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  1. Young Waiting Longer for First Sexual Activity

    March 3, 2011 -- Young men and women may be waiting longer before having their first sexual experiences than they did just a few years ago, a new CDC study indicates. According to a study based on 13,500 interviews with men and women, more than 25% in the 15-24 age range say they have never had any

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  2. ‘Idealizing’ Your Spouse Makes an Ideal Marriage

    March 3, 2011 -- Love is blind, and that may be a good thing. According to a new study, people who idealized their partners when they got married -- and saw primarily only their good qualities -- were more likely to still be happy with their mate three years later. The study, published in Psychologi

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  3. Why Conflict Resolution Is Easy for Some Couples

    Feb. 24, 2011 -- How well couples move on after an argument is closely tied to how securely attached one or both partners were to their caregivers as an infant, a study suggests. The study is published in the online edition of Psychological Science. To reach their conclusions, researchers at the Uni

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  4. The 5 Love Languages, 7 Days, 1 Couple

    There comes a point in just about every marriage, it seems, when couples stop speaking the same language. She says, "Can you empty the garbage already!?" He hears, "Nag, nag, nag, nag, nag!" He says, "We haven't had sex in a month!" She thinks, "When was the last time you bought me something that wa

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  5. Still Madly in Love? Brain Scans Can Explain

    Jan. 14, 2011 -- Couples can still be intensely in love even after many years of marriage and experience the same types of intense romantic feelings as people who have recently fallen in love. That’s the key conclusion of a new study in which scientists at Stony Brook University used functional magn

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  6. Chemical in Women's Tears May Be Sexual Turnoff

    Jan. 6, 2011 -- Chemicals in the tears of women may give off signals that decrease the testosterone levels of men and reduce their sexual interest, new research indicates. In a study of 24 men, Israeli researchers had the volunteers sniff either tears collected from women who had watched a sad movie

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  7. How to Know You’re in Love? Brain Scans Tell All

    Jan. 4, 2011 -- Romantic love lights up the same brain regions of lovers, whether they’re heterosexual or homosexual or male or female, a new study indicates. Pictures from functional magnetic resonance imaging scans (fMRIs) show similar activity in cortical and sub-cortical brain regions when lover

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  8. Lost Your Sex Drive?

    Sometimes you can't when you want to. Sometimes you want to when you can't. Sex drive killers come in all guises. They strike men and women, young and old. They can target your brain and your body. For Bonne Oliverio, a retired information specialist who lives just outside Cleveland, the drugs she t

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  9. Benefits in Delaying Sex Until Marriage

    Dec. 28, 2010 -- It may be common for couples to have sex before marriage, but a new study shows that couples who wait until marriage are happier with the quality of sex than couples who have intercourse before their vows. What’s more, couples who delay sex until their wedding night have more stable

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  10. The Truth About Maca and Your Libido

    Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, discusses the Peruvian herb maca.

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