Axillary/Subclavian Vein Puncture Using Navigation by Parallax with an Imaginary Target

This study about Axillary/Subclavian Vein Puncture Using Navigation by Parallax with an Imaginary Target added significantly to the world’s stock of knowledge about Axillary/Subclavian Vein Puncture Using Navigation by Parallax with an Imaginary Target: “Axillary/Subclavian Vein Puncture Using Navigation by Parallax with an Imaginary Target,” Ernest W. Lau, Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, December 2007, vol. […]

“The most viewed medical video in the world” [sex in an MRI]

French medical journalist Marc Gozlan reminds us that the most viewed article in the history of the British Medical Journal led to the creation of what became “The most viewed medical video in the world“. Here is that video: Where did that come from? Here’s the story of how that video came to be, and […]

“Journal to retract article from 2000 that plagiarized one from 1984”

In digging up material for a book, I ran across a pair of quasi-identical articles on an unusual topic. The articles were so similar that I sent word to our friends at the Retraction Watch web site, who dug into the history of those articles. Today, Retraction Watch published their report about those two reports: […]

Nasality in Homosexual Men, Compared to Heterosexual Men and Women

Do homosexual men sound different from other people, when they talk? This Belgian study is a new attempt to answer that question: “Nasality in Homosexual Men: A Comparison with Heterosexual Men and Women,” Belle Vanpoucke [pictured here], Marjan Cosyns, Kim Bettens, and John Van Borse, Archives of Sexual Behavior, epub 2018. The authors, at Ghent University, […]

Using Smartphone Apps to Find Sexual Partners [research study]

How to use smartphones to pick up sex partners is a problem that’s been studied by scholars. Now, three other scholars have studied those studies. Here’s what they say they found: “Using Smartphone Apps to Find Sexual Partners: A Review of the Literature,” A. Anzani, M. Di Sarno, and A. Prunas [pictured here], Sexologies, vol. […]

Non-Word and Word Noises During Sex [research study]

“An Examination of Predictors of Nonverbal and Verbal Communication of Pleasure During Sex and Sexual Satisfaction,” Elizabeth A. Babin, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, vol. 30, no. 3 2013, pp. 270-292. (Thanks to Ig Nobel Prize winner Geoffrey Miller for bringing these to our attention.) The author, at Cleveland State University, reports: “Verbal communication […]

Drug-Associated Spontaneous Orgasm (DASO): Problem, or Opportunity?

Pharmaceutical companies might experience spontaneous fiscal arousal upon reading a new medical study about drugs that may cause spontaneous orgasms. The study is: “Drug-Associated Spontaneous Orgasm: A Case Report and Systematic Review of Literature,” Wei-Hsi Chen, Yuan-Hsiang Chu, and Kuo-Yen Chen, Clinical Neuropharmacology, epub 2017. The authors, at Shu-Te University and Chang Gung University, Taiwan, […]