Did you know that 1 billion Valentine's cards are exchanged throughout the world each year, making Valentine's Day the second most popular card sending holiday after Christmas? But why do we celebrate this day in February each year?
New research recently published by the University of Texas and the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management found that the ovulatory cycle makes women behave in a competitive manner which could have important implications for consumers, retailers and researchers.
Many of us believe that spring is the mating season, but a study conducted in the Journal of Human Sexuality (2013) found that surprisingly, heterosexual men are more attracted to women in the winter months.
Did Fifty Shades of Grey have an effect upon the sexual activity of the nation or not? Following the release of the Fifty Shades trilogy, the increase in sales of whips, cuffs and bondage products indicated that people were becoming more sexually adventurous.
Sex is apparently like money: the more you have, the better you feel and if you are having more sex than your neighbours, that's even better. Research conducted by Professor Tim Wadsworth at the University of Colorado, Boulder, demonstrated how sexual frequency corresponds with happiness.
Most information about sex is focused on having sex and how to make it feel great rather than not having it, but many people choose not to have sex for a variety of reasons. Find out more about them here.
Apparently it does when it comes to romance and height! A recent study conducted by Rice University and the University of Texas in January 2014 found that the height of a potential partner matters more to women than men.
Red has long been associated with women's sexual attractiveness, but a study conducted by the University of Kent has shown that this is not linked to the colour of female genitalia as imagined in the male mind as previously believed.
More than 90% of human societies kiss, perhaps indicating that this ancient expression of love is practised for good reason. Kissing is good for us but impacts us on a far deeper, more complex level that you might expect.
Wandering wombs, biting vaginas and hysteria... The female body was always somewhat of an unknown in medical history: look back on some of the weird and wonderful things that were believed about women and their bodies!