Fun with numbers: Coffee, Sex, Stroke

A new study in the journal Stroke is triggering lots of exciting news stories about sex, coffee, defecation, and other activities. Here are two fairly typical headlines: Common Activities Such As Sex, Coffee Can Cause Stroke [SmartAboutHealth.net] Sex and coffee ‘trigger stroke’ [BBC News] You might enjoy looking at the study itself, and asking yourself […]

Athletic Numbers: Sex Brags

“Student Athletes Claim to Have More Sexual Partners Than Other Students,” Charlotte Faurie, Dominique Pontier, and Michel Raymond, Evolution and Human Behavior, vol. 25, no. 1, January 2004, pp. 1–8. The authors, at Université Montpellier, France, explain that: [AIR 16:2] We investigated the relationship between involvement in competitive sport and self-reported numbers of sexual partners. […]

Men, Girlfriends Who Sleep With…

Today’s Headline of the Day is from the Science Daily web site: Men More Likely to Stick With Girlfriends Who Sleep With Other Women Than Other Men The press release describes a paper done by a daughter-and-father team [pictured here, at right]:  “Sex differences in response to imagining a partner’s heterosexual or homosexual affair,” Jaime […]

Press release about sex sex sex

The headline of this week’s Press Release of the Month is almost perfectly designed to attract attention. It’s from the University of Tennessee: Frequent sex protects marital happiness for neurotic newlyweds Los Angeles, CA (December 8, 2010) People who are neurotic often have more difficulty with relationships and marriage. But if neurotic newlyweds have frequent […]

When sex can be an eye-opener

“Can Chlamydial Conjunctivitis Result From Direct Ejaculation Into the Eye?” ask Simon Rackstraw, ND Viswalingam and Beng T Goh of the Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. That question forms the title of a study they published in 2007 in the International Journal of STD and Aids. Drs Rackstraw, Viswalingam and Goh describe the plights of […]