Male and female brains are different at every level. Science is continuing to uncover how these differences affect health and disease.
Parkinson's disease is twice as common in men than in women. A sex gene called SRY, found only in men, could go some way to explaining this – and might pave the way for potential treatments.
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How and why animals develop as male or female is far more complex than we ever imagined.
Whether sex therapy should be a funded disability support has been controversial since the NDIS was rolled out.
A woman with a disability has won the right to have a sex therapist funded under the NDIS. This sets a positive precedent, but the NDIS should go further and fund sex worker services, too.
New research looked closely at the lives of thousands of 14 year olds to discover that fewer are having oral sex and intercourse than previous generations.
The famous sex researcher Alfred Kinsey once said the only unnatural sex act is one that can’t be performed.
As North Americans celebrate Pride this summer, we should take it as a reminder of our colourful sexual diversity, and also the infinite ways to have sex, with nothing unnatural with any of them.
Global attitudes to gender and sexual diversity are changing. Some embrace the diversity; others push back.
Bonobos may be the most promiscuous species on the planet. From meddling mothers to feeding ground excitement, their sex lives are unique in the animal world.
Almost 20% of people in the 2019 Global Drug Survey had been taken advantage of while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Rats have similar physiological reactions to humans when it comes to orgasms.
How do we get get aroused? And how can this happen without noticing it? Do the sounds we make during sex mean anything? Could rats help us figure these questions out?
An arbitration court ruled that the 28-year-old runner must lower her testosterone levels in order to compete.
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Sports are segregated by sex. But what happens when athletes don't fit neatly into sport's definition of gender?
From video games developed where players can "play" at raping women, to advertisements that sexualise women's bodies, men’s entitlement to women is just a given.
Mutual respect and communication are key to successful relationships, regardless of the gender of the partners.
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Simply put, being in a relationship can be complex - but if there's one secret to a happy one, it's communication.
New research shows dolphins have a large clitoris that is similar to the human organ.
It was not until the late 1990s that the anatomy of the human clitoris was accurately described by Australia’s first female urologist. And now research in animals is starting to catch up.
It turns out that sexuality research has little interest in … sex … or the pleasure associated with sex.
How do you express, feel, communicate, and embody your sexual desires and pleasures in the prevailing social climate?
The good thing about Kegel exercises is that you can do them pretty much anywhere.
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Doing kegel exercises is actually very beneficial for your pelvic floor muscles. Don't know how to do them? We have you covered.
Many men were concerned about climaxing too quickly or lacking interest in sex.
Research suggests that men who are exposed to cultural images of traditional masculinity have a greater vulnerability to sexual dysfunction than those who aren't.
Our new research has discovered what gives human sperm the strength to succeed in the race to fertilise the egg – and it's all to do with their tails.
And it needs to wholeheartedly attack the foundations of western philosophy.
Chicken or rooster? This bird is both – female on the left (dark feathers), and male on the right (white feathers, with larger comb and physique).
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Birds have some of the most amazing sex differences of any animal. They can control the sex of offspring, and even produce rare half-male, half-females. And their sex genes and chromosomes are quite different from ours.
Beauty can mean more opportunities – but can it also influence values?
Beautiful people tend to lead more charmed lives. Could their attractiveness also color their views on issues like abortion, premarital sex and gay marriage?