Prestige-car ownership and sex attractiveness ratings [research study]

Those who wish to appear irresistible to others can always try sitting in a prestige car, say a Bentley Continental GT, in an attempt to boost their attractiveness. But, according to a 2010 research project conducted at the School of Health Sciences, Centre for Psychology, University of Wales Institute, UK, this strategy might work considerably […]

Book-carrying positions – typically “male” or typically “female” – a re-examination

1976 was something of a pivotal year for research aimed at establishing whether men and women tend to carry books in different ways – with no less than 3 key papers appearing in the literature [see references below]. Some seventeen years later however, the subject was re-examined – by Evelyne Thommen, Emiel Reith, and Christiane […]

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 […]

A brief history of naked Russians swimming for science

Russian science has a tradition of observing naked swimmers. Several years ago we documented Yuri Glebovich Aleyev’s project (which he documented in a book called Nekton). He used an electric winch to tow naked women under water at speeds of two to four metres per second, to better understand how dolphins interact with water. (His logic may […]

Learning: To Have Orgasms

Learning, as demonstrated in different ways in this study (below) and in the unrelated image displayed (right), sometimes leads to fulfillment. “Sexual Practices at Last Heterosexual Encounter and Occurrence of Orgasm in a National Survey,” Juliet Richters, Richard de Visser, Chris Rissel and Anthony Smith, Journal of Sex Research, August 2006, vol. 43, no. 3 […]