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  1. Feel Attractive, Have Better Sex?

    Nov. 11, 2005 -- Call it the feeling-frumpy-or-fine phenomenon of sex and aging for women. A new study shows that a woman's sex life may be richer if she thinks she's at least as attractive as she was 10 years earlier. But if she thinks her glory days, in terms of attractiveness, are over, some aspe

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  2. His and Her Humor on Different Plane

    Nov. 7, 2005 -- Humor hits men and women differently, new brain research shows. The findings appear in Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, a serious journal that's not very giggly reading. Two studies in the journal's online edition pair humor with high-tech science. The results may

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  3. Married With Kids: Is Libido Lower for Women?

    Sept. 28, 2005 -- Married women are more likely to have sexual desire problems than either single women or married men, and those with children under the age of 5 are the most likely to report having little interest in sex, a new study shows. Researchers in the U.K. surveyed 11,000 men and women bet

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  4. Bad Marriage May Be Bad for Both Men and Women

    Sept. 16, 2005 -- Being in a bad marriage may be equally hazardous to the health of both spouses, according to a new study. Researchers found men and women in unhappy marriages suffered from increased stress levels throughout the day at home and at work as well as higher blood pressure at midday at

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  5. Oral Sex Common Among U.S. Teens

    Sept. 15, 2005 -- Many teens have had oral sex, and a lot of adults who've had sex with someone of the same sex don't consider themselves homosexual, according to the CDC. A CDC survey collected data on the sexual experiences of Americans aged 15-44. More than 12,500 people were interviewed in perso

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  6. Study: Bisexual Men Not Aroused by Both Sexes

    Aug. 30, 2005 - Bisexual men aren't fully bisexual, a controversial study suggests. In the study, bisexual men reported being sexually aroused by erotic videos of both men and women. But a device attached to their genitals told another story. Gerulf Rieger, a PhD candidate at Northwestern University

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  7. Women's Sex Satisfaction Linked to Submission

    July 21, 2005 -- Some women may subconsciously associate sex with submission, and the connection could wreak havoc on their ability to enjoy sex, research shows. In a series of studies involving female college students, University of Michigan researchers found that the women who most strongly linked

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  8. Sex Habits and the 'Morning After' Pill

    July 7, 2005 -- Making emergency "morning after" contraceptive pills available over the counter hasn't changed contraceptive use or unprotected sex in the U.K. So say researchers including Cicely Marston, a social science and public health lecturer at London's Imperial College. Emergency contracepti

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  9. 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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  10. 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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