Lena Dunham Got Us Thinking About Ovarian Cysts

Lena Dunham Got Us Thinking About Ovarian Cysts Actress Lena Dunham speaks from the podium at the Lena Dunham and Planned Parenthood Host Sex, Politics & Film Cocktail Reception. She was recently hospitalized with a ruptured ovarian cyst. Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images) For many women, menstrual periods are a pain. But if they have an ovarian […]

Space Menstruation Deserves Further Study

Space Menstruation Deserves Further Study Most female astronauts decide to not get their period while in space. Eric Meola/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Menstruation in space! Yes, snicker, cringe or throw something at the author, but space menses are a real concern for human space travel. After all, half the human race experiences this regular discharge of blood […]

How Many People Are Lifelong Virgins?

How Many People Are Lifelong Virgins? Determining virginity is tough, because you have to first define the term, and then get people to be honest about their sexual histories. Mary Delaney Cooke / Corbis / Getty Images Lifelong virgins are not uncommon in nature. In some social insect communities — bees, ants and wasps, for […]