Latest Sexuality Stories
The correlations between evolution and sperm, infidelity and sex will be a key element of Sexus, which will open in mid-February – and stay open for the entire year – to celebrate the museum’s bicentennial.
A male spider that gives its selected female a nuptial gift is allowed to mate with her for a longer period of time and provide more sperm than a male that fails to come with a gift.
The distinctive sound made by male peacocks just before mating attracts female voyeurs for reasons currently unknown.
Researchers from Michigan State University are creating digital peacocks to explore what would happen if computer viruses had to find mates in order to reproduce.
Sexual selection in the Forked Fungus Beetle favors larger body and horn size, and a new study investigates the relationship between these traits and the beetles' grip strength, which is crucial for the male to hold on to the female and shield her from other males in an elaborate courtship ritual.
A new mechanism of animal mating plug production has been discovered by scientists at the Smithsonian and their colleagues.
Chest-thumping and grunting alpha males, a study suggests, may be losing the battle for preferable females to males who can demonstrate caregiving and the ability to provide for a family.