Sex

These TED Talks tell you everything you've always wanted to know about sex: Why we enjoy it, how to explain it, and -- very important -- how flowers do it.

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5 ways to find out about sex in the wild

Biologist Carin Bondar (TED Talk: The birds and the bees are just the beginning) studies how animals get down and dirty. The details are often bizarre but fascinating. “We hit t...

5 (more) facts about orgasm

What science knows — and doesn’t — about orgasm. Orgasms are an autonomic reflex — part of the nervous system responsible for behaviors we don’t consciously control, explains sc...
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Video playlists about Sex

Sex: Can we talk?

9 talks • 2h 11m
A few things you've always wanted to know about sex: why we enjoy it, how to explain it, and, importantly, how flowers do it.

GROSS!

8 talks • 1h 48m
Poop, parasites, dead duck sex, eating bugs, and many more impolite -- but fascinating -- topics.

In the mood for love

10 talks • 2h 19m
Love: it’s what makes the world go round. And also: all you need. As well as that thing, in addition to war, in which all is fair. Here, TED Talks about this most basic of human emotions.

Talks about Sex

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TED Books

TED Book: Make Love Not Porn

Make Love Not Porn: Technology's Hardcore Impact on Human Behavior

A generation of boys learning about sex via Internet porn bodes badly for good sex. Cindy Gallop knows from personal experience.
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