Posts by Stephen Drew:

Cutting Off the Nose to Save the Penis

A provocative study, from the American midwest, about safety: “Cutting Off the Nose to Save the Penis,” Steven M. Schrader, Michael J. Breitenstein, and Brian D. Lowe, Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 5, no. 8, 2008, pp. 1932–40. The authors, at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio, report [AIR 15:5]: “The […]

Cutesy: Post-Nasal Drip

A study for nasal aficionados: “Post-Nasal Drip Syndrome: A Symptom to be Sniffed At?” Alyn H. Morice [pictured here], Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, vol. 17, no. 6, 2004, pp. 343–5. The author, at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, UK,  sniffs: “Post-nasal drip syndrome is a symptom masquerading as a syndrome. It varies widely across different societies and there […]

History Detectives Interpret a Subtle Clue (Walks/Orgasms)

It’s always a good time to look back and ponder on this study about how some people stroll: “A Woman’s History of Vaginal Orgasm is Discernable from Her Walk,” Aurélie Nicholas, Stuart Brody, Pascal de Sutter, and François de Carufel, Journal of Sexual Medicine, vol. 5, 2008, pp. 2119-24. (Thanks to Sam Petuchowski for bringing […]

Sexual Attraction to Corpses, in Review

1989 was a standout year for reviewing (for research purposes) officially documented cases of necrophilia: “Sexual Attraction to Corpses: A Psychiatric Review of Necrophilia,” J.P. Rosman and P.J. Resnick, Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 1989;17(2):153-63. The authors, at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Ohio, report: “The authors review 122 cases (88 […]