31 July 2014
- My Dad would have loved this Joy of Sex
Fresh from the Hollywood premiere of Sex Tape, Nicholas Comfort explains how the classic sex manual written by his father Dr Alex Comfort finally got big-screen billing
- Sex With Strangers is polished
The Second Stage production of the new dramedy "Sex With Strangers", directed by David Schwimmer, is polished and stylish, and boasts superior casting
- Screwed by IRS? No, actual sex with IRS
After 23 years with the IRS Dr. Marylou Naccarato was an IRS Agent. Then, she saw a cable TV show on sexual health, quit the IRS and became a clinical sexologist.
- 5 Things we all want to make sex better
A large study with 10,000 people between 33 and 43 years old paints a picture of how we all would like to change our intimate lives.
- 1920s sex manual returned to library 55 years late
Mostly written in a style as dry as its name, the Jazz Age tome provides a plethora of old-time tips on making whoopie.
30 July 2014
- Gérard Depardieu strips for the big screen
Softcore scenes in arthouse movies lost their power to shock a long time ago, but the naked body can still leave you reeling, as the actor's eye-popping performance in Welcome to New York demonstrates
- Cosmopolitan magazine has first article on lesbian sex positions
The magazine has published its very first sex guide for lesbian couples in its 50 year history. [more]
- Fisting is not permitted
This article demonstrates how classification and criminal laws in Australia reinforce a heterosexual and big business model for pornography, while reducing the ability of local, independent producers to produce pornography that challenges this model.
- The fascinating history of the word dildo
Perhaps derived from "dill-doll", a soothing doll, or from "Dil doul", a phrase that referred to a man's penis
- The 21 sexiest things about sex
From the aroma, to watching your partner's pupils dilate as they orgasm, to doggy style
29 July 2014
- Will robot orgasms make actual sex obsolete?
Teledildonic technology -- otherwise known as computer- aided sex toys -- could change intimacy as we know it
- Sex and the carnival
The Funland exhibit at the Museum of Sex, is about the sexual subtext of carnivals. It is heavy on nudity but light on substance.
- Taiwan's First Sex Restaurant
The restuarant offers penis ice cream ridged with ropey veins, to a blow-up doll that will keep you warm while you eat, this place has everything.
- Why we should decriminalize prostitution
There is a very common form of rhetoric that's used against us ... that sex work isn't work. That it's a dodge. That it's a scam. That it's a form of exploitation
- My wife got bored with our sex life
It didn't have anything to do with not "loving" me any more, either. It was the 30 years of the daily routine
28 July 2014
- Losing your virginity is better than 20 years ago
A study from Illinois State University has found that losing your virginity has become a significantly better experience over that course of time [more]
- Sex myths we thought were true as teenagers
That every person in our class had already had sex at least 15 times, and that women, just like men, would climax after a few minutes of penetrative sex
- The mind is key in female orgasm
A woman's orgasm may have a lot to do with her ability to focus on her body and steer her thoughts a certain way, a new study suggests
- The use of humour in sexuality education
This paper explores the role of humour in sexuality education as observed in a Year 9 New Zealand health class
- Older women want sex but men don't want them
In Welcome to New York, she plays the long-suffering wife of an adulterous financier, based on Dominique Strauss-Kahn
27 July 2014
- Designer vaginas most popular with 18-24 year olds
Porn, airbrushing and waxing behind 'worrying' surgery trend among young women
- Streak for tigers
London Zoo is hosting another streaking event, looking for supporters to strip off and bare all for tigers and streak around ZSL London Zoo!
- An interview with Oswalt Kolle
Journalist Oswalt Kolle (1928-2010) as the promoter of sex education in Germany and Western Europe in the late 1960s.
- Japan cracks down on uncensored porn films
Japanese police have arrested people on charges of public obscenity, during a live internet broadcast, where the law require genitals to be censored
26 July 2014
- Why online porn filters were doomed to failure
Porn filters were mooted as the answer to our growing porn problem, but they were never going to work
- Sleep-related erections throughout the ages
First noted by German researchers in the 1940s, before the beginning of the Christian era, it was known that men had erections and ejaculations during sleep
- Erotic thoughts key to female orgasm
Researchers found that women who regularly have orgasm have more erotic thoughts than those who did not have orgasms regularly during sex. [more]
- Susan Sarandon's past sexual relationship with David Bowie
The Thelma and Louise co-star says they got together just over 30 years ago when working on the horror film The Hunge
- Lady Laid Bare
As part of our Sex Blogger Directory project we profile a sex blogger each and every month. This month, we're giving the floor to the lady behind Lady Laid Bare
25 July 2014
- 10-year-old sex toy in woman's vagina
A Scottish woman walked around with a five-inch sex toy inside her for 10 years without realising, doctors have reported.
- Kenya told to embrace gay sex
Kenya is among countries told to legalise homosexuality, prostitution and drug injecting or lose donor funding at the ongoing international Aids conference in Melbourne, Australia
- Daniel Radcliffe on the first time he had sex
If you have any doubt whether Daniel Radcliffe is all grown up, just read what the Harry Potter star has to say about sex and relationships.
- Why I love breasts: A coming-of-age story
A Men's Health editor examines his long, luscious history with half-naked women
- The most anatomically correct 'vagina pants'
A British art student has created underwear showing intricately labelled diagrams of the female reproductive system.
24 July 2014
- Why women really use contraception
Lena Dunham asked her Twitter followers to explain why they use birth control. The answers aren't what you might expect
- Google's plan to eradicate porn from searches
A lot of innocuous phrases have sexual images attached. Google wants you to find them
- Brits say 'No' to porn filters
Despite porn filters being available, almost no one is choosing to have them installed, and only one Internet provider managing to get over 10% to sign up.
- Fifty Shades of Grey isn't about equality
The truth is, the battle of the sexes isn't about equality, it's about who's going to surrender to whom
- 10 more strange facts about penises
From a fish with genitals on its head to four-headed privates, we bring you more odd trivia about the male member
23 July 2014
- Confessions from a fetish party
Last time, I went to a fetish party, it was winding down and it was simply very sensual but I was not actively participating. But this time. This time was different.
- Everyone I've ever had sex with
A 26-year-old female from the Netherlands documents the list of people
- How men fake orgasms
A Time Out survey revealed that almost a third of guys have faked it
- Swinger couples have a lower divorce rate
Ever wonder why swinger couples have a lower divorce rate and why they have more fun than monogamous couples?
- A history of slang terms for having sex
Linguist Jonathon Green, author of Green's Dictionary of Slang has created charts of slang for sexual intercourse, and genitalia slang, one for penis and one for vagina.
22 July 2014
- How not to ask your wife for sex
We collected seven peoples' stories from all walks of life about their first A public cri de coeur on the internet documenting why your wife is refusing to have sex leaves much to be desired [more]
- 10 Things I've learned as a porn site intern
I started my internship at Sex.com. I had some expectations, but like most unfounded presumptions, the reality was entirely different.
- Cafe welcomes breastfeeding mothers
Unlike Hollister and Victoria Secret who escorted breastfeeding moms out of their stores, the Brasserie Blanc in Cheltenham welcomes breastfeeding mothers
- Never confess to how many lovers you've had
What's the perfect amount of sexual partners to confess to if you're over 30 and decent looking?
- The UK's 10 strangest sex laws
From the legality to having sex a on motorbike, to your dog, having sex with the Queen's dog
21 July 2014
- My first experience with Internet porn
We collected seven peoples' stories from all walks of life about their first experience with porn on the internet. Some are funny, some will horrify, and some are oddly nostalgic.
- Porn star by profession and choice
In an industry that is perceived to be exploitative, former porn star Sunny Leone has categorically stated that she joined the adult entertainment business of her own accord.
- The best animal "sex" photos from Getty Images
When you do a search for "sex" on Getty Images, you get a lot of interesting results
- Don't put that in there!
As paediatricians, part of our job is to teach adolescents about sex. As researchers, our job is to help figure out the science about what works, and what doesn't, to keep people healthy.
- Sex and science and rock & roll?
Zoe Cormier as she welcomes revellers to Heavenly Nipples, an upmarket sex emporium in the naughty corner of last month's Glastonbury Festival in the UK.
20 July 2014
- Anatomical underthings
Here's a trend to take your exhibitionism on Instagram to a new level before Labor Day: Anatomical clothing.
- I made my husband try a sex robot
Can the crowdfunded Autoblow2 deliver on its promise to revolutionize male sex toys? I asked my husband to find out
- 6 Ways to get what you want in bed
Stand up for yourself: there are ways you can feel comfortable in making sexual requests in the bedroom.
- All about virginity
Virginity is a complicated subject with many myths and misconceptions. This FAQ addresses many common questions about virginity.
19 July 2014
- Confessions of a porn junkie
That's what he called himself, and that's why one of the other things he did during this century's first decade was make a movie about his addiction to porn
- 28 Mind-blowing lesbian sex positions
Cosmopolitan.com now has sex positions for the lesbians, bisexuals, pansexuals, queers, all the lady-loving ladies in the crowd! You'll never sex the same way again
- The truth about boomer sex
A new study based on the National Health and Sexuality Survey, in which 1,939 heterosexual elderly people participated, show that 62.3% of men and 37.4% of women are sexually active.
- Teaching kids about sex has lifetime benefits
We need to reach 10- to 14-year-olds, often through their parents or schools, to teach them about their bodies and support development of a healthy body image and a strong sense of self worth
- An apple a day to boost your sex life
Researchers have discovered that eating an apple a day may improve sexual arousal in women. Which gives credence to the old adage: an apple a day keeps the doctor away
18 July 2014
- Facebook deletes club's nude charity calendar page
A women's university rowing club has been banned from Facebook after their nude charity calendar was branded as pornography.
- The right to bare arms, legs and other body parts
Americans are, on the whole, much more squeamish about public nudity than Europeans
- Wellcome Collection hails the masters of sex
The Wellcome Collection relaunches in November with an eye-popping show about sex. From scientific studies to sex toys through the ages, objects designed to stop masturbation and much more
- When men use sex for intimacy
Women need intimacy to get to sex, they say, but a lot of men have sex because it's one of the few ways we can express our emotions and gain intimacy.
17 July 2014
- International Swingers Day soon
August 9th 2014 is International Swingers Day, when like-minded swingers gather in different clubs all over the world to celebrate the lifestyle [more]
- Instructed: A New Erotic Film
I had asked if Pandora wanted to do a solo scene with a fantasy voiceover. As it was going to be her first hardcore explicit sex scene, Pandora suggested a better idea, one that would involve her real-life dominant lover
- Do you masturbate too much?
Whether you masturbate twice a week or twice a day, match or exceed that mark, and you start wondering whether you're doing it too much.
- 10 Things you don't know about penises
If you think the penis isn't mysterious, there's a lot you don't know
- Can animals consent to sex with humans
Spink doesn't consider himself just another animal fucker. He describes himself as a heterospecies writer and thinker, and a species-equality activist
16 July 2014
- Japanese artist arrested for making 3D genitals
A Japanese artist has been arrested for disseminating "3D printable design files" of her own genitalia [more]
- Phallic images Of Japan's Annual Penis Festival
Kawasaki's annual Festival of the Steel Phallus (Kanamara Matsuri), which is traditionally held on the first Sunday of April.
- How to write about sex without being boring
Sex is the subject of a million cliches, and tons of terrible writing. The good news? Science fiction and fantasy writers have a special opportunity to look at sex afresh.
- Why this is the sexiest movie scene ever
The creators of Masters of Sex, claim a primary influence was a sex scene from the 1973 film Don't Look Now, one of 50 sex scenes the researched for the show's pilot
- Pornography blogs: For academic purposes only!
From an academic point of view, these blogs are interesting in the sense that any individual with a computer and internet access can become a virtual curator, picking and sharing what she/he likes with the viewers
15 July 2014
- Teachers see porn link with school canings
From the Guardian archive, 15 July 1977: Corporal punishment inspires a disturbing amount of pornographic material, says teachers' society
- Teen Tatler doesn't need to tell girls to flirt with adults
The magazine has come under fire for suggesting young girls flirt with their friends' dads to climb the social ladder. Radhika Sanghani disagrees with its predatory advice - but admits that flirting with older men is just part of puberty
- Next removes baby grow covered in 'penis drawings'
Leicestershire fashion giant Next has taken a baby grow off its shelves after shocked customers noticed it was covered in penis drawings.
- Cara Delevingne shows support for Free The Nipple campaign
The model is once again supporting the campaign for topless rights, posting two provocative images to her six million followers on Instagram
- A brief history of sexploitative party games
A teen goes viral for servicing men in a bar, all for a free drink. But sadly, this isn't shocking at all
14 July 2014
- Draconian laws on underage sexting ruin lives
Masters of Sex is a fine example of why some of us are still happy to spend a little more on our cable bill. It treats viewers like grown-ups who are curious about sex of all forms
- Fascinating sperm facts
Even though these little guys are so teeny-tiny it is important you know exactly what you're dealing with, before sharing it with others!
- Which of these porn star orgasms are fake?
We got five porn stars to provide us with two videos; one of them having a real orgasm, and one of them having a fake orgasm.
- Buying your first vibrator
These days, purchasing your first vibrator is both easier yet also more complicated
- The 10 dirty novels you need to read
A dirty book is a tale of the taboo: affairs, incest, pedophilia, perversion, sadomasochism, well-meaning cults
13 July 2014
- Masters of Sex season 2
Masters of Sex is a fine example of why some of us are still happy to spend a little more on our cable bill. It treats viewers like grown-ups who are curious about sex of all forms
- Scientists probe 'sex addict' brains
The first study to investigate brain activity in "sex addicts" has uncovered remarkable similarities with people addicted to drugs
- Dating Naked
VH1 has released he first full trailer for its dating show experiment Dating Naked, where singles go on tropical dates in the buff
- Sex at 60
As 60 approaches I look in the mirror and I see a head of long, graying hair and a body delicately scarred by life. The boobs are no longer perky and I bear the stretch marks of two pregnancies
12 July 2014
- Incest may no longer be a taboo
A judge in Australia says incest may no longer be a taboo and the only reason it is criminal is potential birth abnormalities, which can be solved by abortion
- Sex toy with -in camera helps spot health problems
Adult sex toy company Svakom has created the first vibrator with a camera which allows users to perform health checks looking out for signs of abnormal changes or STIs
- An apple a day improves women's sex lives
Scientists discovered a regular daily apple intake can boost sexual pleasure in healthy women [more]
- Tech-savvy prostitutes trade pimps for web pages
An increasing number of tech savvy escorts have bypassed their pimps and have taken to the Web
- 6 Things Masters and Johnson taught us about sex in 1970
Before Masters of Sex was a hit show, the real Virginia Johnson and Dr. William Masters graced the May 25, 1970 cover of Time to talk about their groundbreaking adult sexual education.
11 July 2014
- Do we really need sex museums?
A popular erotic exhibition from New York's Sex Museum is due to transfer to London. Dr Brooke Magnanti argues why such spaces, as 'fun' as they may be, are wholly unnecessary in the first place
- 17 sex facts that will make you gasp
Men have on average 11 erections a day, and there's a one-third chance that your nam is still having sex, and, only 30% of women reach orgasm through penetrative sex [more]
- When porn was fun
Before the internet men had to run the gauntlet of sneaking a jazz mag upstairs and then hiding it from Mum's prying eyes.Those were the days...
- You may find it harder to orgasm now
Man asks women for advice on what to do if he 'magically became a girl tomorrow' - and the response is overwhelming
- What do men think about when they masturbate?
A straight single guy, gay committed guy, and straight married guy, give their views
10 July 2014
- What's so dangerous about a woman's pubic hair?
A piece of art depicting a woman with unbuttoned trousers has been removed by a gallery over fears it may be seen by children
- Banned sex book republished
A sex manual for teenagers that was banned in 1969 has just been republished - proof that open discussion about sex is no longer the social taboo it once was
- Meet the webcam girls
A sex manual for teenagers that was banned in 1969 has just been republished - proof that open discussion about sex is no longer the social taboo it once was [more]
- 3% of women suffer from extreme sexual addiction
The first major study on women who have sex so often it impacts their life have found that 3% of women are 'hypersexual'. [more]
- How Facebook is changing coming out
In the 21st century, Facebook and other social media platforms offer a new way for LGBTQ individuals to "come out" to friends and family
9 July 2014
- What it's like coming out as a sex worker
As a new book comes out from an Australian sex worker who has slept with more than 10,000 men, Dr Brooke 'Belle de Jour' Magnanti recalls her own coming out
- Studying the obvious: women, sex, and research
Researchers learned that middle aged women who think sexual activity is important have more sex, and their sexual activity is associated with "health-related quality of life."
- Why some people get enraged when women have sex
A new paper suggests it can be traced back in part to the outdated idea that since Aomen have to rely on men, they can't afford to be sleeping around. [more]
- The defining sex scenes of reality TV
A tryst on "Big Brother" shocked viewers -- but as Juan Pablo reminded us, reality-TV sex is par for the course
- 6 Counterintuitive tricks for making love last
The opposite can also be true of our preconceived notions of love and relationships
8 July 2014
- My Uncomfortably Crowded Vagina
I happen to think what happens with my vagina and adjacent parts, what I put into it, take out of it, how I treat and tend to its needs, and so on, is my business
- The Little Red Schoolbook
The Pope denounced it as sacrilegious, and morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse successfully campaigned to have it prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Act. This month, it will be reprinted
- Why there's nothing wrong with getting into bed on the first date
It's quite amazing that in this day and age we still have a double standard when it comes to having sex on a first date. If a male does it, he is called a stud; if a woman does it, she is called a slut.
- Japan's porn makers recruit at prestigious university
According to Japanese online news site EN NEWS 163, the country's four largest adult filmmakers jointly held a job fair at Tokyo's prestigious Waseda University.
- How is this painting pornographic
A portrait was removed from a major gallery after it was deemed 'pornographic'. Why does women's pubic hair cause such outrage
7 July 2014
- 10 sex lessons I wish I learned when I was younger
From telling your partner what you want, and, that sex is awkward and sticky
- The First Gay President
Newsweek dubbed Barack Obama "The First Gay President", complete with a rainbow halo, despite not actually being gay.
- World's earliest erotic graffiti found
Racy inscriptions and phalluses carved into Astypalaia's rocky peninsula shed light on very private lives of ancient Greece
- She was a virgin, he was a porn addict
Chuck is 34 and Stacie is 28. They met online on eHarmony on November 10, 2008, and have been married for four years.
- How I got into a threesome
It wasn't that I'd grown tired of Martin and was looking for a new man to join us in the bedroom. It just happened
6 July 2014
- 10 things all men should know about sex
From not underestimating the power of kissing, to being clean, and not assuming you know how to please a woman
- Why masturbation should be part of sex ed at any age
Masturbation shouldn't be taboo amongst teens or adults. Here's why it should be at the top of the list for sex educators.
- Customers buzz hostesses in Kanto vibrator bar
In the bar, customers have the option of bringing the hostesses to orgasm with a remote-controlled vibrato
- How I have sex as a quadriplegic
Rachelle Friedman, dispels misconceptions about the sex lives of disabled people and speaks frankly about her own.
5 July 2014
- Introducing the personal trainer for your vagina
This round, vibrating, silicone device may look like a sex toy but the KGoal is actually a fitness tracker for down there
- The average porn star
I've spent the last six months analyzing the world's largest database of adult films and performers, to discover what the average performer looks like, what they do on film, and how their role has evolved over the last forty years
- The accidental threesome
All I did was say aloud what everyone was thinking: "We're going to have a threesome." It wasn't a question or a demand; it was a statement of fact.
- Facebook's new breastfeeding policy a sham
It's become clear to TERA that Facebook's "new" breastfeeding-friendly policy on photos is pretty much a sham. Women are finding their breastfeeding photos removed as usual on Facebook
- Multiple sex partners may be good for you
A new study published in Social Psychology and Personality Science, a journal, has revealed a secret that it can be good for you to have casual sex.
4 July 2014
- Songs that are really about sex
From "It Ain't the Meat" to "Let Me Play with Your Poodle," the sneakiest sex songs in the history of music.
- Man has his 10-inch penis enlarged
Billy-Tom O'Connor's manhood was flashed up on Britain's ITV This Morning showing the results of a penoplasty which increased the girth of his penis
- Could you give up porn for 90 days?
Esquire investigates the latest trend encouraging young men to quit their favourite pasttime
- I really don't want to look at my vagina
The doctor asked: "Would you like to look at your cervix?" I smiled and said firmly: "Thanks, but no thanks."
- Violet Blue: Ethical porn examples
As far as we can tell, though, the vast majority of porn consumers reject the type of content that is most problematic, and now that porn has become ubiquitous, many have argued that the industry is moving in a more positive direction
3 July 2014
- New revenge porn laws won't stop slutshaming
Revenge porn is a very intimate kind of harassment which new British laws cannot properly tackle [more]
- Google bans porn ads from search results
Google has begun banning pornographic ads from its search engine, although it does allow ads for strip clubs and what it terms adult and sexual dating sites.
- Magazines change how you think about sex
A new study from Washington State University suggests that our favorite glossy magazines might change the way we think about sex, particularly consent. [more]
- Performative sex is utterly different from private sex
Adult performer Lorelei Lee is desperately lobbying ahead of tomorrow's vote on a bill mandating condoms in porn [more]
- Tracing sexuality in Indian culture
As authors of "Indian concepts on sexuality" put it, "Victorian values stigmatized Indian sexual liberalism
2 July 2014
- 7 Tips for having a great one-night-stand
For those who really desire it, casual sex comes (forgive the pun) with many benefits, like higher self-esteem and life satisfaction.
- How to have cybersex
There are thousands of people on the internet swinging their bits about for their sexual enjoyment. Here's how to get into it without injury or death!
- 6 weird facts about sex and love
From the fact that women can make their voice "sexier," but men can't, to, that you are less likely to get grossed out when aroused
- World Cup relaxed attitude to sex pays off
All countries which banned their players from having sex at the 2014 World Cup have been eliminated, while those with a more relaxed view on the matter are enjoying better results on the pitch, research has shown.
- 21 Reasons to have more sex!
Sometimes for us ladies it is good to be reminded that sex is good for our health, wellbeing, looks, and our hearts
1 July 2014
- Hundreds queue to see Titan's Penis
The phallus-shaped flower is the tallest in the world, reaching heights of up to three metres (10 feet). It appears once every 10 years and lasts for only 72 hours.
- People who sleep nude in bed are most content
A poll of over a 1000 Britains has found that most who slept nude were happy in their relationships
- I've slept with 10,000 men
A former elite escort says she was paid was paid between $500 to $1000 an hour.
- Sex with blindfolds
A blindfold can increase sexual tension and magnify arousal; because when one your senses is lost all of the other senses become heightened to compensate
- How to make it in porn
We talk to Markus Waxenegger, Austria's biggest porn export who has starred in more than 1,500 movies and won multiple awards