Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/10/06/the_odd_body_sex_and_science/

What are the scientific reasons for having sex?

The benefits of making the beast with two backs

By Stephen Juan

Posted in Science, 6th October 2006 11:10 GMT

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What are the scientific reasons for having sex?

Asked by Jill Howard of Alexandria, Virginia, USA

The reasons for not engaging in sex include transmission of diseases, heart attack due to exertion, and many others. The reasons for engaging in sex are numerous. Among these are:

Stephen Juan, Ph.D. is an anthropologist at the University of Sydney. Email your Odd Body questions to s.juan@edfac.usyd.edu.au