Women protest against child marriage in Albany, New York.
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It is possible for minors in all 50 states to get married. A scholar explains the long history of child marriage, mostly of young girls, in the US.
People in Melbourne protest funding cuts to the Safe Schools program in 2016.
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From William Chidley to Germaine Greer Australia has spawned more than its fair share of radical thinkers about sex, and Australians have often embraced their ideas, despite persecution by officialdom.
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A novelist who compared a man's genitals to a billiard rack has won this year's Bad Sex in Fiction Award. But not all entries were that silly.
Is this how we got the sperm and the egg?
An ancient sexual conflict over mitochondrial inheritance may be responsible for the evolution of the two sexes as we know them.
The unpleasant influence of the adult entertainment industry.
Sex education in some American high schools is evolving to include to curb sexual assaults.
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Incorporating lessons on healthy sexual behavior into sex ed classes and special prevention programs for youth could be key to reducing sexual violence, experts say.
Most people's shortbread-tin ideas about the Highlands and Islands are missing a key traditional ingredient.
Jenny Graves published her first paper on sex genes in 1967.
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The 2017 Prime Minister's Science Prize winner is genetic researcher Professor Jenny Graves, well known for her 2002 suggestion that the male Y chromosome will self-destruct.
A collage of Beate Uhse shops from the late 1970s.
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Just as Playboy was emerging as a cultural phenomenon in the United States, a German entrepreneur named Beate Uhse was building a sex business of her own – centered on the pleasure of women.
Sexting is a criminal offence for under-18s.
Sexting has led to a rise in under-18s reported for sex offences.
“Gritty,” “authentic” are words of praise often used for TV director David Simon: No less so with The Deuce, his new series about the rise of the porn industry in New York City in the 1970s.
Dressing up can be part of the sexual act. Here: fetish nails and make up.
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Fetishes and non-conventional sexual practices are commonly misrepresented and judged by society. It's time to stop judging and instead embrace and enjoy our sexual lives.
Attractiveness in the voice is very important for the impressions we give our potential partners.
Body language can sometimes tell us if the person we're talking to is interested in us romantically. But the way they talk offers a few clues, too.
A certain amount of cognitive decline with age is inevitable, but there are ways to radically slow this decline.
Grounds of Hand Up Ministries in Oklahoma City houses sex offenders.
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Beginning in the 1990s, all 50 US states and Washington, DC created public sex offender registries. Do they do more to help or hurt?
Criminalising an entire industry because of isolated examples takes away choice from free-will participants based exclusively on the behaviour of abusers.
The sex industry doesn’t need your admiration, but nor does it deserve your condemnation.
Sex education in progressive countries like The Netherlands and Switzerland emphasizes intimacy, adventure and connection. Lower rates of teen pregnancy and sexual dysfunction ensue.
Male scientists dominate labs, often with little to no female representation in the work or research subjects.
Research laboratories are dominated by men, and that's not only bad for lab culture, it can be dangerous for science.
One of the first British films to depict the ‘crime’ of homosexuality.
Decriminalisation changed the way homosexuality and gay culture were portrayed on screen.
Marching for pride, London, 1974.
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Even the Wolfenden report cited the need to protect the public from that which disgusted them.