Relationships and Sexuality News

Is the Misinterpretation of Gender Intentions Hardwired?

Is the Misinterpretation of Gender Intentions Hardwired?

January 30th, 2015
Misguided relationships with the opposing gender are common and appear to follow a similar pattern around the world. Imagine the following scenario: a woman and a man are having a conversation. She is interested in the conversation, and is friendly, smiling and warm. ...
Cyberstalking Worse Than Stalking?

Cyberstalking Worse Than Stalking?

January 25th, 2015
In a new study, researchers explored and compared the experiences of people who had been victims of stalking or cyberstalking (harassing or threatening via the Internet). They found that victims of cyberstalking had to engage in more 'self-protective' behaviors, pay higher out-of-pocket ...
Okay to Cheat at Home but Not Okay to Cheat on the Field?

Okay to Cheat at Home but Not Okay to Cheat on the Field?

January 23rd, 2015
As the nation attempts to rebound from the latest sports ethics controversy, emerging research reviews public perceptions of on-the field ethics as compared to public opinion on interpersonal or moral behavior. In the research, University of Michigan investigators attempt to explain why ...
Young Adults Prefer Shared Work-Family Life

Young Adults Prefer Shared Work-Family Life

January 21st, 2015
It appears that 21st century young adults desire a life in which work and family responsibilities are shared equally between partners. Thus, if the circumstances permit, women want to work and raise a family. The desire for an egalitarian relationship was discovered in ...
Partner Therapy Expedites Treatment for STDs

Partner Therapy Expedites Treatment for STDs

January 19th, 2015
A new public health initiative in Washington State, called expedited partner therapy (EPT), shows promise in reducing curable sexually transmitted illnesses. EPT is the clinical practice of treating the sex partners of patients by providing prescriptions or medications to the patient to take ...
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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

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

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

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

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. ...