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Tag Archive | "Science"

Study Shows Active Parenting Reduces Testosterone in Men

Thursday, September 15, 2011

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Guy A: How are things going with your new baby? Guy B: Oh, you know, that’s pretty much Amy’s deal. We swear to god, this is an exact transcript of a conversation that took place between a friend of ours and one of his college buddies. Sure, it’s an extreme example, but it’s not an [...]

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Why Is Sex Fun?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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The Discovery Channel is in the middle of airing a series called¬†Curiosity. Current and upcoming episodes include “What Sank the Titanic” and “Is There a Parallel Universe?” Not sure how we missed the last one, “Why Is Sex Fun?” hosted by Maggie Gyllenhaal. We couldn’t find any upcoming airings listed in our Tivo, but you [...]

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Take This Porn Survey

Thursday, March 24, 2011

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Whether you’re not really into porn and only enjoy the occasional romance novel sex scene or you’re an addict whose love of Barely Legal Asian Sluts is jeopardizing your career and family life, there are three researchers who’d love to hear from you. Clarissa Smith, Feona Attwood and Martin Barker have put together an online [...]

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Supermoon This Saturday, Expect Amore

Friday, March 18, 2011

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photo via Flickr When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore! So brace yourself for love this Saturday night (March 19th) when, according to Space.com, “the moon will swing around Earth more closely than it has in the past 18 years, lighting up the night sky from just 221,567 miles [...]

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Research Shows a Woman’s Tears Kill a Man’s Libido

Monday, January 10, 2011

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photo by David Blackwell Scientists have long pondered the mystery of why humans, unlike other species, cry emotional tears. A new study provides a few answers — as well as raising a whole bunch of new questions. Basically, researchers found that men who sniffed drops of women’s emotional tears became less sexually aroused than when [...]

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The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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One of our biggest pet peeves is our society’s automatic acceptance — the giddy embrace, even — of the theory that men are from Mars and women are from Venus, with nary a space shuttle between them. We’ve written before on the lazy scientists who are suckers for a sexy headline about the “innate” differences [...]

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How to Study Sex Without Being a Sucker

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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image by Caveman_92223 As regular readers of this blog will know, one of our pet peeves is when scientific research about sex and love gets twisted and “re-interpreted” and boiled down and sexed up to make a juicy magazine or newspaper headline. (And yes, we have definitely been guilty of this tendency ourselves, at times. [...]

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When We Lie Online, At Least We Do It Consistently

Thursday, July 22, 2010

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It’s not exactly breaking news that people lie like rugs in their online dating profiles. “Recent” photos are a couple years (at least) out of date; the weight someone lists is kind of like that pair of jeans they keep around, hoping they’ll fit again; and the height listed would probably be accurate if the [...]

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10 Ways Giving Up On Perfection May Save Your (Sex) Life

Friday, July 16, 2010

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photo by country_boy_shane Recent studies show that the personality trait of perfectionism is linked to poor physical health and an increased risk of death — in particular when it’s what psychologists call “socially prescribed perfectionism,” i.e. where you feel like other people expect you to be perfect (as opposed to “self-oriented perfectionism,” when you impose [...]

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Dubious Sex Studies of the Week

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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image by Caveman_92223 Okay, we know we’ve been guilty in the past of drumming up sex research into juicy, slightly misleading headlines. But we’re trying to be better people, we promise! (In our defense, who can possibly resist reporting on a study claiming that wearing socks leads to better sex?) In the meantime, here are [...]

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