Sexuality

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

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Is gender just a matter of choice?

There are all sorts of old wives' tales about how to influence the biological sex of your unborn baby. Eat red meat for a boy, chocolate for a girl. But while science is starting to give parents the chance to pick sex, there's no sure way to pick a baby's gender. Wait -- they're not the same thing?


What is the definition of sexual abstinence? Learn about the reasons people practice sexual abstinence as a personal lifestyle choice.

What is the definition of sexual intercourse? Learn about the physical and psychological effects of sexual intercourse and lovemaking.

What is the definitions of sexual lubrication? Learn how the female reproductive system provides sexual lubrication when a woman is aroused.

What is the definition of taboo? Learn about practices that might be considered taboo in certain religions and societies.

What are the definitions of tantra terms? Learn about how tantra seeks to prolong and enhance the sexual connection between lovers.

What happens in the brain during an orgasm?

Sex for many people is just a precursor to this intensely pleasurable event. What exactly is going on inside when you lose control?

Can scientists make moths gay?

Scientists tricked male brown-tailed moths into trying to mate with one another instead of the females. But are sexuality and gender actually fluid concepts in the animal world? Explore animal sexuality, from intersexual clams to homosexual giraffes.

STD Symptom Checklist

STD's can be avoided and treated if you know what to look for. Become familiar with the signs and symptoms of sexually transmitted diseases.

What are the definitions of aging and sex terms? Learn how aging affects sexual health and function.

What are the definitions of Alfred Kinsey sexuality terms? Learn about Alfred Kinsey's studies of human sexuality.