Mar 19, 2013 — Shereen El Feki spent five years traveling across the Arab region asking people about sex: what they do, what they don't, what they think and why. Her ambition was to learn about the intimate lives of people in the Middle East, and how the sexual aspects of their lives reflect larger shifts.
Aug 7, 2012 — More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience.
Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Sugar in My Bowl: Real Women Write About Real Sex by Erica Jong. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Jul 5, 2011 — A roster of female writers ruminate on sex — encounters of the good, the bad and the wish-I-had variety — in Sugar in My Bowl, edited by Erica Jong.
Jun 7, 2011 — From religion to pornography and die-hard optimists to remorseless sociopaths, reading about neuroscience can be a lot more fun than dodging volleyballs on a beach. Here are five brainy picks that are sure to make for some sizzling summer reads.
Aug 4, 2010 — Even in an age of sexting and online porn, Blume's 1975 teen novel is still considered controversial. Writer J. Courtney Sullivan says she picked up Forever... for the scandal — but she stayed for the feminist lesson. At its core, the novel is about young women who make responsible choices — and have sex on their own terms.
Jul 3, 2008 — Like most things that happen in the bedroom, the collection of essays found in Dirty Words is fun, naughty and totally inappropriate for the eyes of children.
Aug 27, 2007 — Pamela Druckerman's book Lust in Translation examines infidelity around the world. She finds that Americans tend to take a much harder line against marital infidelity than the people of many other nations.
Feb 14, 2007 — Daniel Jones, editor of Modern Love: 50 True and Extraordinary Tales of Desire, Deceit, and Devotion, discusses the book. The collection of personal essays is based on The New York Times' Sunday column, "Modern Love."
Feb 10, 2007 — Scientists have found that female butterflies adapt to male-killing bacteria by becoming more promiscuous, while surviving males become exhausted and put less effort into mating.