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  1. Single Gene May Change Sexual Behavior

    June 15, 2005 -- Flipping the switch on a single gene may be enough to turn a coy female fruit fly into a crooning Casanova, according to a new study. Researchers found that altering a single gene in female fruit flies caused their sexual behavior to change and resemble that of males. "In these expe

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  2. Are Some Women Genetically Blessed for Orgasm?

    June 7, 2005 -- A woman's genes might affect her ability to achieve orgasm, British researchers report. They haven't found an "orgasm gene," and they don't dismiss other influences (such as cultural, social, and psychological traits). They also say they know they're wading into a "highly speculative

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  3. The Golden Age of Sex

    May 27, 2005 -- Don't believe the hype about sex fading with age. Relationships and sex remain a vital part of life for many people in midlife and beyond, an AARP survey shows. AARP has just released a 2004 update to its 1999 sex report. The results will appear in the July/August issue of AARP The M

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  4. Unhappy Marriage Raises Women's Heart Risk

    May 13, 2005 -- For married women, a happy heart is a healthy heart. A number of studies have shown that marriage is good for men's health. Oddly, that doesn't seem to be true for women unless they are in happy marriages, more recent research suggests. Why? Women in satisfying relationships are less

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  5. Sexual Orientation: Does Your Nose Know?

    May 10, 2005 -- Forget the perfume. Your body odor may already be sending powerful signals to potential partners. New research suggests that preferences for certain body odors may provide valuable clues about a person's gender and sexual orientation. The study showed that homosexual men and lesbian

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  6. Controversy Over Emergency Contraception Drug

    April 8, 2005 -- The FDA has made slow progress as it considers a decision to allow an "emergency" contraception drug called Plan B to be sold over the counter. But things may speed up if two U.S. Senators have their way. The senators say they will block confirmation of President Bush's nominee to h

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  7. 1 in 5 Young Teens Report Having Tried Oral Sex

    April 4, 2005 -- Nearly a third of 14-year-olds plan oral sex within six months -- and nearly 20% say they've already tried oral sex, a California survey shows. The survey is not a national sample. The data, while carefully collected, comes from 580 ninth-grade boys and girls at two California schoo

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  8. Why We Have Sex

    March 30, 2005 -- Take away the sweet talk and lust, and sex comes down to survival of the fittest, a new British study shows. How did the researchers figure that out? They didn't ask this year's so-called sexiest man or woman alive. No surveys were done on modern mating habits; no calls were made t

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  9. Recipe for Happiness in Marriage

    March 22, 2005 -- The old saying about marriage that "what's good for the goose is good for the gander" is getting some scientific support. Cultivating your own happiness could make your spouse happier, too. "A married man is significantly more satisfied with his life when his wife becomes more sati

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  10. Want Romance? Oysters May Really Work

    March 16, 2005 -- Oysters' reputation as an aphrodisiac is legendary, but now researchers say they may have found scientific evidence to back up those claims. A team of American and Italian researchers has found evidence that at least four varieties of bivalve mollusks -- a seafood category that inc

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