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  1. Sex and Drugs in America: New Details

    June 22, 2007 -- The CDC today released its latest facts and figures on sex and drug use in the U.S. The report shows that only 4% of adults over 20 have never had sex, and more than 20% of adults aged 20-59 have ever tried cocaine or other street drugs. Data came from more than 6,200 civilians aged

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  2. Sex Dreams Equal 8% of Adults' Dreams

    June 14, 2007 -- Sex dreams make up 8% of men's and women's dreams, a University of Montreal researcher announced today. Antonio Zadra, PhD, asked 109 women and 64 men to keep a dream diary for two to four weeks. Participants were about 30 years old, on average. According to Zadra, only two other st

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  3. The Scoop on Relationship Gossip

    June 7, 2007 -- Single or not, people tend to remember juicy gossip about the relationships of potential mates. That's according to Charlotte de Backer, PhD, a lecturer in the media and communication studies department at England's University of Leicester. Why should people in relationships care abo

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  4. Small-Penis Syndrome Common

    June 1, 2007 - Eighty-five percent of women are pleased with their partner's penis proportions -- yet many normal men suffer "small-penis syndrome," urologists report. Small-penis syndrome is the anxiety of thinking one's penis is too small -- even though it isn't. It's a totally different condition

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  5. Online Dating: Fibbing Common

    Feb. 9, 2007 -- When it comes to online dating, many people fudge a bit when posting their height, weight, or age. That's what researcher Jeffrey Hancock, PhD, of Cornell University's department of communication, and his fellow researchers say they found. They studied 80 online daters in New York Ci

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  6. Smell of Male Sweat May Arouse Women

    Feb. 9, 2007 -- Male sweat contains a compound that appears to boost women's mood, sexual arousal, and stress hormone levels. So says Claire Wyart, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley Olfactory Research Project, and colleagues. The compound, called androstadienone (A

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  7. Smell of Male Sweat May Arouse Women

    Feb. 9, 2007 -- Male sweat contains a compound that appears to boost women's mood, sexual arousal, and stress hormone levels. So says Claire Wyart, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley Olfactory Research Project, and colleagues. The compound, called androstadienone (A

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  8. Speed Dating? It Pays to Be Picky

    Feb. 8, 2007 -- When speed dating, eagerness isn't an asset. That love lore doesn't come from Dear Abby (though she might agree). Instead, it's from researchers, including Eli Finkel, PhD, of Northwestern University. "Romantic desire comes in two distinct flavors: selective and unselective," Finkel

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  9. Teen Sex May Take Emotional Toll

    Feb. 6, 2007 -- Teen sex -- oral or vaginal -- may have negative emotional consequences, especially for girls, according to a new study in Pediatrics. Parents and health professionals should help teens prepare for and cope with the emotions attached to sex, say Sonya Brady, PhD, and Bonnie Halpern-F

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  10. Looking for Love Doesn't Take Long

    Feb. 11, 2005 - Looking for love may take much less time than most people think. A new study suggests that people can assess a potential mate in moments rather than months. Researchers surveyed participants of a speed dating service and found that the men and women made their dating decisions based

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