July marks 50 years of Pope Paul VI's encyclical prohibiting contraceptive use. For many years prior to it, the church had not been so explicit on its stance. How did it become such a thorny issue?
The use of technology to enhance sexual pleasure is ancient. Now advances in AI have led to more lifelike sex dolls hitting the market – but sex robots aren't the only innovations on the horizon.
The HBO series was a big hit in 2008, but is it still relevant two decades on?
Bigender, gender fluid, cisgender? Emerging gender categorizations are important -- for your health.
Men want to have a say in conversations about contraception – but they're worried about imposing on women's autonomy.
Male contraceptives have been under development for at least the past 50 years, because of the success of the female pill and pessimism about men taking a pill.
The sexual revolution made it acceptable for women to have premarital sex. Yet, an orgasm gap remains. Addressing the cultural forces driving this gap has social implications beyond pleasure itself.
Asexuality is less about a traditional understanding of sexual attraction and behaviour, and more about being able to discuss likes and dislikes in the early stages of a relationship.
I read 60 sex advice manuals – here's what I learnt.
Laws around the world continue to fail victims of rape and sexual abuse. It is time this, too, changed.
Sharing data about users' HIV statuses is bad enough. But why collect it in the first place?
Humans are already imposing our barely understood sexual ethic upon machines.
How can we increase safety and reduce the likelihood of sexual violence in chemsex settings? Addressing wider issues surrounding sexual consent might be a start.
Research demonstrates a two-way relationship between sleep problems and sexual problems, as well as between satisfying sex and sound sleep. If you want better sex, you need better sleep.
Women report one orgasm for every three from men. Part of the problem might lie in what happens in the bedroom.
An affair is generally a sign things aren't right with someone's relationship. It occurs when one person sees an alternative relationship as a better way to meet their needs than their existing one.
Teen sexting is on the rise. Boys and girls are equally likely to share sexually explicit imagery but girls report feeling more pressure to sext and more judgement about how they do it.
How Australian courts might interpret consent in situations like this is far from clear, and needs to be sorted out.
This podcast explores the latest sexology research – including the topics that are still too taboo to get funding. We talk to sex robot experts and find out how sex work has moved online.
Love may make the world go round, but sex keeps it going. There's been a lot of discussion in recent months about the horrors of bad sex. But it's important to remember that good sex is good for us.