The purpose of sex may seem obvious, but it has perplexed and intrigued a variety of great minds for millennia.
Men and women who report a decrease in sexual activities are more likely to experience a deterioration in how they rate their overall level of health.
How embryos develop, evolution and sexual pleasure all help explain why men have nipples. But ‘man boobs’ are a different story.
Today's beds are thought of as bastions of privacy. But not long ago, they were the perches from which kings ruled and places where travelers hunkered down with complete strangers.
People with sexual fetishes aren't dangerous; nor are their desires a sign of mental illness. Fetishism can be part of a healthy relationship – so it's time to lose the stigma.
Four ways to teach children about consent.
Scholars weigh in on what sex education should look like for Indonesian schools. To this day the subject does not have a formal curriculum.
An increasing demand for sex robots is concerning, as there are ethical concerns about a possible related increase in gender-based violence.
There's a strand of radical feminist thought that claims porn causes misogyny. So four researchers decided to test this idea – and descended on a porn expo to study the beliefs of the male attendees.
The Victorian parliament should delay its vote on the birth certificate reform bill to allow more consultation with women's groups and to assess the potential impact on single-sex spaces.
Proposed reforms in Victoria will not only remove barriers for many TGD people to navigate their daily lives more safely, but help to make gender categories in general less strictly defined.
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.
How and why animals develop as male or female is far more complex than we ever imagined.
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.
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.
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?