UNH Biology Club Hosts Second Annual Science of Sex

The Charger Bulletin


The Biology Club hosted its second annual Science of Sex event on March 7.  The keynote speaker, Dr. Cheryl Lyon, gave many students a comprehensive exploration of the culture, biology, and evolution of sex. Though you might expect this to be somewhat of an awkward lecture, Dr. Lyons made the presentation enjoyable and funny, with no awkward moments to speak of.

This lecture covered everything from the composition and function of human sex organs to the fascinating biochemistry and simple mathematics behind sexual attraction.  Dr. Lyon explored the theories of why men have nipples, why hourglass figures are more attractive, and why a paralyzed man can still get an erection. There was good attendance at the lecture, held in Kaplan, with many of those attending not in the Biology Club at all. The first 25 students to arrive at the event received a goodie bag, and everyone who attended received a give-away ticket for fun prizes at the end of the lecture.

Dr. Lyon received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the University of Bridgeport after receiving her Bachelors at the University of New Haven.  She currently teaches General Biology, Biochemistry, and the highly popular Human Reproductive Biology.

The Biology Club is open to students of all majors and holds weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. in Dodds 413.  Any students who are interested in joining the Biology Club are encouraged to send an email to [email protected].