Tens of thousands of years ago, our ancestors spread across the world, having sex with Neanderthals, Denisovans and other groups of ancient humans as they went. Today, our genes testify to these prehistoric liaisons. Last year, when the Neanderthal genome was finally sequenced, it emerged that everyone outside of African can trace 1 and 4 percent of their DNA from Neanderthals.
In our new Augmented Reality column, BBC Capital will explore scenarios you might encounter in your not-so-distant future. If you had visited Taji, Iraq in — well, you might have seen something peculiar. The site lies an hour north of Baghdad and is home to a US military base, with dusty floors and formidable concrete walls.
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As space agencies consider sending crews on long missions to the Moon or Mars, they have to face up to the social aspects of such trips. Some aspects, such as personal hygiene or social rituals, can be adapted pretty easily. One of those aspects is almost certainly going to be sex.
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Sexual intercourse or coitus or copulation is principally the insertion and thrusting of the penisusually when erectinto the vagina for sexual pleasurereproductionor both. There are different views on what constitutes sexual intercourse or other sexual activitywhich can impact on views on sexual health. Various jurisdictions have placed restrictive laws against certain sexual acts, such as incestsexual activity with minorsprostitutionrapezoophiliasodomypremarital and extramarital sex.
The sight of someone in tears might make you feel concerned. But the smell of tears, researchers say, has a different effect. Apparently the tears sent a message that romance was off the table.
Forget anti-wrinkle creams, research claims sex can make you look seven years younger and that's not the only benefit - here's our round up for National Sex Day. You probably don't need much convincing, but there's quite a few health benefits to a healthy sex life. There are quite a few benefits to having sex, from boosting fertility to looking young yes that's a thingyou even get healthier sort of.
Sexual intercoursealso called coitusor copulationreproductive act in which the male reproductive organ in humans and other higher animals enters the female reproductive tract. If the reproductive act is complete, sperm cells are passed from the male body into the female, in the process fertilizing the female egg and forming a new organism. In some vertebrates, such as fisheggs are laid outside of the body and fertilized externally. To accomplish internal copulation certain body and organic adaptations are necessary.