The defloration rite, 1484.
The Anglo-Saxons can teach us plenty about sex and the labels we assign to ourselves today.
It’s normal for young people to want to learn about sex and relationships.
The stash of hidden magazines you might remember from your youth is vastly different from the sexually explicit content children are exposed to today.
Films like Ex Machina explore the bounds of emotional interaction between human and machine.
There are possible emotional and social pitfalls to love and sex with robots, but does that mean we should ban them entirely?
Men are more likely to use cannabis because of external factors such as peer use, and women for internal factors such as anxiety.
Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug with more than 181 million consumers worldwide, three quarters of whom are men. Why do men and women use cannabis?
South African fans got into the World Cup spirit in more ways than one.
More male babies were born in South Africa nine months after the country hosted the 2010 World Cup. There's science behind it.
Many animals form life-long partnerships, but they’re not always about sex.
Many animals, including humans, form long-term partnerships, but some are same-sex, suggesting they're not all about raising offspring but some other form of cooperation.
Can learning to write about sex help young people navigate their love lives?
Sex is part of young people's lives. So how do we teach young authors to navigate tricky narrative waters when they write about it?
Our sex lives may change as we get older but those in sexual relationships still want the same things as the young.
The Wizard of Oz series was swept from US libraries in the 1930s and 1940s.
When most people think of book censorship, they imagine political regimes and potentially book burning in Nazi Germany. What is little considered is that most books that have been challenged or banned are books for young people.
Just another pair of traditional romantics.
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This adaptation not only departs from the original text, but also reinforces precisely the traditional values that Lawrence was trying to unpick.
History shows us sex work is an enduring social expression of sexuality.
Rentboy.com is the oldest and most popular website for male sex workers, who pay a monthly fee to advertise to and connect with potential clients. Its fall this week will leave a void in the market.
A Martin & Rossi ad from the 1960s.
New research shows that the old advertising maxim 'sex and violence sell' may be bad for business.
Fly me to the moon.
Scientists have tended to think of nonhuman sexual behaviour as being all about reproduction. In fact, there is far more ha ha hee hee than we give animals credit for.
Tackling men's reluctant condom use comes down to the basics of how they view sex.
STIs might be easier to treat or manage but unprotected sex still comes with potentially serious risks.
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Over the past few years we've seen a dramatic rise in the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among Australians aged 60 years and older.
Poverty is rife in Malawi, with more than 90% living on less than US$2 a day. One of the reasons young urban Malawians give for engaging in transactional sex is to get food.
Material deprivation and young people desiring the latest fashion trends are motivating the transactional sex relationships in Malawi's urban slums.
Does this look like a typical gamer to you?
Our study found that those people - including women - who are most interested in sex play the most violent games.
Then we did it in this position.
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A taboo around older age sex is diminishing but some still find it hard.
The need for human contact is a less discussed side of the sex trade.
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The nordic model fails people who have limited options for sexual fulfillment.