Sex & Science

In the name of progress, researchers are forever discovering the reasons behind why we do the strange things we do. Here and updates and explanations of the newest science around sex.

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Friends with benefits – a win-win situation?

‘Friends with benefits’ – a sexual relationship without commitment – isn’t just every guy’s dream. The ladies don't mind those, either.

Revealed: the top 10 relationship killers

Is there something you simply won’t put up with in a partner? If so, you’re not alone. Recent research reveals the most common relationship dealbreakers.

Why do we kiss?

Why do people lock lips with a romantic partner? New research reveals some of the more surprising reasons we kiss.

The four types of cheating

What does cheating mean to you? Sex with someone else? But for many people, there’s a lot more to being unfaithful than intercourse, recent research shows.

Why people have sex in cars

What’s the appeal of having sex in a parked car? College students weigh in on the reasons they’ve done it and what it’s all about.

Online dating: what’s the goal?

The goal of online dating seems obvious: a new partner. But is good communication or sex appeal more important when finding love online? You may be surprised.

Are you sexy?

Believing that other people find you sexy can be a major turn-on, especially for women. That’s true whether or not you believe it yourself.

Why couples should watch porn together

Do you keep your porn habits a secret from your partner? Why not watch together instead? Research shows it could even be good for your relationship.

Breasts: the bigger, the better?

Do men really prefer big, perky breasts? Guys across the globe reveal what they’re into when it comes to breast size and shape.

Too many past lovers?

Does it matter how many lovers you’ve had? When it comes to long-term relationships, your sex history could change the way a potential partner sees you.

Noisy sex: why women moan and scream in bed

When do women make most noise during sex? When they’re having an orgasm? Or when their man is about to come? Recent research reveals the truth.

Wearing red: dressed for sex

Women wearing red clothes are more interested in having casual sex and are seen as more attractive by men, scientists say.