Alyssa Milano is urging women to abstain from sex to protest new state restrictions on abortion. First, and most problematically, this type of protest elevates the political above the personal. Who does Milano think we are having sex with?
Forget mindfulness meditation, computerized working-memory training, and learning a musical instrument; all methods recently shown by scientists to increase intelligence. There could be an easier answer. It turns out that sex might actually make you smarter.
Illustration by Lia Kantrowitz. In honor of Valentine's Day, we're spending the week debunking myths and lies about romance. Read the rest of our "Love is a Hoax" coverage here.
Verified by Psychology Today. Beautiful Minds. Actually, it's quite the opposite: A woman having large breasts makes men stupid. I have discussed this phenomenon with my male and female friends they report similar experiences.
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By Sabine Walter, Pierre A. Stereotypes and conventional wisdom are sometimes hard to ignore, especially when about sex. Movies and TV, our friends and peers, and a variety of other things give everyone some pretty unrealistic expectations about sex.
It has taken me decades to unravel some of the stupid myths I used to believe about sex. Fortunately, experience is a great teacher. Here are some of the myths I used to believe:.
Sexual arousal can give people "tunnel vision," much in the same way that being hungry or thirsty does — causing them to think only of satisfying their need for gratification. The studypublished in the January issue of the Archives of Sexual Behavior, included two experiments on Canadian college students. In the first, participants randomly watched clips from porn movies and clips of non-sexual films including one from the Pixar movie "WALL-E". Then, they answered questions about how they aroused they were, and whether they would engage in risky sexual behavior, like having sex without a condom in different scenarios.
I love sex. I love having it. I love talking about it, teaching about it, and I love making sure that people know how to have good sex - whether it is by themselves or with partners.