Meet Stepfanie Velez-Gentry, a Republican mother of two running for New Jersey State Assembly. She’s wholesome as they get. And she makes her living throwing sex toy parties. Her company is called Nookie Parties. These are much like Tupperware parties, only with sex toys, lotions, games, lingerie and other sexy accouterments. Her motto? “For parties…continue reading.

In the late 90s, Chicago’s Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation conducted a study that found a lot of food smells were incredibly arousing for men.

Biologically speaking, music has no value. And yet. And yet listening to it is still one of the most rewarding activities in which we can engage. Why A study by Valorie N. Salimpoor, Mitchel Benovoy, Gregory Longo, et al, used methods of high temporal sensitivity to see if there’s a relationship between increases in pleasure…continue reading.

Prairie voles. Those little rodents that look a lot like fat mice, inhabit the tall grasses of the Midwest and whose infamous bent for monogamy could help us figure out why humans pair up. Or so we’ve been told for years. Must have been a slow newsday on Monday when Bloomberg ran the story about…continue reading.

Chocolate can relieve pain. Surprise, surprise. A study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience by authors Peggy Mason, Ph.D., professor of neurobiology, and Hayley Foo, Ph.D., research associate professor of neurobiology at the University of Chicago, demonstrated the effect of chocolate, and apparently water also, in experiments conducted on rats. If you can’t put your…continue reading.

Scientists studying fruit flies discovered that the elimination of pheromones in these makes the insects attractive to normal male fruit flies–regardless of their sex–as well as other species of fruit fly. This research by the team at the University of Toronto indicates that pheromones are not so much an aphrodisiac as they are part of…continue reading.

Cindy Meston and David Buss, two researchers at the University of Texas wanted to get to the bottom of it: why do women have sex? They conducted an online survey of more than 1,000 women between the ages of 18 and 87 to find–surprise, surprise–that women aren’t all that different from men. The number one…continue reading.

Well, it looks like the oversharing is paying off. A team of applied mathematicians at the University of Vermont analyzed 2.4 million blogs and other web overshares, counting the positive versus negative words as they appeared on individual days of the week. Turns out Tuesdays is when we have the least sex. The good news?…continue reading.