Love, Sex, and Relationship Health News

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11/6/2013
Talking to Partners About STDs Often Awkward: Survey

But conversations about sexual histories and protection are important for couples, experts say

11/5/2013
Is Texting Helping or Hurting Your Relationship?

Young women text to connect; guys text to distance themselves, study author says

11/4/2013
Fewer Pounds May Lead to Better Sex, Researchers Say

Women who had weight-loss surgery reported improved sexual satisfaction, study finds

11/1/2013
Romance Can Sour When Only One Partner Slims Down

Study of couples probes the 'dark side' of weight loss

10/30/2013
Surprise: Guys and Girls Both Check Out Breasts

But study finds women do it more to compare than stare

10/24/2013
Men May Stroll a Little Slower Down Lovers' Lane

Study found males decreased their speed when walking beside a romantic partner

10/17/2013
Men With Deep Voices Attract More Women, Study Finds

But these husky-toned males are often viewed as flings, not long-term mates

10/14/2013
Could Your Genes Help Bring You Wedded Bliss?

A particular genetic variation may make it harder to weather marital turbulence, study suggests

10/11/2013
When a Kiss Is More Than Just a Kiss

Study suggests it may help you size up potential long-term mates

10/4/2013
Friend or Lover? Your Voice May Give You Away

Researcher suggests that people can perceive vocal changes that might indicate a partner is cheating

9/14/2013
Loved Ones Stay Attuned to Spouse's Emotions, Study Says

But reading facial expressions may become more difficult with age

9/14/2013
The Real Message Behind Status Handbags?

Women may be saying 'Stay away, he's mine'

9/11/2013
'Love Hormone' May Affect Social Connections

Study shows oxytocin alters brain activity in mice; findings support ongoing trials in people with autism

9/10/2013
For Uninfected Partner, Antiretroviral Drugs May Shield Against HIV

Study of heterosexual couples in Uganda suggests strict adherence to meds is key

8/20/2013
Childhood Bullying Scars Can Last Into Adulthood

Higher risk of illness, work and social problems seen in long-term study

8/13/2013
Marriage Beyond Reach of Many Working-Class Americans: Study

Research suggests insecurity about jobs, finances and future is driving drop in wedded couples

8/13/2013
Men's Share of Housework May Depend on Career Choice

Study found those in traditionally male jobs tend to help out less at home

8/8/2013
Urging Your Partner to Diet May Backfire

Response could be unhealthy, such as fasting, taking diet pills or binge eating, study finds

8/1/2013
New Dads' Interest in Sex Often Drops After Childbirth: Study

They're also stressed and tired, survey finds

7/31/2013
1 in 3 Young Americans Has Suffered Dating Violence: Survey

Problem isn't getting better, expert warns

7/29/2013
Did Monogamy Arise to Protect Babies From Unrelated Males?

Study suggests that couples began sticking together to help keep infants from being killed

7/19/2013
Long-Distance Relationship May Strengthen Couple's Bond

People idealize far-away partners, feel more intimacy, study found

7/16/2013
Divorce in Early Childhood May Harm Adult Ties With Parents: Study

If split happened when kids were young, they were less likely to feel secure later, particularly with fathers

7/1/2013
Marital Spats May Decline as Couples Age

Over time, partners realize their differences won't change, so they try to defuse conflict, study says

6/13/2013
Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong

Sharing housework also key, study found, as is open communication with spouse

6/7/2013
Sleepy Men Might See Sexual Come-Ons Where None Exist

Study of 60 college students didn't find similar effect in women

6/4/2013
Anxiety Often Plagues Cancer Survivors and Their Loved Ones

Partners even more likely than survivors to experience fear and worry over long term, study finds

6/3/2013
Marriages Forged on the Internet May Last Longer

Study found couples who met online were slightly more likely to stay together

5/30/2013
In Dating Game, Narcissists Get the Girl

Self-admiring men attract mates more easily, study finds

5/28/2013
A Strong Marriage Can Shield Kids From Dad's Depression: Study

Supportive spouse seems to improve a depressed father's relationship with his children

5/13/2013
Rich 'Cougar,' 'Sugar Daddy' Stereotypes Might Not Mirror Reality

Instead, couples with big age gaps tend to be poorer, study finds

5/10/2013
When Teen Dating Turns Abusive and Violent

Parents urged to watch for signs of behavior that affects 1 in 10 children

5/10/2013
Same-Sex Relationships Pose Abuse Risks, Too

N.Y. woman recounts verbal and physical violence with first female partner

5/3/2013
Low-Dose 'Pill' Linked to Pain During Orgasm, Study Finds

Women on low-estrogen formulations report more pain overall, and during sex

4/29/2013
Your Voice Carries Sexual Cues, Study Finds

Women prefer deep voices, men attracted to high-pitched, breathy tones

4/29/2013
Sex Lives Often an Overlooked Casualty of Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers say a more holistic approach to therapy would help patients and families

4/25/2013
Porn Use Has Small Effect on Sexual Behavior, Study Finds

Many other factors contribute to young people having risky sex, experts say

4/18/2013
People Happier When They Get More Sex Than Their Friends: Study

Those who got less action than their peers tended to be less happy, researchers say

4/17/2013
Helping Children Make Sense of the Senseless

Tragedies like the Boston bombings require a loving, shared response, experts say

4/12/2013
Most People Don't Confuse Romantic Comedies With Reality

Young adults in study didn't base relationship expectations on these movies

4/8/2013
Can Penis Size Sway Women's Choice of Mate?

Shown images of naked mannequins, females tended to favor better-endowed candidates, study found

4/4/2013
Doctors' Spouses, Partners Say They're Satisfied

Survey found most would choose same relationship given chance

4/4/2013
More U.S. Couples Living Together Instead of Marrying, CDC Finds

And more women getting pregnant while cohabiting

3/21/2013
Child Health Experts Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Kids benefit from having stable home, two loving parents, regardless of sexual orientation, AAP says

3/13/2013
Sports Help Dads, Daughters Bond, Study Says

Many shared activities can help cement relationship, researchers find

3/12/2013
Gay Men Who Marry Now Living Longer, Study Says

Better HIV/AIDS treatment accounts for improved longevity, researchers note

2/28/2013
Are Trusting Friendships Easier Between Straight Women, Gay Men?

Study suggests lack of hidden agenda allows exchange of honest relationship advice

2/22/2013
Relationship Worries Can Make You Sick

Chronic fretting linked to rise in stress hormones, lowered immune response in study

2/14/2013
Closeness Isn't Always Key to Romantic Bliss

Finding the level of emotional intimacy that's right for both partners is most important, study finds

2/14/2013
Five Keys to Keep Your Valentine's Heart

Being there for your partner every day more important than gifts or flowers, study finds