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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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  • Felching, Anyone?

    While sex itself is clearly pretty sexy, sex science is usually not. Once, a friend of my husband who is not a social scientist (he’s a computer geek) decided to read one of my published research papers. After reading a few pages, he said to my husband: “I never thought you could make sex sound so boring!” I’m not sure what he was expecting to find in an academic paper – even one on a sex-related topic, but I can assure you that academic papers, sex or no sex, will not typically give you an erection or make your panties

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2 weeks ago

Dr Zhana

I recently posted an IG story which asked “What are the three most important components of a relationship for you?” The answers were so diverse, I decided to compile them into one giant list. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did!

Self respect
Trust
Sexual chemistry
Mutual interests
Honesty
Emotional safety
Communication
Sexual compatibility
Sex
Courage
Support
Respect
Shared values
Love
Joy
Happiness
Fun
Intimacy
Compatible sex drive
Humor
Kindness
Open mindedness
Patience
Authenticity
Companionship
Vulnerability
Knowledge of oneself
Mutual understanding
Teamwork
Friendship
Equality
Reliability
Generosity
Loyalty
Feeling comfortable
Enjoying each other’s company
Empathy
Passion
Transparency
Laughter
Adventure
Effort
Understanding
Independence
Curiosity
Growth mindset
Commitment
Connection
Sacrifice
Realism
Intellect
Freedom
Peace
Stability
Care
Emotional balance
Common interests
Different interests
Space
Security
Affection
Shared goals
Playfulness
Confidence
Acceptance
Openness
Dedication
Compromise
Attraction
Camaraderie
Safety
Positivity
Quality time
Spontaneity
Flexibility
Adaptability
Consistency
Reciprocity
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