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Let’s not talk about sex, baby

Let’s not talk about sex, baby

With the advice on the needs, benefits and restrictions of sex being constantly yelled at us, it's a wonder how anybody retains any sort of libido in the West at all.

Debunking gay stereotypes

Debunking gay stereotypes

A fascinating look at gay dating profiles from the OK Cupid site. That whole "gays are promiscuous" stereotype seems largely a myth, with statistics showing sexuality doesn't affect a person's number of sexual partners.

The original <em>Playboy</em>

The original Playboy

He may have become a cartoon-like stereotype of himself, but Hugh Hefner has been a critical player in the last 50 years of sex and culture. He helped create the concept of "manhood" in America, says a new doco on the Playboy founder.

Question over new sex drug for women with low desire ‘disorder’

Question over new sex drug for women with low desire ‘disorder’

The first ever women's viagra style drug is up for approval in the US. Yet in the trials, the drug offered women just an extra 0.7 satisfying sexual events per month, writes Ray Moynihan.

Raquel Welch: The Pill is toxic to society

Raquel Welch: The Pill is toxic to society

Yes, The Pill -- 50 years old this week -- gave women the ability to control their fertility. But by encouraging sex without consequences it has destroyed the institution of marriage, writes "aging sex symbol" Raquel Welch.

Bug of the week: f*cking flies

Bug of the week: f*cking flies

All the rain that has been dumped on central Australia over the past few months has given a stimulus to all sorts of things to go forth and procreate. Cue the flies getting busy, writes Bob Gosford.

History’s greatest sex lives

History’s greatest sex lives

From Genghis Khan -- a direct ancestor of 8% of Central Asia -- to the LA basketballer who claims to have slept with 20,000 women, Nerve uncovers the most influential sex lives in history.

Why do men use prostitutes?

Why do men use prostitutes?

A huge international research project is attempting to uncover the reasons men pay for sex (aside from the obvious). Amongst other surprising findings is that many "believed men would 'need' to rape if they could not pay for sex".

Getting into bed with pharma: does it bring pleasure or profit?

Getting into bed with pharma: does it bring pleasure or profit?

Is the medicalisation of sex, thanks to drugs like Viagra, distorting our views on sex and sexuality just to sell drugs? As the hunt continues for a female version of Viagra, it seems like a timely debate.

Nookie in your nineties: when are you too old for sex?

Nookie in your nineties: when are you too old for sex?

At age 71, Jane Fonda declared her sex life 'better than ever'. But admit it: plenty of people in their 60s actually find sex rather a bore. All those positions? With arthritis? No thanks.