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, 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 […]

Royal wedding-themed condoms, anyone?

Image: iStock/LisaGalimzianova We can't be the only ones who have noticed that the closer you get to a royal wedding, the greater the amount of themed tat there is available to buy. Whether you want a mug with Meghan and Harry's faces on it or a little Union Jack suit for your dog, you can guarantee you'll be able to find it somewhere in advance of next Saturday. All right, so it can be nice to have a little something to remember a momentous British occasion by - you can keep commemorative […]

Why men in long-term relationships can go off sex, too

Image: iStock/LuckyBusiness Everyone in a long-term relationship is likely to experience at least one time when they just don't feel like having sex and so turn their more amorous partner down. It's a long-held belief that it's usually women who don't really fancy a session at the end of a long day - but new research has shown that actually, men can be just as likely to 'have a headache' as their partners when they've been with the same person for a long period of time. Researchers at the […]

Millennials 'fearing the intimacy of sex'

cglade If you're a young person who's a virgin and are convinced you're the odd one out among all your friends who are out having sex every night, then you might want to think again. That's because new research reveals that most Millennials actually aren't indulging in intercourse at all - because many of them still haven't done it for the first time. The survey was carried out as part of the Next Steps project, which was started by the Department for Education in 2004 and is now managed by […]

Sex robots - and how they could help your love life

dimdimich A few weeks ago, a programme aired on Channel 4 called The Sex Robots Are Coming. It featured a futuristic robot called Harmony and showed viewers how companies across the globe are developing droids for people's sexual pleasure and convenience. The show was met with quite a mixed response, particularly on Twitter, where viewers expressed concerns about individuals interacting with robots as opposed to real lovers. However, the Californian company behind Harmony and others like her […]

TV show sets out to show you're not 'Too Fat for Love'

Staras Self-image and self-esteem are pretty big things when it comes to sex, and one of our biggest collective hang-ups has to be weight. No matter what dress size we are, the thought of stripping off and having someone see what we perceive as our wobbly bits - even if there aren't any there - is daunting to say the least. However, this experience is perhaps even more nerve-wracking for people who know they are plus-size and are okay with this, except for the fact that they don't want to be […]