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The Birth Control Paradox

BY Nissa in Sexy |

Is your birth control making you smell "less attractive" to prospective males? That's the question scientists at Duke University are researching in a fairly new study conducted with lemurs as test subjects. In the study, female lemurs were injected with the popular birth control, Depo-Provera, also known as the shot. The female lemurs then allegedly sent out a "different scent molecule" than the control group. Males seemed to shun the injected females, leaving ... Read More

Sex in the Stone Age

BY Nissa in Sexy |

Archaeologists made an interesting find last week. While excavating a site in Sweden, they found what appears to be a penis carved out of antler bone. Researchers are still speculating on the actual function of this phallic object, and possible uses include tool or weapon. However, other objects of phallic nature have been found before and this new find may mean evidence of ancient sex toys used by our ancestors. Photo Credit: Peter ... Read More
Feeling a little randy this summer? We've got the cure: Summer, Sex, and Spirits! It's a benefit for Planned Parenthood of New York City that will take place July 8th at the Museum of Sex sponsored by BUST Magazine! The event takes its name very seriously, with an all-night open bar and after-hour access to the museum. There will also be performances by DJ Ayres (from The Rub) and Jess Jubilee (from Flashing lights), raffles, a silent auction, and a special VIP ... Read More

1-900-Who are you?

BY Intern Brittany J. in Sexy |

Take a couple minutes to check out this photo essay from Mother Jones by Phillip Toledano. All photos and quotes come from his 2008 book, Phonesex. If you ever wanted to know who was on the other line when you dialed up, here you go.How do you feel about phone sex? Or more specifically about the phone sex industry? Have any fun stories like these ladies and gents?[photo: Mother Jones, Phillip ... Read More
Thanks to a French (of course) drug company, there soon may be more than one option when it comes to morning after pills. Like, several mornings after. While Plan B works for three days after unprotected intercourse, the new drug–ella–is effective for five. Those two extra days can really count if you live in a rural area or face other obstacles to getting Plan B within that three-day window. Ella (also called ulipristal acetate), won unanimous backing ... Read More
Reports coming out of the FDA don't look good for Flibanserin, the drug that's supposed to boost women's libidos. Interestingly enough, the problem seems to be that the little blue pill doesn't cause an increase in sexual desire, but in the number of "sexually satisfying events." Firstly, let me be proud to report that I can banish this weirdo euphemism in favor of the word ORGASM. Secondly, what? This is a problem...why? Before you get wound up about side effects, ... Read More
Some well-meaning but uptight folks over at change.org started a petition to ban the use of Flibanserin as a female sexual enhancement drug, stating that a low sex drive in women is not a disease. So, does the fact that there's a male sexual enhancement drug on the market mean that low sex drive in men is a disease? Or is their thinking that since Viagara works on bloodflow, whereas Flibanserin stimulates serotonin production, it's only a matter of time before this ... Read More
Interested in hearing about life, love, money and sex from past and present professionals in the sex industry?  Sex Worker Literati is a monthly reading/performance series spawned from the book Hos, Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys: Professionals Writing on Life, Love, Money, and Sex. Sex workers, former sex workers, and people who have worked in the sex industry come together to read and perform their stories, showcasing the diversity of the business ... Read More
Betty Dodson, BUST’s former sex advice columnist, has released her sexy memoir! My Sexual Revolution “the story of one woman's struggle to liberate female sexuality while enjoying her own” and is available through her website. The 81-year-old sex positive feminist has taught thousands of women how to pleasure themselves in her Bodysex workshops over the past 25 years and has contributed greatly to women’s sexual liberation through her erotic ... Read More
The FDA is deciding on whether or not to endorse the latest medication for lady problems: flibanserin. Dubbed the “pink Viagra,” this pill does what the little blue pill did for men in increasing their sex drive, supposedly. The medication alters the chemicals in a woman’s brain into thinking more sexual thoughts, and apparently the German manufacturers are not sure how they came upon this potential gold mine of a pill (an estimated $2 billion ... Read More
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