(Reposted from The Psychology of Human Sexuality) In 1972, a paper published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology announced scientific support for the so-called “Romeo and Juliet effect." The basic idea was that the more parents try to interfere in a couple’s … [Read more...] about Questioning The Romeo And Juliet Effect: Is Parental Interference Good Or Bad For A Relationship?
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Editors's note: A few weeks ago we ran an article on "manscaping", and one of our fans on Facebook asked if we'd could do a similar article on female body hair removal. You asked, and Dr. Justin Lehmiller answers! Female pubic hair removal is not a new invention. In fact, we … [Read more...] about How Many Women Are Going Bare “Down There?”
Master manipulators know that the way to get people to part with their money is to create an illusion of scarcity. In other words, if you want people clamoring for whatever it is you’re selling, tell people they can’t have it (“Act now! Quantities are limited!”). Next thing you … [Read more...] about Is “Playing Hard To Get” A Good Dating Strategy?
For heterosexual couples, just making sure that both partners reach orgasm during vaginal intercourse can be difficult. Achieving orgasm at the exact same moment (i.e., “simultaneous orgasm”)? That’s even more of a challenge. Why? Because the typical motion of penile thrusting … [Read more...] about Give the Gift of Simultaneous Orgasm This Valentine’s Day
As you may have noticed, some of Hollywood’s leading ladies have taken younger lovers and husbands in recent years. Although most people still think about the recently-dissolved Demi and Ashton (separated in age by 16 years) as the epitome of older women-younger man … [Read more...] about Why Is The Popular Media So Fascinated By “Cougars?”