Reproductive health, online dating, Republican sex — this year, studies brought us new information on everything from the onset of puberty to how “Sex and the City ”affects our real-life relationships. With insights on birth control, Generation Z, STDs, and more, here are our favorite informative and entertaining studies of 2012!
Access to Birth Control Lowers Abortion Rates: Here’s something you might expect: providing women free contraception leads to fewer unexpected pregnancies and, thus, a lower abortion rate. But in a study published this year, researchers were actually surprised by how much the abortion rate dropped among women who were offered access to a range of free birth control methods. Read more…
Recently, dating and social media site Cheaterville released a survey of its users on the topic of hair color and cheating. The website is a place where you can publicly call out cheating partners — their slogan is “Don’t be the last to know” — and see names of others who have cheated. According to their results, hair color seems to play a role in how likely you are to cheat.
Cheaterville’s survey found that blonde women are more likely to cheat than brunettes, whereas male cheaters are more likely to have brown hair. In fact, 43 percent of female cheaters were blonde (and blondes are, what, 5 percent of the population?), 23 percent were brunette and 11 percent had black hair. As for the men, 40 percent of the unfaithful had brown hair, 23 percent had black hair, 20 percent were blonde and 5 percent were redheads. Read more…
One surprising way to boost your sex life will have you putting down that “101 Best Sex Tips” guide and whipping out the yoga pants! In a recent article in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers revealed that women who were once unsatisfied with their sex lives but began to practice yoga and “Eastern techniques of mindfulness” reported higher levels of sexual desire, arousal and better orgasms. Now, don’t assume better sex comes simply from learning a couple cool new moves or becoming extra flexible, even though those are definitely pluses. Actually, practitioners believe the most important aspect of yoga that increases sexual appetite and responsiveness is “mindfulness.” Keep reading »
I had a good chuckle over Made Man’s list of Things Science Says Women Love. Apparently we are all suckers for homosexual men who look like our dads and don’t smile. Thanks, science! Oh, the image I’m conjuring right now is unsettling. Anyhow … I felt inspired to roundup a few of the things science says men love. Click through to find out what they are.
I am about to share some very personal information with my fellow Frisky ladies: I had my first orgasm in a playground. No, it wasn’t some fantastic moment of bliss shared with a sexy or dashing incredible hunk while hiding away in a plastic tunnel or something. It was simply a couple of seconds of ecstasy, followed by momentary confusion after climbing and sliding down one of those metal poles usually positioned next to the swing set or slide. I was pretty young, so I didn’t really think much of it or contemplate the complexity of my experience, but research can finally explain what happened to me that faithful, play-filled day. Supposedly, there is such a thing called “coregasms” (because of its association with the abdominal muscles) and thousands of women claim to have experienced them while biking/spinning, weight lifting and, as no surprise to me, climbing poles or ropes! This find has researchers wondering, could exercise be the key to female orgasm? I definitely think so. Check out the article for yourself and tell me what you think. [Science Blog]
Apparently, neglected drunk chicks in skimpy dresses at nightclubs aren’t the only ones willing to engage in lesbian action for attention. Bonobo monkeys do it too! In a recent study, scientists found that female apes use homosexual sex to gain attention and social status. Supposedly, female Bonobos use vocalizations during girl-only sex to “reduce stress and competition, develop affiliations, express and test social relationships and for reconciling conflicts and consoling victims in distress.” Keep reading »
“Ohhh. Mmmm. Baaaaaaby!” are the noises we often associate with women getting it on. But do these noises actually come, heh, as a result of pleasure or expectation? After all, various forms of media usually depict our reaction to sex as loud and dramatic. Well, the verdict is in. Scientists at the University of Leeds have recently discovered that women are usually making their moans during sex to please their partners. Keep reading »
If nothing else, this website is devoted to helping you find a mate … using science. After all, attracting a partner is still a thankless chore full of wearing pants and pretending to care.
Or is it? Turns out there are even more things that get people to consider knowing us in the biblical way, and they’re so subtle and random that pants-wearing just seems stupid now. Things like … Read more …
Gee G-Spot, you sure know how to disappoint a girl. First you exclaim your existence to the world. Then you hide as my fellow ladies are poked and prodded in search of you. One day you promise earth-shattering orgasms, the next you disappear without a trace. A recent review of over 100 studies into your existence has come to the conclusion that there is no proof of it. That you don’t exist. But I don’t think this is the last we’ll hear about you, g-spot. You’ll lay low awhile and then pop back up again, taunting us. Why do you continue to play these games with our emotions? Do you find it humorous that millions of us ladies spend days and nights pondering where you are? Keep reading »
You just enjoyed some great sexytime with a guy you’re really, really into. He isn’t hurriedly getting dressed and running out of the door while making embarrassed excuses. Instead, he is soundly asleep next to you, as quiet and comfortable as a baby. Perhaps he is even holding you in his arms. Does this mean that he will stick around in the long-run? Eh, actually, Michigan researchers believe that men may fall asleep after sex to avoid commitment talks, but don’t worry ladies — they’re only doing it for us! Keep reading »