Topic: sexuality

Better Sex Education: 8 Scientifically-Proven Do’s and Don’ts That Really Will Improve Your Sex Life

Better Sex Education: 8 Scientifically-Proven Doâs and Donâts That Really Will Improve Your Sex Life

Women’s magazines wax poetic about spicing up your bedroom life in practically every issue, offering the same recycled sex tips year after year. So for a better sex education, we’re giving you the science of what will really improve your sex life, while keeping it safe. Which scandalous acts are certifiably safe and which techniques are potentially hazardous? And most importantly: Which ones really work? Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we explore safe sex with eight do’s and don’ts.

DON’T have sex underwater

One of the most common fantasies among men and women alike is knocking boots underwater. Whether it is the bathtub, hot tub, at the beach, or in a public pool, it is impossible to deny the appeal of a slippery session. But let us be the first to warn you that having sex underwater is a dangerous idea. More »

Jodie Foster (Re) Came Out At The Golden Globes

Jodie Foster (Re) Came Out At The Golden Globes

Jodie Foster just came out (again) as a lesbian at the Golden Globes ceremony, and it was probably the least remarkable thing about her Cecil B. Demille award acceptance speech. The 50-year-old actress gave tribute to her very “modern family,” including her two sons, ex-girlfriend and coparent Cydney Bernard, and in one of the most moving moments of the night, her mother, who suffers dementia. More »

Born Gay? Epigenetics Explains How People Could ‘Inherit’ Homosexuality

Born Gay? Epigenetics Explains How People Could 'Inherit' Homosexuality

The burgeoning field of epigenetics could explain the biological roots of people being gay, say researchers. Epigenetics looks at how genes are expressed and the temporary markers that control this expression, known as “epi-marks.” In a study published online Tuesday, scientists working with the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) say sex-specific epi-marks passed from father to daughter or mother to son could cause homosexuality. More »

Anderson Cooper Coming Out May Not Be Shocking, But It Is Great For LGBT Health

Anderson Cooper Coming Out May Not Be Shocking, But It Is Great For LGBT Health

Anderson Cooper may not have shocked fans by coming out, but his frank announcement that he’s gay is a huge boon for LGBT health. As The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan pointed out, non-hetero celebrities are no longer earth-shattering anomalies, and in Cooper’s case, rumors of his sexual orientation have abounded for years. It’s hard to say that his announcement is shocking. What his announcement does accomplish, however, is a steadily growing public support for LGBT mental and physical health. More »