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.
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.
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.
Actress and author Lisa Rinna tells Dr. Drew how her marriage lost its spark and how she got it back.
Lisa Rinna has a new book out -- and it's not what you'd expect.
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).
Kids having sex on prime time broadcast TV? Must be sweeps month.
Surprise! Even celebrities don't have the kind of hot movie sex that seems to set our standard for passion these days.
"Now we have to try to fit in sex whenever we can," Wilkinson writes in her upcoming book
Since becoming a mom, Kendra Wilkinson says she and NFL hubby Hank Baskett have had to cool things down between the sheets.
China has long been considered a conservative country where talking about sex is taboo, especially to children.
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.
Rosalind Wiseman and Candi Cushman weigh in on a Minnesota school district's neutrality policy on homosexuality.
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.
You've heard (and tried) it all before: down a dozen oysters, watch a marathon of sultry movies, get a couples massage.
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 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.
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?
A new report about the sex habits of young adults has turned up a worrisome discrepancy.
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.
An Indiana University study finds condom use highest among teens, but older Americans are less likely to use them.
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.
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.
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.
A new study suggests monogomous teens perform as well as teens that abstain, but casual sex leads to worse grades.
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.
Author Helena Andrews shares experience of being raised by lesbian mother.
Losing interest in sex would be unfortunate for most people, but for Linda Poelzl it was a professional hazard.
"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 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."
An FDA panel will decide whether or not to approve filbanserin based on safety and efficacy.
The little pink pill is being put on hold.
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.
You may drive a hybrid car, eat organic food, use "green" beauty products and design your home according to the latest environmentally friendly standards.
CNN's Stephanie Elam shows us a young designer who turns old duds into eco-friendly fashion.
Renee Rhodes stopped working for nine months last year for reasons she didn't quite understand.
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.
The sexually charged singer says she's abstinent to help support the fight against HIV
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.
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, no matter their age, are going to have better sex more frequently and desire it more often than healthier women.
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.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen talks to a recovering sex addict and also explores some of the medical opinions about sex addiction.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on a new study that shows abstinence-only education may work.
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.
A new study outlines the health benefits of having more sex. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has the details.
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.
Ladies (and gentlemen): Can you find the G-spot?
HLN's Joy Behar talks with Naomi Wolf and Lizz Winstead about a study that says the "G-spot" does not exist.
CNN took to the streets to ask real women why they have sex.
What makes a woman want to have sex? Is it physical attraction? Love? Loneliness? Jealousy? Boredom? Painful menstrual cramps?
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.
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.
If movies and soap operas are anything to go by, sex can be dangerous for people with heart conditions.
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.
Nine middle-aged men and women are sitting in a circle in a cluttered, colorful classroom in a church annex in Austin.
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).
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 kind of value can be placed on a woman's virginity, and why do some find it valuable in the first place?
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.
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?
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.
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."
Medications and other therapies can help women boost a low sex drive.CNN Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen explains.
Sexually dysfunctional women in the United States are, well, mostly out of luck.
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
Research shows that gay men's brains resemble those of straight women
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
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
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
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.
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).
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.
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
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?
Whether you have minor problems in bed or a love life dusty with disuse, here's the secret to connecting
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 teens
The science of sexuality
Can you tell whether someone's gay just by the way he or she walks?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
"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.
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.
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...
In the boardroom, you've got game. But what about the bedroom? Stop blushing. You're far from alone.
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...
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...
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...