The best sex science of 2016

Does shaving your pubes increase your risk of STIs? Is male contraception here yet? How are orgasms like seizures? Can Listerine mouthwash cure gonorrhoea? Does sex put you in a trance?

Semen Displacement Theory

The mushroom-cap shaped glans at the tip of a human penis is very special and unique.  Other great apes have a much simpler penis shape (feel free to use Google images for this one), and while we’re so caught up on the complexities of the human vagina I think we often overlook and undermine the intricacies of dick. If we pay closer attention to penile anatomy we can often stumble upon great meaning.

Dr Kit Opie and the evolution of primate monogamy

One of the biggest mysteries about human sexuality is the question of whether or not monogamy is ‘natural’.  I spoke to Dr. Kit (Christopher) Opie, an evolutionary anthropologist, and one of the authors of a paper that argues monogamy in humans evolved as an adaptive response to male infanticide.  That is; boys killing other boys babies.