Sex Isn't As Risky As You Think It Is

People are crap at estimating risk. They’re scared of flying, for example, even though it’s far less likely that their metal sky-bird will crash and burn than their car will get crushed by a truck on the way to the airport. Combine that with a tendency to get judgey about sex, and you’ll find attitudes that can have… »11/13/15 1:50pm11/13/15 1:50pm

This Spider's Mate Breaks Her Genitals So She Can’t Have Sex Ever Again

Male animals can be greedy about paternity. They’ve evolved a ton of different strategies to help them monopolize a female’s eggs. Beating up rivals is a general favorite. Some species use long bouts of sex to keep females away from new mates. Still others stop up female genitals with gooey plugs or bits of broken… »11/10/15 1:40pm11/10/15 1:40pm

Here's How Ejaculation Actually Works 

Ejaculation may feel like a glorious mess, as uncontrollable as an avalanche or a runaway train. In reality, it’s a tightly choreographed court dance: integrating three different branches of the nervous system, triggering cascades of contractions in smooth and striated muscles, all accompanied by the electrical storm… »10/23/15 2:10pm10/23/15 2:10pm

Lamar Odom's "Natural" Erection Supplement Probably Contained Actual Viagra

Lamar Odom came off life support and regained consciousness today after collapsing while visiting a brothel in Nevada. The apparent culprit(s), according to the Nye County sheriff: cocaine combined with 10 tabs of natural “sexual performance enhancer supplements” — a.k.a. “herbal Viagra.” But it’s possible those… »10/16/15 7:49pm10/16/15 7:49pm

How Playboy Used to Be an Innovator in Porn Technology 

Come March of 2016, Playboy magazine is ditching nude photos in favor of the merely scantily clad. (Go ahead and make the joke about reading it for the articles. I’ll wait.) The magazine has struggled to make a profit in a world brimming with free internet pornography. Which is interesting, given Playboy’s long… »10/14/15 4:20pm10/14/15 4:20pm