Was it good for you? Yes, as long as we're doing it at least once a week.
November 18, 2015 A study of thousands of people, most in committed relationships, finds that having sex about once a week correlates best with happiness and well-being. More didn't turn out to be better.
When drink enters the picture, first sexual experiences tend to be riskier and less wanted.
October 16, 2015 When drinking is part of the picture, young women are more apt to say their first sexual experience was coerced, and that it wasn't planned with a romantic partner in an ongoing relationship.
October 13, 2015 The film The Martian has people wondering about life in space. After talk of death runs out, conversation eventually turns to two topics: sex and going to the bathroom, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.
Indian athlete Dutee Chand has been fighting the ban for "hyperandrogenism," or the presence of high levels of testosterone in the body, that has made her ineligible to compete as a sprinter.
August 1, 2015 This week, legal cases of athlete Dutee Chand and transgender teen Gavin Grimm put the spotlight on what it means to be a woman. Anthropologist Barbara J. King asks: Who gets to choose one's gender?
DiShan Washington is the author of several books of Christian erotica, as well as a film called Let's Get It On.
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July 19, 2015 DiShan Washington, former wife of a pastor, is a writer of what she calls "Christian erotica." She talks with NPR's Rachel Martin about trying to help Christians approach sex with a more open mind.
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February 16, 2015 Is the FDA being sexist or appropriately cautious in requiring stringent evidence that the latest pill works and is safe? Women's advocacy groups aren't sure.
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Musa James died of Ebola on Monday. Staff from Doctors Without Borders prepare the body of the 70-year-old for burial.
July 16, 2014 How does a town cope with Ebola? One man tries to honor his mother's burial wishes, despite objections. People are afraid to touch. Despite the gloom, there's a hopeful note: Five patients are cured.
Explosions during the filming of the PG-13 hit The Dark Knight in Chicago in 2007.
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December 9, 2013 Watching violent movies makes teenagers more aggressive, and that violence is almost always associated with sex, drinking and smoking. Violent characters in PG-13 movies are as likely to indulge in violent activities as those in R-rated flicks.
Virginia Johnson and her then-husband, William Masters, in 1972. They studied sexual behavior for decades. She died this week in St. Louis. Masters died in 2001.
July 25, 2013 With William Masters, she studied human sexual behavior. They spent decades trying to demystify sex and make it better for couples. Johnson was 88. Masters, who was her husband for more than 20 years, died in 2001.
Taylor Swift in New York at Madison Square Garden in December 2009, a year in which she became very familiar with the top of the Billboard charts.
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December 1, 2011 New research in psychology suggests that our favorite popular songs contain more messages about sex and reproduction than do less-favored songs. Is our evolved psyche at work here? Commentator Barbara J. King considers the evidence.
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