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Oxytocin is a hormone released in the brain associated primarily with bonding. In women, it plays a role in reproductive functions like birth and lactation, and orgasm. Over at Neurotopia has developed a fast and furious tutorial about this hormone’s role as it regards the female orgasm: During sexual arousal, oxytocin increases rapidly, with a…continue reading.

Playboy model Joanna Krupa is all tangled up in a controversy regarding her latest contribution to the expansive catalog of controversial PETA ads. Krupa, a practicing Catholic, is depicted in one PETA’s “Be An Angel For Animals” ads nude with only a crucifix to cover her naughty bits. Another ad features her topless, holding a…continue reading.

Some of us are just not looking for a relationship. We have our reasons—and I don’t think there is anything necessarily wrong with it, assuming, of course, that you don’t behave like a total douchebag. I wrote a piece for Manolith this week that spells out how to go about acquiring and keeping happy lovers.…continue reading.

Here’s the issue with euphemisms: they confuse the fuck out of people. Recently several news outlets reported that Lady Gaga had once been afraid of sex. Or intimacy. Or both. They’re not the same thing and anyone with an ounce of gray matter knows it, but because the media is either terrified of talking about…continue reading.

Jaquetin Fox, 18, has been charged kidnapping, armed robbery, first-degree burglary and grand larceny after he broke into a woman’s South Carolina home, cut cords off her blinds and appliances, collected some knives and sat down to watch porn on a computer as he waited for his victim to get home. When the woman arrived,…continue reading.

Technology and sex have always been an ideal match. Recently, Rachel Kramer Bussel at The Daily Beast did an overview of the top eight hottest sexcessories around. These are our top three: PASSION Want to know how good you are in bed? Surprise, surprise–there’s an app for that! Launched in July, Passion uses “all of…continue reading.

A few weeks ago, Sex and the 405 did two lists of the music we’d like to boink to: 15 High Energy Songs To Have Sex To and Songs To Be Seduced To. There is a mix for every brand of passion, you’ll realize, if you take enough time to think about it. But if…continue reading.

I met a Valley girl on Match. When I say like-OMG-Valley, I’m talking Arleta, pretty hardcore, leave the Valley accent to Encino and West Valley Jewish girls. Anyway, our first date (we met once at a mall in public beforehand), I come to pick her up and she lives with dad. I walk up to…continue reading.

Marriages are like snowflakes. They’re pretty different, one from the next. And the people in them find a way to make them work. Sometimes this involves extra-curriculars. I have some friends in the adult entertainment industry who have an established “if there’s money involved, it doesn’t count,” rule. In my marriage, ex-husband told me I…continue reading.

If this date is hotter than the first, you’ll seal the deal. You’re racking your brain. You know she comes from Michigan. She has a brother. She loves dogs. She works as a paralegal. She hates sports. She’s not a fan of Mexican. She does yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Oh, and she’s obsessed with…continue reading.