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5/14/2012In male Yucatan Banded Geckos, sexual behaviors like mounting do not require elevated levels of androgens or T.(Golinski, A., John-Adler, H., Kratochvil, L. (2010). Male sexual behavior does not require elevated testosterone in a lizard (Coleonyx elegans, Eublepharidae). Hormones and Behavior, 59(1), 144-150.)
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5/9/2012Possible negative relationship b/w passion & relationship length; as time goes on the sense of urgency linked w/passionate love decreases.(Ahmetoglu, G., Swami, V., Chamorro-Premuzic, T. (2010). The Relationship between Dimensions of Love, Personality, and Relationship Length. Archive of Sexual Behavior, 39, 1181-1190.)
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5/7/2012Empowerment or objectification? A survey of heterosexual women reported that 1/3 of them had a same-sex sexual encounters at a college party. (Yost, M. R., & McCarthy, L. (2012). Girls gone wild? Heterosexual women’s same-sex encounters at college parties. Psychology Of Women Quarterly, 36(1), 7-24.)
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4/27/2012A study found that men who were "in a relationship" on Facebook and
women with partnered profile pics had higher relationship satisfaction.
http://www.scienceofrelationships.com/home/2012/3/30/are-we-facebook-official.html.
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4/25/2012Most oral sex occurs in the context of committed relationships, yet cunnilingus is much less frequent and less reciprocated than fellatio. (Vannier, S., & O'Sullivan, L. (2012). Who Gives and Who Gets: Why, When, and with Whom Young People Engage in Oral Sex. Journal Of Youth & Adolescence, 41(5), 572-582.)
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4/23/2012A recent study that required its participants to keep a daily diary found that sex relieves stress for people in healthy relationships, but not in unsatisfying relationships(Ein-Dor, T., & Hirschberger, G. (2012). Sexual healing: Daily diary evidence that sex relieves stress for men and women in satisfying relationships. Journal Of Social & Personal Relationships, 29(1), 126-139.)
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4/18/2012In elderly men but not women, T has a robust positive association with the number
of sex partners and being remarried
Pollet, T. V., der Meij, L., Cobey, K. D., & Buunk, A. P. (2011). Testosterone levels and their associations with lifetime number of opposite sex partners and remarriage in a large sample of American elderly men and women. Hormones And Behavior, 60(1), 72-77.
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4/16/2012New paper in press: desire for solitary sexuality positively correlated with T in healthy women!van Anders Lab
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4/13/2012Read a cool article about T and infant cries on scienceofrelationships.com: http://www.scienceofrelationships.com/home/2012/4/2/testosterone-its-there-for-dads-when-they-need-it.html van Anders Lab
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4/9/2012Eye-tracking research indicates that men and women differ in what they focus on while viewing pornography. Rupp, H.A., & Warren, K. (2007). Sex differences in viewing sexual stimuli: An eye-tracking study in men and women. Hormones and Behavior, 51(4), 524-533.
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4/6/2012A recent study found that viewing video clips depicting emotional intimacy increased estradiol in single but not partnered, female participants. Edelstein, R.S., Kean, E.L., & Chopik, W.K. (2012). Women with an avoidant attachment style show attenuated estradiol responses to emotionally intimate stimuli. Hormones and Behavior, 61(2), 167-175.
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4/2/2012Interesting new lab finding - testosterone and sexual desire are NOT correlated in healthy men! #sexresearchvan Anders Lab
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3/20/2012College women tend to believe that their male partners are more interested in receiving than performing oral sexBay-Cheng, L.Y., & Fava, N.M. (2011). Young women’s experiences and perceptions of cunnilingus during adolescence. The Journal of Sex Research, 48(6), 531.
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3/19/2012Adolescent men are as likely to engage in nongenital sexual behaviors with casual acquaintances as with romantic partners, but women aren'tFurman, W., & Shaffer, L. (2011). Romantic Partners, friends, friends with benefits, and casual acquaintances as sexual partners, 48(6), 554.
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3/16/2012Women who report high sexual satisfaction disclose more about their sex act preferences, accept less traditional gender roles, & begin relationships w/higher satisfactionFahs, B., & Swank, E. (2011). Social Identities as Predictors of Women’s Sexual Satisfaction and Sexual Activity. Archive of Sexual Behavior, 40, 903-914.
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3/15/2012Women's sexual satisfaction, activity, desire & motivation change in response to gender expectations & ideas about normative sexualityFahs, B., & Swank, E. (2011). Social Identities as Predictors of Women’s Sexual Satisfaction and Sexual Activity. Archive of Sexual Behavior, 40, 903-914.
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3/13/2012The gender of a first date initiator may influence sexual expectations; men tend to anticipate more sexual interaction on female-initiated dates. Morr, M.C., & Mongeau, P.A. (2004). First-Date Expectations: The Impact of Sex Initiator, Alcohol Consumption, and Relationship Type. Communication Research, 31(3), 3-35.
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3/12/2012Partnered men & women w/traditional gender role ideas tend to over-report frequency of female orgasm during sexual activityFahs, B., & Swank, E. (2011). Social Identities as Predictors of Women’s Sexual Satisfaction and Sexual Activity. Archive of Sexual Behavior, 40, 903-914.
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3/8/2012Among a sample of 150 college students, social anxiety was negatively related to feelings of pleasure & connectedness during sexual intimacy Kashdan, T.B., Adams, L., Savostynova, A., Ferssizidis, P., McKnight, P.E., & Nezlek, J.B. (2011). Effects of social anxiety and depressive symptoms on the frequency and quality of sexual activity: A daily process approach. Behavior Research and Therapy, 49(5), 352-360.
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3/6/2012College-aged women may perceive use of sexually explicit materials as less socially acceptable for young women than for young men.Morgan, E.M. (2011). Associations between young adults’ use of sexually explicit materials and their sexual preferences, behaviors, and satisfaction. The Journal of Sex Research, 48(6), 520-525.
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3/5/2012Healthy women 18+ needed for research study on sexuality! Email sexresearch@umich.edu or lifeandbody@umich.edu for more info.
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2/20/2012A study on Filipino men: men w/high waking T at baseline were more likely to become partnered-fathers by follow-up & have lower waking T.Gettler, L.T., McDade, T.W., Feranil, A.B., & Kuzawa, C.W. (2011). Longtiduinal evidence that fatherhood decrases testosterone in human males. PANAS, 108(389), 16194-16199.
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2/17/2012Ratings of sexual satisfaction may reflect expectations for sexual relationships in addition to actual rewardsMcClelland, S.I. (2010). Intimate justice: A critical analysis of sexual satisfaction. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 4(9), 663-680.
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2/16/2012When considering dating partners, physical attractiveness and status are equally important to men and womenConley, T. D., Moors, A. C., Matsick, J. L., Ziegler, A., & Valentine, B. A. (2011). Women, men, and the bedroom: Methodological and conceptual insights that narrow, reframe, and eliminate gender differences in sexuality. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20(5), 296-300.
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2/15/2012B/c masturbation may invoke feelings of shame due to socialization, teens are less likely to report masturbation than other sexual acts.Kaestle, C.E., & Allen, K.R. (2011) The Role of Masturbation in Healthy Sexual Development: Perceptions of Young Adults. Archive of Sexual Behavior, 40, 983-994.
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2/14/2012Women in long-term relationships have lower testosterone than single women, and sexual orientation does not moderate this effect.van Anders, S.M., & Goldey, K.L. Testosterone and partnering are linked via relationship status for women and ‘relationship orientation’ for men. Hormones and Behavior, 58(5), 820-826.
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2/13/2012Casually partnered men have T values similar to single men, while casually partnered women have T values similar to women in LT relationships. van Anders, S.M., & Goldey, K.L. Testosterone and partnering are linked via relationship status for women and ‘relationship orientation’ for men. Hormones and Behavior, 58(5), 820-826.
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2/9/2012Research suggests that women in friends-with-benefits relationships want the relationship to change into a committed one or friendship-only. Lehmiller, J. J., VanderDrift, L. E., & Kelly, J. R. (2011). Sex differences in approaching friends with benefits relationships. Journal Of Sex Research, 48(2-3), 275-284.
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2/7/2012When participants believe that lies will be detected, gender differences in reported number of sexual partners do not occurConley, T. D., Moors, A. C., Matsick, J. L., Ziegler, A., & Valentine, B. A. (2011). Women, men, and the bedroom: Methodological and conceptual insights that narrow, reframe, and eliminate gender differences in sexuality. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20(5), 296-300.)
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2/6/2012Polyamorous women with multiple partners have higher T than non-multiply partnered poly women, suggesting number of partners influences T. van Anders, S.M., & Goldey, K.L. Testosterone and partnering are linked via relationship status for women and ‘relationship orientation’ for men. Hormones and Behavior, 58(5), 820-826.
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2/3/2012Lower testosterone in men is associated with increased paternal responsiveness, such as holding test dolls longer. Storey, A.E., Walsh, C.J., Quinton, R.L., & Wynne-Edwards, K.E. (2000). Hormonal Correlates of Paternal Responsiveness in new and expectant fathers. Evolution and Human Behavior, 21(2), 79-95.
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2/2/2012Female goats use courtship rate as an indicator of male quality. So male goats – the harder you try to impress, the better your chances! Longpre, K.M., Koepfinger, M.E., & Katz, L.S. (2001). Female goats use courtship display as an honest indicator of male quality. Hormones and Behavior, 60(5), 505-511.
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2/1/2012Low relationship avoidance and high motivation for intimacy in women is associated with high estradiol levels. Edelstein, R.S., Stanton, S.J., Henderson, M.M., Sanders, M.R. (2010). Endogenous estradiol levels are associated with attachment avoidance and implicit intimacy motivation. Hormones and Behavior, 57(2), 230-236.
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1/31/2012Women can influence their own testosterone levels simply by thinking sexual thoughts! (Goldey, K.L., & van Anders, S.M. (2011). Sexy thoughts: Effects of sexual cognitions on testosterone, cortisol, and arousal in women. Hormones and Behavior, 59(5), 754-764.)
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1/30/2012Higher T found in women prior to intercourse compared to exercise/cuddling suggests that anticipation increases T. (van Anders, S.M., Hamilton, L.D., Schmidt, N., Watson, N.V. (2007). Associations between testosterone secretion and sexual activity in women. Hormones and Behavior, 51(4), 477-482).
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1/27/2012Remarried men tend to have higher T than men who did not remarry, but there is not an association between remarriage & higher T in women.(Pollet, T.V., van der Meij, L., Cobey, K.D., & Buunk, A.P. Testosterone levels and their associations with lifetime number of opposite sex partners and remarriage in a large sample of American elderly men and women. Hormones and Behavior, 60(1), 72-77.)
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1/26/2012(Strachman, A., & Impett, E.A. (2009). Attachment Orientation and Condom Use in Dating Relationships. Journal of Sex Research, 46(4), 319-329).
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1/25/2012Women underestimate STI risk for their relationship partner – this may make them less likely to protect themselves during sexual activity. Conley, T.D. & Peplau, L.A. (2010). Gender and Perceptions of Romantic Partners’ Sexual Risk. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 7(2), 794-802.
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1/24/2012Physical activity lowers levels of estrone and testosterone in post-menopausal women--a trend that may be protective against breast cancer. Liedtke, S. et al. (2011). Physical activity and endogenous sex hormones in postmenopausal women: to what extent are observed associations confounded or modified by BMI? Cancer Causes and Control, 22(1), 81-89.
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1/23/2012Contrary to stereotypes, young men describe romantic love as a valuable and important aspect of their lives.Allen, L. (2007). “Sensitive and real macho all at the same time”: Young heterosexual men and romance. Men and Masculinities, 10(2), 137-152.
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1/20/2012Social support and being physically active are associated with sexual engagement and enjoyment for women at midlife. (Hess, R., Conroy, M.B., Ness, R., Bryce, C.L., Dillon, S., Chang, C.C.H., and Matthews, K.A. (2009). Association of lifestyle and relationship factors with sexual functioning of women during midlife. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6, 1358-1368).
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1/19/2012Women can influence their own testosterone levels simply by thinking sexual thoughts! Goldey, K.L., & van Anders, S.M. (2011). Sexy thoughts: Effects of sexual cognitions on testosterone, cortisol, and arousal in women. Hormones and Behavior, 59(5), 754-764.)
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1/17/2012Research supports that human sociosexual interactions are influenced by pheromones, even if they cannot be detected consciously by smell! (Grammer, K., Fink, B., & Neave, N. (2005). Human pheromones and sexual attraction. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 118 (2), 135-142.) (1/10/12 AP)
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1/11/2012Researchers have found when a woman sees images of men, her smile muscle is more active during the follicular stage of the monthly cycle, and they suggest it may be a way of increasing the chances of intimacy.Dobson, R. (2008). Hormones: Learning the rules of attraction. The Independent. Retrieved from http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/attraction/hormones-learning-the-rules-of-attraction-1044079.html
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1/10/2012Interested in how life activities can affect your female physiology? Participate in our study! For more info email lifeandbody@umich.edu.N/A
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1/9/2012Like us on facebook! http://tinyurl.com/37t6m59 N/A
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12/30/2011Interested in how life activities can affect your female physiology? Participate in our study! For more info email lifeandbody@umich.edu.N/A
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12/22/2011Like us on facebook! http://tinyurl.com/37t6m59 N/A
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12/21/2011In California mice, females may base mate preferences off pair ‘compatibility’ rather than male testosterone.Gleason, E.D., Holschback, M.A., & Marler, C.A. (in press). Compatibility drives female preference and reproductive success in the monogamous California mouse (Peromyscus californicus) more strongly than male testosterone measures. Hormones and Behavior, doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2011.10.009.
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12/19/2011Financial stress may increase testosterone in men but not women, but seems to increase cortisol in both sexes. #hormones #research Maestripieri, D., Baran, N. M., Sapienza, P., & Zingales, L. (2010). Between and within sex variation in hormonal respones to psychological stress in a large sample of college students. Stress, 13(5), 413-424.
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12/16/2011Fish who fight themselves in a mirror don’t show a testosterone response-- fighting behaviors alone do not increase testosterone.Oliveira, R.F., Carneiro, L.A., & Canario, A.V. (2005). No hormonal response in tied fights. Nature, 437, 207-208.)
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12/15/2011What do baby cries do to testosterone? Check out this new interview with our PI! This article can be found online at: http://www.livescience.com/17461-baby-cries-increase-testosterone.html
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12/12/2011Higher testosterone, a hormone associated with risk-taking, is linked with safer sex attitudes. Safer sex may be perceived as a bold choice!(van Anders, S.M., Goldey, K.L., Conley, T.D., Snipes, D.J., & Patel, D.A. (in press). Safer sex as the bolder choice: Testosterone is positively correlated with safer sex behaviorally relevant attitudes in young men. Journal of Sexual Medicine, doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02544.x)
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12/8/2011Studies with college age students indicate the vast majority report being both physically and psychologically satisfied with their sex lives.(Higgins et al. (2011). Sexual satisfaction and sexual health among university students in the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 101(9).)
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12/7/2011Gender differences in acceptance of casual sex are explained by social factors: characteristics of the proposer and stigma. #research(Conley, T.D., Moors, A.C., Matsick, J.L., Ziegler, A., & Valentine, B.A. (2011). Women, men, and the bedroom: Methodological and conceptual insights that narrow, reframe, and eliminate gender differences in sexuality. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20(5), 296-300.)
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12/6/2011Thinking about a romantic partner increases cortisol levels in women in love, especially among highly relationship-focused women. #research (Loving, T. J., Crockett, E. E., & Paxson, A. A. (2009). Passionate love and relationship thinkers: Experimental Evidence for acute cortisol elevations in women. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34, 939-946.)
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12/5/2011A majority of senior men (older than 75) report that sex and sexuality are important in their lives. #sexuality #research(Hyde, Z. et al. (2010). Prevalence of sexual activity and associated factors in men aged 75 to 95 years. Annals of Internal Medicine, 153(11), 693-702.)
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12/2/2011Women's magazines narrowly describe sexuality as a danger for younger women and a marital duty for older women. #feminist #research (Clarke, J. (2011). Women's work, worry and fear: the portrayal of sexuality and sexual health in US magazines for teenage and middle‐aged women, 2000–2007. Culture, Health, and Sexuality, 11(4), 415-429.)
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12/1/2011Same sex romantic relationships may be positive for the mental health of lesbian, gay, and bisexual teens. #sexuality #research (Bauermeister, J. A., Johns, M. M., Sandfort, T. G. M., Eisenberg, A., Grossman, A. H., & D’Augelli, A. R. (2010). Relationship trajectories and psychological well being among sexual minority youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39, 1148-1163.)
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11/30/2011Contrary to stereotypes, young men describe romantic love as a valuable and important aspect of their lives.(Allen, L. (2007). “Sensitive and real macho all at the same time”: Young heterosexual men and romance. Men and Masculinities, 10(2), 137-152.)
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11/29/2011Heterosexual women who view images of attractive men experience elevated testosterone and cortisol levels. #hormones #research(Lopez, H. H., Hay, A. C., & Conklin, P. H. (2009). Attractive men induce testosterone and cortisol release in women. Hormones and Behavior, 56(1), 84-92.)
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11/28/2011Sexual scripts may explain why women experience orgasm less frequently than men during partnered sexual activity.(Armstrong, E.A., England, P., & Fogarty, A.C.K. (2009). Orgasm in college hookups and relationships. In B. J. Risman (Ed.), Families as they really are (pp. 362–377). New York, NY: Norton.)
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11/18/2011Check out this interview with our PI on a new study showing lower T and more safer sex attitudes in male freshman! http://tinyurl.com/8a64hb8(cited in) Pappas, S. (2001, 18 November). 'Macho' guys more accpeting of safe sex. Live Science.(original article) van Anders, S. M., Goldey, K. L., Conley, T. D., Snipes, D. J., & Patel, D. A. (2011). Safer sex as the bolder choice: Testosterone is positively correlated with safer sex behaviorally relevant attitudes in young men. Journal of Sexual Medicine. Available online.
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11/17/2011Healthy women needed for research study on sexuality-Earn $100! Email sexresearch@umich.edu or lifeandbody@umich.edu for more info.
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11/16/2011Social experiences have affects on hormones and immunity! Interested? Participate in our study! Email lifeandbody@umich.edu for info!
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11/11/2011Girls are taught that sex is dangerous in sex ed, and pleasure is not discussed. (Fine, M. (1988). Sexuality, schooling, and adolescent females: The missing discourse of desire. Harvard Educational Review, 58(1), 29-53.)
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11/8/2011Adolescents with positive attitudes about sex tend to be both more consistent and more positive about contraceptive use. Fisher, W., Byrne, D., & White, L. (1983). Emotional barriers to contraception. In D. Byrne & W. Fisher (Eds). Adolescents, sex, and contraception (pp. 207-239). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
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11/4/2011Women who orgasm via masturbation have higher sexual desire, self-esteem, & sexual satisfaction than nonmasturbators.(Hurlbert, D.F. & Whittaker, K.E. (1991). The role of masturbation in marital and sexual satisfaction: A comparative study of female masturbators and nonmasturbators. Journal of Sex Education & Therapy, 17(4), 272-282.)
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11/1/2011Girls are taught that sex is dangerous in sex ed, and pleasure is not discussed.Fine, M. (1988). Sexuality, schooling, and adolescent females: The missing discourse of desire. Harvard Educational Review, 58(1), 29-53.
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10/31/2011The majority of older adults (age 57+) engage in sexual and romantic relationships, and regard sexuality as an important part of life.Lindau, S. T., Schumm, P., Laumann, E. O., Levinson, W., O’Muircheartaigh, C. A., & Waite, L. J. (2007). A study of sexuality and health among older adults in the United States. New England Journal of Medicine, 357(8), 762- 774.
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10/28/2011Curious about our factoids? Find citations for our tweets here: http://tinyurl.com/4djqd7a
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10/27/2011Baby cries - nurturant response = increased testosterone. New research from our lab!
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van Anders, S. M., Tolman, R. M., & Volling, B. L. (2011). Baby cries and nurturance affect testosterone in men. Hormones and Behavior, online.
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10/26/2011How you respond to infant cries might influence how your body responds to them too! #researchvan Anders, S. M., Tolman, R. M., & Volling, B. L. (2011). Baby cries and nurturance affect testosterone in men. Hormones and Behavior, online.
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10/25/2011Baby cries + nurturant response = decreased testosterone. New research from our lab! #researchvan Anders, S. M., Tolman, R. M., & Volling, B. L. (2011). Baby cries and nurturance affect testosterone in men. Hormones and Behavior, online.
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10/24/2011Career-based gender inequality still exists: Men and women were more willing to hire a man than a woman based on identical resumes.Steinpreis, R. E., Anders, K. A., & Ritzke, D. (1999). The impact of gender on the review of curricula vitae of job applicants and tenure candidates: A national empirical study. Sex Roles, 41, 509–528.
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10/21/2011Online blogging may be a forum where women can freely express their sexual desires and agency.Muise, A. (2011). Women’s sex blogs: Challenging dominant discourses of heterosexual desire. Feminism Psychology, 21(3), 411-419.
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10/20/2011Adolescents with positive attitudes about sex tend to be both more consistent and more positive about contraceptive use. Fisher, W., Byrne, D., & White, L. (1983). Emotional barriers to contraception. In D. Byrne & W. Fisher (Eds.) Adolescents, sex, and contraception (pp. 207-239). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
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10/19/2011Women’s magazines contained 10.5 times as many ads promoting weight loss as men’s magazines, the same ratio reported for cases of anorexia.Andersen, A.E. & DiDomenico, L. (1992). Diet vs. shape content of popular male and female magazines: A dose-response relationship to the incidence of eating disorders? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 11(3), 283-287.
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10/18/2011Women who orgasm via masturbation have higher sexual desire, self-esteem, & sexual satisfaction than nonmasturbators.Hurlbert, D.F. & Whittaker, K.E. (1991). The role of masturbation in marital and sexual satisfaction: A comparative study of female masturbators and nonmasturbators. Journal of Sex Education & Therapy, 17(4), 272-282.
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10/17/2011Oxytocin, a hormone related to social feelings among other things, decreases in women when they are sad.Turner, R. A., Altemus, M., Enos, T., Cooper, B., & McGuinness, T. (1999). Preliminary research on plasma oxytocin in normal cycling women: Investigating emotion and interpersonal distress. Psychiatry: Interpersonal & Biological Processes, 62, 97–113.
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10/14/2011People in relationships pay less attention to attractive strangers than single folks, possibly as part of relationship maintenance.(Maner, J. K., Rouby, D.A., & Gonzaga, G.C. (2008). Automatic inattention to attractive alternatives: the evolved psychology of relationship maintenance. Evolution and Human Behavior 29, 343-349.)
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10/4/2011Estrone is the most common form of estrogen in postmenopausal women.Helen Varney, Jan M. Kriebs, Carolyn L. Gegor. Varney's midwifery, Fourth Edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2004, p. 340.
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10/3/2011Did you know that there are 3 kinds of natural estrogens? They are estrone, estradiol, and estriol.(Strong, B., Yarber, W.L., Sayad, B.W., & DeVault (2008). Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.)
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9/30/2011Did you know that aromatase, an enzyme, converts testosterone to estradiol, a kind of estrogen?(Stephen Nussey and Saffron Whitehead (2001). Saffron A. Whitehead and Stephen Nussey. ed. Endocrinology: an integrated approach. Oxford: British Institute of Organ Studies
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9/29/2011Did you know that testosterone belongs to a family of hormones called androgens?Stephen Nussey and Saffron Whitehead (2001). Saffron A. Whitehead and Stephen Nussey. ed. Endocrinology: an integrated approach. Oxford: British Institute of Organ Studies
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9/27/2011Acetaminophen decreases activation in pain-related brain areas during a social exclusion task compared to placebo.Schurtz, D.R., Stillman, T.F., Tice, D.M., & Eisenberger, N.I. (2010). Acetaminophen reduces social pain: Behavioral and neural evidence. Psychological Science, 21(7), 931-937.
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9/26/2011Having social relationships with people is strongly linked with happiness.(Baumeister, R.F., & Leary, M.R. (1995). The need to belong: Desire for interpersonal attachments as a fundamental human motivation. Psychological Bulletin 117(3) 497-529.)
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9/23/2011Did you know that non-sexual physical intimacy like cuddling is linked with greater relationship satisfaction in a couples? #researchGulledge, A. K., Gulledge, M. H., & Stahmann, R. F. (2003). Romantic physical affection types and relationship satisfaction. American Journal of Family Therapy, 31(4), 233-242
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9/22/2011Self-disclosure (telling people personal or secret things about you) is a major part of intimacy.Reis, H.T., & Shaver, P. (1988). Intimacy as an Interpersonal Process. Handbook of Personal Relationships 366-389.
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9/21/2011One of the driving forces in human beings is the need to belong. Forming attachments and groups may have helped us survive in ancient times.Baumeister, R.F., & Leary, M.R. (1995). The need to belong: Desire for interpersonal attachments as a fundamental human motivation. Psychological Bulletin 117(3) 497-529.
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9/20/2011People in a close relationship with another person tend to think of that other person as part of their own identity. (Aron, A., Aron, E.N., Tudor, M., & Nelson, G. (1991). Close relationships as including other in the self. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 60(2), 241-253.)
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9/19/2011Women’s testosterone levels are higher before sexual intercourse relative to cuddling and exercising.van Anders, S.M., Hamilton, L.D., Schmidt, N., Watson, N.V. (2007). Associations between testosterone secretion and sexual activity in women. Hormones and Behavior, 51(4), 477-482.
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9/16/2011Taking acetaminophen reduces “hurt” feelings and social pain compared to placebo.(DeWall, C.N., MacDonald, G., Webster, G.D., Masten, C.L., Baumeister, R.F., Powell, C., Combs, D., Schurtz, D.R., Stillman, T.F., Tice, D.M., & Eisenberger, N.I. (2010). Acetaminophen reduces social pain: Behavioral and neural evidence. Psychological Science, 21(7), 931-937.)
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9/15/2011Finger length ratios suggest that hormones can transfer from male to female twins in the womb. van Anders, S.M., Vernon, P.A., & Wilbur, C.J. (2006). Finger-length ratios show evidence of prenatal hormone-transfer between opposite sex twins. Hormones and Behavior, 49(3), 315-319.
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9/14/2011Women have can fluid sexuality: their choices of male or female partners can change depending on context.(Peplau, L. A. (2001). Rethinking women's sexual orientation: An interdisciplinary, relationshipfocused approach. Personal Relationships, 8(1), 1-19.)
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9/7/2011Like us on facebook! http://tinyurl.com/37t6m59 N/A
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9/1/2011Mothers with younger children have lower testosterone than mothers with older children. #parentsKuzawa, C., Gettler, L.T., Huan, Y., McDade, T.W. (2010). Mothers have lower testosterone than non-mothers: Evidence from the Phillipines. Hormones and Behavior, 57(4-5), 441-447.
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8/30/2011Partnered women who have more sex outside relationships have testosterone levels comparable to single women.Edelstein, R. S., Chopik, W. J., & Kean, E. L. Sociosexuality moderates the association between testosterone and relationship status in men and women. Hormones and Behavior, In Press, Corrected Proof.
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8/26/2011Seeing your romantic partner affects your heart rate and brain activity more than seeing parents or friends!Davey, C., Allen, N., Harrison, B., Dwyer, D., & Yücel, M. (2010). Being liked activates primary reward and midline self-related brain regions. Human Brain Mapping, 31(4), 660-668.
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