Achieving sexual climax requires a complex conspiracy of sensory and psychological signals—and the eventual silencing of critical brain areas
Neuroscientists are learning how pure sexual desire contributes to lasting relationships
Brain imaging is providing clues about why some women can’t reach climax—and how to help them
Researchers are revealing hidden complexities behind the simple act of kissing, which relays powerful messages to your brain, body and partner
For most people, pornography use has no negative effects—and it may even deter sexual violence
Sexual dysfunction can emerge when certain nerves start misfiring. Could antidepressants be partly to blame?
Might a little-known cranial nerve be the route by which human pheromones turn us on?
Inclined toward gender equality, this close relative of humans substitutes sex for aggression
Homosexual behavior is surprisingly common in the animal kingdom. It may be adaptive—helping animals to get along, maintain fecundity and protect their young
Science offers a clear and surprising answer to a controversial question
The preference for playing hockey, or house, is far from fixed. Sex differences in the brain are small—until experiences and expectations magnify them
Pairing up might have been the best move our ancestors ever made
The key to keeping the magic alive in a marriage, experts say, is finding ways to promote the positive
Men and women have different ways of speaking, but research reveals the conversational gender divide is not as stark as it seems
Can women and men be friends? Attraction plays a significant role in opposite-sex friendship, but that doesn't make the bond any less beneficial
Understanding the science of online dating can turn a frustrating experience into a fruitful mission