70 percent of Americans infected with HPV
May 21, 2014, 9:57 a.m. by Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
Most of these infections are likely harmless, as participants in the study did not have symptoms of the STD.
Syphilis cases on the rise in U.S. men
May 9, 2014, 9:43 a.m. by Rachael Rettner, LiveScience
The CDC recommends that men who sleep with men get screened for syphilis with a blood test at least once a year, with more frequent screening recommended for those who have multiple partners.
Some female spiders need dinner before sex
April 25, 2014, 3:33 p.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
A variation in 'aggressive genetics' among a certain species of female spiders may have them eating their would-be partners before they've even had sex.
Why the Y chromosome (and men) aren't going away
April 24, 2014, 9:28 a.m. by Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience
Understanding the core differences between chromosomes, and which traits from them survive, may help scientists develop better medical treatments of diseases.
Women love a man with a beard, but only when a beard is hard to find
April 16, 2014, 10:40 a.m. by Tanya Lewis, LiveScience
Types of facial hair haven fallen in and out of fashion over the years, and women's preference for them could very well explain why.
Some monkeys are very monogamous
April 14, 2014, 3:20 p.m. by Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, LiveScience
True genetic monogamy is in fact extremely rare, even among the most faithful of animals, but a few species can manage it.
Sex isn't just for younger women
February 11, 2014, 1:31 p.m. by Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience
Women ages 40 to 65 keep on having sex, especially if they're white, educated, and have a partner, according to a new study.
Why good-looking cyclists are more likely to win the Tour de France
February 5, 2014, 11:31 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
The preference for attractive, high-endurance partners could be an 'evolutionary relic of our past.'
Everything really does taste sweeter when you're in love
January 22, 2014, 3:04 p.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
It's not an issue of the tongue suddenly finding extra sweetness taste buds when you're in love, but how the brain processes taste.
People who fear single life often settle for less
December 11, 2013, 12:31 p.m. by Megan Gannon, LiveScience
This anxiety crossed gender and age lines, with both men and women often selecting less desirable partners just to be in a relationship.
Possible male birth control stops sperm in its tracks
December 3, 2013, 3:11 p.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
Any viable anti-sperm birth control method would need to be reversible, and could not cause long-term damage to sperm cells.