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The Kind of Date Night You SHOULD Be Having, According to Science

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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from YourTango.com | photo via Flickr My name is Amanda Chatel, and I’m excited about my date night! A few days ago I signed my husband and I up for one of those drink while you paint date nights. A bunch of my friends have done it, and since my husband and I could agree [...]

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Infographic: How Sexual Norms Have Evolved in 50 Years

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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Just when your blood is about to boil over all the reproductive rights rollbacks that have taken place in recent years, when you’re about to puke if you hear one more Fox pundit talk about “family values,” and when when your head is about to explode at the idea that “Dancing with the Stars” is a [...]

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The New Science of Love (from the Book “Love Sense”)

Friday, March 14, 2014

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photo via Flickr The new book Love Sense by clinical psychologist Dr. Sue Johnson tries to take some of the mystery out of that big emotion. While that may not sound very romantic, Johnson is dedicated to the scientific exploration of love so that we may have better, more-fulfilling, more intimate long-term relationships — especially in a world [...]

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A Brief History of Love, from the New Book “Love Sense”

Friday, March 7, 2014

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The new book Love Sense by clinical psychologist Dr. Sue Johnson tries to take some of the mystery out of that big emotion. While that may not sound very romantic, Johnson is dedicated to the scientific exploration of love so that we may have better, more-fulfilling, more intimate long-term relationships — especially in a world where [...]

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Fifty Shades of… Vanilla?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

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photo via flickr | sponsored post Back in January we wrote about new research from LELO showing that the kinky sex revolution is waning: Sales of toys such as whips and teasers reached a plateau in the last quarter of 2013, compared with a 50% increase over the same period in 2012. Meanwhile, sales of premium couples massagers and vibrating couples’ rings worn [...]

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Top 5 Reasons Why Sex Makes You Smarter

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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photo via flickr Recent research straight from the lab demonstrates that sexual activity in adults may improve mental performance and help produce new neurons in the hippocampus, which is the part of the brain where long-term memories are formed. So much for doing crossword puzzles and sudoku! A separate study found that sex can counteract [...]

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Do Naked Images Always Lead to Objectification?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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The stars and director of Blue Is the Warmest Color; photo via IMDB.com A lot of the commentary about the new film Blue Is the Warmest Color — in particular, its steamy lesbian sex scenes — has focused on the issue of objectification. The director of the movie is male, and many reviewers — both [...]

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Are Women Even Less Naturally Monogamous Than Men?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

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Daniel Bergner is one of our favorite writers on the topic of sex. A few years back he wrote the awesome book The Other Side of Desire, which we raved about at the time, and then shortly after he wrote a cover story about female desire for the New York Times magazine, which we also [...]

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Orgasms

Thursday, July 18, 2013

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At least half the advice questions we receive from readers are about orgasms, and we’ve been dishing about orgasms for almost fifteen years, but even we are constantly learning new things about how orgasms work. Here are five orgasm tidbits you probably don’t know… 1. Men Fake, Too Sure, women fake orgasms sometimes — we [...]

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Infographic: Fascinating Stats on Love & Marriage in Modern Times

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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