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Why You're Not Married

Tracy McMillan | Posted 08.21.2013 | Style
Tracy McMillan

If you're having sex outside committed relationships, you will have to stop. Why? Because past a certain age, casual sex is like recreational heroin -- it doesn't stay recreational for long.

Does 'Love Hormone' Oxytocin Promote Racism?

The Observer | Elizabeth Heathcote | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Carsten de Dreu, 44, a professor of psychology at the University of Amsterdam... has been exploring the role of the "love" hormone oxytocin in group d...

I'll Have What She's Having: How Mirror Neurons and Music Increase Pleasure

Suzie Heumann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzie Heumann

Do you have music playing when you make love? I hope you do so let's assume you do. Do you notice that you like to put on the same play list, over and over, at least some of the time? The one you remember having the best lovemaking to?

The Really Good News About Stress

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

While chronic or extreme stress levels have been linked to heart disease and hypertension, among other things, research suggests that moderate levels ...

The Science Behind Feeling Good While Social Networking

April Rudin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
April Rudin

Neuro-economist Paul J. Zak has discovered, and scientifically proven for the first time, that social networking triggers the release of the feel-good hormone, Oxytocin.

More On The Bridges From Love To Fear

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

hese are just some of the many reasons that love can turn to fear, but if we look at these more deeply, how can we think about them? And what can we do about them?

Hormone Oxytocin Linked To Kindness

nytimes.com | Natalie Angier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Be thankful for your brain's supply of oxytocin, the celebrated peptide hormone that helps lubricate our every prosocial exchange that make human soci...

Sex For Sleep?

Linda E. Savage | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda E. Savage

There are many ways using sex to help one sleep can be misused--so let me list some of these ways so I won't be quoted as "sex therapist says you should have sex to get to sleep."

Pleasure Fibers & Touch: Pleasuring Me Pleasures You

Suzie Heumann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzie Heumann

Very recent studies indicate that in addition to the regular nerves we have buried in our skin there are some new types that have been discovered...They are purely pleasure fibers and have a direct route to the brain.

The Curious Association Of The G-Spot And The Upper Palate

Suzie Heumann | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzie Heumann

I often teach that to find where the G-spot is in a woman, and how it might feel, you can simply put your thumb in your mouth and feel the rougher, ridged area just beyond your teeth.

Spiritual Sex: The Art Of The Multidimensional Orgasm

Linda E. Savage | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda E. Savage

Many of you have expressed appreciation for this topic of spiritual sex and I'll share one quote from an email: "So rare do you hear people ta...

New Study Reveals Why We're Attracted To Strangers

ABC News | EWEN CALLAWAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

A new study shows that men and women who inhale a whiff of the hormone oxytocin rate strangers as more attractive. ...

Kiss Your Computer Today

Susan Kuchinskas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Kuchinskas

Social media can be a lifeline for times when we can't easily get physically close to someone. It may be 3 a.m. in the "real" world, but I can still reach out and touch someone.

Oxytocin Helps Us Move From Tribe to Community

Susan Kuchinskas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Kuchinskas

Herein lies the key to becoming a more trusting, more unified society: Practice. We will need to exercise our brains to approach each other with openness to connection.

The Power of a Handshake: How Touch Sustains Personal and Business Relationships

Paul J. Zak, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul J. Zak, Ph.D.

Even in today's global economy, touch is vitally important to doing business.

Has Science Found A Cure For Shyness?

Time | M.J. Stephey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Time magazine is reporting that scientists may have found a cure for shyness. Known as oxytocin (not to be confused with the painkiller OxyContin), ...