(CBS) Fenugreek may be best known as an ingredient in curries, but a new study suggests the Asian herb can spice up a guy's sex life as well as his meals.
The study, conducted by Australia's Centre for Integrative Clinical and Molecular Medicine in Brisbane, showed that men who took fenugreek extract improved their sex lives.Continue »
(CBS) Looking for a way to amp up your sex life? You can ditch the oysters and sexy lingerie. A new study suggests that the key to hot sex is plain-old empathy.
"Empathetic individuals are more responsive to a partner's needs, and thus initiate a positive feedback cycle," study co-author Dr. Adena Galinsky, a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School's Center for Adolescent Health, said in a written statement.Continue »
(CBS) Lose the smile. For guys eager to attract a mate, that might be a killer strategy, according to a surprising new study from the University of British Columbia. It showed that women find swaggering, brooding "bad boys" a lot more attractive than "nice guys."
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(CBS) Is gaydar for real? New research suggests it's possible to tell whether a man is straight or gay simply by listening to the way he pronounces individual syllables.
To reach this conclusion, researchers at Ohio State University had a group of men (some heterosexual and some homosexual) record a series of one-syllable words beginning and ending with a consonant - words like like "mass," "sell," and "food." Another group listened to either the initial consonant, the sounds of the first two letters, or the entire word, and then were asked to make a decision about the speaker's sexual orientation.Continue »
(CBS) Cancer is always bad news, but a new study suggests homosexuals may struggle more than the rest.
Researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health found that gay men were 1.9 times more likely to report a cancer diagnosis than their straight counterparts. And lesbian and bisexual female cancer survivors were twice as likely to report fair or poor health compared to straight women. That comes from analysis of more than 120,000 people in a California health survey.Continue »
(CBS) Is fat sex bad sex? That's the suggestion of a stark new study showing that obese people - especially obese women - are less satisfied with their sex lives than the general population.
Researchers at Duke University asked 134 women and 91 men to complete a detailed questionnaire about their sexual behavior, which included questions about sex drive, arousal, orgasms, and relationships. All of the participants were obese, though none so fat that it was impossible to have sex.Continue »
(CBS) Being young and gay can be deadly, especially if you are raised in the wrong place.
That's the conclusion of a new study out of Columbia University which found self-identified gay, lesbian and bisexual teens were five times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual counterparts. More than 20 percent of the 1,400 LGB teens in the study said they had done so.Continue »
(CBS) Scientists aren't sure whether they have figured out how to make mice bisexual or just so horny that they will mount whatever happens to saunter in their cage, but a fascinating study out of China sheds new light on the role of serotonin in sexual behavior.Continue »
(CBS) Sex can kill you, especially if you don't have enough of it.
That's the screwy lesson from a new study which says that for out-of-shape folks, sporadic strenuous activity, like sex, is associated with a 2.7 times increase in the risk of myocardial infarction (doctor speak for heart attack).Continue »
(CBS) Seven-year itch? These days, couples' passion starts to cool after only three years, according to a new survey.
Weight gain by a partner, lack of money, snoring, and overexposure to the in-laws are top passion-killers, the Daily Mail reported. Did someone say lack of racy underwear? That's another biggie, along with toenail clippings left on the bathroom floor.Continue »
(CBS) In the tale of the tape, size might matter after all when it come to male fertility. Just not the size you think.
Scientists took a look at the distance from the anus to the scrotum of 126 men and tested how it related to fertility. Don't ask why they did this or why someone gave them a pile of money to figure it out. The important news is that they discovered that the size of that nether zone relates to semen volume and sperm count - and a bigger distance is definitely better.Continue »
(CBS) Is circumcision a key to better health for men and women - or a form of genital mutilation?
An anti-circumcision activist in San Francisco, Lloyd Schofield, goes with the latter view, saying that removing the male foreskin - a coveted ritual in Judaism and Islam - causes "excruciating pain, nerve destruction, loss of normal, natural and functional tissue, infection, disfigurement and sometimes death," according to his website, sfmgmbill.org.
Schofield is so convinced circumcision is a bad idea that he's collecting signatures to put a measure on San Francisco's fall ballot that would ban the practice there.
(CBS) Fame offers no protection against domestic violence. Just ask Meredith Baxter, star of "Bridget Loves Birney." In a new memoir, she says David Birney - her co-star in the 1970s sitcom and her real-life husband - struck her more than once.Continue »