Ikke alle rygter om de kendte er selvfølgelig sande, men så dog pikante. Anton Geist slutter artiklen: "Rygterne om, at Katarina den Store skulle være omkommet under forsøget på at kopulere med en hest, kan forfatterne til The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People dog ikke bekræfte. Pokkers konventionelt viser det sig, at kejserinden døde af et slagtilfælde."
ANTIDEPRESSANTS taken by millions of men could be impairing their fertility by causing damage to the DNA in their sperm.
In 2006, Peter Schlegel and Cigdem Tanrikut of the Cornell Medical Center in New York City reported that two men had developed low counts of healthy sperm after taking two different selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the most commonly prescribed class of antidepressant.
Now Schlegel's team has given 35 healthy men doses of a third SSRI called paroxetine, sold as Seroxat or Paxil, over five weeks, and examined their sperm before treatment and four weeks in.
Superficially, the men's sperm seemed healthy - amounts of sperm and semen, and the shape and motility of sperm, were all normal. But when the team looked at DNA fragmentation in the sperm, using the TUNEL method, a worrying picture emerged. On average, the proportion of sperm cells with fragmented DNA rose from 13.8 per cent before taking paroxetine to 30.3 per cent after just four weeks.
16 kvinder i alderen 30 - 55 fortæller om at springe ud som lesbisk sent i livet. De fortæller om deres liv og hvornår de fandt ud af, at de var tiltrukket af andre kvinder, hvad de gjorde ved denne erkendelse, hvordan de har valgt at leve deres liv og hvorfor de har truffet de valg, de har. De kommer med gode råd til dig, som står over for at skulle træffe valget.
'Transsexuality gene' makes women feel like men A gene variant has been identified that appears to be associated with female-to-male transsexuality – the feeling some women have that they belong to the opposite sex.
While such complex behaviour is likely the result of multiple genes, environmental and cultural factors, the researchers say the discovery suggests that transsexuality does have a genetic component.
"Want to live a little longer? Get a second wife. New research suggests that men from polygamous cultures outlive those from monogamous ones.
After accounting for socioeconomic differences, men aged over 60 from 140 countries that practice polygamy to varying degrees lived on average 12% longer than men from 49 mostly monogamous nations, says Virpi Lummaa, an ecologist at the University of Sheffield, UK."
Om bogen Syv kulturhistoriske essays skrevet af professor, dr.med. Preben Hertoft. I bogen trækkes en linje fra Rousseau, som i sin Bekendelser (1770) var den første, der tilstod sine masochistiske træk, og til nutidens massemedier som den dominerende historiefortæller.
Efter omtale af Krafft-Ebings Psychopatia sexualis (1886) om perversionerne og Freuds Tre afhandlinger (1905) om barnets seksuelle udvikling følger et stort essay om pornografiens historie i Danmark fra demokratiets indførelse i 1848 og til pornoens frisættelse i 1967-69.
Endvidere om fællestræk mellem pornografi og psykoanalyse, seksualvidenskab, kunst- og kulturhistorie samt arkæologi. Endelig omtales Foucaults Seksualitetens historie (1976-84) samt relationen mellem psykoterapeutiske erfaringer og nye neurovidenskabelige fund.
Bogen ses som en opfølgning af Preben Hertofts Den rebelske fugl og Undren og befrielse, begge udkommet på Hans Reitzels Forlag.
Preben Hertoft er psykiater og Danmarks første professor i klinisk sexologi. Han har været tilknyttet Rigshospitalets sexologiske klinik.
Erie, Pa. – Satisfactory sexual intercourse for couples lasts from 3 to 13 minutes, contrary to popular fantasy about the need for hours of sexual activity, according to a survey of U.S. and Canadian sex therapists.
Penn State Erie researchers Eric Corty and Jenay Guardiani conducted a survey of 50 full members of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research, which include psychologists, physicians, social workers, marriage/family therapists and nurses who have collectively seen thousands of patients over several decades.
Thirty-four, or 68 percent, of the group responded and rated a range of time amounts for sexual intercourse, from penetration of the vagina by the penis until ejaculation, that they considered adequate, desirable, too short and too long.
The average therapists’ responses defined the ranges of intercourse activity times: "adequate," from 3-7 minutes; "desirable," from 7-13 minutes; "too short" from 1-2 minutes; and "too long" from 10-30 minutes.
"A man’s or woman’s interpretation of his or her sexual functioning as well as the partner’s relies on personal beliefs developed in part from society’s messages, formal and informal," the researchers said. "Unfortunately, today’s popular culture has reinforced stereotypes about sexual activity. Many men and women seem to believe the fantasy model of large penises, rock-hard erections and all-night-long intercourse. "
Past research has found that a large percentage of men and women, who responded, wanted sex to last 30 minutes or longer.
"This seems a situation ripe for disappointment and dissatisfaction," said lead author Eric Corty, associate professor of psychology. "With this survey, we hope to dispel such fantasies and encourage men and women with realistic data about acceptable sexual intercourse, thus preventing sexual disappointments and dysfunctions."
Corty and Guardiani, then-undergraduate student and now a University graduate, are publishing their findings in the May issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine, but the article is currently available online.
The survey’s research also has implications for treatment of people with existing sexual problems.
"If a patient is concerned about how long intercourse should last, these data can help shift the patient away from a concern about physical disorders and to be initially treated with counseling, instead of medicine," Corty noted.