfidence Is Not Adaptive

Overconfidence sounds like an inherently bad trait to have, but when it comes to natural selection, some evolutionary psychologists have suggested it could be advantageous in finding a mate. Males who overestimate their chances of having sex with a given female partner would fare better in passing on that trait, as the occasional success would outweigh the consequences of being wrong the rest of the time, or so the theory has traditionally gone. ... Full story

Drivers of sexual traits: age and a whole lot more

Many male animals have multiple displays and behaviours to attract females; and often the larger or greater the better. ... Full story

Majority of women report sexual dysfunction after childbirth

Loyola study to evaluate links between pelvic pain, sexual health ... Full story

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