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In the first few years, my periods were not only a source of occasional embarrassment, they were also excruciatingly painful. I would lie curled up in my bed with a hot water bag, unable to move or breathe, and I would wonder: "why me?" Of course, I wasn't the only one: most women menstruate.
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On first glance, sticking with one partner for life seems like quite a bad idea, at least from an evolutionary point of view. Sperm is plentiful and does not take long to make, so it would not benefit a male to invest in only one female, who will take a long time to reproduce.
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For many of us, marriage is special. The idea of a lifelong bond between two people is accorded legal, spiritual and cultural significance throughout much of the world. Whether we are religious or secular, a permanent monogamous relationship can feel sacred.
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After another sex scandal involving a senior member of the Catholic Church, questions are again being asked about celibacy. Is it realistic for someone to permanently go without sex? Celibacy does not mean abstinence.
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The keepers of Henry, a tuatara, had thought he was past his prime - especially after showing no interest in females during 40 years in captivity. But he mated with 80-year-old Mildred last July and 11 of the eggs she produced have now hatched.
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A sexy swing of the hips may attract admiring glances, but it is not a covert sign a woman is ready to breed. ... The women who were most fertile at the time of the experiment walked with fewer hip movements and with their knees closer together.
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Women who don a little red dress before going out with a man may find their date more attentive and generous, according to scientists.

2008-10-28

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The Czech Republic has been strongly criticised by Europe's leading human rights body for continuing to surgically castrate male sex offenders...

2009-02-05

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The world must do more to confront the largely unstudied and neglected phenomenon of people-trafficking, the United Nations has said in a report. ... The report also points to a more basic problem: the lack of a common understanding of what human trafficking is, and whom it affects.

2009-02-12

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Given the economic downturn, is passion too in recession? Or will couples fling themselves into each other's arms to compensate for their inability to spend, spend, spend?...

2009-02-13

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US authorities have rescued nearly 50 child prostitutes - some as young as 13 - in a nationwide operation against the trafficking of children for sex.

2009-02-23

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Literature dating back to the first century AD consistently portrays narrow women's waists as beautiful - the finding links beauty to good health...

2007-01-10

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Female guppies, quail and finches tend to mate with males that look like the males they have seen other females paired with. Such “mate choice copying” can pay off. If it is difficult to choose the best mating material, or takes a lot of time and energy, it makes sense to go with what works for the other girls. Yet although human mate selection suffers just such difficulties, there has been little evidence that women do this, until now.

2007-01-17

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The monthly mood swings experienced by many women may serve an evolutionary purpose, researchers say, by helping to get them pregnant.

2007-01-29

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An hourglass figure has long been perceived to be the ideal figure for a woman to have. But New York University researchers have found that to be found attractive, a woman had to move in a feminine way - swaying her hips.

2007-03-13

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... some evidence suggests human females also undergo semi-annual heat cycles. Although sexual responsiveness is influenced by social and cultural factors, there is evidence that human females undergo emotional and physiological changes associated with estrus cycles and may be more likely to be irritable and/or sexually aroused during the peaks of heat cycles. Further, just as males of other species respond in differing ways to females in...
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I have never felt exploited. If anything it's giving you power over men. The only people exploited, if anyone is, are the men who go out and spend their money on porn...

2005-08-25

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