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Too Much Sex Causes Genitals to Change Shape in Beetle Study, Expert on Managing Wedding Stress, Relationship Satisfaction Depends on the Mating Pool, and more in the Sex and Relationships Channel

Too Much Sex Causes Genitals to Change Shape in Beetle Study, Expert on Managing Wedding Stress, Relationship Satisfaction Depends on the Mating Pool, and more in the Sex and Relationships Channel

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Too Much Sex Causes Genitals to Change Shape, Beetle Study Shows

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Sexual conflict between males and females can lead to changes in the shape of their genitals, according to research on burying beetles by scientists at the University of Exeter.

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Counseling Guidelines Necessary for Pediatric Patients Receiving Fertility, Sexual Function Treatment

The drugs and therapies used to treat medical conditions often come with side effects.  Doctors, pharmacists and other health care professionals strive to be sure we are made aware. But when the patient is under age, and the effects include possibly permanent impacts on the ability to have biological children and/or sexual function, who should be told – the patient, the parent or both? And who should communicate these details? 

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Julie Saflarski, PsyD, Available to Discuss Managing Wedding Stress

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Relationship Satisfaction Depends on the Mating Pool, Study Finds

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Relationship satisfaction and the energy devoted to keeping a partner are dependent on how the partner compares with other potential mates, a finding that relates to evolution’s stronghold on modern relationship psychology, according to a study at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Why Is Female Sexuality More Flexible Than Male Sexuality?

A new evolutionary theory argues that women may have been evolutionarily designed to be sexually fluid--changing their sexual desires and identities from lesbian, to bisexual, to heterosexual and back again--in order to allow them to have sex with their co-wives in polygynous marriages, therefore reducing conflict and tension inherent in such marriages while at the same time successfully reproducing with their husbands in heterosexual unions.

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Top Stories 5-16-2016

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Promoting Abstinence, Fidelity for HIV Prevention Is Ineffective

In a study of nearly 500,000 individuals in 22 countries, researchers could not find any evidence that these programs had an impact on changing individual behavior.

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Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Kids, Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less, Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness, and more in the Mental Health News Source

Depressed Moms Not ‘in Sync’ with Their Kids, Children with ADHD Sleep Both Poorly and Less, Yeast Infection Linked to Mental Illness, and more in the Mental Health News Source

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25 Myths of Dating, Sex and Marriage Debunked in New Book

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How we feel about ourselves and those we love depends in large part on the assumptions and expectations we hold about romantic relationships. It turns out that many of our beliefs about intimate relationships aren't backed up by science. In his new book, Great Myths of Intimate Relationships: Dating, Sex, and Marriage, Binghamton University psychology professor Matthew D. Johnson debunks 25 of the biggest myths out there.

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Top Stories 5-11-2016

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How a Female Sex Hormone May Protect Against STIs: Study

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A team of researchers led by McMaster University’s Charu Kaushic has revealed for the first time how estradiol, a female sex hormone present during the menstrual cycle and found in oral contraceptives, may work to protect women against sexually transmitted viral infections.

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Aaron Cooper, PhD, Available to Discuss Why You Should Talk to Your Teens About Sex

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Addressing Sexual Health and Ensuring Safe Alternate Route Chemotherapy Administration in Cancer Patients

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The topic of sexual dysfunction may be a difficult one to discuss between healthcare providers and cancer patients. The nursing and social work teams at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey explored this issue in order to improve the conversation and ensure quality oncology care. Nurses also examined how to ensure the safety of alternate route chemotherapy administration. The work is being presented at the Oncology Nursing Society’s Annual Congress meeting this week in San Antonio.

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When Prison Workers Fall in Love with Inmates: The Taboo of Hybristophilia

A University of Montreal researcher has published a study on romantic relationships between inmates and prison employees. His study is based mainly on US and European cases. Attraction for offenders in correctional facilities – or hybristophilia – is poorly documented, except in the United States, where it is punishable by law.