A question has been nagging away at the back of my mind for a long time. Ever since I first started writing for this blog, hunting out the latest intriguing sex news for you. That question is this: why do we need scientific studies to give us excuses to have more sex?
What counts as 'cheating' to you and your partner? The definition is going to depend on the kind of relationship you have, and what your agreed boundaries are (if you have any!). But thanks to results of a survey this week released by relationship counselling charity Relate, we can have a dig into what other people consider 'cheating', and how the definition might be changing across the generations...
Have you heard of GOOP? It's a 'lifestyle brand' run by none other than Gwyneth Paltrow. And its been causing quite a stir recently – not for good reasons. It turns out that Gwyneth could do with a few lessons in what you should – and absolutely should NOT – put in your vagina.
It's rare that I get to do sex and science fiction in the same blog post, but this week the opportunity came hurtling straight out of the sky, like the asteroid in Armageddon. A top scientist has warned that NASA needs to study sex in space as a matter of urgency, and I am happy to volunteer my services...
Orgasms: you'd think you couldn't get better than that, wouldn't you? But according to scientists, it's possible to have something called a 'super orgasm.' What exactly are these magical things, and how can you go about achieving something so powerful it sounds like it would cause an actual earthquake? Let's find out.
Strap yourselves in - it's time for my semi-annual rant about weird sex toy myths. On the course of my travels throughout the internet, I often come up against beliefs that strike me as bizarre, or just plain wrong. So to arm yourself against these forces of ignorant darkness, I hand you the light-sabre of sex toy mythbusting. Enjoy.
It's broadly accepted, in much of the mainstream media, that when it comes to shagging you can never have too much of a good thing. So initial reports this week that people are having less sex than we did 20 years ago might give you cause for alarm. Don't worry, though, I am here to calm your worried, potentially sex-starved mind.
This could be a really short blog post. I mean, how long does it take to type 'yes please I would like a sex break at work'? Three seconds. There. But there's a bit more to it than that – let's examine this suggestion, which came from a Swedish politician, and how it could benefit you.
At the moment, I cannot get enough of sex tech. Whether that's sexy robots who are coming to shag us all (it's a thing – really) or bluetooth-enabled sex toys that put a serious buzz into your long-distance boning. Every year that goes by, sex gets more interesting – we learn more about the ways in which different people get pleasure, and we develop shiny new toys to make the most of all the cool things our bodies can do.
And sometimes we make drones with dildos attached.
How nice are you, do you think? Would you help a stranger across the road or carry their suitcase up a flight of stairs? New research suggests that if you do things like this, you're likely to have more sex. Not necessarily with the suitcase-owner, of course.