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  1. Moving In: Rarely a Trial Marriage Anymore

    July 29, 2004 -- The decision to "move in" rarely implies marriage anymore. Couples rarely mention matrimony before getting keys copied, new research suggests. "Changing ... attitudes toward premarital sex, childbearing, and marriage have helped this shift along," writes Sharon Sassler, PhD, a socio

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  2. Movies Make Hormones Surge or Fade

    July 23, 2004 -- Romantic movies really are better for setting the mood for love than violent movies, psychologists report. Why? It comes down to hormones, says Oliver C. Schultheiss, PhD, of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Scenes from a romantic movie -- Bridges of Madison County -- boost

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  3. Sex Better Than Money for Happiness

    July 16, 2004 -- Good news for folks whose bedrooms have more activity than their bank accounts: New research shows that sex is better for your happiness than money. That's not to say that being financially poor but sexually active is the secret to a happy life. But despite common theory, more money

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  4. Emotions Reveal Troubled Marriages

    June 18, 2004 -- It may not take an expert to spot a marriage bound for trouble. A new study shows a group of college students was able to predict with more than 80% accuracy which couples would still be together five years later by just observing their emotional interactions. Researchers say the st

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  5. Monogamy in Our Genes?

    June 16, 2004 -- Imagine turning a bed-hopping lothario into a dedicated, monogamous mate with the flip of a genetic switch. A new study shows it may be possible, at least for the notoriously promiscuous meadow mole. Accomplishing the same feat in humans may be a bit more complicated, but researcher

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  6. Sex Heats Up Around Women's Ovulation Date

    June 9, 2004 -- Your parents or sex education teacher may have told you that it only takes a single act of unprotected sex to make a baby, but new research suggests it may be much more likely than they thought. A new study shows that sexual activity tends to peak during a woman's most fertile time,

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  7. Lower Expectations Key to Marital Bliss?

    May 12, 2004 -- It's all spelled out in those wedding vows: "For better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health ..."You have been warned that once you walk down the aisle, expect bumps in the road ahead. And new research indicates that if you're a newlywed, the better you're able

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  8. Activity of Brain May Explain Men's Sex Drive

    March 8, 2004 - It's no mystery: Men are more interested and respond to erotic pictures more than women do. But now, with sophisticated new imaging, scientists can now see what's happening in the brain that makes this happen -- and explain men's sex drive. Their report appears in this week's issue o

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  9. Math May Tell Which Marriages Last

    Feb. 13, 2004 -- "Chemistry" may get the credit as the foundation for a good relationship, but new research suggests that calculus may better predict whether it stays intact. Researchers say that a mathematical formula they devised can predict with at least 94% accuracy which couples will eventually

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  10. Many Men Don't Use Condoms

    Jan. 26, 2004 -- Many low-income, straight men don't use condoms for disease prevention, despite knowing the risks, a new study shows. Rather than wear a condom to prevent syphilis, gonorrhea, or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), they would rather take a chance -- and deal with the consequ

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