Pregnancy can be a challenge for any woman, but for women suffering from type 1 diabetes, it presents a very particular set of problems. High blood sugars during pregnancy are known to quadruple the risk of birth defects, so good control prior […]
The effect of divorce on health risks is well researched, but less understood is how health, or the lack of it, may affect the risk of divorce. Now, a new study of older couples finds that marriage is more likely to end […]
In 1967 the humanistic psychologist Dr. Sidney Jourard made an informal study of touch. He travelled to several countries observing how many times people touched one another in informal settings. The cultural differences were striking. In Puerto Rico he counted 180 touches […]
Research from Tennessee State University has previously indicated that touching, and massage have long term heath benefits because they trigger the production of higher levels of immunoglobulin A, a chemical that helps increase the number of white cells in the blood and […]
Food and sex have enjoyed a hedonistic relationship ever since Adam and Eve tasted the forbidden fruit. Though scientists have shown that it’s a myth that aphrodisiacs work, our ancestors set great store by the sex in their snacks. The Romans guzzled […]
That you have to be thin to be pretty is ingrained from birth in anyone with a double X chromosome, but as the feminist Betty Friedan wrote in the preface to her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique: “There is a strange discrepancy […]
The US sex researchers Masters, Johnson and Kolodny once stated that the erection could be thought of as the “great equaliser” because men with a smaller non-erect penis usually have a larger percentage volume increase during erection than men who have a […]
The physical deterioration that is almost inevitable with ageing (unless you are Madonna) can make people feel less confident about themselves and their bodies.
The idea of old people having sex and going to couple counselling doesn’t sit well in a culture obsessed by youth and beauty – but they do, and it should. Age doesn’t stop people wanting more out of life, but finding […]
The complications of getting naked when gravity starts to take it’s toll. Read an exclusive extract from Bettina Arndt’s new book ‘What Men Want’ right here.
What Men Want. There’s a funny scene in Meryl Streep’s new movie, It’s Complicated, where Streep, playing Jane, a 60-year-old divorcee, is recovering from a very vigorous romp with her ex-husband, Jake. She asks Jake to look away while she backs out of […]