Tag Archives: sexuality

News flash: Gay women love The L Word and drugs.

I don’t know how I managed to miss the OkCupid blog’s post on gay vs. straight users. Maybe that was one of the many weeks last year where I was ill; who knows. Here are some (slightly modified) figures from … Continue reading

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MRI study on transsexual brains

NewScientist reported today on a study (slated for publication next month) suggesting that transsexuals can be identified early in life by white matter patterns in parts of the brain. Brain MRI scans of untreated (I assume this means hormone therapy, … Continue reading

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Penis injections lead to 1.5 hour erections, scientists regret not letting the subjects just watch porn.

Over the weekend I was searching for a paper unrelated to anything whatsoever, and I came across this little gem: Hand and Genital Sympathetic Skin Potentials in Flaccid and Erectile Penile States in Normal Potent Men and Patients With Premature … Continue reading

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Point-Counterpoint: the use of ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ in physiological studies

I recently read a very interesting point/counterpoint on the use of ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ in physiological research from last month’s AJP:RICP. In Point: a call for proper usage of “gender” and “sex” in biomedical publications, King points out that sex … Continue reading

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