Relationships and Sexuality News

Women’s Satisfaction with Body Tied to Perception of What Men Like

January 14th, 2015
A series of studies by Southern Methodist University researchers finds that women are happier with their bodies when told that men prefer women who are not supermodel thin. "Results of three independent studies suggest a woman's body image is strongly linked to her perception of ...

For Cancer Survivors, Some Problems Persist for Years

January 13th, 2015
New research concludes that many cancer survivors face physical and mental challenges from their disease and treatment that can linger for years. Investigators believe the new findings could help clinicians and other experts develop helpful interventions. Experts call for programs that are tailored ...

Withdrawal or Expecting Lover to Read Your Mind Harms Relationship

January 9th, 2015
A new study finds that when we expect our partner to be a mind reader about what they have done to upset us; or when we withdraw during a conflict, the disengagement can negatively affect the relationship. Keith Sanford, Ph.D., associate professor of ...

Sexual, Emotional Infidelity Affect Men and Women Differently

January 8th, 2015
Chapman University (California) researchers say their study is the largest to date to study infidelity. In a poll of nearly 64,000 Americans they learned that men and women are different when it comes to feeling jealous. The study provides the first large-scale examination ...

Reflecting on Failed Relationship Helps Recovery

January 7th, 2015
Ending a relationship is a difficult and often heart-breaking event. Even worse is that recovery from a breakup make take years. New research, however, may help individuals accelerate the recovery process. A new study suggests repeatedly reflecting on the breakup actually speeds emotional recovery. ...

Spoils of War May Include More Wives and Children

January 4th, 2015
A new study from Harvard University shows that there may be a biological benefit to violent conflict. The study found that among members of an East African herding tribe, those who engaged in violent raids on neighboring tribes had more wives, leading to ...

Strong Neighborhood Ties Can Protect Against Gun Violence

December 27th, 2014
Strong neighborhood ties can help protect a community from gun violence, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program (RWJF CSP). "Violence results in chronic community-level trauma and stress, and undermines ...

Physical Violence Tied to Disruption of Stress Hormone in Women

December 24th, 2014
A new study links physical violence against women by their male partners to disruption of a key stress hormone, which could lead to a variety of negative health effects. The study by the University of Oregon and the Oregon Social Learning Center looked ...

Expectant Fathers May Face Prenatal Hormone Changes

December 21st, 2014
A new study has found that impending fatherhood can lower two hormones -- testosterone and estradiol -- in men, even before their babies are born. According to researchers at the University of Michigan, previous studies have shown that men’s hormones change once they ...

Women Criticized for Weight Tend to Gain More

December 20th, 2014
When a woman is criticized by a loved one for her weight, she is likely to gain even more, according to a new study by the University of Waterloo in Canada. On the other hand, those who feel unconditionally accepted are more likely ...