This week, a study tells us what new parents already know—your sex drive goes down with a newborn at home; new research suggests there is a lot more variation in the total number of days a woman is pregnant than we may have thought; and a woman in Paris offers male couples with infants her breastfeeding services.
Conservative talking heads Pat Robertson and Bill O’Reilly each took on the complicated subject of birth control and poverty last week.
This week, TLC’s latest gawkathon follows a man as he struggles with scrotal lymphedema, new evidence links breastfeeding (and how long you do it) to intelligence, and two women sue a dating site for revealing too much personal information.
The data suggest that 49 percent of adolescents who have been in a dating relationship have been victims of dating violence at least once in their lives and 46 percent have perpetrated it on a partner; emotional abuse seems to account for much of this.
Pointing out gender stereotypes in abstinence-only curricula got law professor Nina Pillard, who was nominated to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, in trouble with the Senate Judiciary Committee, but it’s something we should talk about more often.
This week, Virginia Johnson, half of the pioneering sex research team Masters and Johnson, died; it was reported that HPV vaccination rates have stalled; and new research said smoking during pregnancy causes behavioral issues in kids.
The bad news is that neck and throat cancers are rising, and this common sexually transmitted infection seems to be the cause. The good news: The vaccines that are available to prevent infection seem to protect against these kinds of cancers as well.
This week, a new study found that sex makes you look younger, 10 percent of adults admitted to using their phones during sex, some lubes became certified Kosher, and a conservative political group accidentally mailed a vibrator to Michele Bachmann.
Don’t believe the hype. A new study finds the average penis is only 5.6 inches when erect.
A presentation in Tennessee made headlines after a student recorded the inaccurate, misleading, and extremely biased information presented in his high school class. Here’s what was said, and what’s wrong with the presentation.