Posts tagged "research"

A Woman Misidentified As UVA’s Jackie Is Taking Legal Action Against Chuck Johnson

A woman identified by (Living Piece Of Poop) Chuck Johnson as UVA’s Jackie isn’t Jackie, and is pressing charges. (Jezebel) Bill Cosby Defender Whoopi Goldberg interviewed Bill Cosby Victim Beverly Johnson, and it was as ridiculous as you’d imagine on Whoopi’s part. (Death and Taxes) Another horrifying story about a lack of justice…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 15, 2014

Coming To A College Near You: Fat Studies?

Who decided to make Blair's maid, Dorota, the only overweight one on “Gossip Girl”? And why did J.K. Rowling pen Harry Potter’s uncle and cousin, Vernon and Dudley Dursley, as portly? What dictates why some characters in fiction are chubsters while others are anorexic? One professor/doctoral student at George Washington University is actually…
By: Justine Fields / September 29, 2009

Spread The Word: Gossiping Is Good For You!

"Gossip Girl" obviously has the right idea—a new study from the University of Michigan shows that chitchatting might be good for your health. In the study, which ran in this month's Hormones and Behavior journal, 160 women paired up and completed a computerized card game. Afterwards, half of the groups were instructed to discuss 16…
By: Justine Fields / June 11, 2009

‘Tis The Season For Having Sex

Need another reason to look forward to the holiday season? New research says the Christmas through New Years period produces an increase in the number of people who have sex. This can be attributed to the lengthy time off and the rise in party hoppers combined with boozing it up in abundance.
By: Persia Ali / December 23, 2008

A Chip For Your Brain That Will Screw Your Mind

Since your biggest erogenous zone is your brain, scientists are busy working on a vibrator for your mind! More specifically, Oxford University’s department of psychiatry is developing a small chip that would massage the pleasure center behind your eyes, the orbitofrontal cortex. Originally and successfully created to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s, researchers believe they…
By: Simcha / December 22, 2008

Bless You! Sexual Thoughts Can Cause Sneezing Attacks

Psychiatrists are a British hospital have come to the conclusion that for some people, sexual thoughts leading to fits of sneezing, while other people may be prone to sneezing after orgasm. So that explains why I couldn't stop the incessant tickling in my nose while watching "Murder By Numbers" on TV today. [Newser.com]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 21, 2008

Study: Pain Hurts More If The Person Hurting You Means It

We poke a lot of fun at silly studies on The Frisky, but occasionally one comes along that's actually interesting and insightful. Researchers at Harvard University have discovered that our experience of pain depends on whether we think someone caused the pain intentionally. Participants in the study were given electrical shocks and asked to rate…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 21, 2008

Men: The Weaker Sex?

According to a new study, men are fast becoming the weaker sex. In recent years, some 100,000 chemicals have entered the atmosphere and are wreaking havoc upon masculinity. Apparently, "gender bender" chemicals are messing with hormones, resulting in a "feminisation of the males." In male animals, symptoms include testicular dysfunction, smaller penises, and…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 8, 2008

Girl Talk: Friends With Benefits? I Don’t Think So

Not long ago, I met a guy that reminded me of that sexy NPR storyteller Ira Glass. Instantly, I fell in nerd-love with this doppelganger. After dating for a while, though, we realized we had only one thing in common: sex. So we decided to be friends with benefits. According to a…
By: Simcha / December 7, 2008

HPV: Not Just For Crotches Anymore

According to a new study, HPV is moving on up...to mouths! That’s right, just when you thought Gardasil and Cervarix solved all your problems, now you have to worry about what else you’ve been opening wide. Since the '70s. throat cancer cases have doubled, and the research shows HPV is to…
By: Simcha / October 15, 2008

Sexy Solutions For Setbacks In The Sack

Groundbreaking researchers, at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, have found that premature ejaculation is all thanks to DNA. Previously thought of as a psychological problem or the result of effective lingerie, these doctors discovered it simply has to do with the gene that controls serotonin. The good is that it’s nobody’s fault that…
By: Simcha / October 8, 2008

Sexism Still Pays Off For Men

Growing up, my mom and dad shared the responsibility of bringing home the bacon…well, the proverbial bacon -- we’re Jewish. Anyway, my mom was a realtor and good at her job, but I’ll never forget her main competitor. His wife didn’t work and he was a jerk, the kind of guy who used too much…
By: Simcha / September 24, 2008

Forget His Kiss, It’s In His DNA

Finding that special someone can seem like an impossible search for a single gal, but the Swiss experts at Gene Partner have gotten the hunt down to a science. While normally it takes a little romance, a couple drinks, and at least one meal to know if a man is right for you…
By: Simcha / September 9, 2008

Men: Stay Healthy, Stay Single

Being a life-long bachelor has its obvious perks, but now it’s also as healthy a lifestyle as being married -- arguably even healthier. Back in 1973, a Michigan State University sociologist started surveying men, single, widowed, and betrothed, about their health without giving them medical examinations. Since then, Dr. Hui Liu has interviewed over a…
By: Simcha / August 12, 2008

Sex On TV: Network TV Caught With Their Pants Down

While sex used to be saved for cable television shows, networks have been trying to compete by showing some skin themselves. Hits like Gossip Girl and Desperate Housewives have been steaming the storylines, and the ratings, up. Over the past few years the change has been so noticeable, consumer watchdogs, the Parents Television Council, decided…
By: Simcha / August 11, 2008

Hormones May Make You Less Crazy

Ironically, hormones, the thing that causes women to become emotionally irrational at times (specifically once a month), may actually help ladies who suffer from schizophrenia. Dr. Jayashri Kulkami, MBBS, PhD, applied the old adage that there’s a grain of truth in every joke when she heard her patients were covering up for their symptoms by…
By: Simcha / August 8, 2008

Orgasms: Walk This Way

According to Belgian researchers, how you walk is related to how you orgasm. They studied tapes of a controlled group of women walking on the street, where 50% percent of the group claimed they get an orgasm solely from stimulating their clitoris, while the other 50% can orgasm through intercourse without clitoral stimulation. The report…
By: Simcha / July 31, 2008

Study: Self-Deprecating Humor Scores With Women

Why do we women do who we do? It’s the riddle men have been trying to solve since the beginning of time. But apparently, anthropologist Gil Greengross cracked the code to our crotches: self-deprecating humor. After two years of studying how humor affects sex, Mr. Greengross found that if a man knocks himself down, the…
By: Simcha / July 30, 2008

NASA Considers Exploring Sex

Astronauts like to experiment. And recently there’s been push at NASA to start researching sex without gravity -- everything from pregnancy to the pill’s potency to the effects of effing with low blood pressure. Now, you can’t tell me that astronauts haven’t at least played with their own equipment, but with a three…
By: Simcha / July 24, 2008

In-Vitro Fertilization Turns 30!

Happy 30th Birthday in-vitro fertilization! That’s right, it’s a big b-day for anyone conceived via IVF, especially Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby. Her parents, Lesley and John, had tried for nine years to have a child (sounds like fun), when they heard about experimental fertility research being conducted at Cambridge University. Physiologist Robert…
By: Simcha / July 24, 2008
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