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Scientists Ponder an Evolutionary Mystery: The Female Orgasm - The New York Times
For decades, researchers have theorized about the origins of the female orgasm, but no theories are widely accepted. A new journal article suggests the response originated in mammals more than 150 million years ago as a way to release eggs to be fertilized after sex.
 
'There Isn't Really Anything Magical About it': Why More Millennials Are Avoiding Sex - Washington Post
A recent study finds that younger millennials - born in the 1990s - are more than twice as likely to be sexually inactive in their early 20s as the previous generation was and are more likely even than older millennials were at the same age.
 
U.S. Opens Door to a Change in Blood Donation Policy for Gay Men - Reuters 
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened the door to a change in its blood donor deferral recommendations, which currently prohibit donations from gay men for a year following their last sexual encounter.

With Zika in Miami, What Should Pregnant Women Across the U.S. Do? - NPR
In light of the Zika outbreak in Miami, the CDC is issuing a travel advisory. It is also advising pregnant women who live and work in the affected area and their partners to make every effort to avoid mosquito bites and practice safe sex.
 
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas just received a $2 million donation that will fund long-acting reversible birth control as well as STD testing for more than 1,000 lower-income women over the next three years across over two dozen clinics from Austin to Dallas.
 

Senior Sex in the Golden Years: Older People Remain Sexually Active Despite Health Conditions - Medical Daily

A team of researchers have found that seniors continue to be sexually active well into their golden years. In fact, many elderly people consider sex essential to their well-being, happiness, and overall quality of life, especially after retirement.
 
Today, sex researchers use a wide variety of methods to study human sexuality, including filling out a survey online and having sex with your partner in a lab. This article explores four common methods of modern sex science.
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