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With the blockbuster success of "Fifty Shades of Grey," many people are curious about dipping their toes (not to mention other body parts) into more sexually adventurous waters.

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Are you too tired for sex?updated: Thu Aug 09 2012 07:15:00

According to a recent study by the National Sleep Foundation, about one in every four married or cohabitating Americans claim they're so sleep-deprived that they're often too tired to have sex.

What are the charges against Jerry Sandusky?updated: Thu Jun 21 2012 21:56:00

The jury in the trial of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is deliberating 48 counts of child sexual abuse involving 10 alleged victims.

Confessions of an ex-sex kittenupdated: Fri Jun 08 2012 10:40:00

I don't believe in casual sex. It's not that I'm opposed to it exactly, it's just that -- in my own experience -- no such thing exists.

Bringing the sex back into your marriageupdated: Wed May 16 2012 10:21:00

Actress and author Lisa Rinna tells Dr. Drew how her marriage lost its spark and how she got it back.

Lisa Rinna on writing a book about sexupdated: Wed May 16 2012 10:21:00

Lisa Rinna has a new book out -- and it's not what you'd expect.

Sex is safe for most heart patients, doctors sayupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 16:01:00

If you've recently had a heart attack or heart surgery, you might be concerned that revving up your pulse during a moment of passion could be dangerous. Rest assured: Resuming sexual activity is perfectly safe for most heart patients, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA).

'Glee' sends wrong message on teen sexupdated: Sat Nov 12 2011 14:15:00

Kids having sex on prime time broadcast TV? Must be sweeps month.

6 steps to rev up your marriageupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 08:00:00

Surprise! Even celebrities don't have the kind of hot movie sex that seems to set our standard for passion these days.

People.com: Kendra Wilkinson: My New Sex Life After Babyupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 16:50:00

"Now we have to try to fit in sex whenever we can," Wilkinson writes in her upcoming book

Kendra Wilkinson: My new sex life after babyupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 16:40:00

Since becoming a mom, Kendra Wilkinson says she and NFL hubby Hank Baskett have had to cool things down between the sheets.

Sex education causes stir in Chinese elementary schoolsupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 03:16:00

China has long been considered a conservative country where talking about sex is taboo, especially to children.

Black teenagers defy pop culture portrayalsupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 14:35:00

If you got your ideas about young black people just from the entertainment industry, you'd think they were all players and baby mamas -- and you'd be sorely mistaken.

Neutrality policy impacting bullying?updated: Thu Jul 28 2011 08:26:00

Rosalind Wiseman and Candi Cushman weigh in on a Minnesota school district's neutrality policy on homosexuality.

Minnesota school district investigated after civil rights complaintupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 08:26:00

Federal authorities are investigating "incidents involving harassment and bullying" in Minnesota's largest school district, the U.S. Department of Justice confirmed in an e-mail to CNN.

6 surprising libido boostersupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 07:11:00

You've heard (and tried) it all before: down a dozen oysters, watch a marathon of sultry movies, get a couples massage.

Groups challenge 'anti-gay harassment' in Minnesota school districtupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 15:38:00

Two advocacy organizations filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Minnesota's largest school district, challenging what they call "pervasive anti-gay harassment" in its schools, the groups said in a news release.

India's health minister backtracks on gay commentsupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 15:37:00

India's health minister said Tuesday he was misquoted by the media in comments made at an AIDS conference that homosexuality is "unnatural" and a "disease" that was brought into India.

Can an abuse victim 'fix' aversion to sex?updated: Tue Jun 28 2011 11:48:00

I was abused as a child. Never intercourse, but I was threatened about it, and I had to watch my sister and this man. I was always called a prude by him. Anyway, I'm married and celibate. I do not enjoy sex nor do I have any interest in it. I am on Effexor and unsure how I feel about my husband. I do not know if this is a physical issue, mental or marrying the wrong man. Obviously this causes issues for my husband, but why should I suffer so he doesn't have to?

Despite claiming abstinence, young adults test positive for STDsupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 12:44:00

A new report about the sex habits of young adults has turned up a worrisome discrepancy.

Survey documents teen condom use and U.S. sexual habitsupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 17:05:00

In one of the largest studies on sexual behavior in America, Indiana University investigators have found that more teens than adults use condoms -- and that sexual activity in the U.S. involves much more than the missionary position.

Sex study: Teens 'act safer' than adultsupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 17:05:00

An Indiana University study finds condom use highest among teens, but older Americans are less likely to use them.

Accused pastor crusaded against homosexualsupdated: Tue Sep 28 2010 05:27:00

As Bishop Eddie Long poked through a salad in his church office one summer day in 1999, he shot a weary look at a person ticking off his ministry's successes.

Sexual problems the norm for breast cancer survivorsupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 08:32:00

Many middle-aged women report sexual problems, including a loss of libido and a less-than-satisfying sex life. Now a new study suggests these problems are even more common among women who have had breast cancer.

Love makes teen sex less academically harmful, study saysupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 12:37:00

Sexually active teens may face less academic risk if the sex is taking place within a romantic and committed relationship, according to a new study.

Study: 'Romantic sex' not bad for gradesupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 12:37:00

A new study suggests monogomous teens perform as well as teens that abstain, but casual sex leads to worse grades.

The last person out of the closet? The bisexual maleupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 09:00:00

Robert Winn met his wife, Christine, in college. He was a fraternity boy. She was a sorority girl. Early in their relationship, he made a confession, a thorny secret he camouflaged from his closest family and friends.

Life with my lesbian momupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 09:00:00

Author Helena Andrews shares experience of being raised by lesbian mother.

Ladies: 5 ways to feel sexy againupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 08:26:00

Losing interest in sex would be unfortunate for most people, but for Linda Poelzl it was a professional hazard.

Do women need a sex pill?updated: Mon Jun 21 2010 12:43:00

"The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my 30 years of research into the feminine soul, is, 'What does a woman want?' "

When a woman doesn't want sexupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 11:44:00

When Cyndi met her husband at a picnic on the beach nearly 20 years ago, the two had instant physical chemistry. "We would kiss and my hormones would go riding. I'd want it to last forever, more and more and more."

Feds examine 'female Viagra'updated: Mon Jun 21 2010 11:44:00

An FDA panel will decide whether or not to approve filbanserin based on safety and efficacy.

FDA committee says drug dubbed 'female Viagra' isn'tupdated: Sat Jun 19 2010 10:22:00

The little pink pill is being put on hold.

Sex life better among heart patients who consult their docsupdated: Fri May 21 2010 08:51:00

Heart-attack patients who don't talk to their doctors about when it's safe to have sex again are likely to see a drop-off in their sex lives, new research suggests.

How 'green' is your love life?updated: Thu Apr 22 2010 12:25:00

You may drive a hybrid car, eat organic food, use "green" beauty products and design your home according to the latest environmentally friendly standards.

Clothing made from recycled materialupdated: Thu Apr 22 2010 12:25:00

CNN's Stephanie Elam shows us a young designer who turns old duds into eco-friendly fashion.

When being turned on is a turnoffupdated: Sat Apr 17 2010 08:10:00

Renee Rhodes stopped working for nine months last year for reasons she didn't quite understand.

The downside of 'friends with benefits'updated: Thu Apr 15 2010 12:12:00

When Jennifer Nicholas sees television shows or movies where characters "hook up" or have sex with "friends with benefits," she cringes, because that's how she got herpes.

People.com: Lady Gaga Tells Fans: 'Don't Have Sex'updated: Tue Apr 13 2010 10:09:00

The sexually charged singer says she's abstinent to help support the fight against HIV

$250 million for abstinence education not evidence-based, groups sayupdated: Wed Mar 31 2010 10:21:00

The health care reform legislation that President Obama signed recently isn't only about insurance coverage -- there's also a renewal of $50 million per year for five years for abstinence-focused education.

New moms and the post-baby sex slumpupdated: Mon Mar 29 2010 10:44:00

Six weeks after Robyn Roark gave birth to her first child, her doctor told her that she could start having sex again. She started crying.

Healthier men want more sex for more yearsupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 15:20:00

Healthier men, no matter their age, are going to have better sex more frequently and desire it more often than healthier women.

Is sex addiction real?updated: Tue Mar 02 2010 18:12:00

When Jack Rogers first heard media reports of Tiger Woods' multiple extramarital affairs, the first thing he did was say a little prayer for Woods and his wife. The second thing he did was tally up the number of women who claimed to have had sex with the famous golfer.

Confessions of a sex addictupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 18:12:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen talks to a recovering sex addict and also explores some of the medical opinions about sex addiction.

Study: Abstinence-only worksupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 11:25:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a new study that shows abstinence-only education may work.

Study: Abstinence program most effective at delaying sex among youthsupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 11:25:00

An abstinence-only education program is more effective than other initiatives at keeping sixth- and seventh-graders from having sex within a two-year period, according to a study described by some as a landmark.

Benefits of more sexupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 20:29:00

A new study outlines the health benefits of having more sex. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has the details.

New Year's resolution: Have more sexupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 20:29:00

Yoga instructor Sadie Nardini and her husband got an early start on their New Year's resolution: In December, the New York couple decided to have sex every day for the entire month.

Finding the G-spot: Is it real?updated: Thu Jan 07 2010 10:40:00

Ladies (and gentlemen): Can you find the G-spot?

In search of the G-spot?updated: Thu Jan 07 2010 10:40:00

HLN's Joy Behar talks with Naomi Wolf and Lizz Winstead about a study that says the "G-spot" does not exist.

Why women have sexupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 10:18:00

CNN took to the streets to ask real women why they have sex.

Love, pleasure, duty: Why women have sexupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 10:18:00

What makes a woman want to have sex? Is it physical attraction? Love? Loneliness? Jealousy? Boredom? Painful menstrual cramps?

Sniff + sneezing = no love: 83 percent say allergies affect sex lifeupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 07:23:00

Sneezing and wheezing may stamp out those flames of desire. A new study reveals that allergies could be getting in the way of amorous activities.

How men talk about sexupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 13:55:00

When it comes to sex, women talk too much and men talk too little. Actually, let me revise that. Women talk too much about sex with one another, and men talk about sex with one another just enough, which is to say, hardly at all.

Can sex cause a heart attack?updated: Mon Aug 10 2009 14:33:00

If movies and soap operas are anything to go by, sex can be dangerous for people with heart conditions.

Programs to change gays to straights don't work, report saysupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 12:15:00

The American Psychological Association concluded Wednesday that there is little evidence that efforts to change a person's sexual orientation from gay or lesbian to heterosexual are effective.

Adventures in adult sex educationupdated: Tue Jun 30 2009 13:05:00

Nine middle-aged men and women are sitting in a circle in a cluttered, colorful classroom in a church annex in Austin.

Why women are leaving men for other womenupdated: Fri Apr 24 2009 08:49:00

Lately, a new kind of sisterly love seems to be in the air. In the past few years, Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon left a boyfriend after a decade and a half and started dating a woman (and talked openly about it).

Sexy foods that put you in the moodupdated: Thu Feb 12 2009 13:40:00

If you want to put some sizzle back into your sex life, food can help you set the mood this Valentine's Day. There's nothing better than a romantic, home-cooked dinner, featuring some R-rated foods to help turn up the heat.

What price virginity?updated: Fri Jan 23 2009 16:21:00

What kind of value can be placed on a woman's virginity, and why do some find it valuable in the first place?

What is virginity worth today?updated: Fri Jan 23 2009 16:21:00

Is a woman's virginity worth $3.8 million? That's how much a 22-year-old from San Diego, California, said she has been offered through an auction she announced in September.

Virginity pledges don't mean much, study saysupdated: Tue Dec 30 2008 11:43:00

As many as one in eight teens in the United States may take a virginity pledge at some point, vowing to wait until they're married before having sex. But do such pledges work? Are pledge takers more likely than other teens to delay sexual activity?

Testosterone patch may kick-start sex drive in womenupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 16:14:00

Postmenopausal women who have lost interest in sex may be able to bring their libidos back to life with a testosterone patch, according to new research published this week in The New England Journal of Medicine.

Five questions: Dan Savage, sex columnistupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 21:00:00

Sex columnist Dan Savage and author of the popular syndicated sex advice column "Savage Love," made his way to St. Paul, Minnesota, to attend the Republican National Convention where he is filming a piece for HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher."

Women, get your groove backupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 13:13:00

Medications and other therapies can help women boost a low sex drive.CNN Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen explains.

Ladies: 5 ways to get your sex life goingupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 13:13:00

Sexually dysfunctional women in the United States are, well, mostly out of luck.

Time.com: Certain Women May Benefit from Viagraupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 14:00:00

Viagra's effect in women has been disappointing, but a new small study finds those on antidepressants may benefit from taking the little blue pills

Time.com: What the Gay Brain Looks Likeupdated: Tue Jun 17 2008 20:00:00

Research shows that gay men's brains resemble those of straight women

Time.com: Help for Sex-Starved Wivesupdated: Mon Apr 07 2008 16:40:00

Author and clinical social worker Michele Weiner Davis says ill-matched libidos are a big cause of marital strife -- and that women are just as sex-starved as men

Time.com: Sexperts: Length of Time Does Matterupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 18:05:00

A survey of sex therapists concluded the optimal amount of time for sexual intercourse was 3 to 13 minutes. The findings strike at the notion that endurance is the key to a great sex life

Time.com: More Sex Please, We're Frenchupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 09:00:00

According to a new survey, in France they're starting younger and doing it longer. More importantly, Gallic women are catching up with the traditionally more amorous men

Sexual incompatibility troubles marriagesupdated: Mon Mar 03 2008 11:06:00

He's a 38-year-old executive. She's a 34-year-old homemaker. He says they never fight, and in many ways they're compatible -- but not when it comes to sex.

Surprising reasons you're not having sexupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 09:59:00

Not getting any? You're not alone: Women today have less time for sex than their 1950s counterparts. And it's estimated that 40 million Americans have what experts call a sexless marriage (having sex less than 10 times a year).

Interview with Mechai Viravaidyaupdated: Tue Nov 20 2007 01:59:00

DR: This is Talk Asia. I'm Dan Rivers. I'm with Thailand's "Condom King," Mechai Viravaidya. Thank you for talking to us. People credit you with slashing the AIDS infection rate in Thailand, I think from something like, I think it was up at 140,000-plus cases per year in 1991, down to about 20,000 in 2003. Remarkable success, far more than the neighboring countries. That must be very gratifying for you.

Time.com: Birth Control for Kids?updated: Thu Oct 18 2007 14:00:00

The outcry over Portland, Maine's decision to provide the pill to young girls shows that adults still have trouble discussing sex with each other, much less with our kids

Study: Seniors having more sex than you think updated: Wed Aug 22 2007 07:47:00

Many older Americans routinely engage in vaginal intercourse, oral sex and masturbation, a landmark study into a long-taboo subject reported Wednesday.

Survey: Why do we have sex?updated: Wed Aug 01 2007 21:53:00

Survey: Why do we have sex?

Talking about you know what after kids arriveupdated: Mon Jul 23 2007 04:01:00

Whether you have minor problems in bed or a love life dusty with disuse, here's the secret to connecting

Gay man, former lesbian on whether they can changeupdated: Sun Jul 01 2007 01:38:00

After five years of trying to date girls and to conform and conceal his sexuality, 18-year-old Steven Field told his friends and family that he was gay.

Gay homeless teensupdated: Sun Jul 01 2007 01:38:00

Gay homeless teens

The science of sexualityupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 03:02:00

The science of sexuality

Step by step, researcher looks for sexuality cluesupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 03:02:00

Can you tell whether someone's gay just by the way he or she walks?

Your e-mails: The acceptance and rejection of homosexualityupdated: Tue Jun 19 2007 22:24:00

Homosexuality is seemingly more accepted and tolerated in the United States today than decades ago. There are laws in many states that make it a crime to discriminate based on sexual orientation and many communities across the country have gays and lesbians openly serving in important roles. Yet there are many who still oppose homosexuality and many object to it on religious grounds.

Exercise: Key to good sex, good sleepupdated: Mon May 28 2007 15:15:00

Everybody knows exercise is key to a good ticker and a more sleek physique. But did you know working out may improve your sex life, trigger a better night's sleep and help you stop smoking?

Egypt's 'Dr. Ruth': Let's talk sex in the Arab worldupdated: Wed Apr 25 2007 14:25:00

Dr. Heba Kotb is tackling a taboo in the Arab world unlike anyone else: She's talking about sex openly on a show broadcast all over the Middle East.

The Big O: Fireworks? Or is your sex life less than explosive?updated: Mon Nov 27 2006 10:00:00

When Meg Ryan faked an orgasm at the deli in When Harry Met Sally, audiences were embarrassed and a little shocked. That was 1989. Today? Orgasms -- real ones --are everywhere. The interns on Grey's Anatomy seem to have them regularly, and Sex and the City's Samantha thrashes and moans two nights a week -- in prime time! It's enough to make the average woman feel like a bit of an underachiever. While we all suspect that endlessly orgasmic Samantha isn't entirely "normal," we're not sure we are, either.

Fortune: THE COMING STORM OVER A CANCER VACCINEupdated: Mon Oct 31 2005 00:01:00

Eliav Barr has popped the champagne. After a decade of development, his team at Merck has just finished presenting the clinical-trial results on the company's cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil, to ...

New hope, old challenges in AIDS fightupdated: Tue Nov 23 2004 12:56:00

Decades after the first reported AIDS cases, public awareness, medical progress and hope have by and large replaced fear, reproach and mystery about the disease in the American consciousness.

Review: 'Kinsey' gripping look at sex, peopleupdated: Fri Nov 12 2004 10:58:00

"Kinsey" is a brutally honest, uncompromising and nonjudgmental look at a man who irrevocably changed American culture: sex researcher Alfred C. Kinsey, who published "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" and "Sexual Behavior in the Human Female" in the late '40s and early '50s.

UK drug chain eyes sex toy salesupdated: Fri Oct 22 2004 04:26:00

One of Britain's leading pharmacy chains is in talks with a condom maker to sell sex toys in some of its 1,400 stores.

Fortune: Taking On Viagra To unseat the famed "Pfizer riser," Bayer and GlaxoSmithKline aim to raise the, er, consciousness of millions oupdated: Mon Jun 09 2003 00:01:00

It's somewhat disconcerting that Nancy K. Bryan knows more about how men regard their penises than any woman--no, any person--I've ever met. She's sitting across from me, dressed in what looks like...

Fortune: Steamy! Spas aren't stopping with your mind, body, and soul. They also want to give your libido a workout.updated: Mon Jul 08 2002 00:01:00

In the boardroom, you've got game. But what about the bedroom? Stop blushing. You're far from alone.

Fortune: IT'S THE NINETIES. WHAT'S YOUR SEX IQ? TAKE OUR SIMPLE QUIZ TO RECALIBRATE YOUR MORAL COMPASS AND TO FIND updated: Mon Jul 21 1997 00:01:00

Those who grew up anytime between the 1950s, when martinis and spouse swapping were the rage (or so I'm told), and the 1970s, when clean young people were still rutting about like drunken farm anim...

Money Magazine: WHY WOMEN THINK MORE ABOUT MONEY THAN SEXupdated: Fri Nov 01 1996 00:01:00

When I first heard one of the grabbiest results of MONEY's annual Americans and Their Money survey--that men think about sex far more than money and women think about money much more than sex--I wa...

Fortune: GAY IN CORPORATE AMERICA In the company closet is a big, talented, and scared group of men and women. They want out -- and are mupdated: Mon Dec 16 1991 00:01:00

HOMOSEXUALITY, once a career-destroying secret, is coming out of the closet in corporate America. Anxious and alienated, but unwilling to remain so, gay men and lesbians are rapidly forming employe...

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