Posts tagged "hormones"

Depression Sucks: The “Better” I Get, The “Worse” I Feel

I’ve had anxiety and depression for years, long before I started therapy and began taking medication under the advisement of a psychiatrist. I look back at my teenage and college…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 6, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Birth Control Gave Me A Mental Breakdown

This piece by Jessie Lochrie was originally published on

I can count the number of times I’ve had sex without condoms on one hand. This isn’t to brag about how I’m some…

Jessie Lochrie | August 2, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Why We Can’t Resist An A-Hole

If I hadn’t witnessed it with my own eyes, I never would have believed it. My friends and I stumbled into a crowded bar for some after-dinner drinks one night…

Kate Richlin-Zack | May 24, 2012 - 1:00 pm

How Facebook And Twitter Are Screwing With Your Hormones

So there you have it. Science explains why we feel so self-satisfied after composing a funny Tweet. Or smitten when our crush’s name pops up on Gchat.  Or murderous rage…

Ami Angelowicz | December 15, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Our Hormones, Our Careers

A new study done at Pennsylvania State University found that hormones may play a role in women’s carer choices. A group of 125 men and women between the ages of…

Ami Angelowicz | September 20, 2011 - 5:20 pm

First Date With A Hot Guy, As Narrated By My Hormones

Good God, this bathroom is disgusting. Do I really need lip gloss? I really need lip gloss. Okay. I do not even want to think about the germs I’m getting…

Jessica Wakeman | June 9, 2011 - 2:00 pm

Dear Wendy Updates: “Insecure Mess” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing…

Wendy Atterberry | December 20, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Are You A Slut? Take The Scientist-Approved Hand Test To Find Out!

Even the biggest slut you know (probs me?) ain’t got nothin’ on a horny Neanderthal. Our ancestors were some freaky bitches — that’s where you get it from, Frisky readers!

Simcha | November 5, 2010 - 11:20 am

Girl Talk: Why The Third Trimester Is The Best Trimester

I know all the baby books wax on about how the second trimester is the most amazing, because you’re high on estrogen and so horny that you’re likely to sexually…

Annabelle Charbit | November 4, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Girl Talk: Let’s Be Real — Pregnancy Hormones Will Drive You Mad

So pregnancy is supposed to be the most exciting time of your life, right? Yet, you are going bonkers. The train is late, the new office chair you ordered won’t…

Annabelle Charbit | November 3, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Why Men Cheat: Science Explains!

Why do men cheat? Turns out it’s not because he’s a “crazed sex poodle.” The authors of Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality say that a wily…

Jessica Wakeman | July 7, 2010 - 6:40 pm

Girls Spouting Boobs A Year Earlier Than They Did A Decade Ago

According to a new study, today’s girls are reaching for bras about a year earlier than they did 15 years ago. Yep, for some reason, it looks like girls are…

Nikki Dowling | July 29, 2009 - 7:40 pm

Hormones May Make You Less Crazy

Ironically, hormones, the thing that causes women to become emotionally irrational at times (specifically once a month), may actually help ladies who suffer from schizophrenia. Dr. Jayashri Kulkami, MBBS, PhD,…

Simcha | August 8, 2008 - 11:15 am

Sex May Cause Weight Gain

All those studies that say sex burns calories thereby making you lose weight may be hooey. A study published this month in Medical Hypotheses suggests that blood levels of the…

Catherine Strawn | June 19, 2008 - 1:00 pm

The Nookie Know-It-All: Diminished Sex Drive

I really enjoy having sex once I’m having it, but I don’t think I have much sex drive in general — I never am the one to initiate sex with

Sexpert Lindsay | February 27, 2008 - 2:00 pm