Tagged: sex

Weird Science: The ‘kermit sutra’ expanded as frogs taught us a new sex position - Guest Work

Guest Work Dec 26, 2016

Who’d have thought a frog could teach us a thing or two about sexual acrobatics, apart from Miss Piggy that is? On the whole, frogs and toads are sexual conservatives – 7,000 species around the world indulge in just six different mating positions – but in June we were introduced to an entirely new one. The Bombay night … Read More

Unfaithfully yours: what happens when virtual reality affairs get real? - Guest Work

Guest Work Dec 02, 2016

By David Evans Bailey, Auckland University of Technology July 2015 might well be known as the month online infidelity went public. This date coincided with one of the biggest and most revealing hacks in history when the Ashley Madison database was compromised and made available online. Ashley Madison, a dating website targeted at people already married or in … Read More

High-Tech Sechs - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Apr 09, 2016

Wired magazine has always been somewhat of a tech fetish publication. Recently they’ve highlighted fetish tech. Silicone valley comes to “adult” toys. [I’m not revealing anything explicit here]. It’s not the sad and seedy that you may expect. These are items designed to be flaunted, or at least not to be seen as embarrassing items hidden away in a … Read More

Question it! Science in Queenstown - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 27, 2015

From the 29th of August to the 4th of September, over 1,000 scientists will be descending on Queenstown for the annual Queenstown Research Week. And this year the public are invited! In addition to the conferences the scientists will be attending comes a fantastic array of events for the public. Hands on science Otago University’s chemistry, physics, geology, microbiology, food … Read More

The future of sex? - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 05, 2014

Once derided as being like a plastic bag with the erotic appeal of a jellyfish, the female condom is being reinvented as the next big thing in safe sex. Emily Anthes from Mosaic investigates. 1. Excitement In 1987, an American pharmaceutical executive called Mary Ann Leeper flew to Copenhagen to get a firsthand look at what she … Read More

Monday Micro – first animal model of sexual transmission of HIV - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 19, 2013

Taken from http://www.medicalopedia.org/4240/interview-of-a-pakistani-patient-with-hiv-aids-infection/ According to estimates by the World Health Organisation, at the end of 2011, 34 million people worldwide were infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) responsible for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a condition in which the immune system progressively fails. That same year, 2.5 million people became newly infected, and 1.7 million … Read More

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