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The Latest in Sex News
February’s New & Noteworthy has us rethinking our texting habits and looking forward to those golden years of marriage. Read on to learn more about some of our favorite headlines from this past month.
What does your texting style say about your sex life?
Singles who use emojis are having more sex.
This month, Match.com presented data showing the texting habits of singles and their sex life. Those singles who included emojis are having more sex. The main reason for using them: to show personality. And their preferred emoji expressions: the wink face, smiley face and kiss face. The more frequently singles used them, the more likely they were to be having sex. The study said 64 percent of men and 46 percent of women who use more than one in every text are having sex at least monthly compared to 26 percent of men and 13 percent of women who never use them.
This gives new meaning to the saying less talk, more action.
Can humans have satisfying sex with robots?
The topic is definitely up for debate.
Although in their initial stages of development, sex robots are available and with varying degrees of lifelike characteristics. Currently, there are sex robots on the market that can sense a user’s movement or voice and respond accordingly. Often these robots have lifelike measurements, can respond to your voice and can carry on minimal conversation. They can cost around $1,000 to upwards of $7,000, depending on their capabilities.
In his essay for the Wall Street Journal, Dr. David Linden explores the viability of sex robots and their potential adoption by society. Although, futurists believe sex robots will be commonplace by 2025, with human-like facial expressions, limb movements, voices and odors, Dr. Linden states that he is skeptical of their viability. He states that he believes technologies that simulate sexual interaction will continue to be explored. He also poses the question about whether or not sex robots will be leapfrogged by other technology, like neural virtual reality, a technology that artificially activates nerve cells. And discusses the other issues that these technologies will raise.
Will female Viagra be approved by the FDA?
So far, it’s not looking great.
There have been a number of clinical trials for a new drug called flibanserin, which has been dubbed the “Viagra for women.” Unlike Viagra, which increases blood flow to the genitals, flibanserin affects the brain, not the body, claiming to increase some women’s sexual desire. For most women with sexual dysfunction the issue is psychological, not physical.
An estimated 16 million women over the age of 50 suffer from some form of female sexual dysfunction. But, the FDA has not approved flibanserin, despite three submissions of the drug. The FDA has approved several drugs for male sexual dysfunction, but there are currently no drugs on the market to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder. Is this a double standard? Some women’s right activists say so. In her article for Cosmopolitan, Jill Filipovic reports on the drug and the issues surrounding the approval of drugs to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder.
Will you sex life improve the longer you’re married?
That seems to be the trend.
After analyzing interviews with 1,656 married American adults ages 57 to 85, researchers found that those more newly wed had more frequent sex than those who had been married longer. Right. That is typically expected. But, although sexual activity waned after the first few years of marriage, those who had been married for 50 or more years, began to report an increase in their sex lives, and it continued to increase throughout the years.
But, is it more sex that is causing couples to stay married or longer marriages that are resulting in more sex? These issues are discusses in the articles in the NY Times.
How many couples are actually bringing whips and chains into the bedroom?
Apparently, the number is growing.
Fifty Shades of Grey has sparked many conversations about BDSM, but how many people are actually engaging in it. Marie Claire conducted a poll to figure that out. They reported, that a study in 1990 said that 5 to 10 percent of of the U.S. population engaged in sadomasochism on an occasional basis. A 2005 survey said that 36 perfect of adults in the U.S. used masks, blindfolds and bondage tools during sex. But, based on their impromptu survey, today 85 percent of people polled said they had engaged in some kind of light BDSM.
Are more people now engaging in BDSM or are we now just more willing to to admit our bedroom preferences?