What do you do after sex? If you don’t already, our new research suggests that you may want to spend a little extra time cuddling up with your partner. Across two studies, spending more time being affectionate with your partner after sex -- above and beyond the time spent … [Read more...] about To Spoon or Not to Spoon? After-Sex Affection Boosts Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction
"SG" asked: When is it socially acceptable to become "Facebook Official"? Dear SG-- How visible to make your relationship and when to make it visible will differ across couples, and as far as we know there's no research that investigates the social acceptibility of the timing … [Read more...] about The State of Your Status: Are You “Facebook Official”?
Facebook has changed the way people share information about their relationships and the way they communicate with their romantic partners. As I discussed here, Facebook provides opportunities for people to express their relationship satisfaction and commitment, but, as we learned … [Read more...] about Are You “Creeping”? Jealousy and Partner Monitoring on Facebook
In a recent article, I discussed my research using fictional scenarios to show that perceptions of why someone is having sex with their partner influences how people rate that person’s sexual desire and satisfaction. In that study, people who were perceived as having sex for … [Read more...] about Getting It On vs. Getting It Over With: How Reasons for Having Sex Impact Relationships (Part 2)
Sex plays an important role in overall relationship happiness.1 But, is simply having sex enough to maintain a happy relationship? In a recent study, my colleagues and I looked at the reasons people say they have sex with their partners and how these reasons affect their feelings … [Read more...] about Getting It On vs. Getting It Over With: How Reasons for Having Sex Impact Relationships (Part 1)