Between the high-tech sex toys, transplanted uteri, lab-grown penises, and perils of hookup apps, 2014 sometimes sounded like a science fiction novel. But we can’t forget the news about IUDs and STIs that came out this year, either.
Meet Alex, a young boy who proudly raps about his experience coming out as trans to his mom. As the Advocate explains, “studies have shown that trans kids with affirming parents are less likely to experience suicidal thoughts” or other consequences of depression. The video was recorded at Camp Aranu’tiq, a summer camp for transgender and gender-variant youth. [via Advocate.com]
The dating site PositiveSingles boasts that it offers a safe, confidential place for adults living with sexually transmitted diseases to connect with others in similar situations for support and possibly romance. A recent jury verdict in California, however, suggests the site is anything but confidential.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Restrictions on access to birth control are at odds with the fact that sexuality, for most of us, takes time to understand and appreciate.
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.