In 2013, researchers identified a woman who, 5 or 6 times a day, would experience spontaneous orgasms originating in her left foot. They called her condition, straightforwardly enough, Foot Orgasm Syndrome (FOS). Now, they’re searching for others like her.
Everything is hackable — you can jailbreak your phone to get better apps, but you can also mod your own eyeballs to have night vision. Where do we go from there? Your libido, of course. Programmable vibrators are the new frontier in customizable gadgets, and we got a taste of what they’re like.
The latest installment of Oh Joy, Sex Toy offers an accessible, informative, and non-judgmental overview of medical abortion, one of several choices available to newly pregnant persons.
The sexuality of disabled people has long been suppressed and exploited. But in recent years, people with physical and cognitive impairments have been pushing back, fighting for sexual citizenship, and upending standard notions of gender, pleasure, and sexuality.
It is becoming more and more difficult to define sex in binary terms.
Men, what would you be willing to give up to live a couple decades longer? Think carefully before you answer. Research has shown that men who are castrated may have significantly longer lifespans. Here's what we know.
Can we use unusual sexual fantasies to identify sexual deviancy? Is there a link between what people fantasize about and how they actually behave?
New York Magazine's Alexa Tsoulis-Reay spoke with a 51-year-old English teacher from the U.K. to learn about his life with a micropenis. His response says a lot about what it means to be human – whether one possesses a penis or not.
You're probably thinking it has to do with the lack of women conducting research. And yes, you're right, that is a problem. But the issue we're talking about, while connected to the absence of women in scientific research, is actually the relative shortage of women having research performed on them.
A survey of more than 3,000 Montreal-area men has found those who reported having had more than 20 female sex partners are 28% less likely to develop prostate cancer than those who had slept with only one woman. Cue the avalanche of spuriously justified sexual decisions!
The first study to examine the link between sexting and sexual activity over time has found no relationship between sexting and an increased likelihood of risky sexual behavior in adolescents. The researchers behind the study offer that sexting may constitute a "normal" part of sexual development.
Contraceptives fail a lot more often than you may have realized. Those failure rate statistics that you see are actually a bit misleading — they are for failure rates in a given year. Over time, the risk of failure is compounded.
Julie Beck's latest feature for The Atlantic is chock-full of all the salacious factoids one expects from an article titled "A (Straight, Male) History of Sex Dolls."
When Masters of Sex works, the show is riveting, weird and funny. But lately it's suffering from "Bill is the heroic sex doctor who never existed" syndrome. And last night's incredibly distorted story of how intersex surgeries happened just took that way, way too far.
Dr. Aaron Carroll – author of the fantastic guide to sex-debunkery, Don't Put That in There – stopped by Mental Floss to guest-host an episode dedicated to deflating common myths and misconceptions about sex.
After the arrival of bionic arms and mind-controlled exoskeletons, it was only a matter of time before we began translating these new technologies into sex toys. The Ambrosia Vibe isn't as sophisticated as other bionic technologies, but it is one step on the path to having that detachable penis you always wanted.
Across this great land, there are couples trying to conceive a child. And some are trying a bit harder than others. This map was created by a company called Ovia, based upon data compiled from its fertility app: 4.35 million instances of sex and tens of millions of data points from hundreds of thousands users.
How many of us indulge in self-love, and how often? Here's some hard data.
Four women born with abnormal or missing vaginas were recently implanted with lab-grown replacements created from their own cells. All four women are now sexually active and report normal vaginal function.