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 offspring are vulnerable throughout an … [Read more...] about Unleash the Tongue: The Effect of Sex on Self-Disclosure
Imagine you and your romantic partner are purchasing a new car together. You both prioritize safety and fuel efficiency, and you’ve identified 3 cars that you mutually like. The first car is extremely fuel-efficient. The second has superior safety ratings. And the third car is in … [Read more...] about Too Macho for the Middle? Why Guys Don’t Compromise
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 there’s no great alternative. Scratch “abstainer” and … [Read more...] about To Put Out or Not to Put Out? 23 Years of Reasons for Maintaining Virginity
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 feel good when you have sex?” or “Is sex as good as … [Read more...] about Problems with Sexual Functioning Cramping Your Style?
Are you bored in your relationship? If so, there is no shortage of advice on the internet for how to combat it (from Boredom Busters to Spicy Sex Tips for Bored Couples). The overwhelming advice on the internet is to simply spice things up when bored – and such advice includes a … [Read more...] about Beating Relationship Boredom