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  1. Women Match Men in Sexual Arousal Time

    Oct. 3, 2006 -- If you think sexual arousal happens faster for men than women, you might want to think again. Healthy young men and women take the same amount of time -- about 11-12 minutes -- to become sexually aroused, Canadian researchers report. The researchers, who are based at McGill Universit

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  2. Never-Married Penalty: Early Death?

    Aug. 9, 2006 -- People who have never married are more likely to die -- at all ages -- than people who are married and live together, U.S. data show. It's the "never-married penalty," suggest University of California researchers Robert M. Kaplan, PhD, and Richard G. Kronick, PhD, in the August issue

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  3. Many Teens Use Condoms Incorrectly

    Aug. 9, 2006 -- Many teens put condoms on after starting sex or take them off before it's over -- thus risking sexually transmitted diseases. The finding comes from a survey of 1,373 British teens by Bethan Hatherallof London's National Children's Bureau, and colleagues. About half the teens in the

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  4. Degrading Lyrics Linked to Earlier Sex

    Aug. 7, 2006 - Teens start having sex sooner if their preferred music has sexually degrading lyrics. However, lyrics with sexual content that is not degrading did not affect teen sexual behavior. Degrading lyrics, as defined in this study, describe men as insatiable studs and women as sex objects. T

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  5. Birth Order May Affect Homosexuality

    June 26, 2006 -- Men may be more likely to be homosexual if they share their birth mother with older brothers, even if they didn't grow up with those brothers. "These results strongly suggest a prenatal origin to the fraternal birth-order effect," writes Canada's Anthony Bogaert, PhD, in the early o

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  6. Best Age to Marry Climbing

    June 23, 2006 -- The best age to get married is shifting higher in the minds of Americans, with 25 now viewed as the ideal age for women, 27 for men. That's up from an ideal age of 21 for women given in 1946. Americans then thought men should be 25, according to a new Gallup Poll reporting the chang

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  7. Mr. Right? Women Read the Facial Clues

    May 10, 2006 -- One look at a man's face may give a woman important clues about whether he's "Mr. Right" or just "Mr. Right Now." A new study shows women are extremely effective at picking up clues from men's faces that reveal whether he might be a good father or just good for a fling. Researchers f

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  8. Spousal Spats: Bad for the Heart?

    March 3, 2006 -- When husbands and wives argue in a hostile, controlling way, their hearts may not like it. So say researchers at the University of Utah. They studied 150 healthy, married couples, most of whom were in their early 60s. The study covered two key questions: How did the couples fight? W

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  9. Dancing, Body Symmetry: Courtship Aid?

    Dec. 21, 2005 -- Guys, are you good dancers? Your superior moves may indicate greater body symmetry -- a factor in mate selection. "Dancing is believed to be important in the courtship of a variety of species, including humans," writes researcher William M. Brown, PhD, an anthropologist with Rutgers

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  10. Is Divorce Always Bad for the Kids?

    Battling parents who stay together for the sake of the children may be doing their kids more harm than good. That is the finding from a Canadian study, which was one of the first to measure the mental health of children both before and after divorce. Children living in very dysfunctional families ac

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