A new set of studies reveals that the content of our sexual fantasies is influenced by feelings of relationship insecurity. In three experiments, college undergraduates were primed to feel attachment security or anxiety. To do this, participants thought about a past relationship … [Read more...] about Feelings Of Insecurity Prompt Fantasies Of Emotionless Sex And Aggression
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How are adolescent boys learning about sex these days? By pointing, clicking, and streaming through a seemingly endless supply of Internet pornography. That’s right…online porn is now the default form of sex education for a growing number of young boys because they simply are not … [Read more...] about The Birds And The Bees: When And How Should Fathers Talk To Their Sons About Sex?
Advertisements for products “guaranteed” to add inches to men’s penises are everywhere, from awesomely bad late-night infomercials hosted by Ron Jeremy to annoying Internet pop-up ads for “natural male enhancement.” The sheer number of such ads and the millions of dollars men … [Read more...] about Is Bigger Better? How Men Really Feel About Their Own Penises
A new Relationship Matters (the official podcast of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships) has just been released. Dr. Bjarne Holmes interviews Science Of Relationships' featured columnist Dr. Justin Lehmiller about his research on "Living in a … [Read more...] about “Living in a Marginalized Relationship”: Relationship Matters Podcast #10
The Pew Research Center recently reported that the rate of interracial marriage has reached an all-time high in the United States,1 with 8.4% of all marriages being between members of different races. If we look only at new marriages (i.e., couples who were married in the three … [Read more...] about Interracial Marriage Has Reached An All-Time High, But Attitudes Toward It Are Still Evolving