Posts tagged "studies"

Bad Sexual Chemisty Is A Relationship Dealbreaker

Many women (and some men, too) fall in love and think they can "fix" the person they are with. He may have bad hair, she may smoke, he could snore at night or wear the wrong clothing. Most of these problems can be dealt with, but there some that cannot and sexual chemistry is the biggest. A recent letter…

By: The Stir / January 10, 2012

Today’s Lady News: Sex Gets Better With Age, Study Finds

Women's enjoyment of sex increases with age, according to a new study in The American Journal of Medicine. Even though women ages 40 and up reported a lower overall sex drive, their arousal and orgasms were better. The study looked at 806 women who are part of an ongoing 40-year research project near San Diego,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 9, 2012

If You’re Thinking About Cheating, Today Is The Day

After the craziness that is the holidays, some people return unwanted gifts, some people vow to spend more time at the gym, and some people sign up on websites that aid married people in finding someone to cheat with. IllicitEncounters.com reported a spike in memberships today, saying that they saw usage on the site increase over…

By: The Stir / January 4, 2012

Thoughtful, Pricey Gifts Are A Waste Of Time

Are you the kind of person who spends hours fretting over the perfect holiday gift? Or who tries to impress by spending big? Don't bother, because it's not helping your cause, writes John Tierney in the New York Times. In fact, price matters a lot more to the giver than to the recipient—and gift-getters would rather have money…

By: Newser / December 21, 2011

The Gals On “Jersey Shore” Don’t Portray Women In A Positive Light? Who Knew?!

The Parents Television Council (PTC) isn't set to release the report, “Reality of MTV: Gender Portrayals on Reality TV,” until this Wednesday, but Fox News got a sneak peak in advance and has summarized the findings. (Jezebel accurately commented that their report provides an early view of the study through "an additional layer of puritanical…

By: Stefanie Blejec / December 11, 2011

Abortion Not Linked To Mental Disorders, Study Says

Having an abortion does not increase a woman's chance of developing mental health problems, a British health agency has found. The U.K.'s National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health compared a number of studies conducted worldwide in the past 20 years and found that in cases of unwanted pregnancy, women who chose abortion were no more…

By: Stefanie Blejec / December 9, 2011

Your Personality Smells So Good

In my favorite scientific study of the week, researchers discovered that humans, not unlike our friends the dogs, rely quite a bit on scent to assess new people. Just because we don't bend down and sniff butt hole doesn't mean we're not taking an important introductory whiff when we meet someone new. The study, done…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 2, 2011

Dubious Study Finds That Women React Aggressively Toward “Sexy” Peers

Ugh. The very last thing we (i.e. women) need is a "study" claiming to observe women's snarky reactions to another woman dressed sexily. The lead author of the study begins with a quote that is concerning in and of itself: "I was convinced, having lived a life as a woman, that we're not as pleasant…

By: Rachel Krause / November 29, 2011

Oops! Men Only Think About Sex 19 Times A Day, Not 8,000

Just kidding! There was a slight miscalculation. Men don't actually think about sex every seven seconds. I always thought that 8,000 sexual thoughts a day seemed like an oppressive estimate.  New research says that men are not the wild, hyper-sexualized beasts science made them out to be. Men's sexual notions happen more like once every…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 29, 2011

Men Take Longer Than Woman To Get Ready (And Not Just The Gay Ones)

It's redemption time, ladies! A new study has found that men take longer than women to get ready: 81 minutes compared with our 75 minutes. I'm thrilled with the news and I'll probably throw it in some future boyfriend's face, but I'm not sure I believe it. Men are said to spend 23 minutes i…

By: Stefanie Blejec / November 22, 2011

Guys, Using Condoms Will Make You Popular!

A new study found that college guys with higher levels of testosterone (the macho ones!) were more likely to use condoms than their less manly peers. This initially confused researchers because high levels of testosterone are linked to risk-taking. And you'd think that unprotected sex is risky behavior. But no, the young men of today…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 21, 2011

25 Percent Of American Women Take Mental Health Medications

According to Medco Health Solutions Inc., more than 25 percent of women took at least one drug to treat psychiatric conditions in 2010, most prominently for depression and anxiety. The use of drugs to treat psychiatric and behavioral disorders has risen by 22 percent since 2001, and today roughly 20 percent of all Americans hold such prescriptions.

By: Stefanie Blejec / November 18, 2011

More Women Having Sex Out Of Obligation

A long-term study at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Scotland found tha women who had sex four or more times a week were rated as looking 10 years younger than their actual age. (More sex leads to a youthful glow? I can dig that!) But the research, cited in a new study by WomenTALK, also found…

By: Stefanie Blejec / November 11, 2011

“No Duh” Alert: High Heels Increase Your Chance Of Inelegant Faceplanting

Ladies, who here has caught her heel on a crack in the sidewalk and done a faceplant in front of, oh, everyone?  Meeeee! If you're lucky, you walk away from such a topple with no more than a skinned knee and a bruised ego. But in worst-case scenarios, a woman can badly twist her ankle…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2011

More Than Half Of Women Are Attracted To Other Women, Says Study

Lez-be-honest, you know it's true: over half of all women are attracted to other gals, according to a study at Boise State University of Idaho. In a poll given to 484 students of varying sexual orientations, 60 percent of the female participants claimed "some level of attraction to other women," 45 percent had kissed another…

By: Stefanie Blejec / October 21, 2011

We Only Think We Look Hot For 2 Hours And 22 Minutes A Day

A recent poll found that all of our pre-work primping and preening doesn't hold up for long. Of the 2,000 women surveyed, 10 percent thought they needed to fix up their hair and makeup after an hour in the office, 40 percent felt completely "bedraggled" by lunch, and 43 percent felt like a completely different…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 21, 2011

We Reach Our Full Dog Whispering Potential At Age 10

We all felt a special bond with our childhood dogs ... well those of us that had them. My apologies to those who didn't. When I was a kid, I considered my Bichon Frise Mandy my best friend. I don't know if that's sweet or sad. Probably sad. Anyhow, I used to have long conversatio…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 14, 2011

Why Women Can Be Bitches

We all know the classic bitches: Women who speak their mind rather than bite their tongue. The women who rage against anything that provokes them: the man, the kids, the boss, their PMS. While we like to think their bad behavior is simply a case of bad judgment, new research shows that “bitchy” may be a gene.

By: Ask Men / October 8, 2011

Sexist Beliefs Are Passed Down From Mom, Study Finds

Children learn more than just ABCs at their mother's breast: a new study of 1,455 adolescents and their parents in Spain finds that mothers are the parent most likely to socialize traditional gender roles and therefore pass along sexist beliefs.

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 6, 2011

Dudes Have Crappy Memories

A new survey on men's memory found that guys can't remember important dates like birthdays and anniversaries for s**t. A whopping 41 percent of the more than 1,000 men surveyed admitted to forgetting their anniversaries. A significant number also confessed to not remembering their partners', their mothers', or even their own birthdays. Really? That i…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 6, 2011
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