Why you should care
The science of sex — from what our bodies say about our behavior in the bedroom to the technology that’s invading our sexy time.
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.