Science Museum Lates: Sexuality

It’s that time of the month again and this time, it’s all about sex (baby)! Come and join the Science Museum in discovering why we fancy the people we do,  whether humans can be monogamous and how good you really are at drawing penises. What’s more this month I, Science are going to be there asking Whose Penis is it Anyway? Visit […]

London is Dating: City Love and Urban Lust

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and the number of sex x science events are getting us hot under the I, Science events collar! Join Conway Hall to delve into the overwhelming and often humorous world that is dating in London. Discuss whether dating in London is actually different to dating in other cities and whether technology has changed the […]

Between the Sheets

Explore with us the intertwining histories of Reverend Burney, prostitution’s best-known guide and dodgy ‘cures’ for venereal disease.

Talking About Sex

How exactly do you ask members of the public about their sex lives? Join experts from Natsal for an intimate, in-gallery conversation – and this time, you get to ask the questions!

Talking About Sex

How exactly do you ask members of the public about their sex lives? Join experts from Natsal for an intimate, in-gallery conversation – and this time, you get to ask the questions!

Talking about Sex

. But how exactly do you ask members of the public about their sex lives? Join experts from Natsal for an intimate, in-gallery conversation – and this time, you get to ask the questions!

A Long Table on Why Sex Matters

Conceived by Lois Weaver and inspired by Marleen Gorris’s film ‘Antonia’s Line’, the ‘Long Table’ is an experimental open public forum that is a hybrid performance, installation, roundtable discussion and dinner party designed to facilitate dialogue by gathering together people with common interests.

Photographs as evidence

Examine photographs from late 19th and early 20th century sexual science publications with historian Jana Funke and contribute your own portrait in collaboration with an illustrator.

Battle of the Sexes

Liger and male handler The battle of the sexes is as old as time itself. George Gilder commented that “differences between sexes are one of the most single important facts of human society”. These differences are also one of the most important foundations for human existence. Evolution has gradually crafted us from the humblest of […]

Original Sin: Selfish Genes?

Darwin’s Origin of Species was not the only landmark literature to be published in the late 19th century; it was framed by contrasting books considering the moral behaviour of man. One Self Help considered humans to be so flawed and innately immoral that the only way to achieve goodness was to remove all traces of […]

Fish Go GaGa For Ginger Gene

  There may be plenty of fish in the sea but the medaka knows what it likes. A single gene mutation that causes the Japanese Killifish to be born a drab grey colour has proved to be a turn-off to members of the opposite sex. By over-expressing the ‘ginger gene’ in the medaka ‘super attractive’ bright […]

On the origins of the female orgasm

The debate of the origins of the female orgasm in humans has been of great interest to both the scientific community and the world at large for centuries, yet the debate is still not concluded based on current evidence.  In addition certain standpoints, whilst seeming scientifically savvy, have sparked controversy because of their implications to […]

Stereotypic sex roles penetrate scientific literature

Could a 1950s attitude to gender roles be stunting animal behaviour research? A recent study published online by the journal Animal Behaviour has found extensive stereotyping of sex roles throughout the research literature of sexual conflict: portraying males as active and females as reactive. Sexual conflict refers to adaptations produced by one sex that are […]

At it like rabbits. Or lions. Or bats.

Something about animals having sex is inherently hilarious. Having done a biology degree, I know quite a lot about the sex lives of various animals – their courting rituals, how often they do it, and how many partners they do it with. That kind of knowledge is pretty important when studying the evolutionary origins of […]