María Cristina Lalonde

A lover, fighter and freelance writer, María Cristina Lalonde writes about sex and relationships by day and trains to be a champion kickboxer by night. Ever in pursuit of karaoke and romance, she's lived everywhere from Chicago to Mexico City to Medellín to Lisbon to Bali—but Austin, Texas will always be home. Check out her work at mariacristinalalonde.com.

We Have Questions: Idiosyncratic Masturbation

Is it a problem if your self-pleasure style can't easily be replicated by a partner?

By María Cristina Lalonde

Scientists Take an 'Unprecedented Look' at Colorectal Cancer

Researchers create detailed 3D maps of tumors that should yield better treatment.

By María Cristina Lalonde

Researchers Create First-Ever Cellular Map of Endometriosis

An innovative genetic atlas may help improve treatment for this often misunderstood disease.

By María Cristina Lalonde

Gender Bias May Discourage Men from Certain Careers

Study reveals how prejudices keep males out of healthcare, early education and domestic careers.

By María Cristina Lalonde

Major HIV Vaccine Fails in Late-Stage Trials

The ambitious study was discontinued, so the decades-long search for a solution continues.

By María Cristina Lalonde

Robert Pattinson Speaks Out Against Unrealistic Male Body Standards

The actor shares his struggles with fad diets and workout culture to meet 'insidious' demands.

By María Cristina Lalonde

Snakes Have Clitorises…sss, Study Finds

The discovery of the long-overlooked genitalia could change our understanding of reptilian sex.

By María Cristina Lalonde

Plant-Based Diets Linked to Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancer in Men

Research finds more vegetables, fruit and whole grains may reduce incidence by 22 percent.

By María Cristina Lalonde