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Beyond where babies come from: Talks for asking tough questions about sex

Beyond where babies come from: Talks for asking tough questions about sex

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Today’s talk, which posits a fascinating metaphor for sex beyond baseball, comes from a passionate and dedicated sexuality educator. Al Vernacchio teaches his students that it’s not just getting the facts right that counts, but understanding the nuances of human sexuality and its place in society. Inspired by the teaching philosophy that Vernacchio brings to []

Wild sex: Carin Bondar at TEDGlobal 2013

Wild sex: Carin Bondar at TEDGlobal 2013

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When humans think about sex, we tend to categorise into male and female forms, says biologist and animal sex expert Carin Bondar. But for millions of years, it used to be a fusion of bodies, a “trickle of DNA shared between two or more beings,” she says. It wasn’t until about 500 million years ago []

TEDWeekends takes a look at the orgasm

TEDWeekends takes a look at the orgasm

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Journalist Mary Roach has investigated the nitty gritty of space travel, cadaver research and the afterlife. But at TED2009, she shared some of her most fascinating research yet … into the orgasm. In her talk “10 things you didn’t know about orgasm,” Roach digs deep into scientific research in sexuality — much of it recent, []

8 great talks about love

8 great talks about love

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Esther Perel begins today’s talk with an intriguing question: “Why does good sex so often fade even for couples who continue to love each other as much as ever?” It’s a question that’s highly appropriate to think about on Valentine’s Day. Perel, the author of the book Mating in Captivity, offers a compelling theory for []

A miniature TED all about love

A miniature TED all about love

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Some people go over-the-top for Valentine’s Day, showering their loved ones with candy and roses. Others bemoan Valentine’s Day as the ultimate Hallmark holiday. Wherever you stand on this spectrum — as Cupid pulls back his bow this week — it’s hard not to think about your own relationship or lack thereof. It’s a question []

Launched today in beta: MakeLoveNotPorn.tv

Launched today in beta: MakeLoveNotPorn.tv

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The wonderful Cindy Gallop — whose TEDTalk “Make Love Not Porn” offers a frank look at our online-porn-obsessed culture and what we can do about it — today launches MakeLoveNotPorn.tv. What’s the new site for? Gallop writes: “… to make #realworldsex socially acceptable and socially shareable; to build a platform and tools for sexual social []