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In the land of the siesta, citizens have collectively decided to put the business of life and work on hold from about 2 o’clock until 4 o’clock, when everyone tucks into a leisurely lunch followed by an afternoon catnap. At least that’s how it works in many foreigners’ imaginations. In fact, the siesta has become largely myth. Read more»

Candidate Rick Santorum

The GOP's worst enemy is its candidates. Santorum may be the slightest, but all the remaining Republican contenders come up short. Even so, the anti-sex constituency is very, very small. Read more» 2

Fresh off an eight-vote (or was it nine?) loss to Mitt Romney in Iowa, Rick Santorum has taken his resurgent presidential campaign on the road, to free-wheelin' New Hampshire. Read more»

Scientists studying the round worm Caenorhabditis elegans, engineered two types — those that could only produce by having sex and others that cloned themselves. After adding germs, the worms forced to reproduce asexually succumbed to bacterial infection and died, the BBC reported.

A new study on the sex life of, yes, worms, sheds light on just why all Earth’s creatures, great and small — humans included — started having sex with each other. Read more»

A team of South Korean researchers come up with what may be a reliable guide: predicting penis length by comparing index and ring fingers. Read more»

Ruling being appealed said prostitution restrictions endanger sex workers by forcing them to work on the street and banning them from hiring drivers or bodyguards, violating their right to personal security as guaranteed by the constitution. Read more»

Anthony Weiner sexted with his pals and our collective head exploded. How embarrassing. Read more» 1

The small copper butterfly will close her wings to avoid sexual contact.

The female small copper butterfly only mates once in a lifetime, and then closes her wings “to avoid sexual harassment” from male butterflies, Japanese researchers have found. Read more»

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday that a person must be conscious to consent to sex.

In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Canada on Friday ruled that a person must be conscious in order to consent to a sexual act. Read more»

High levels of identity-based victimization can lead to long term physical and mental health problems, according to a study by San Francisco State University. Read more»

Coffee was responsible for 10.6 percent of burst brain aneurysms, according to a study published in Stroke, a journal of the American Heart Association.

Coffee, sex, blowing your nose and getting angry can all raise your risk of a type of hemorrhagic stroke by causing blood vessels to burst, say researchers in the Netherlands. Read more»

Amira Birger, who was trafficked as a child, said at the conference that in her experience, younger girls were always chosen first in line-ups.

Arizona should have a zero tolerance policy for men who engage in sexual intercourse with underage prostitutes, a former congresswoman said Tuesday. Read more»

WikiLeaks. Afghanistan. Haiti's earthquake. Chile's miners. Yes, it was an important year for global news. But we know what you're really interested in. And on that score 2010 did not disappoint. From "bunga-bunga parties" to designer vaginas, behold the 10 best sex stories of the year. Read more»

Tourists can't resist a photo with an Austrian road sign.

It's safe to say that Lord Focko had no idea the village named after him would one day become a sanctuary for English-speaking sex tourists. This Austrian village attracts plenty of sophomoric humor. Read more» 7

The South African government provides free condoms to battle HIV.

Urban South Africans are so saturated with safe sex messages that experts are beginning to wonder whether people are starting to block them out. Read more»

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