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Viagra effectively treats male sexual dysfunction, so could a similar drug be developed for women? Molly and Cristen discuss current research on a Viagra-like drug for women -- and whether it would really be beneficial -- in this episode.

It's refreshing to run across new studies like this one from Pennsylvania State University that poke holes in the kneejerk theory that in relationships, men are ultimately motivated by sex and women live for love. That idea especially came up while Molly and I were researching for our episode on whether men and women cheat for different reasons. Time and again, the studies seemed to condense women down to soul mate-seekers straight out of Debra Messing movies, while the men play sex-hungry beasts.

The Enneagram Personality Test evaluates a person's character based on nine different personality types and a geometric figure called an enneagram. Molly, Cristen and a special guest take a closer look at the enneagram and the nine types in this episode.

Sex addiction is a term that's bandied about a lot these days, but is it really a disorder? Or just an excuse for cheating? Molly and Cristen examine what studies and anecdotal evidence have to say about sex addiction.

What do people think when they see a tattoo on a woman? What do tattoos have to do with feminism? The answers may surprise you. Tune in as Molly and Cristen explore the relationship between tattoos and feminism in this podcast.

Judge Rules Against Breast Cancer Gene Patent

Stuff Mom Never Told You listeners from way back when might remember a podcast on breast cancer genes known as BRCA 1 and BRCA 2. (The episode is entitled "Why is there a patent on the breast cancer genes?" if you'd like to give it a listen). Having a mutation in either of those genes significantly increases a person's risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

The Freemasons' secretive nature tends to provoke speculation and conspiracy theories, but Molly and Cristen are more interested in the group's gender dynamics. Can women join this traditionally fraternal order? Tune in to find out.

In this episode, Molly and Cristen talk about gender identity as it relates to social and psychological factors -- and whether androgyny is the ideal.

Welcome to Stuff Mom Never Told You

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, Molly and I are starting a brand new blog called -- you guessed it -- Stuff Mom Never Told You. And whaddya know, it's the exact same name as the podcast that Ms. Edmonds and I record together as well.

In this episode, Molly and Cristen explore the Japanese subculture of "moe," which entails men forming romantic attachments to 2-D characters, and discuss how these "relationships" may be contributing to a drop in condom sales in Japan.

Molly and Cristen examine the stereotype that women love to shop and discuss what constitutes a "shopaholic" in this episode.

Munchausen syndrome is a severe type of factitious disorder, and the victims of this affliction purposely exaggerate or cause health problems. Learn more about this syndrome -- and how some sufferers may injure their children -- in this podcast.

In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss arranged marriage, from its ancient origins in India to pros and cons of the practice.

Should I bank my baby's cord blood?

Like placenta, the blood contained in the umbilical cord isn't always considered a waste product of birth. In this episode, Molly and Cristen discuss why some people choose to save their baby's cord blood -- and where they store it.

What's the scoop on lady poop?

We all poop, but we're often reluctant to discuss (and sometimes perform) this natural act -- especially women. Molly and Cristen give you the scoop on lady poop -- from poop "showdowns" to irritable bowel syndrome -- in this episode.

Molly and Cristen discuss what studies suggest about body language and initial attraction (and even test out some of the behaviors themselves) in this episode.

In this episode, Molly and Cristen demystify the SPF numbers found on sunscreen bottles.

Cristen and Molly discuss the issue of diversity in ballet, past and present -- and the origins of the art form -- in this episode of Stuff Mom Never Told You.

The popular Miss America pageant has experienced a significant drop in viewership in recent years. Molly and Cristen discuss the history, controversies, practices and relevance of the pageant in this episode.

In this episode, Molly and Cristen define and discuss the differences between well-established eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia and disordered eating patterns that aren't yet classified as a specific eating disorder.