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The House of Desire is a legal brothel in Germany. Ever conscious about the plight of the planet, they are offering discounts to all patrons who skip on driving when visiting their locale. Customers need only show the receptionist a bike lock key or proof of use of public transit and voila, that 45 minute…continue reading.

A biting piece by’s sexuality expert Cory Silverberg takes on mainstream media’s portrayal of sex: Nowhere is the disconnect between mainstream news production and the lives and experiences of those of us who consume it more apparent than in content about sexuality. New outlets love an excuse to run sexual content because they know…continue reading.

Back in the day, when we still lived in caves, we were pretty good at getting an idea of what an approaching human was all about just by looking at them. The process of inferring things about others from a small number of cues is still with us today. Psychology Today‘s Andrew Galperin wrote this…continue reading.

Last week, Stephen Marche, author of Esquire‘s A Thousand Words About Our Culture column, regaled us with his latest epiphany: “Vampires have overwhelmed pop culture because young straight women want to have sex with gay men.” I’ll be the first to say Marche makes a few good points in his column as it regards vampires…continue reading.

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.