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The physiological response to sex is similar to that of exercise. from shutterstock.com

Health Check: does sex count as exercise?

Sex can often be a pleasurable experience. But it also has benefits some reports have compared to those of exercise. So can sex really count as a workout?
The difficult thing is how to measure it, because people will probably over-estimate. from www.shutterstock.com.au

How long does sex normally last?

If you're a non-scientist, you might have once asked yourself, propped against the bedhead after disappointingly quick intercourse, how long does sex "normally" last?
A male African jacana bird mounts a female, but who takes the lead in caring for the young?. Shutterstock/Dave Montreuil

Wild sex: when sex roles get reversed, some females develop a ‘penis’

Sex roles in nature don't always follow the same script. In fact, some females have genitals that resemble a penis. How can this be? Evolution has the answers.
The alleged sexual incompatibility of the heterosexual couple is not actually new. Teymur Madjderey

Some notes on the female orgasm in 2015

Surveys of sexual practice conducted between 1921 and 1995 found that women tend not to have orgasms during penile-vaginal sex. And yet men's and women's magazines continue to offer 'lessons'.
Breasts ‘barrel-rolling across Ezra’s howling mouth’? That joke isn’t funny anymore. Kandarya Mahadeva Temple, India. David Tubau

Sex is neither good nor bad, but writing makes it so

Yesterday, the British Literary Review awarded the 2015 Bad Sex in Fiction award to Morrissey. So what is it about sex writing that's so difficult – and what's the secret of writers who know how to seduce?
It’s normal for young people to want to learn about sex and relationships. Creatista/Shutterstock

It may be awkward, but we need to talk to kids about porn

The stash of hidden magazines you might remember from your youth is vastly different from the sexually explicit content children are exposed to today.

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