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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Bisexual women: are they only after sex?

Some people feel that because a bi-woman is attracted to both males and females, she’ll always be up for having sex. Do you think that’s true? It's time to find out!

Love juice: the story of female ejaculation

'A flood of passion-water.' Female ejaculation has been on people's minds for over 2.000 years. But details are still unknown and need to be explored.

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.

Erections: the truth about morning wood

Has he been dreaming about other girls – is that why he has a hard-on waking up? Or are morning erections normal?

Concerns about breaking up are bad for your relationship

Do you worry all the time that your partner is going to end things with you? All that worrying might actually help to make your worst fears come true.

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.

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.