Your Vagina is a Hot Wet Cave of Drugs

New research shows that your vagina — YES THAT ONE — contains a complicated forest of bacteria that produces molecules that could possibly be used to make useful pharmaceuticals. Vaginas: is there anything they can't do? » 9/12/14 6:30pm 9/12/14 6:30pm

​Mind-Blowing Facts Men Don't Know About Women Is Blowing My Mind

While it's safe to say we should all have a working knowledge of how the human body works, it's also quite obvious that definitions of what constitutes common knowledge vary widely, and nowhere is this often truer than when it comes to what we know about the opposite sex, and vice versa. » 8/22/14 3:00pm 8/22/14 3:00pm

Jam Out With Your Clam Out In These Anatomically Correct Panties

Cross every single person off your Christmas or Hanukkah or Tet or Kwanzaa or Saturnalia list: female reproductive system underwear has arrived to save the 2014 holiday season. Already! » 7/21/14 6:50pm 7/21/14 6:50pm

Apple Will Engrave 'Penis' on Your iPad but Not 'Vagina' or 'Clit'

Today in absolutely fucking absurd and transparent gender bias rooted in the widespread male terror of women's mysterious, swampy genitals, Apple apparently refuses to engrave "vagina" or "clit" on anyone's iPad! You can, however, get "penis" or "dick" permanently etched into your electronics with no trouble… » 7/09/14 7:00pm 7/09/14 7:00pm

Comedian Chris Hardwick Mocks TV Censorship with Pregnant Cat Lady Card

While making fun of an incredibly weird greeting card that features an illustrated cross-section of a woman pregnant with a cat, comedian and Nerdist folk hero Chris Hardwick had a great moment of gleeful censorship subversion on his Comedy Central series @midnight. Hardwick pointed out that the greeting card's … » 1/11/14 12:30pm 1/11/14 12:30pm

Cringe-inducing 3D scan of a woman's foot bones in high heels

We all know that high-heeled shoes aren't great for the feet, but what exactly are those shoes doing to wearers' bones? Orthopedic researchers are now using a 3D-scanner to get a better look inside the feet of the high heel fan. » 8/25/13 2:30pm 8/25/13 2:30pm

A Few Suggestions for the Next Phase of Ballsack Evolution

Yo, nature! You're crazy, bro. You have to know you're crazy. I mean, you do a great job with a lot of shit—my teeth totally grind up food like a boss; my precision grip is hella virtuosic on the DVR remote; my feet and pelvic angle crush verticality. But seriously, WHAT IS YOUR DEAL WITH BALLS? » 7/10/13 5:30pm 7/10/13 5:30pm

Biology Teacher Faces Investigation for Use Of Word 'Vagina' in Anatomy…

A biology teacher from Idaho is under investigation by the state's professional standards commission following his shocking attempt to teach his students what a vagina is. For those of you who were not raised by deviants, FYI: a vagina is a reproductive organ belonging to all female placental mammals. Once a month,… » 3/27/13 9:30am 3/27/13 9:30am

A Penis Primer: 9 Fascinating Phallus Facts

"Isn't it awfully good to have a penis," Eric Idle mused in the greatest 35-second song ever written and I believe he's telling the truth: having a stiffy is probably spiffy. Erections are such hopeful things, like carrying a little optimist around in your pocket, one imagines. » 3/07/13 6:30pm 3/07/13 6:30pm

Is There Any Truth to the Breaking the Seal Myth?

You know that phenomenon that occurs when you're out for funtinis with your girls (that's code for staying home on a Friday night to drink jug wine and shout at your television — DAMN YOU, DATELINE) and you go for several rounds of drinks without needing to use the bathroom, but, once you finally do, you can't stop… » 1/21/13 1:40pm 1/21/13 1:40pm

Scientists Find Golden Ratio in Your Uterus

With all the government officials crowded in there, I'm amazed that they were able to do it, but scientists have announced that during their travels through the human uterus, they've discovered something math-magical — proportions approaching what naturalists, scientists, and general knowledge nerds refer to as the… » 8/14/12 12:20pm 8/14/12 12:20pm

Oops! Looks Like You Might Need Your Appendix After All

Most of us don't spend too much time thinking about our appendixes, except if they're throbbing with infection and threatening to kill us—in which case that is ALL we are thinking about. The organ, a little dead-ended tube which is attached to your intestines, has long been assumed to be some kind of useless,… » 3/05/12 5:45pm 3/05/12 5:45pm

You Mean You Only Have One Vagina?

The topic of women with two vaginas has been fertile (sorry) territory for Tyra Banks. But now it appears the condition may be pretty common. The World Health Organization says 1 in every 3,000 women has a double-vadge, and the director of maternal fetal medicine at a Philly hospital says, "We see many couples, maybe… » 1/27/12 3:15pm 1/27/12 3:15pm

The Dark Ages: When We Knew Nothing About Our Vaginas

Those of us who had some form of sex ed in school learned the basics: what your period is made of, how fertilization works, how to put a condom on a banana. But there's a lot of ladybusiness that you just don't learn til you're older, from living, talking to people, and (shudder) trial and error. Herewith, a look back… » 10/19/11 4:30pm 10/19/11 4:30pm

The Rorshach Test For Princess Beatrice's Hat

The royal wedding is over and done with, but Princess Beatrice's hat lives on in infamy! Since everyone has an opinion about her chapeau, and it's fun to play amateur psychiatrist, we present: What What You Think Beatice's Hat Looks Like Says About You. » 5/02/11 3:40pm 5/02/11 3:40pm

Watch Oprah's All Stars Candidly Chat About Penises

On Ask Oprah's All Stars, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil and Suze Orman address audience concerns. Tonight, a lesbian couple asked if they should circumcise their son; instead, they received loads of frank penis talk from Orman and host Gayle King. » 1/24/11 10:52am 1/24/11 10:52am

Eminent Victorians

Even though this ivory "Venus" was a Victorian anatomy-teaching tool, doesn't she look weirdly like a Medieval Madonna? She's part of a show called "Exquisite Bodies" at London's Wellcome Collection. [New Scientist] » 8/05/09 3:30pm 8/05/09 3:30pm

It turns out the difference between a Hockey Mom and a pit bull is more than lipstick. Humans are the only animals with transition lines, known as the vermillion border, between the skin and the red part of the lips. As for why lips are (often) red, their color comes from the blood-filled capillaries under the skin. [… » 11/07/08 11:20am 11/07/08 11:20am