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This Week in Sex: Humans and Neanderthals Mate, King Tut’s Closely Related Parents, and a Bug-Fueled Cloaca Cleanser

This week, scientists determine when humans and Neanderthals swapped genes, anthropologists suggest that King Tut's parents were siblings, and a male bird (apparently) poisons itself to be more attractive to females.

This week, scientists determine when humans and Neanderthals swapped genes, anthropologists suggest that King Tut’s parents were siblings, and a male bird (apparently) poisons itself to be more attractive to females.

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‘Students for Life’ Tries to Shut Down Sex Week at the University of New Mexico

no sex sign

Despite the distinct lack of talk about abortions at the University of New Mexico’s Sex Week, Students for Life tried to shut it down. The group would be better named “Students Against Sex,” since that’s what this conflict was really about.

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This Week in Sex: Who’s Having the Best Sex and the Most Sex?

This Week in Sex: Six Laboratory-grown penises are almost read for implanted, research shows men are wired to go for sex instead of food, and an Italian couple apparently became stuck together after sex on the beach.

This week, a new study finds men and lesbians have an easier time reaching orgasm than heterosexual women, research suggests it might behoove partners to do housework to get their significant others in the mood for sex, and a vibrator can be worn as a necklace.

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California Legislature Passes ‘Yes Means Yes’ Bill

The California legislature on Thursday passed a first-of-its-kind bill that would change the standards of sexual consent on college campus from “no means no” to the affirmative “yes means yes.”

The California legislature on Thursday passed a first-of-its-kind bill that would change the standards of sexual consent on college campus from “no means no” to the affirmative “yes means yes.”

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Just Sign No: More Evidence Virginity Pledges Don’t Work

A new study confirms that virginity pledges don't work—that is, unless the young person signing them already has a high level of religious commitment.

A new study confirms that virginity pledges don’t work—that is, unless the young person signing them already has a high level of religious commitment.

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‘Hobby Lobby,’ and a Woman’s Right to Sexual Exploration

Rihanna at the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards

Restrictions on access to birth control are at odds with the fact that sexuality, for most of us, takes time to understand and appreciate.

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This Week in Sex: Bisexual Men Have Unique Needs, Casual Sex Is Good for Some, Later Childbirth Linked to Longer Life

A new study suggests that reactions to casual sex are mostly about the individuals who are having it and how authentic they are being to their own sexual mores.

This week, new studies accuse the public health community of ignoring the unique needs of bisexual men, find that casual sex is good for some people’s self-esteem, and show that women who get pregnant naturally at older ages may live longer.

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A Primer on Bisexuality

Scarlet Saint gives us the rundown on bisexuality—what it means (and doesn’t mean) to be bisexual and the myths surrounding bisexuality that result in hurtful assumptions. [via UpWorthy]

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Teen Survey Shows No Progress in Safer Sex Behavior

The results of the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, which were released on Friday, are somewhat discouraging. On almost every measure of safer sexual behavior, progress has either stagnated or, in cases like condom use, reversed.

The results of the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, which were released on Friday, are somewhat discouraging. On almost every measure of safer sexual behavior, progress has either stagnated or, in cases like condom use, reversed.

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Five Ways Men Can Embrace a Culture of Consent

There are a number of things men can do to affirm and embrace a culture of consent within the context of their own relationships.

Here are some things men can do to affirm and embrace a culture of consent within the context of their own relationships.

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