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    1. 'Love Hormone' Gene May Be Key to Social Life

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lower activity of a specific gene may affect a person's social behavior, including the ability to form healthy relationships, researchers say. The OXT gene is involved in the production of oxytocin, a hormone linked with

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    2. A Woman's Guide to Reviving Sex Drive

      Know that old song "Where Did Our Love Go"? Many women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s are asking, "Where did our sex go?" Loss of desire is common in the years before and after menopause. Desire problems peak around ages 35 to 64. Why? It’s a time of life with a lot going on! Changing hormones can cause

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    3. The Truth About Low Testosterone

      Commercials for testosterone treatment make it all look so easy: "Are you feeling a weird drop in your sex drive? Maybe a little tired, a bit out of sorts, not-quite-yourself? Don’t worry -- just get your hands on some testosterone!" Well, not so fast. First, talk to your doctor about how you’re fee

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    4. Once-a-Week Sex Makes for Happy Couples

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An active sex life is important to couples' happiness, and they don't have to go at it like rabbits -- those who make love once a week are happiest, a new study suggests. More frequent sex isn't a buzzkill for a relatio

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    5. Get Your Sex Life Back After Baby

      By Carrie Sloan It’s the dirty little secret of baby-making: After nine long months, you’re overwhelmed by the love you feel for your newborn -- and shocked to find how much havoc that bundle of joy is wreaking in the bedroom. If you’re feeling less than lusty after having a baby, you’re not alone.

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    6. Get Closer: Act Like a Long-Distance Couple

      By Jenn Sturiale Surprising the heck out of pretty much everyone, "absence makes the heart grow fonder" has been scientifically proven to be true -- but not for the reason our grandmas may have believed. According to a recent study, all that time long-distance couples spend IMing, texting, video cha

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    7. Accept Your Partner's Friends

      By Hayley Krischer The truth is out: You don't like some of your partner's friends. Maybe they're messy drunks who keep drawing your wife down their negative, drama-filled path. Or maybe they're self-admitting sexists who tell crass, demeaning jokes whenever you're around (jokes your husband laughs

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    8. 7 Awesome Erogenous Zones

      By Hayley Krischer There are plenty of reasons to bypass "boring" body parts and focus on the sweet spots when you’re canoodling. But there’s also a really good reason why you shouldn’t: Exploring your partner’s body and touching on unexpected erogenous zones can bring a lot of playfulness into your

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    9. Create Quality Time With Your Partner

      By Jenn Sturiale "For it is in giving that we receive." -- St. Francis of Assisi While I know we all agree in theory with that St. Francis quote up there, putting it into practice is a whole different story. It's so easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day that we can let our relationships glide alo

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    10. Could Your Cell Phone Be Harming Your Love Life?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Spending too much time on your cellphone can take a toll on your love life, a new study finds. Baylor University researchers surveyed more than 450 American adults to define and gauge the impact of what they called "ph

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