Summer Was the Official Fuck Season for Ancient Egyptians

A sexy new study involving beautifully preserved corpses at an ancient Egyptian cemetery in the Dakhleh Oasis revealed some sexy insight into the sex lives of sex-crazed Egyptians: they enjoyed having procreative, penis + vagina = new person sex in July and August, when the temperatures in the Dakhelh Oasis can soar… » 5/19/13 12:00pm 5/19/13 12:00pm

New IVF Methods Double Success Rates, Freezing Eggs No Longer…

Science has perhaps enabled women to press the snooze button on their biological clocks. A new, "potentially revolutionary" approach to IVF treatment gives women in their early 40s the same chance of pregnancy as those a decade younger, according to researchers at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.… » 10/22/12 1:40pm 10/22/12 1:40pm

Personhood Funerals: Because If Life Begins at Conception, Every Tampon…

The GOP has just agreed that for the next four years, all of the human grown-ups who identify with the party will promote a constitutional amendment that defines life as something that starts at the moment of conception — this means that from the very second an ovum becomes a zygote, that reproductive cell is a full… » 8/23/12 12:40pm 8/23/12 12:40pm

Uteruses Everywhere Weep As Arizona Governor Signs Insanely Restrictive…

Arizona made big strides today in its quest to be one of the absolute worst places to be a woman—or to even have a woman in your family. Governor Jan Brewer signed into law the hideous bill that redefines a pregnancy as beginning at two weeks before conception. That's the earliest of any state, so if you want to get a… » 4/12/12 11:55pm 4/12/12 11:55pm

Punching Sperm-Stealing Women Totally Okay With Men's Rights Activists

The charming gentledudes-about-town in Reddit's Men's Rights Community have been feverishly running around in their little hamster wheel brains for the last few days in an attempt to help a message board member solve his urgent problem with his girlfriend. You see, it seems this man's dating one of those baby crazed… » 4/04/12 2:30pm 4/04/12 2:30pm

Today Is The Day When Everyone Makes Babies

What are your plans for today? If you said, "having sex," then you've got lots of company. (Although hopefully you're not doing it right this second. You don't want to be rude!) It turns out that the period between Christmas and New Year's Day is a time when a huge amount of babies are conceived. A study found that 9… » 12/29/11 6:30pm 12/29/11 6:30pm

First-Time Motherhood Is Depressing At Any Age

Great news, ball busting career women with no time to trifle with babies until you're at least in the C-suite: having your first child later in life is no more likely to lead to depression than having a child early in life. But boarding the motherhood train just a few minutes before it leaves the station may still may… » 10/26/11 5:05pm 10/26/11 5:05pm

Mitt Romney Doesn't Totally Understand How Birth Control Works

Earlier this month, Mitt Romney said on Mike Huckabee's Fox News show that he'd support a constitutional amendment that would define conception as the beginning of life. In addition to banning abortion, the move could outlaw hormonal birth control, but it turns out Romney is all for contraception — he just has no idea… » 10/20/11 9:51pm 10/20/11 9:51pm

Parents Fight To Use Dead Son's Sperm To Create Posthumous Grandchild

Last fall, 27-year-old Ohad Ben-Yaakov was injured in an accident at his part-time job, and he died after two weeks in a coma. Ben-Yaakov wasn't married, nor was he in a relationship. No woman was pregnant with his child. Nevertheless, his devastated parents believe it's not too late for them to become the… » 3/28/11 12:56pm 3/28/11 12:56pm

Sarah Palin And Indulging In "The Liquor Cabinet"

It is way-back week on Crappy Hour, when my » 9/08/08 10:00am 9/08/08 10:00am first Crappy Love, Moe Tkacik, agrees to relive our original blogospheric passion for a full five days! Today's edition - for which we decided to stay up late, get drunk, and parse the headlines rather than get up early and hungover - includes my embarrassing encounter with…

British Women Are Having Bushels Of Babies After 40

More babies are being born to women in their 40s than ever before, according to the Guardian. In Britain, that is. Apparently, our sisters across the pond are telling all those haters who niggle about their biological clocks to sod off: the conception rate among ages 40-44 is now 12.2 per 1,000 women, up from 11.5 the… » 2/28/08 9:30am 2/28/08 9:30am