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  1. Even the Lowly Worm Needs Sex Drive

    Nov. 6, 2003 -- Why have sex? If we could reproduce without men, would humans still have a sex drive? Would romance, and men, even exist? Scientists have been pondering this biological drive, trying to tease out the underlying mechanism behind sex drive. In a study appearing in this month's Science,

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  2. Women Like Cads for Sex, Dads for Mating

    Oct. 24, 2003 -- When women think of "Mr. Right" it's usually a kind, compassionate, and moral man who reminds them of dad. But when it comes to picking "Mr. Right Now," it's the devilish cads that win out, hands down. A new study shows once again what romance novelists have written about for centur

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  3. Is Sexuality Hardwired?

    Oct. 20, 2003 -- Through mice, humans are beginning to understand the mystery of sexual identity. A new study provides the first clues that sexuality is hardwired in the brain before birth -- that gender identity and homosexuality are not chosen. The study turns science on its ear. "Since the 1970s,

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  4. Sex-Crazed Nations: Where Does U.S. Rank?

    Sept. 24, 2003 -- Sex in the U.S. may not be as frequent as in Eastern Europe, but at least Americans are still among the sexiest creatures on the planet. A new global sex survey by condom maker Durex shows Eastern Europeans have the most plentiful sex lives, with Hungarians, Bulgarians, and Russian

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  5. No Sex for Males Without Taste

    Sept. 10, 2003 -- For the first time, researchers have linked a specific sex behavior to a female insect pheromone. If you haven't yet heard of pheromones, rest assured that the perfume industry has. Pheromones are chemical signals exuded by many animals -- including humans -- that evoke behavior. S

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  6. Some Relationships Can Make You Sick

    July 29, 2003 -- There may be some truth to the phrase "love can make you sick." A new study shows having relationships with people whom you have mixed feelings for can drive up your blood pressure "The conventional wisdom is that stress is bad for our health, and that personal relationships are goo

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  7. Men And Women Are From Mars

    July 7, 2003 -- Forget Venus, we're all trying to land on Mars. Men and women might not be as far apart in libido and sexual behaviors as we once thought. A new study, appearing in The Journal of Sex Research, takes a close look at this ever-fascinating topic -- men's and women's attitudes and actio

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  8. Oral Sex Puts Teens at Risk for STDs

    May 9, 2003 - Risky oral sex may be fueling the unprecedented recent rise in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among teenagers. A new study shows sexually active teenagers have more oral sex partners than sexual intercourse partners, and most have never used protection, such as a condom, during o

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  9. Viagra Works in Women, Too

    May 5, 2003 (New Orleans) -- Depression takes all the joy out of life, even the joy of sex. Fortunately for many people, many symptoms of depression diminish once they begin treatment with antidepressant drugs such as Prozac. But for many women, when the depression leaves the sexual dysfunction rema

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  10. How the Nose Sniffs Out a Mate

    Feb. 13, 2003 -- Could your mate pick you out of crowd using only his or her nose? According to a new study, the answer may just be yes. Researchers say they've found proof that mice use a highly specialized sense to create a unique image of other mice based on the subtle chemical signals called phe

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