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Christine Ottery, on her awesome new blog Women’s Mag Science (check older posts) did a very interesting interview with Dr. Petra Boynton about the way sex surveys in women’s magazines are done, and how misleading they often are. Watch the video: The quick and dirty world of women’s magazines from Christine Ottery on Vimeo.

Angela Shelton (@angelashelton), an Asheville NC native, gave a powerful talk at the 140conf in NYC this week:

Never go anywhere unprepared

Shy about openly carrying condoms around your pocketbook? Well, hide them in a tasteful little case – a variety of styles, including, for those with a sense of humor and fun, these Kitty cases, pre-packaged with two condoms each: Conflict of Interest: this is Bride of Coturnix’s store (look around for other items). Every item…

A few years ago, I read Mary Roach’s first book, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers and absolutely loved it! One of the best popular science books I have read in a long time – informative, eye-opening, thought-provoking and funny. Somehow I missed finding time to read her second (Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife…

From SCONC: Science Cafe July 14, 2009 | 7:00 P.M. Uncovering the Mysteries of Human Fertility: On Sex, Fertile Days, and Why the Rabbit Dies Speaker: Allen Wilcox, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Everyone knows where babies come from, but few people appreciate the extraordinary and in some cases completely weird processes that have…

Sex Week on Deep Sea News

It is Sex Week on Deep Sea News. It started with The Sand Dollar Love Shack: A Special Echinoblog to DSN and followed by ‘Sleezy’ sponge sexuality and more is yet to come for the rest of the week.

Mating slugs

I know PZ has recently posted a picture and a video of slugs mating. But these pictures were taken here in North Carolina, by blog reader Kris Barstow, who says: The year was 1999 plus or minus a year, the site was a few miles from Asheboro, NC. I don’t recall the season, but it…

Book Club: ‘Bonk’ by Mary Roach

I loved Mary Roach’s ‘Stiff’ when it first came out, so I was excited to see that Sheril started a book club reading the third book, Bonk, by the same author. My copy just arrived, so I will be participating as much as I can find the time. Some of my SciBlings have already read…

You must have been sleeping if you have missed SciCurious’ post Friday Weird Science: Condoms and ‘Blunt Puncture’ the other day. If you missed it – go now and read it. But, the comment section also produced the idea that Sci should do an anonymous survey of the readers who have experienced condom breakage so…

The six secrets of squid sex

w00t! Miriam Goldstein had a piece published in Slate! The real references to that piece arehere.