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When Women Feel Their Partner Demands Perfection, Sex Life Suffers

Women who perceive that their sexual partner is imposing perfectionist standards on them may suffer sexual dysfunction as a result, psychologists at the University of Kent have found.

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Qian Wang, Paul Dechow, Testoserone, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Low Sex Hormones Could Lead to Oral Health Issues in Men

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More than 20 species of macaques, the most widely distributed nonhuman primates in the world, socialize in lively troops and make frequent appearances on National Geographic documentaries. But, what can we learn from one of our closest primate relatives about our own oral health?

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Preventing Sperm’s ‘Power Kick’ Could Be Key to Unisex Contraceptive

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UC Berkeley biologists have discovered the switch that triggers the power kick sperm use to penetrate and fertilize a human egg, uncovering a possible source of male infertility but also a potential target for contraceptives that work in both men and women.

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Why Sexual Harassment Is Worse Than Other Types of Abuse Online

While many women gamers can shrug off much of the name-calling and abuse they receive while playing online video games, sexual harassment sticks with them even when they’re offline.

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Sex, College Student, College Student Health, television and sex, Television, Relationship

Watching TV May Reduce Differences Between Men and Women’s Sexual Expectations

What young men and women expect, sexually, in their romantic relationships is influenced in different ways by the television programs they watch.

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When You Claim Social Security Influences Whether Your Spouse Enters Poverty in Widowhood

A recent study finds that when the primary wage earner in a marriage claims Social Security can significantly affect whether that person’s spouse becomes impoverished in later life.

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Quebeckers’ Sexual Tastes and Interests: a New Study Debunks Preconceived Notions

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Findings recently published in The Journal of Sex Research contradict the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), as they demonstrate that a number of legal sexual interests and behaviors considered anomalous in psychiatry are actually common in the general population. Researchers have reasons to believe that this study’s results which are based on Quebec’s population can be applied to the population of North America and Europe as well.

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University of Utah Researchers: Better Protections Needed for Migrant Women Trapped in Abusive Situations

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New report from the S.J. Quinney College of Law focuses on remedies to help protect migrant women from domestic violence and sexual assault. The research is part of a broader initiative at the law school focused on drawing attention to empowering people through human rights education.

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'Thinking and Feeling'

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UC Santa Barbara researchers studying empathy in relationships find that in the absence of caring, understanding alone doesn't cut it when stressful situations arise.

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A step toward a birth control pill for men

Women can choose from many birth control methods, including numerous oral contraceptives, but there’s never been an analogous pill for men. That’s not for lack of trying: For many years, scientists have attempted to formulate a male pill. Finally, a group of researchers has taken a step toward that goal by tweaking some experimental compounds that show promise. The researchers present their work at the 251st National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.







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