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  • STI Reality Check: Swine Flu is Worse than Chlamydia!

    A guy once told me he’d rather get hit by a car than get oral herpes. Thinking rationally, that makes absolutely no sense. A car hit can kill you or permanently injure you, affecting dramatically your quality of life. Oral herpes–the virus that causes cold sores on the lips–is something that over 60% of the U.S. population has. Aside from being annoying, itchy, and a bit painful for a few days when you have an outbreak, oral herpes really doesn’t affect your life that much. But when it comes to STIs, we’re not thinking rationally. Our fears, instilled in us by systematic and pervasive

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  • Myth Busted: Open Relationships Don’t Lead to More Diseases!

    Previous studies have shown what people really think if you’re in an open relationship (where people consensually agree to have multiple other sexual partners) — that you are a cesspool of diseases! Whereas, if you were in a monogamous relationship, its a good way to stay sexually healthy. Now, new studies show that those stereotypes are not true. In this edition of Sex Science News, where I tell you about a new sex study that just got published, I will be discussing the likelihood of STIs (sexually transmitted infections) between people in non-monogamous relationships compared to those in monogamous relationships. This study was published in the Journal

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Is there a neural correlate to #nonmonogamy? A new study with a sample size of 10 monogamous and 10 non-monogamous men (mean age of 34) sought to find out. In this study, researchers examined participants’ brain activation in response to sexual and romantic stimuli. Results indicated that monogamous men showed more reward-related neural activity when viewing images designed to evoke the concepts of #love and #romance (including images independent of the participants’ own relationships) compared to non-monogamous men. Areas with increased activation for monogamous men were all in the right hemisphere and included the thalamus, accumbens, striatum, pallidum, insula, and orbitofrontal cortex. There were *no* significant differences between groups in activation to sexual stimuli. These results demonstrate that the neural processing of romantic images is different for monogamous and non-monogamous men, suggesting that non-monogamy is not just a random choice.
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Link to study: ow.ly/v9By30fcR4v
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Why do ppl swipe right (or left) on #tinder? #HotOrNot Via Science of Rels. ow.ly/BIyD30fcPcp ... See MoreSee Less

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