When men and women experience more orgasms in their relationship, they expect and want more. The opposite is true for women who experience fewer orgasms. The findings explain why many women place less emphasis on the importance of orgasms for their sexual satisfaction compared to men.
A woman's first sexual experience impacts her sexual desire later in life, a new study reports. However, in men, the first sexual experience had little to no impact on sexual desire later in life.
A meta-analysis study reports interventions targeting STI/HIV infection risk education could benefit from including a focus on sexual pleasure and desire.
Hypersexual disorder, or sex addiction, in males is associated with higher levels of oxytocin within the blood.
Women may alter their own sexual behavior in an effort to protect their male partner's perceived sense of manhood. Researchers found women who perceived their partner's masculinity as more fragile tended to lower their sexual satisfaction. Additionally, women in relationships with males who they believed to experience "fragile masculinity" reported more anxiety and poorer communication in their relationship.
Researchers have identified 371 genes, eleven of which were sex-specific, linked to the timing of when a person first has sex and the point of life they are most likely to become parents.
Poor quality sleep can lead to sexual dysfunction in women, a new study reports.
A small scale study reveals women's sexual desire and frequency of intercourse has increased during the coronavirus pandemic, but they report the quality of their sex life has decreased.
Men evaluated the scent of sexually aroused women as more attractive and expressed an increase in their sexual motivations. Findings suggest the chemical signal of scent alone can elicit a sexual response in men.
A shot of the reproductive hormone kisspeptin enhances brain activity in response to olfactory and visual cues of attraction in men. The findings reveal a previously undescribed attraction pathway in humans activated by the hormone and identify kisspeptin signaling as a potential therapeutic pathway for psychosexual and reproductive disorders.
Darcin, a sex pheromone named after Jane Austen's famous Mr. Darcy, alters cells in the brain's emotional center of female mice, giving them the power to assess sexual readiness and help with mate selection.
Researchers report up to 25% of same-sex behaviors are associated with genetic variants. The study identified five new genes associated with sexual behavior. They report there is no one single gene linked to same-sex sexual behavior or orientation, but numerous genes, as well as other factors which contribute. Researchers emphasize the markers may be unreliable in predicting same-sex behavior but may influence the likelihood for specific relationship choices.