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Sexually-transmitted diseases: do multiple partners mean more immunity?

It has been assumed that the increased transmission of sexually-transmitted diseases in the case of mating promiscuity is influential in shaping the ...

Women talk sex in later life

Older people, and particularly older women, are often thought of as being asexual or sexually undesirable. Although the particular age this is ...

Women have physical reasons for having casual sex and emotional reasons for committed relationship sex

OTTAWA - Women’s reasons to have sex depend on the type of sexual relationship they are in, according to a new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. University of Ottawa researchers Dr. Heather Armstrong and Dr. Elke Reissing surveyed over 500 women and found that women want casual sex primarily for physical reasons, while women in committed relationships report wanting sex for emotional reasons, as well as physical ones. ... Full story

Labiaplasty and porn - Don't believe the hype

Preliminary research into the relationship between pornography and genital satisfaction has found women are generally content and were not considering drastic cosmetic surgery to their genitals. ... Full story

Decisions about sex activate different brain regions in adolescent girls

INDIANAPOLIS -- In a first-of-its-kind study, Indiana University researchers have shown that teenage girls use different parts of their brain when making hypothetical low- and high-risk decisions about sex. ... Full story

Blocking hormone could eliminate stress-induced infertility

BERKELEY - UC Berkeley scientists have discovered that chronic stress activates a hormone that reduces fertility long after the stress has ended, and that blocking this hormone returns female reproductive behavior to normal. ... Full story

Research paper says women in prison need and want treatment for physical and sexual abuse

By Leslie Shepherd - Women in prison want and need specific treatment for traumas such as physical and sexual abuse, a new research paper says. ... Full story

Vitamin B May Counter Negative Effects of Pesticide on Fertility

Women exposed to DDT who have adequate B vitamin intake more likely to get and stay pregnant than those who are deficient ... Full story

Imaging method linking brainwide cell activation & behavior shows what it means for mice to have sex in mind

Automated method detects activity of neurons during specific behaviors, brainwide, at cellular resolution ... Full story

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 is yet to be convinced by any alternative to the theory that Columbus brought syphilis across the Atlantic. ... Full story

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