Each December, "Baby, It’s Cold Outside"—a ’40s-era American standard that some modern listeners hear as a depiction of sexual misconduct—invites a barrage of controversies, radio bans, and think pieces.
These 17 synonyms for sex earned a place in the ‘1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.’
The baby croc was the product of a mother who has spent her entire life in captivity.
If you thought modern-day dating was rough, just wait until you find out how these deep-sea dwellers get it on.
From critter-killing copulation to beautiful “bladder songs,” here are some of the strangest facts about sex in the animal kingdom.
In the 18th and 19th centuries, much of the world worked itself into a tizzy over the idea of people touching themselves.
You don't see too many Tunnel of Love rides at amusement parks today, but they once served an important—and risqué—social function.
A new study is proposing an innovative way to eradicate invasive murder hornets: literal thirst traps laced with pheromones.
Birds do it, bees do it, even Olympic athletes performing near-superhuman feats do it—so Olympic organizers like to make sure they do it safely.
Fans of '90s alternative music may recall King Missile's big single, "Detachable Penis." While the song may have been silly, it turns out than in the animal world, the idea isn't all that bizarre—at least not to the sea slug Chromodoris reticulata.
A mosquito bite eventually goes away. The image of a mosquito tornado, meanwhile, will live in your brain forever.
The animal kingdom features a wide variety of penises that vary in shape, size, and function. Here are some of the most unusual of them.
Calling anyone who has ever wished Mr. Darcy would appear on the misty horizon and ask you to marry him.
Victorians had many manuals and advice books that discuss sex with surprising frankness. Here are 11 bits of Victorian sex wisdom—good, bad, and otherwise—published between 1837 and 1901.
An echidna’s penis doesn’t have to excrete any urine, which may help explain why it’s fancier than a human’s.
Attached to one of San Francisco’s Good Vibrations stores is a museum dedicated to the surprisingly long history of vibrators.
The Brood X cicada has emerged to mate, and their ear-splitting screams for a partner have Georgia residents contacting authorities.
Mary Astor and her 'Purple Diary' were the center of a Hollywood scandal so big, it knocked news of Hitler off the front page.
There’s a lot of confusion about endometriosis symptoms, treatment, and other basics. We spoke to a specialist to set the record straight.
If you’re bird-watching near Warren County, Pennsylvania, keep an eye out for this beautiful rare bird.
TV show nudity and sex scenes are par for the course in the streaming era—but ‘Bridgerton’ might not be the best choice for a family binge-watch.
Ahhh, the marriage proposal. Never has a tradition been surrounded by so much anxiety, planning, and the potential to be embarrassing and, well, even downright cringe-worthy.