Medical research

A handsome face could mean lower semen quality

Contrary to what one might expect, facial masculinity was negatively associated with semen quality in a recent Journal of Evolutionary Biology study.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Does birth control impact women's choice of sexual partners?

Birth control is used worldwide by more than 60 million women. Since its introduction, it has changed certain aspects of women's lives including family roles, gender roles and social life. New research in The Journal of Sexual ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Men are stuck' in gender roles, data suggest

Brent Kroeger pores over nasty online comments about stay-at-home dads, wondering if his friends think those things about him. The father from Rowland Heights, east of Los Angeles, remembers high school classmates laughing ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How much of a man are you? Being online can change that

How masculine are you? This might seem a fairly simple question, especially if you're asked to fill out a simple ten-question survey investigating traits such as "aggressive" and "forceful".

Psychology & Psychiatry

Openly gay: Does it affect performance appraisal?

Although knowing an actor is gay significantly affected ratings of his masculinity, there was no significant effect on ratings of his acting performance, researchers say.

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