Sex, Science and You
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The science of sex — from what our bodies say about our behavior in the bedroom to the technology that’s invading our sexy time.
By OZY Editors
Sex and science go hand in hand. Or hand in … never mind. In these articles, OZY plumbs the science of sex — from what our bodies say about our behavior in the bedroom to the technology that’s invading our sexy time.
In The Future of Sex Tech Looks Awesome/Terrifying, OZY European correspondent Laura Secorun Palet asks: Would you 3-D scan your genitals? Or have sex with a robot? How about tracking your intercourse with an intimate wearable? You might want to start thinking about these things because high-tech is set to transform our sex lives, from virtual-reality porn to Bluetooth-controlled toys. Or maybe you don’t want to think about it. But like it or hate it, sex tech is coming and there’s a choice to be made. Read more here.
In Women’s Hips Could Influence Whether They Hit It + Quit It, OZY science writer Melissa Pandika looks into research that shows what Shakira’s been telling us all along: Hips don’t lie. Wide-hipped women are more likely to hit it and quit it, and to have more sexual partners in general. Less-hippy women, on the other hand, tend to take a more prudent approach to sex. While earlier research correlated a larger hip-to-waist ratio to a woman’s attractiveness, hip width may actually factor more into her decision to sleep with more partners. Read more here.
Pandika strikes again with another interesting sex study: Manly-Looking Men May Have Poorer Semen Quality. Few studies have investigated whether men’s facial attractiveness could also indicate their fertility — but one suggests that men with wider faces have lower sperm quality.In other words, “Men with more masculine (i.e., wider) faces tend to have poorer-quality semen than more feminine-faced men,” the study authors wrote. Don’t feel too bad for them: Some researchers theorize that manly-looking men tend to have more sex, so even if their sperm isn’t top-notch, they still stand a good chance of impregnating their mates and passing on their genes. Read more here.
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