Relationships / Sex

Online dating: Making marriage more difficult?

When I posted an online dating profile on Match.com in 2002, I was laughed at and called desperate by some in my inner circle. However, even then I knew I was on to something cutting edge. The concept worked and the once-new phenomenon is now mainstream....

Having sex with your cousin? It’s 3x more likely today vs prehistoric times

Only 3% of prehistoric humans mated with their cousins — it’s 10% today! LEIPZIG, Germany — Inbreeding is practice people often link to the distance past and prehistoric humans. However, a new genetic study finds only three percent of prehistoric people were the offspring of cousins. For...

She’s not flirting, she’s being nice: No, it should NOT be so easy for men to tell

Grr… Fellas, this used to drive me crazy - and still does to some extent. You meet an attractive woman who seems like she might be interested in getting to know you on a deeper level but you're not quite sure. She's super friendly, overly attentive,...

Are we heading towards a summer of sex?

Now that vaccines are rolling out, some are trumpeting plans to make up for a year of isolation. So, is a hedonistic summer in the offing? Not so fast, say experts. On a flight in April, one Twitter user overheard a fellow flyer utter a sentence he’s likely...

US cervical cancers fall but other sex-related cancers rise

Screening and the HPV vaccine have led to drops in cervical cancers over the last two decades in the U.S., a new study finds, but the gains are offset by a rise in other tumors caused by the virus. Oral sex is helping fuel more cases...

What’s the best age for a child to get a pet?

I wanted a puppy more than anything when I was a child, but my parents refused. They insisted I wouldn’t be responsible enough to take care of it. Unfortunately, I struck out with my parents from the ages of 4 to 13. In fact, it wasn’t...

Women still more likely than men to handle household chores in U.S.

Women reported they were far more likely than men to do laundry, house cleaning, cooking, vacuuming, and more, according to Gallup. Per the study, 58% of women said they are more likely to do laundry compared with 13% of men. Fifty-one percent of women said they...

I love you: Men usually say it quicker – and have serious feelings sooner?

You must be kidding...A man is more likely to get hooked before his female partner in a heterosexual relationship? According to a 2010 study based on responses from 172 college students, men not only tend to fall in love with their dating partners/girlfriends first, but they...

Sexual consent app (to combat rape) launches in Denmark; Lovers can give permission ‘for one intercourse, valid for 24 hours.’

A new sexual consent app in Denmark allows lovers to grant permission from their smartphones - after the country toughened its rape laws to require explicit consent.  The press of a button on the iConsent app gives permission for 'one intercourse' which is valid for 24...

Masturbation breaks at work? Yes, an employer has this policy

“I need to touch myself. Will be back in a few.”Can you even imagine saying that at work? Well, one boss is allowing her employees 30 minutes during the workday to take care of business on location if need be.No joke, but there is a caveat...