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Meet Alfred Kinsey, the Accidental Sex Researcher

Meet Alfred Kinsey, the Accidental Sex Researcher

How did a man who set out to study wasps become known by some as the father of the sexual revolution? Blame his students.

After earning his doctorate in biology from Harvard, Alfred Charles Kinsey became a professor at Indiana University in 1920. For about two decades, he researched gall wasps. Then in 1938, he agreed to teach a new course on marriage “intended to help family conditions”...

Do aphrodisiacs really work? 5 foods and suggestions

Do aphrodisiacs really work? 5 foods and suggestions

For as long as there's been sex, people have searched to find ways to make it better—more pleasurable, longer, with better orgasms, you name it. Enter aphrodisiacs. Derived from “Aphrodite” (the name of the Greek goddess of love), this term refers to substances that stimulate sexual desire. And while there isn't much scientific proof behind most aphrodisiacs, you still find couples ordering oysters on Valentine's Day in the hopes they'll get lucky. So let's take a look at the history of aphrodisiacs and if you should consider trying any.

Step aside, Freud: 4 women who changed our understanding of sex in the 20th century

Step aside, Freud: 4 women who changed our understanding of sex in the 20th century

If you are familiar with the names of people considered thought leaders of sex in the 20th century, you might think of Alfred Kinsey, William Masters, and Sigmund Freud (the latter being especially debatable given his... questionable stances on female sexuality). Like in other facets of history, women and their own achievements tend to be overlooked. But we're here to try and change that.

Meet some of the women who changed our understanding of sex in the 20th century.