To Make Up After a Row, Men Want Sex, Women Want Quality Time

You acted like a jerk. Now, it’s time to apologize, right the wrongs and get back into your partner’s good graces … but how? Well, if you’re a man and your beloved is a woman, spend plenty of quality time with her, verbalize your sincere apology (we know when you’re lying) and even squeeze out […]

MEN CAN DETECT WHEN WOMEN ARE OVULATING

If the recent boom of dating apps has taught us anything, it’s that choosing someone to spend our lives with can be as quick as the swipe of a finger, where snap decisions are made based solely on what a person looks like. However, we may also be hugely influenced by a person’s smell, as […]

MINDFUL SEX: WHAT IS IT AND HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM CONVENTIONAL SEX?

Mindfulness is about paying attention to the present moment; while the term has typically been applied to mental wellbeing, it has now slowly transmogrified its way into intimacy. ‘Mindful sex’ might sound like the premise for an episode of Black Mirror-meets-Sex and the City, but the concept is fairly simple: have sex and think of […]

THE HEALTH IMPACT OF AN AFFECTIVE TOUCH : DID YOU HUG YOUR DEAR ONE TODAY?

There are a number of good reasons that touching, hugging, and kissing the people we love feels comforting and reassuring. In this Spotlight, we will explore how such displays of affection impact your health and well-being. When we touch, hug, or kiss a friend or partner, that gesture is loaded with meaning. We seek affection, […]

WHY DO WE FALL IN LOVE?

Love, as the song says, is a many-splendored thing. So, when we find it, we’re keen to enjoy the spoils. But what is it about humans that makes us long for love in the first place? It turns out the most inherent reason is also probably the least romantic. “Generally speaking, human ‘pair bonding’ is […]

SEX MAY BE GOOD FOR OLDER WOMEN AND BAD FOR OLDER MEN

Older adults who thought one of the keys to staying young was a healthy sex life, may only be half right. A new study out of Michigan State University shows that frequent and pleasurable sex may be killing older men, while it puts a spring in the step of older women, possibly adding to their […]

HERE’S WHY HUMANS DO NOT HAVE A MATING SEASON

  Most animals have a mating season, and it’s usually a time when food, sunlight and fertility are plentiful. But what about humans? We don’t hibernate — Netflix and chill doesn’t count — and those with access to modern economies don’t have to wait for seasonal resources to put food on the table. “Humans don’t […]

WHAT HAPPENS IF A WOMAN TAKES VIAGRA?

This question sounds like the opening for yet another joke about one of the most well-known and joked-about drugs in the history of pharmaceuticals. Viagra, which is the trade name for the drug sildenafil, is prescribed for men who can’t get or maintain an erection when sexually stimulated. Before looking at what would happen if […]