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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Sex: Let’s talk

The talk. The excruciatingly awkward conversation when parents explain to their kids, um, how sex works. But … why is there just one talk? Sex ed teacher Al Vernacchio (TED Tal...

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...
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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.


9 talks • 1h 58m
Poop, parasites, dead duck sex, eating bugs, and many more impolite -- but fascinating -- topics. These talks are for the non-squeamish.

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 full of weird facts about sex

5 talks • 1h 01m
You probably didn't learn this in sex education...
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TED Books

TED Book: Make Love Not Porn

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

by Cindy Gallop
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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