Sex Roles

MSN Health& Fitness: Teens who choose to practice abstinence or delay having sex may still engage in sexual risk-taking as adults, according to a new study. The researchers found that a combination of other factors, including genetics and environment, are stronger contributing factors than being sexually promiscuous in young adulthood More

Whether sex education focuses only on abstinence or teaches students about contraception and other topics as well, it all shares one main message: Wait. In abstinence-only, students are exhorted to wait for sex until they’re married. In “comprehensive” or “abstinence-plus,” the idea is to delay sexual relations until . . More

The Wall Street Journal: Much of the attraction between the sexes is chemistry. New studies suggest that when women use hormonal contraceptives, such as birth-control pills, it disrupts some of these chemical signals, affecting their attractiveness to men and women’s own preferences for romantic partners. The type of man a More

Some breaking news, just in time for Valentine’s Day:  Researchers have identified something called “sperm competition” that they think has evolved to ensure a genetic future.  In sexual reproduction, natural selection is generally thought of as something that happens prior to – and in fact leads to — the Big More