Sex & Science

In the name of progress, researchers are forever discovering the reasons behind why we do the strange things we do. Here and updates and explanations of the newest science around sex.

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A surprising secret about women's orgasms

Surprising research reveals a secret about women’s orgasms. It all comes down to the partner. Not a secret, you say? It is. Read on and be surprised!

Vagina confident: better health, more sex

Women who feel comfortable with their vaginas have more sex and get more head, according to a US study. But vaginal confidence isn’t only about pleasure: it could save your life.

Date? Leave your phone at home

There's a third person between you and your date. Don’t know what we are talking about? Hint: you touch it more than your date. Your phone is the new ‘other’ in a relationship.

Love juice: the story of female ejaculation

'A flood of passion-water.' Female ejaculation has been on people's minds for over 2000 years but details are still unknown and need to be explored.

Red or black? What to wear on a first date

Your favourite little black dress or that red halter neck top? Red is sexy, but black is cool and sexy. Can't decide? Don’t worry, science is here to help you.

Is cheating genetic?

People with a certain 'cheating' gene variant are more likely to have casual sex and one-night stands – and to cheat on their partners.

Can you sound 'gay'?

Can people tell if you’re straight or gay by the sound of your voice? Researchers asked people to weigh in on what they think their voice says about their sexual orientation.

Men say ‘I love you’ first

Men are often the first to say ‘I love you’ in a relationship. Almost 65 per cent of people think it’s women who first say the words, a US study found.

Sex when you are pregnant: what women think

What’s it like to have sex when you’re pregnant? Fifty women share their experiences of making love during pregnancy and after having a baby.

Dealing with a one-night-stand you regret

Women who make the first move are less likely to regret a casual encounter. That’s because they take things into their own hands and makes their own decisions on sex.

Can 'good girls' be good in bed?

There’s an adorable girl in your class you really like as a friend. But is she too sweet and innocent to imagine making love to? Can 'good girls' be good in bed?

Do people look sexier when you are single?

When you are single, that sexy stranger might actually not be all that attractive – it may just be your brain telling you to get into a relationship.