This weekend is the premiere of Showtime's new series Masters of Sex, the story of famed sexologists William Masters and Virginia Johnson. But their tale of vibrators used as scientific instruments isn't the only one out there. Here are seven more great stories of sexual science and its consequences.
For some, Sigmund Freud's name is synonymous with medical quackery and sexual obsession. But in David Cronenberg's new movie about Freud's circle of colleagues in the 1910s and 20s, the founder of psychoanalysis emerges as a complicated figure, fighting for scientific recognition in a society where he's treated as an…
David Cronenberg has created some of the best creepy commentaries on science and pseudoscience out there — from The Brood, about an evil psychiatrist breeding monsters inside his patients, to Scanners, about government-contracted scientists experimenting on the brains of homeless people.