All relationships involve conflict, negotiation, and compromise. Same-sex couples, however, tend to be happier than heterosexual couples. What's a significant difference between same-sex and straight couples?Read More
The Women’s March on Washington last weekend, followed by the annual Right to Life demonstration this past week, highlighted for some the controversy of whether or not a feminist could be "Pro-life”. I’d like to examine the term pro-life, and consider what being “for life” really means. Below are some examples of ways that I think someone could demonstrate what it means to be pro-life:
Despite many allegations of sexual assault (including a released taped confession of predatory behavior), years of degrading and sexist remarks about women, and a platform that is not in the interest of women’s rights, some women still support Donald Trump for president.Read More
Most men don’t rape. But the men that do rape, tend to rape repeatedly. Lisak & Miller (2002) surveyed close to 2000 male students at a midsize urban commuter university and found that out of the 6% of the participants who admitted to attempted rape or sexual assault, 63% admitted to committing more than one rape, averaging six rapes per male. The repeat rapists in this study also admitted to committing other forms of interpersonal violence, which is typical of many sex offenders.
In a just released position statement, the World Psychiatric Association stated that sexual orientation is innate, and calls for psychiatrists to take responsibility for advocating to reduce social inequality that is related to gender expression and sexual orientation.
To read full statement, click here.
One of the largest research studies on what makes couples happy and sexually satisfied in long term relationships is going to be published shortly. In this study, 39,000 heterosexual couples who are married or living together were surveyed. Here's a summary of some of the results:
- Couples who describe themselves as satisfied have sex more frequently than those couples who are not satisfied.
- Satisfied couples have sex on average one or more times per week.
- There were differences by gender on satisfaction:
- Men prioritize mood setting, sexual variety, and sexual communication.
- Women prioritize the frequency of orgasms, mood setting, and communication.
- Praising a partner for something he or she did in bed, being asked and asking for what you want, and sharing sexy emails and texts are the types of communication that both women and men in happy relationships valued.