Rob Lowe’s Research on Men’s Ratings of Sexual Attractiveness of Adolescent Girls in Bulgaria

Rob Lowe and two colleagues write about their research on men’s ratings of the sexual attractiveness of adolescent girls in Bulgaria. Their study is: “Heterosexual Men’s Ratings of Sexual Attractiveness of Adolescent Girls: A Cross-Cultural Analysis,” Paul Bennett , Rob Lowe, and Hristina Petrova, Archives of Sexual Behavior, November 2015, Volume 44, Issue 8, pp. 2201-2206. The […]

Pizza’s rat-sex study, and pizza rat

Pizza’s rat-sex study has been overshadowed by this video of a rat dragging a slice of pizza, which currently is entrancing the Internet: Pizza’s rat-sex study is: “Hexanic Maca extract improves rat sexual performance more effectively than methanolic and chloroformic Maca extracts,” A. F. G. Cicero, S. Piacente, A. Plaza, E. Sala, R. Arletti, and Cosimo […]

Romance, food, dieting, and fMRI, all in one study

Here’s a scientific study that combines the era’s most irresistible topics — romance, food, and dieting  — with the era’s favorite cogno-intellectual expensive electromechanical procedure, fMRI. The study is: “The way to her heart? Response to romantic cues is dependent on hunger state and dieting history: An fMRI pilot study,” Alice V. Ely, Anna Rose Childress, Kanchana Jagannathan, Michael R. […]

Spine motion during coitus (with commentary on the implications)

Physicists and engineers, among others, might be able to appreciate the care that went into this study of female spine motion during coitus: “Documenting female spine motion during coitus with a commentary on the implications for the low back pain patient,” Natalie Sidorkewicz [pictured here] and Stuart M. McGill, European Spine Journal, Volume 24, Issue 3, March […]

Creepy from Crawley? Study: Economic Growth Fueled by Male Sex Drive

Massive economic growth comes, in large part, from men’s competition to sexually attract women, sort of, suggests this study: “Sexual selection, conspicuous consumption and economic growth,” Jason Collins, Boris Baer, Ernst Juerg Weber [pictured here], Journal of Bioeconomics, epub May 19, 2015. The authors at the Business School, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia, and at […]

“Finding a Mate With No Social Skills”

Computer scientists Chris Marriott of the University of Washington and Jobran Chebib of the University of Zürich recently posted a paper on the arXiv preprint server with the provocative title of “Finding a Mate With No Social Skills.” Well, that title gives many of us a lot more hope, doesn’t it? In fact, there is […]

That, and maybe why, some seals have sex with some penguins

Neighbors sometimes come together in unexpected ways. This study shows it happening with seals and penguins: “Multiple occurrences of king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) sexual harassment by Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella),” William A. Haddad, Ryan R. Reisinger, Tristan Scott, Marthán N. Bester, P. J. Nico de Bruyn, Polar Biology, November 2014. (Thanks to David Delaney […]

Kinematics of coitus in five pre-selected positions

Natalie Sidorkewicz carefully analyzed spine and hip motions of ten couples each having sex in five positions. Sidorkewicz wrote it up, as her master’s thesis : “Lumbar Spine and Hip Kinematics and Muscle Activation Patterns during Coitus: A comparison of common coital positions,” Natalie Sidorkewicz, Master of Science thesis in Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, 2013. The main objective […]

A medical study the entire family can enjoy

This is a medical study the entire family can enjoy, one way and another: “Effect of maternal coffee, smoking and drinking behavior on adult son’s semen quality,” P.M. Cirillo, B.A. Cohn, N.Y. Krigbaum, M. Lee, C. Brazil, and Pam Factor-Litvak [pictured here], Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, vol. 2, no. 6, 2011, pp.  375-386. […]

It’s a long story… (from the Archives of Sexual Behavior)

Behold the start (or perhaps the middle) of a twisted tale: “Be Careful that Your Snark Is Not a Boojum,” Kim Wallen, Archives of Sexual Behavior, vol. 36, no. 3, 2007, pp. 335-336. The author begins: “I write to correct a striking inaccuracy in Puts'(2006) response to my critique (Wallen, 2006) of his review of Lloyd’s […]