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Sexual Attraction

The Strange Science Of Sexual Attraction

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.20.2015 | Science

Attraction, like romantic love, works in mysterious ways. While we'd like to think that we know why a particular person catches our eye, there are...

What Every Woman Really Wants Out Of A Relationship

Renee Fisher | Posted 12.14.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

I have my own theory as to why many women are attracted to bad/elusive/unapproachable men. It's simple. The ultimate coup isn't getting a nice, sweet guy to like you. He likes everyone, right The brass ring is getting someone to like you who is not available or approachable.

Study Shows We're More Attracted To The Body Odors Of People Who Vote Like Us

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living

Instead of asking new mates about where they stand on key political issues, you could just lean forward and take a big whiff. In a study recently ...

Boys in Chairs: Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones, but Crips and Gimps Excite Me!

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 09.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

I remember the first time it happened. I must have been 21. This guy and I were making out, and all of a sudden he stopped me and said, "Oh, yeah, your wheels are so hot." I remember being thoroughly freaked out.

Racism Is So Gay

Omar Sarwar | Posted 05.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Omar Sarwar

It is unreasonable to expect people to become attracted to every kind of look, but it is still better to try and fail than to defend brazenly racist attitudes in the name of "preference."

What Happens When A Mature Woman Meets A 25-Year-Old Guy

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 01.29.2014 | Fifty
Abby Rodman, LICSW

It was a late night at Foxwoods when my guy announced he wanted to stay up and gamble. Because I have as much chance of understanding craps as I do learning to speak fluent Mandarin, I headed up to our room for bed.

Ooh Sexy Genes! Our Immune System Genes, that is.

Daniel M. Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Daniel M. Davis

While mainstream science focused on how certain genes work in the immune system, others - by and large, working away from the limelight - have found evidence that these same genes can also influence sexual attraction.

What If You're Not Attracted To Your Partner, From Dr. Laura Berman (WATCH)

Posted 09.23.2013 | MarloThomas

When she joined me on Mondays With Marlo, Everyday Health Leader Dr. Laura Berman told me what to do when your partner has gained a lot of weight and ...

The Smell That Attracts Women Most

Posted 04.18.2013 | Women

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/18/2013 09:25 AM EDT on LiveScience Women at their peak fertility prefer the smell of men...

The Way We Desire Now

Charles Stephens | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Charles Stephens

Pictures are flashed, on profiles, when I'm out with friends, to show the sexy guy that's pursuing them. It's fun, initially. I laugh and participate in it too, while loathing my complicity in something I know we are all harmed by and baffled at our participation in a system that does not serve us.

11 Scientific Facts About Sexual Attraction

Posted 05.20.2014 | OWN

By Jena Pincott From the subtle to the surprising, here's what science tell us about the forces that attract you to others -- and them to you. ...

A Secret To Sexual Compatibility, From Ian Kerner (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Sometimes you have to follow your nose! When sex expert and sexuality counselor Ian Kerner stopped by Mondays With Marlo, he told me that when a woman...

The Most Awkward Conversation I've Ever Had With My Husband

Posted 01.11.2013 | Weddings

By Emily Goulet, Philadelphia magazine Reprinted from Philadelphia magazine's Bridal Bulletin, with permission When a non-chain opens up in our ti...

Falling in Love With My Gay Best Friend

Kristen Houghton | Posted 02.10.2013 | Women
Kristen Houghton

He's good-looking, hot, smart, sophisticated, fun and sexy. Oh, and one more thing: He's gay. You love your gay male guy, but would you risk falling in love with him?

Is Empathy Sexy?

Dr. Craig Malkin | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Craig Malkin

Are we more excited by people who seem to care about us? Can being a good, caring listener feed the flames of desire? Research offers some clues to the answer.

The Type Of Man Women Really Prefer

Posted 11.28.2012 | Women

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 11/27/2012 07:15 PM EST on LiveScience Macho features have long been touted as an evo...

Sex and Birth Control

Phil Harvey | Posted 11.06.2012 | World
Phil Harvey

Should not we family planners celebrate the fact that the contraceptives we provide make it possible for people to have more sex? Isn't more sex good? This idea makes people antsy.

Stressed Men Find Heavy Women More Attractive: STUDY

BBC News | Nick Crumpton | Posted 08.10.2012 | Healthy Living

When placed under stressful situations, men rate larger women as more attractive, new research has shown. [H/T Fark]...

Girl Avoids Punishment For Revealing Names Of Attackers

AP | JANET CAPPIELLO and BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 09.22.2012 | Crime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky teenager frustrated by light punishment for two boys who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her was spared Monda...

Confidence or Why Men Love Fake Boobs

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.01.2012 | Style
Brandi Megan Granett

Confidence to me is knowing what you are and being okay with it. Confidence is knowing your stuff and what you can do with it. Confidence is liking yourself the way you are.

What Appeals Most To Jon Hamm About Women (WATCH)

Posted 09.04.2013 | MarloThomas

Jon Hamm, star of the hit television show "Mad Men", talks about what female qualities he finds most attractive. var src_url="http://pshared.5min....

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Is There A Formula For Beauty? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.21.2013 | Science

2012-01-30-Screenshot20120130at8.32.22AM.jpgWhat is beauty? This question has plagued philosophers and artists for millennia. And now, modern scientists think they're close to figuring it out.

The Secret To Better Sex With Your Spouse

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2012 | Women
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Love-making in long-term relationships is the result of loving energy flowing between two people. If something is blocking this loving energy, the sexual energy between them gets blocked.

Who Thinks Pregnant Women Are Sexy?

Jena Pincott | Posted 12.17.2011 | Parents
Jena Pincott

A new study found that respondents who eroticized pregnancy and breastfeeding had significantly more younger siblings than expected by chance.

Money, Education and Love

Robin Quivers | Posted 12.13.2011 | Women
Robin Quivers

We women have heard over and over again that for men, it's all about looks. But research shows the more educated you are, the more weight you can carry and still remain very attractive to the opposite sex.