Relationships and Sexuality News

Brain Activity in Sex Addicts Mirrors That of Drug Addicts

July 12th, 2014
A new study has found that pornography triggers brain activity in people with compulsive sexual behavior -- sometimes known as sex addiction -- similar to that triggered by drugs in the brains of drug addicts. Researchers at the University of Cambridge note that ...

New Health Ed Program Reduces Dating Violence

July 11th, 2014
A new health education program significantly reduces dating violence behaviors among high school youth. Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have shown that the “It's Your Game…Keep it Real (IYG)” intervention is particularly effective in reducing dating violence ...

Female Veterans at Higher Risk for Partner Violence

July 7th, 2014
Over the past decade, researchers have learned that intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant health issue faced by women veterans. However, until recently little has been known about women’s perception of the care they have been receiving. Now, a new study discovers that ...

One in Six Teens Who Visit ER Suffer Dating Violence

July 5th, 2014
A new study finds that of adolescents visiting a hospital’s emergency department for any reason, one in five girls and one in eight boys reported dating violence in the past year. Published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, the study also found that dating ...

Twitter May Amplify Relationship Conflicts

July 3rd, 2014
A new study finds that active Twitter users are far more likely to experience Twitter-related conflict with their romantic partners. Russell Clayton, a doctoral student in the University of Missouri School of Journalism, found that Twitter-related conflict then leads to negative relationship outcomes, ...

Workplace Double Standard on Social Media

July 1st, 2014
A new study finds that while managers have a negative view of employee use of social media for private purposes during work, top executives frequently surf the web during work hours. Experts say that every day, more than one billion people worldwide use ...

Teen Sexting Associated with Sexual Behavior

July 1st, 2014
A new study illuminates the relationship between "sexting" and sexual behavior in early adolescence. University of Southern California researchers believe the findings can inform the ongoing national conversation about whether sexually explicit text messaging is a risk behavior or just a technologically-enabled extension ...

Unhappy Marriage Tied to Higher Risk for Heart Disease

June 27th, 2014
Emerging research suggests a conflictual marriage is associated with greater risk of cardiovascular illness. “Growing evidence suggests that the quality and patterns of one’s social relationships may be linked with a variety of health outcomes, including heart disease,” said Dr. Thomas Kamarck, professor ...

Digital Outreach May Slow Incidence of HIV

June 25th, 2014
Traditionally, communication of HIV prevention strategies has been delivered to young men in a face-to-face format. New research suggests digital outreach efforts delivered via text messages, interactive games, chat rooms, and social networks may be a more effective way to reach at-risk younger ...

Health Challenges Make Bisexual Men More Prone to Sexual Disease

June 24th, 2014
A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests bisexual men have many unmet public health needs, which leave them vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other health problems. The study, as published in the American Journal of ...