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Sperm meets egg: protein essential for fertilisation discovered

First vital step in fertilisation between sperm and egg discovered ...

Pain curbs sex drive in female mice, but not in males

Findings could help scientists study pain-inhibited sexual desire in humans ...

Teenagers’ pornography and sexual experiences- fewer differences than expected between girls and boy

Although a greater proportion of teenage boys than girls watch and fantasise about sex they have seen in pornography, there are no differences between the sexes when it comes to what types of sex they fantasise about. ... Full story

Study brings greater clarity to sex roles

Glossy magazines and TV reality shows often portray males as the gender that strays and females as the gender that’s picky. ... Full story

Scientists discover molecular details of kissing disease virus attacks

University of Montreal researchers have discovered how a component of the Epstein Barr (EBV) virus takes over our cells gene regulating machinery, allowing the virus to replicate itself. The EBV virus causes a variety of diseases such as Hodgkin's lymphoma and Burkitt's lymphoma, with the most prevalent disease being infectious mononucleosis commonly known as “kissing disease” because of its mode of transmission between humans. It turns out that the diseases begin with kiss of a molecular sort; a viral protein contacting the molecules that control our genes. ... Full story

Stop faking it - study finds that your sexual partner knows if you're really satisfied

There is no point faking it in bed because chances are your sexual partner will be able to tell. A study by researchers at the University of Waterloo found that men and women are equally perceptive of their partners’ levels of sexual satisfaction. ... Full story

Chicago Doctor Helps Women Overcome Sexual Health Challenges

Chicago - Dr. Lauren Streicher launches national conversation on sexual health with women’s event at Northwestern Memorial Hospital ... Full story

The double whammy of multiple sex partners and drinking in HIV/STI Prevention

Alcohol/Sex Frequency may Cause Resistance to HIV-Prevention Counseling ... Full story

A complex cocktail: alcohol, sex and cute monogamous mammals

OPINION: How does alcohol consumption affect romantic life? Let me count the ways. ... Full story

Fewer differences than expected between girls’ and boys’ sexual experiences

Although a greater proportion of teenage boys than girls watch and fantasise about sex they have seen in pornography, there are no differences between the sexes when it comes to what types of sex they fantasise about. This is shown in a new study from Uppsala University that is published in Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. ... Full story

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