According to a UK study, men who scored highest on intelligence tests have the better sperm in terms of numbers, concentration, and ability to move. Scientists are coming closer to concluding that high intelligence may genetically edge one out overall and make you more fertile. Scientists theorize, traditionally bright people are all around healthier, more fertile, with a higher sperm count. Lifestyle choices didn't seem to make a difference as far as better sperm go.
An estranged husband, Richard Batista, is demanding his soon to be ex-wife give his kidney back. Richard donated the organ to her back in 2001 when she was suffering from kidney failure. Since then, he learned she was having an affair, and wants either the kidney or 1.5 million dollars. Divorce lawyers say this is unlikely, as an organ isn't marital property.
"Quit playing games with my heart," sang the Backstreet Boys, in 1996. They clearly hadn't been involved in any long-term relationships—playing games with your spouse may actually be a sign of a strong bond. After being together with someone for a long time you start to develop an inner world—inside jokes, funny nicknames, code words and games—these are understandings that outsiders don't share: a special, partnered intimacy. What friendly competitions do you have with your mate?
Sex and the City is headed to the big screen yet again. And while it might be popular to deconstruct the politics of the franchise, there's no reason to feel guilty about enjoying it. There's more to Sex and the City that just shopping and sexual conquest. If you look a little closer, you might even see the tragedy.
Melanie Wilson, the U.K.'s Superdrug's healthcare buyer, has noticed "phenomenal" increases in the sales of products designed to enhance sexual pleasures, condoms, lubricants and pregnancy tests. A bad economy coupled with cheap sex is fantastic, but a bad economy coupled with pregnancy and babies could be disastrous. Which means we could experience a baby boom of sorts.
Blaming your parents for messing up your life is about as cliche as pointing out that kids speak the truth. A Divine Caroline post featuring children's advice on relationships reveals both ideas really are kinda sorta... true. The site polled a bunch of rugrats on the topics of love, marriage, dating and kissing. While utterly endearing, these responses also offer an interesting case to the nature/nurture debate about gender roles. Kids start picking up on relationship behaviors and attitudes long before they have the vocabulary to address what's going on.
Today's weird sex news comes from Australia, where police are hunting for a man who broke into three sex shops, had sex with a blow-up doll named "Jungle Jane," and left the dolls in an alley near the stores. To perform his unusual crime, the man broke holes in the walls of the store and squeezed through the small opening. Instead of leaving pieces of wood and plaster everywhere, the polite fellow cleaned up the mess he created breaking through the wall.
Britain's Sun attempted to put a damper on middle aged sex by reporting older people have sex less. Thankfully, the paper interviewed three women who say they enjoy sex much better now than when they were a 20-something. They attribute this to body issues, insecurities, and not knowing what to ask for or how to ask for it. All three women agree that Samantha Jones type middle aged sex is definitely attainable for ladies over forty. And not just Jennifer Aniston.
At what point in the dating process should you start looking into your crush's criminal record, professional history, and offshore investments? Is there any right time? And what will you find out if you choose to start poking around? The New York Times has some answers, and so do we.
Besides confirmation that ABC's The Bachelor producers are indeed a bottom-feeding lot (more on this later), viewers of last night's two-hour premiere walked away with some fascinating new tidbits about love. For those who don't watch, the premise of this season's show is that Jason, a 32-year-old single dad from Seattle got down on one knee for Deanna Pappas, the most recent Bachelorette, but was ultimately dissed for a younger, "gnarly dude" snowboarder (with whom Pappas has since split). Now, with 3-year-old son Ty in tow, Jason's back on the hunt. Among the love lessons learned last night? The hot dog theory of men, thanks to Jillian, a Canadian contestant, and "vision boards" are not this Bachelor's thing. Cleavage and love poems are, however.