Lauren Vinopal

Lauren Vinopal is a freelance journalist who writes about health and science. Have a weird science question? Lauren has your answer. She also specializes in men’s health, child development, sleep, pregnancy, relationships, psychology, mental health, and much more. Lauren was a full-time Health & Science writer for Fatherly from 2016 to 2019.

Lauren is currently a staff writer for MEL Magazine. She also writes for publications such as MTV News, Vice, GQ, and more. Lauren has a Bachelor’s in communications and journalism from DePaul University. A stand-up comedian to boot, she also hosts the Mid Riff Comedy Show in Brooklyn. You can follow Lauren on Twitter at @LaurenVino.

Erectile Dysfunction

Why Men Are Putting Their Penises Through Shock Therapy

That's one way to get it up, urologists explain.

Child Development

Kids Feel Self-Conscious And Embarrassed Before Age 2, Studies Say

Young children are aware of how they're perceived earlier than previously thought.

Tempt Not

Will I Cheat on My Wife? What To Do With That Worry

Anxieties about committing infidelity are common — but that might actually be a good thing.

Pregnancy

Is My Wife Pregnant? Her Nose Could Be The Clearest Sign

Don't look to her tender breasts or shifting mood for pregnancy clues. It's all in her nose.

On The Cloc

How Long Should Sex Last? A Sex Therapist Shares Some Insight

Sex should last longer than masturbation, but probably not as long as you think.

Sex

Trying To Get Pregnant Might Make Women Hornier, But There’s A Catch

Ovulation stimulates women's sex drives, but this can make men feel used when trying to conceive, experts warn.

Science Of Us

The Scientific Reason Men Play Dumb

There's evidence that these guys are smarter than they look.

Boogie Woogie

Why White Men Can’t Dance, According To Science

Straight white men used to dance well and often, but then World War II ended and everything changed.

Bitter News

Drinking IPAs Could Cause Brewer’s Droop And Erectile Dysfunction

A beer belly might not be the only thing in your future; drinking beer can cause man boobs too, experts say.

Home Remedy

Does Whiskey Help A Cold? A Sore Throat? Doctors Explain.

A hot toddy might make you feel better, but there's a catch.

Dad Jokes

What Makes Puns So Irresistible, According To Science

Dad jokes are a sign of having kids, intelligence, or brain damage. Pick one.

Pika pika!

Why Do Kids Love Pokémon? It Changes Their Brains.

New neurological research confirms that Pikachu may be messing with your kid's mind.

Relationships

Sexting Could Be Good For Your Marriage, Study Says

The benefits of sexting might be reserved for committed couples.

Men's Health

What Laptops Really Do To Testicles And Sperm

Doctors are divided on whether or not laptops are really that bad for your balls.

Sex

How To Increase Sexual Stamina And Last Longer In Bed, Using Science

Your heart may be holding you back from lasting in bed, urologists warn.

Sex

How Do Men’s Brains Respond To Porn? Depends On Their Sex Drive

It’s a man’s sex drive, not his sex, that determines how he responds to porn.

Curiousities

10 Weird Facts About The Human Body That You (Probably) Didn’t Know

Impress your curious kids with these very strange facts about our bodies.

Child development

5 Weird Facts About Babies That Freak Out New Parents

They might cry without tears and have extra bones, but you love your baby anyway.

Lookin' Good

5 Scientific Reasons Why Women Love Big Shoulders

You can thank evolution for it.

Birth Month

Babies With A December Birthday Live Longer, Happier Lives

There's more to being a December baby than birthday presents wrapped in Christmas paper.