playlist

Talks full of weird facts about sex

You probably didn't learn this in sex education...

  1. 9:47
    Carin Bondar The birds and the bees are just the beginning

    Think you know a thing or two about sex? Think again. In this fascinating talk, biologist Carin Bondar lays out the surprising science behind how animals get it on. (This talk describes explicit and aggressive sexual content.)

  2. 16:43
    Mary Roach 10 things you didn't know about orgasm

    "Bonk" author Mary Roach delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax, ranging from the bizarre to the hilarious. (This talk is aimed at adults. Viewer discretion advised.)

  3. 11:41
    Nina Dølvik Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl The virginity fraud

    The hymen is still the most misunderstood part of the female body. Nina Dølvik Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl share their mission to empower young people through better sex education, debunking the popular (and harmful) myths we're told about female virginity and the hymen.

  4. 11:52
    Kees Moeliker How a dead duck changed my life

    One afternoon, Kees Moeliker got a research opportunity few ornithologists would wish for: A flying duck slammed into his glass office building, died, and then ... what happened next would change his life. [Note: Contains graphic images and descriptions of sexual behavior in animals.]

  5. 11:20
    Diane Kelly What we didn't know about penis anatomy

    We're not done with anatomy. We know a tremendous amount about genomics, proteomics and cell biology, but as Diane Kelly makes clear at TEDMED, there are basic facts about the human body we're still learning. Case in point: How does the mammalian erection work?

  6. 11:58
    Marlene Zuk What we learn from insects' sex lives

    In this enlightening, funny talk, Marlene Zuk shares just some of the ways that insects are truly astonishing — and not least for the creative ways they have sex.