Each week, The CSPH highlights information some of our favorite sites that still relevant in the exciting world of sexuality. This week, we are focus on our favorite five TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Talks dealing with love and sex.
Julia Sweeney has “The Talk”
Former Saturday Night Live cast member Julia Sweeney explains how she accidentally adapted “the talk” for the information age. Hilarity ensues.
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Orgasm
Sex geeks, this one is for you. The science writer, Mary Roach, tackled everyone’s favorite topic in her book Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, and this is just a fraction of what she learned. You know you want to know whether it’s female or male rats that are distracted by cheese crumbs during copulation.
Aliens, Love—Where are They?
John “I’m a PC” Hodgman, writer and humorist, believes he has had four close encounters with aliens. Though each story is vastly different, they all share the common threads of love, longing, and “movies featuring desert planets.”
What We Didn’t Know about Penis Anatomy
This talk may go over your head unless you went to graduate school for biomechanics like comparative biologist Diane Kelly did, but it’s worth a watch if only to hear an honest-to-god scientist describe the mammalian penis as a “fleshy inflatable cylinder.”
Why We Love, Why We Cheat
Helen Fisher, an anthropologist, discusses how women in the workforce, an increase in romantic love, and long term use of antidepressants affect lust, love, and romantic attachment. You know, some light topics to bring up around the water cooler or at dinner with your in-laws.