| Feb 11, 2008
During intercourse, the female orgasm can be elusive. What frustrated woman hasn't wondered: Am I simply, um, put together differently than other women?
Kim Wallen, professor of psychology and behavioral neuroendocrinology at Emory University, is busy...
| Feb 11, 2008
AS they seek to document and demystify one of life's great thrills, scientists have run across some real head-scratchers.
How, for example, can they explain the fact that some men and women who are paralyzed and numb below the waist are able to have...
| Feb 14, 2008
IT'S not an accident, obviously, that “Definitely, Maybe” is opening on today of all days. This is a film bound and determined to do whatever it takes to be your Valentine. If it had trusted itself more, it might even have succeeded.
| Apr 11, 2009
RIVERSIDE -- Planned Parenthood of Southern California says requests for vasectomies were up more than 30 percent in the first three months of this year over the same period last year in San Diego and Riverside counties.
They believe the increase in...
| Feb 24, 2010
Americans are living longer than ever. As the population ages, many senior citizens are burdened with chronic illnesses, but many others remain healthy and active. When scientists investigate aging, they have to distinguish between changes caused by...
| Feb 9, 2009
From a purely biomechanical point of view, the design of the human penis has its pros and cons. Thanks to clever hydraulics and some very stretchy material, the organ is capable of eyebrow-raising changes in size and shape.
But indestructible it is not....
| Aug 18, 2008
Urology clinics have a saying: "Erections make erections."
In other words, sex is not unlike sports. If you want to be a good tennis player, play lots of tennis; if you want to be a good lover, make lots of love.
This maxim springs more from anecdotal...
| Sep 14, 2008
Other Press: 272 pp., $24.95
THE publication of new fictions -- the first in more than 20 years -- by one of our most reliable men of letters is an occasion worth marking and measuring. Phillip Lopate is best...
| Apr 5, 2008
By Alexander C. Kafka
Human beings treat sex much like we do the board game Othello: a minute to learn, a lifetime to master. Fortunately, an army of researchers stands ready to take our measure and guide us in that delicate journey.
| Apr 16, 2008
VIEWER discretion is strongly advised.
Here's the naked truth: Male genitalia is getting unprecedented screen time at the multiplex these days -- in mainstream popcorn fare and broad comedies -- thanks in large part to comic mogul Judd Apatow (and his...
| Jun 1, 2008
On a Sunday afternoon in March 1970, Dr. George Reardon photographed me in degrading, sexually provocative poses in his office at St. Francis Hospital.
It was just another day for the doctor. Afterward, he stopped at Arthur Drug on Farmington Avenue...