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{FD} More Sex and Happy Relationships: It’s Automatic

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When relationship partners have more sex, their relationship satisfaction is higher. Seems obvious, right? Maybe not. Previous research on sexual frequency and relationship quality has not been able to conclusively link these variables. There may be … Continue reading

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{FD} Unleash the Tongue: The Effect of Sex on Self-Disclosure

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The sexual behavioral system evolved to motivate reproductive acts. The primary strategy for achieving this goal is to approach a potentially fertile partner, convince him or her to have sex, and engage in genital intercourse. However, human offsprin… Continue reading

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{FD} To Put Out or Not to Put Out? 23 Years of Reasons for Maintaining Virginity

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A recent study examined 23 years of college students’ explanations for their virginity.1 [It’s worth noting from the outset that “virginity” is a loaded term, one that’s replete with religious and moral overtones, but the… Continue reading

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{FD} A Kiss is More than Just a Kiss

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Whereas kissing is commonly perceived as a display of affection in romantic relationships, research highlights a far more nuanced explanation regarding the “function” of kissing within relationships.1 Some research suggests that kissing e… Continue reading

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{FD} Problems with Sexual Functioning Cramping Your Style?

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We usually associate sexual dysfunction with men and women as they age. Most studies of sexual dysfunctions examine older adults,1,2 but studies rarely ask young people, “Does everything work as you think it should?”  “Does it … Continue reading

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{FD} “Netflix and Chill?”: Are Friends With Benefits Relationships the New Norm?

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In decades past, “dating” was the primary way people developed relationships – people would get a feel for each other and, if things felt right, they would eventually engage in physical intimacy. Recent research, however, suggests t… Continue reading

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