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Sex: the myths debunked

Sex: the myths debunked | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

From boosting your IQ level to lowering your blood pressure, how much do you really know about sex?

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Blaming Tinder for the spike in STIs? It’s just a lazy swipe

Blaming Tinder for the spike in STIs? It’s just a lazy swipe | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scare stories about dating apps are based on commonly held myths, when cuts to sexual health services are a very real problem

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So just how much sex do Brits get a week thanks to dating apps and Facebook?

So just how much sex do Brits get a week thanks to dating apps and Facebook? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Britons are having sex less than once a week because they are too glued to social media and other websites to get it on in the real world, according to the shock findings of a survey.

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When it comes to older people and sex, doctors put their heads in the sand

When it comes to older people and sex, doctors put their heads in the sand | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A taboo around older age sex is diminishing but some still find it difficult.

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Is 10 per cent of the population really gay?

Is 10 per cent of the population really gay? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Alfred Kinsey’s claim that 10 per cent of adults were homosexual was flawed. But recent surveys suggest that, in terms of behaviour, his statistic may be roughly true.

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'I feel cold fear. I want to stay repressed': What it's like to go to sex-therapy

'I feel cold fear. I want to stay repressed': What it's like to go to sex-therapy | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

When Anna Maxted spent a weekend at a sex-therapy workshop, she was stunned to find herself go from terrified sceptic to self-help convert

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Article cites the ESRC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL)

Article originally published 26 April 2015

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Sex education in the UK is letting our teenagers down

Teens have no problem assessing information about sex, yet pregnancy and STI rates remain high. Lessons may have improved, but more still needs to be done

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Are we moving towards a world beyond gay and straight?

Alfred Kinsey was right about the sexuality continuum - and maybe the world is finally realising this.

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How young men and women in Britain learn about sex and relationships

More young people than ever are getting most of their information about sexual matters from school, but the majority feel they are not getting all the information they need, and men in particular are missing out, according to new research.

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The Wellcome Collection: raising the cultural profile of science

The Wellcome Collection: raising the cultural profile of science | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The newly-redeveloped Wellcome Collection is a place for thought-provoking mental adventures.
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Adultery Isn't The Biggest Problem In A Relationship, Think Most Brits

Adultery Isn't The Biggest Problem In A Relationship, Think Most Brits | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Less than a third of Brits think having an affair would put their relationship under strain. An official study published by the Office for National Statistics looked into the nation's wellbeing ...

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Why are people not having as much sex as they used to?

Why are people not having as much sex as they used to? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, you'd expect things to start revving up in the bedroom. But, the reality is that for most Brits things are looking far from spicy, as a new study has revealed that 65 per cent of us are more likely to read a book than have sex.

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10 Things You Need to Know Before You Estimate The UK Sex Industry's Contribution to Gross Domestic Product

In 2012 the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimated that sex workers contributed £5.7 billion to the economy. 

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Why sex once a week is good enough

Why sex once a week is good enough | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Evidence seems to suggest the ideal frequency is a relatively modest once a week. This, apparently, holds true, whether you be sixty or twenty-six, gay or straight

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My illicit affair might just have a happy ending

My illicit affair might just have a happy ending | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Among 'creative and artistic' people, open relationships are said to be pretty common

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Making sex add up

Making sex add up | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Sex research is notoriously problematic, not least because sex is shrouded in taboo and stigma. So it's interesting to read a book that seeks to tell “the real story about sex in modern society

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Have I had an average number of sexual partners?

Have I had an average number of sexual partners? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
How many people have you slept with? It’s a question which can send a chill down many a spine for the very reason that there’s no ideal answer.  
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The article cites the ERSC-funded National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal).

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What Britons really get up to in the bedroom

What Britons really get up to in the bedroom | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
How often do you have sex? How long for? Where and when, and do threesomes figure? Meet the man who has studied our sex lives in intimate detail - and has now written an eye-popping new book
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Cambridge professor's in-depth analysis of sex survey reveals couples' secrets beneath the sheets

Cambridge professor's in-depth analysis of sex survey  reveals couples' secrets beneath the sheets | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

British people are having sex less often than they did 20 years ago and mid-lifers are getting more bedroom action than their younger counterparts according to a Cambridge don.

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School is now young people's main source for sex information

School is the main source of information about sex and relationships for more young people than ever before, academics have found. However, a majority of young people feel they are not getting all the information they need.
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Young people want to be better educated about sex

Young people want to be better educated about sex | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A gap exists between the type of sex education young people want and what they receive, says a study.

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Research highlights differences in how young men and women learn about sex and relationships

More young people than ever are getting most of their information about sexual matters from school, but the majority feel they are not getting all the information they need, and men in particular are missing out, according to new research.

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Mandatory sex education is long overdue – but it shouldn't be just about risk prevention

Mandatory sex education is long overdue – but it shouldn't be just about risk prevention | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A new report from MPs on the Education Select Committee calling for sex education to be made statutory, has much in it to be welcomed by those who have been campaigning for improvements in sex education.

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Annie Edmonds 's curator insight, May 29, 2015 6:55 PM

IT's a new day for Sex Education.  And it's about time we start teaching high school aged kids what sex is really all about, the good, the bad, and the amazing. 

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British sex antics laid bare in numbers

To mark the start of a national season on sexology -- the study of sexual behaviour -- the Wellcome Collection is launching 'Sex by Numbers'
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Let's talk about sex

Make no mistake: “The Institute of Sexology”, the latest exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London, is not about sex. It deals rather with the study of sex.

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