Switzerland launches condom lottery to encourage use

Image: iStock/AntonioGuillem Couples in Switzerland might suddenly be having a lot more sex - because a government campaign has seen lottery tickets put inside free condoms in a bid to encourage their use. The move is part of a drive by Switzerland's Federal Office of Public Health to lower rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), with cases of gonorrhoea, syphilis and Chlamydia having gone up by 20, 15 and eight per cent respectively in the country since 2016. Around 400,000 condoms […]

Sad stats show women not satisfied by sex

Image: iStock/YakobchukOlena A new poll has discovered that a surprising number of people in Britain are not satisfied with their sex lives - but may be putting up and shutting up instead of doing something about it. The research was carried out by Public Health England (PHE) on 7,367 women aged 16 to 64, who were quizzed about their sexual health and general wellbeing. It was found that across all ages, 42 per cent of respondents reported being unhappy with their sex lives, with 25 to […]

Couple joining Mile High Club achieve internet fame

Image: iStock/oleksagrzegorz Joining the Mile High Club (aka having sex on an aeroplane, if you've been living under a rock) is on many people's bucket lists as a sign of their adventurousness and need for excitement. However, one couple who decided to make their fantasies a reality probably didn't bank on their encounter going viral thanks to a woman with her smartphone video camera capturing (almost) everything. The woman with the camera was travelling to Mexico with her husband when she […]

Mind the gearstick! How Brits are drawn to sex in cars

Image: Istock/BraunS Many people get quite attached to their cars. And why not? After all, they drive to work in them, eat in them, use them as mobile offices - and apparently, use them as alternative locations in which to have sex. According to a poll by ALA insurance brokers, 49 per cent of drivers admit to having performed a sex act in a vehicle at some point, with the most common frequency found to be between two and five times. One in ten even revealed they have performed a sex act in a […]

If you want a better memory, you'd better start having more sex

Image: Istock/wavebreakmedia If you're forever forgetting where you put your keys or bank card, then there could be a simple solution: you need to spend more time having sex. That's (sort of) the official recommendation of experts from the University of Wollongong in Australia, who carried out a study on memory and its relationship to intercourse and intimacy. They looked at more than 6,000 adults, quizzing them on everything from diet and health to wellbeing and wealth - and, of course, how […]

In cautionary tale, man has aubergine removed from bottom

Image: bluestocking via Istock As if proof were needed that you should only insert things into your bottom that were designed to be put there, a man has had to have a foot-long aubergine removed from his rectum. The case was reported from China and involved a 50-year-old man who had supposedly been trying to cure his own constipation using natural methods. For whatever reason, he decided the aubergine he had lying around might be helpful - but instead of using it to eat for a little extra […]

How dusting and vacuuming could help you get more sex

Image: Istock/NinaMalyna Chores aren't generally seen as something particularly sexy. Most people tend to do them to avoid living in a filthy, slobby house as opposed to making them part of foreplay. But what if we told you that more dusting, vacuuming and scrubbing could help you to enjoy more time between the sheets with your significant other? That's the discovery of a new survey carried out by CreditLoan.com, which asked 993 couples who were living together about their sex lives, […]

Want more sex? Eat more fish!

Image: Istock/fotostorm Pretty much everyone knows that oysters are supposed to be an aphrodisiac - but a new study has shown that all types of seafood could be beneficial if you want to spend more time getting jiggy in the bedroom. Research from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in the US looked at 501 couples, all of whom were tracking their diet and how often they had sex because they were trying to conceive. One of the things they were asked to record was their daily seafood […]

Spouse annoying you? Here's how to get that spark back...

Image: iStock/pixedeli Anyone in a long-term relationship will surely agree that it's hardly all sunshine and rainbows all the time. In fact, there might be days when you can barely stand to look at each other, let alone feel a desire to rip each other's clothes off and jump into bed together. If you've been feeling a little bit glum about your partner lately and want to get that old spark back, then you might be interested to hear the results from a rather unusual psychological study into […]

Relationship success could be down to first-time sex

Image: Istock/PeopleImages Couples who have been together for a very long time often attribute their relationship success to a number of different things, from not going to bed on an argument to regularly enjoying dates. However, they may be unaware that the likelihood of them staying together and going the distance could have been marked out the first time they had sex. Researchers from the University of California have carried out a study involving more than 800 people and found that the […]