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    1. Activity of Brain May Explain Men's Sex Drive

      March 8, 2004 - It's no mystery: Men are more interested and respond to erotic pictures more than women do. But now, with sophisticated new imaging, scientists can now see what's happening in the brain that makes this happen -- and explain men's sex drive. Their report appears in this week's issue o

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    2. Math May Tell Which Marriages Last

      Feb. 13, 2004 -- "Chemistry" may get the credit as the foundation for a good relationship, but new research suggests that calculus may better predict whether it stays intact. Researchers say that a mathematical formula they devised can predict with at least 94% accuracy which couples will eventually

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    3. Many Men Don't Use Condoms

      Jan. 26, 2004 -- Many low-income, straight men don't use condoms for disease prevention, despite knowing the risks, a new study shows. Rather than wear a condom to prevent syphilis, gonorrhea, or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), they would rather take a chance -- and deal with the consequ

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    4. Heartbreak Harder for Women Than Men

      Dec. 22, 2003 -- Heartbreak is harder on women, a British study shows. The end of a relationship has a bad effect on both women's and men's mental health. But the heartbreak lasts longer for women. And unlike men, starting a new relationship doesn't make it all better. This is especially true for wo

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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