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  1. 8 of Your Most Common Questions About Sex

    By Laura Berman It happens at my speaking engagements, of course, but also at cocktail parties and PTA meetings, even in department stores: People who've learned that I'm a sex therapist have tons of questions for me. Some just want to hear more about what I do, but most are concerned with very spec

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  2. Losing Love Has Similarities to Addiction

    July 9, 2010 -- Been jilted by your lover? Are you broken-hearted from being dumped? Researchers who've looked at the brains of the lovelorn say rejection by a romantic partner lights up areas of the brain that are associated with addiction, reward, craving, and depression. Romantic love may be link

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  3. Couples Fight Due to Perceived Threat, Neglect

    June 25, 2010 -- All couples in committed relationships have disagreements and arguments, and most fights are driven by two fundamental concerns, new research finds. One concern is perceived threat, which involves the idea that your partner is being hostile, overly controlling, critical, or is too q

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  4. Cynthia Nixon on Love, Sex, and Women's Health

    While it may be hard to believe, Cynthia Nixon insists that dressing up in fabulous threads and hanging out with your BFFs can actually be a dangerous job. Nixon, whom we all recognize as Miranda Hobbes from Sex and the City -- the cable TV series and the movies -- is sitting by the window of a sush

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  5. Voice Is Key in Sexual Attraction

    May 26, 2010 -- How can you tell if someone is attracted to you? A new study suggests lowering your voice can communicate sexual desire. While a great deal of sexual attraction may revolve around the visual, evidence suggests sounds are just as important. Voices can communicate a great deal of socia

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  6. A Little Gratitude Keeps Relationships Strong

    May 24, 2010 -- A new study suggests small thoughtful gestures and a little everyday gratitude toward one's partner can yield a great deal of happiness and help strengthen relationships. However, the researchers caution not to confuse gratitude with indebtedness, which, they said, does help maintain

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  7. 7 Ways to Put Your Marriage First

    By Ellen Seidman It's 8 a.m., and I'm caught up in the get-the-kids-to-school shuffle: shoes, breakfast, knapsacks, and no, you can't bring the vacuum cleaner for show-and-tell. Suddenly, I catch my husband giving me a funny look. "What?" I say, wondering if I have toothpaste on my cheek. "Do you kn

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  8. He Hit You Once -- Should You Be Worried?

    In every issue of WebMD the Magazine, we ask our experts to answer readers' questions about a wide range of topics. In our May 2010 issue, we turned to WebMD's mental health expert, Patricia Farrell, PhD, to discuss at what point being hit in a relationship counts as abuse. Q. During an argument las

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  9. Most Young Adults: Oral Sex Is Not Sex

    April 8, 2010 -- What is sex? Think you have that answer down pat? Well, if you have a teen or college-aged child, you might want to ask them what they think. Most young adults agree penile-vaginal intercourse is sex, but less than one in five think that oral-genital contact counts as “having sex,”

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  10. Jennifer Love Hewitt's 13 Real-Life Dating Dos and Don'ts

    With Love as her middle name, how could Jennifer Love Hewitt not be in love with love? The Ghost Whisperer star who first broke out in the popular 1990s sitcom Party of Five has dated some of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors and lived to tell the tale of what not to do. She dishes her tried-and-t

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