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Meet the Feeders: Getting Off by Getting Fat

“If I offered you a million dollars if you could have an orgasm in the next 60 seconds,” said the psychologist to the woman, “what would you do or fantasize about in order to achieve that orgasm as quickly as possible?” “I would use my vibrator and probably run the other hand over the thicker [...]

August 2, 2013 — Jesse Bering

Feministing Friday: Why Serial Monogamy is bad propaganda for women

Feminsiting Friday is a series of posts dissecting hip-hop and pop culture for its sexist influences and/or portrayals on women and girls. Offering insight as an evolutionary biologist, I promise to be analytical, scathing, and downright snarky.  I began the series at my previous blog, SouthernPlayalisticEvolutionMusic on the Southern Fried Science Network.

March 2, 2012 — DNLee

The Misunderstood Penis

Gordon Gallup sets the record straight on the semen displacement theory

May 30, 2009 — Jesse Bering

Finding the "Ideal" Partner When You Feel Insecure

Many people - too many people - are drained by efforts to cover up their sense that they are essentially inadequate and flawed. This causes many problems in their lives, including feeling chronically distressed about their intimate relationships.

September 24, 2014 — Leslie Becker-Phelps
Odd Male Octopus Flaunts 2 Unexpected Arm Phalluses

Odd Male Octopus Flaunts 2 Unexpected Arm Phalluses

Is that a case of bilateral hectocotylization, or are you just extra happy to see me? Or so might a female octopus say if she met the young subject of a new report about a certain biological oddityor oddities.

January 31, 2014 — Katherine Harmon Courage

Does Oral Sex Confer An Evolutionary Advantage? Evidence From Bats

Regular readers of this blog know that while I think studying animal cognition, behavior, and communication is (sometimes) fun and (always) interesting, the real importance – the why should I care about this – is because by understanding animals, we can attempt to learn more about ourselves.

May 19, 2010 — Jason G. Goldman

Sex and the Married Neurotic

There are few things in this world that I truly loathe. One of those things is the showEverybody Loves Raymond. Why, you might ask? First of all, its actually quite hard to really love Raymond.

February 14, 2014 — Melanie Tannenbaum
Beware the Ultimate Orgasm: Autoerotic Fatalities

Beware the Ultimate Orgasm: Autoerotic Fatalities

The recent headlining report of a 70-year-old man who inserted a fork into his urethra in a misplaced effort to obtain sexual gratification—and who, in the process, unleashed a collective wince heard ’round the world once the x-ray image of his sounding went viral online—shines a light on the lengths some people will go to [...]

September 6, 2013 — Jesse Bering

Meet the Feeders: Getting Off by Getting Fat

“If I offered you a million dollars if you could have an orgasm in the next 60 seconds,” said the psychologist to the woman, “what would you do or fantasize about in order to achieve that orgasm as quickly as possible?” “I would use my vibrator and probably run the other hand over the thicker [...]

August 2, 2013 — Jesse Bering

Partial for Protuberant: The Man Who Was Into “Outies”

Here’s a question for you: When did you last spend some serious, quality time with your belly button? As for me, it was the bellbottomed year of our Lord 1979 that I last engaged in a literal bout of navel-gazing, back when I was a hyperactive preschool contortionist bending myself into an awkward ball just [...]

July 29, 2013 — Jesse Bering