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How Traveling Is Good for You & Your Relationships

Traveling is fun. We love exploring, seeing new places, and getting away from the day-to-day routine of our lives. But is it possible that, in addition to being an awesome escape and adventure, traveling is also incredibly good for your health? 1. Vacationing with other people adds to your feelings of well-being. While referring to Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index scores, […]

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How to Have More Sex Without It Feeling Like a Chore

According to new research, having more sex may actually make couples less happy — if they feel like they’re being told to have more sex. The Carnegie Mellon study, published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, studied 64 heterosexual married couples between 35 and 65 years old. Group one was told to have […]

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8 Reasons Science Gives For Sleeping Nude

by Aly Walansky for YourTango So lose the PJs and put on your birthday suit! Had a hot date and fell asleep naked? Dragged yourself out of the shower and don’t have the energy to put pajamas on? It’s happened to all of us — and turns out it’s fine. Whatever your reason, there’s a lot of reason […]

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Take This 10-Minute Penis Survey, Get a Free E-Book!

Our friend and colleague, Ian Kerner, the most famous man in sex therapy, founded Good In Bed to help people get better in bed. The site is currently sponsoring a survey (which has been designed by and given IRB approval through the University of Kentucky — i.e. it’s legit) focusing on penis perceptions. So if […]

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

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

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”)

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”

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?

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

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 […]

Pop Culture
Do Naked Images Always Lead to Objectification?

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?

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

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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Noteworthy Book: The End of Sex

The End of Sex by Donna Frietas is getting a lot of action lately, with reviews calling it “important, wise, and brave” (The Atlantic), “illuminating” (WSJ), “straight-forward, well-researched, and eye-opening” (Publishers Weekly), and with Frietas herself penning an editorial for the Washington Post and nabbing a coveted spot on The Today Show. Subtitled “How Hookup […]

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Naked News: This Week, Sex Is Effed Up

A new book called Hard to Get says young independent successful women need more guidance about sex than their elders did, thanks to so many conflicting messages. One Jezebel article kinda proves that point by questioning why so many women willingly engage in orgasm-free casual sex. Jumping on the “sex is ruined” bandwagon is this […]