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Unlike Boys, Girls Lose Friends for Having Sex, Gain Friends for Making Out

Early adolescent girls lose friends for having sex and gain friends for “making out,” while their male peers lose friends for “making out” and gain friends for having sex, finds a new study that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

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Want A Better Relationship And A Better Sex Life? Men Should Take More Child Care Responsibilities, Study Finds

If men take up more of the child-care duties, splitting them equally with their female partners, heterosexual couples have more satisfaction with their relationships and their sex lives, according to new research by Georgia State University sociologists.

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Couples That Split Childcare Duties Have Higher Quality Relationships and Sex Lives

Heterosexual couples that split childcare duties have higher quality relationships and sex lives than those who don’t, according to new research.

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Polygamy and Alcohol Linked to Physical Abuse in African Marriages

African women in polygamous marriages or with alcoholic husbands have a significantly higher risk of being physically abused by their husbands than women in monogamous marriages or women whose husbands don’t abuse alcohol, new research shows.

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Women, Marriage, Linked Fate, Gender Linked Fate, Politics, Voting, Elections, Oregon State University, Voting Blocs, Sociology

Unmarried Women: Politically Cohesive, More Concerned About Women’s Status Than Married Counterparts

Why do unmarried women tend to be more liberal and Democratic than their married counterparts? A key reason is because unmarried women — those who have never been married and those who are divorced — are more concerned about the status of women as a collective group, suggests a new study.

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Women More Likely Than Men to Initiate Divorces, But Not Non-Marital Breakups

Women are more likely than men to initiate divorces, but women and men are just as likely to end non-marital relationships, according to a new study that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA).

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University of Utah Researcher: Republicans Have Happier Marriages Than Democrats

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A new study by University of Utah sociologist Nick Wolfinger and a colleague from the University of Virginia reveals that Republicans tend to be happier in their marriages than Democrats, and are less likely to be divorced. Wolfinger and W. Bradford Wilcox, a sociologist at the University of Virginia, published the study Monday in Family Studies: The Blog of the Institute for Family Studies. Titled “Red Families vs. Blue Families: Which are Happier?,” the findings add to an ongoing debate over which set of political ideals help to lead people to a happy life, said Wolfinger.

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How Common Is Sexting?

The practice of sexting may be more common than generally thought among adults. More than eight out of 10 people surveyed online admitted to sexting in the prior year, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association’s 123rd Annual Convention.

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Study: Women Hurt More by Breakups but Recover More Fully

Women experience more emotional pain following a breakup, but they also more fully recover, according to new research from Binghamton University.

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Abusive Men Put Female Partners at Greater Sexual Risk, Study Finds

New University of Washington research finds that men who were physically and sexually abusive to women were more likely than non-abusive men to engage in behaviors that exposed them and their partners to sexually transmitted infections.







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