If you aren’t subscribed to discoblog or, worse yet, you are unfamiliar with the concept of NCBI ROFL, I suggest you get with the program. One of the best nuggets of research-based comedy gold: how men and women perceive “Friends With Benefits” relationships:
Results indicated many overall similarities in terms of how the […]
If the little pink pill ever comes into existence (the latest version is flibanserin), I know a lot of women who both desperately want and desperately do not want to take it. Low libido is a very common side effect from the Pill. You take the Pill so you can have lots of sex, and […]
The NYT investigates the odd world of egg donation. The whole article is great, but one paragraph is my favorite, and pretty much exposes why the rest of the article was written:
Sean Tipton, a spokesman for the reproductive medicine society, said that the group had little authority over egg brokers and that concerns […]
A few researchers who started aiming ultrasound waves at rat testicles may have figured it out:
The intensity of ultrasound required would be similar to that used to break down scar tissue after a sprained ankle, for instance. “Our long-term goal is to use ultrasound from therapeutic instruments that are commonly found in sports […]
Personhood is everywhere. Netflix recently added Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends to their “instant play” repertoire, which means I may or may not have spent several hours watching a cartoon from the early sixties as part of my Saturday routine. As usual, there was a little bit of transhumanist propaganda hidden […]
Apparently, that question is more debatable than one might think. A Kinsey Institute study on what a person thinks “had sex” means shows that, well, that phrasing isn’t very exact:
The study involved responses from 486 Indiana residents who took part in a telephone survey conducted by the Center for Survey Research at IU. […]
Sex, on its own, in the wild, natural and unadorned, is still complicated. Don’t believe me? Look at a peacock or a bird of paradise. Salmon die after they procreate. Sea slugs penis joust. Now throw in evolved human biology, history, culture, technology, and science and you have a real disaster on your hands.
I’m lucky enough to already have a geeky gf, but these are just good tips in general. My favorite one:
Be able to have interesting conversations on any topic. This doesn’t mean that you have to be an expert in everything, but be willing to discuss unusual topics. Know nothing about fossils? Be willing […]
Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control. Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Infertile couples and old people can’t legally get married because the world needs more children. Obviously, gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children. Straight marriage will be less meaningful […]
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