Sexuality

Sexuality deals with humans' perceptions and behaviors as sexual beings. Learn about both the biological and emotional aspects of sexuality in this section.


The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation will air a show in fall 2017 featuring live sex, but it's for reasons you'd least likely expect.

Are we cuddling up to our smartphones instead?

Some mammals mate and reproduce at a specific time of year, but not humans. (Spring break notwithstanding, of course.)

Rabies spreads by making hosts aggressive and more likely to bite. Wouldn't it make sense for a disease to up our arousal urge to get physical?

Humans are low-virginity, high-reproduction animals. Some of us go our whole lives with no action, either by choice or circumstance. How many people never have sex?

A new study has shown the amount of Americans who report a same-sex experience has doubled in the last 25 years.

Only a tiny percentage of animals are socially and sexually monogamous, but that includes humans. A new study says ancient STDs may be at the root of the practice.

A relationship between food, romance and sex may begin in the brain. For some women, full bellies may lead to fuller hearts.

An enduring "fact" about our sex lives is that women reach their peak in their third decade. What about before that? After? Find out the truth behind the secret lives of women.

Throughout history, every culture has been looking for that one thing that will up users' sexual game. But most of it's just hooey.

Do you need to spice up your sex life after having a baby? Here are 10 ways to spice up your sex life after having a baby.

What happens during sex? We'll explain all the crazy things that happen to your brain and your body when you're getting it on.

Plenty of people cheat. Collective data on cheating behavior among married couples projects that between 20 and 40 percent of men and 20 and 35 percent of women have committed adultery against their respective spouses. Could genetics be to blame?

The how-tos of sex haven't changed much over the ages, but our understanding of what's actually happening (and why) took off during the Renaissance. How have humanity's thoughts and beliefs about sex evolved throughout history?

As science advanced from philosophy to empirical knowledge, groundbreaking discoveries -- like the five on this list -- revealed a lot about the reproductive equipment inside human bodies. Which revolutionized our understanding of sex the most?

After decades of clinical research, there's still a lot that's not known about that climactic, pleasurable sexual sensation known as an orgasm. What's the biology behind the big moment? And why do men and women experience it differently?

Contrary to popular belief, men don't think about sex every 7 seconds. But do they think about it more than women do? What do evolutionary biologists have to say about why one sex has a stronger sex drive than the other?

The eyes are more than the "windows to the soul"; they may help broadcast our sexual arousal patterns as well. What do changes in pupil dilation have to do with it?

The future is bright for virtual sexuality. After all, we're human beings. Think of any great artistic or technological achievement and chances are it winds up in the bedroom. Will it end up in yours?

Contemporary researchers peeking into the interpersonal and neurological pathways of long-term love have uncovered a host of ingredients for making marriages work. But how many of them are within our control?

You can't neatly slice the human population into heterosexual and homosexual camps. For people who identify as asexual, sex is a moot point. But does that mean romantic relationships are completely out of the question?

As sexology has moved from surveys and self-reporting to laboratory settings, male bisexuality has been caught in the scientific crosshairs. Why do some question its legitimacy as a bona fide sexual identity?

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