Spare the rod? Smarter kid?

Posted On: October 8, 2009

Parents who spare the rod just might end up with smarter kids. Two new studies suggest that children who are spanked have lower IQs than children who aren’t, regardless of where they live. In one study, researchers analyzed the intelligence scores of roughly 1,500 children in the U.S. who took part in the National Longitudinal […]

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Sex

Posted On: October 7, 2009

According to Joy Davidson, PhD, a New York psychologist and sex therapist, the ten health benefits of sex are: 1. Sex Relieves Stress 2. Sex Boosts Immunity 3. Sex Burns Calories 4. Sex Improves Cardiovascular Health 5. Sex Boosts Self-Esteem 6. Sex Improves Intimacy 7. Sex Reduces Pain 8. Sex Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk 9. […]

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Six things about the female orgasm

Posted On: October 3, 2009

According to NewScientist, science has revealed six things about the female orgasm. • The G spot is real • The brain switches off • Many women can’t have orgasms • Genes affect orgasm frequency • Technology can help • Some mystery remains View it here.

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Singapore Statistics

Posted On: October 2, 2009

According to Channel NewsAsia’s report of the Department of Statistics 2009 Population Trends report, as of end June 09: Population: 4.99m (3.73m Singapore residents; 1.25m non-residents) Median age: 37 More women than men: 44,000 to be exact Marriages: Up 24,596, making it the largest number since 2000 Fertility rate: 1.28 live births per female in […]

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Who should you ask? What is the right question?

Posted On: September 30, 2009

As a sexologist, I read widely from academic journals, periodicals, internet articles, sex columns in magazines, etc. in search of the new, the interesting, and sometimes the downright bizarre. Again and again, these issues come up: ‘Is there anybody who can help me?’ ‘Am I normal?’ ‘What should I do?’ Whilst there are no stupid […]

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AIDS vaccine cuts infection risk for first time

Posted On: September 27, 2009

An experimental AIDS vaccine has for the first time cut the risk of infection in a “breakthrough” in the quarter-century battle against the deadly epidemic. The vaccine is believed to reduce the risk of being infected by almost a third, after the world’s largest clinical vaccine trial of more than 16,000 volunteers was carried out […]

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Bed sharing ‘bad for your health’

Posted On: September 26, 2009

One study found that, on average, couples suffered 50% more sleep disturbances if they shared a bed. Sleep specialist Dr Neil Stanley told the British Science Festival how bed sharing can cause rows over snoring and duvet-hogging and robs precious sleep. As such, couples should consider sleeping apart for the good of their health and […]

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Want baby? Attend this seminar!

Posted On: September 24, 2009

I am one of three speakers at a seminar this Sat, 26 Sept, 2 – 4 p.m. at YMCA of Singapore. The seminar, ‘Fertility, Intimacy, Planning for Baby’ is organised by Singapore Planned Parenthood Association and supported by Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports. The topics which I will be covering are: – Sexual […]

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Safe-Sex Ad Featuring Hitler Stirs Anger

Posted On: September 23, 2009

German AIDS awareness group, Regenbogen (German for rainbow) has come under fire for posting an online video that starts off with a young couple having sex in an apartment before revealing the male to be a grinning Adolf Hitler. Its closing message: “AIDS is a mass murderer.” This video has drawn criticisms of being little […]

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Uruguay approves Latin America’s first gay adoption law

Posted On: September 21, 2009

In an unprecedented move for Latin America, Uruguay lawmakers Wednesday adopted a trailblazing law allowing gay and lesbian couples to adopt children. I applaud the move. Gay and lesbian couples are no better or worse parents than the rest of us. And homosexuality is not contagious. Read it here.

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Queensland’s first illegal termination case for 25 years

Posted On: September 20, 2009

In Queensland, Australia, abortion is only legal if the life of the mother is in jeopardy, A Cairns teenager,Tegan Simone Leach, 19, and her 21-year-old partner, Sergie Brennan, became the first Queenslanders in nearly 25 years to be sent to trial under the state’s controversial abortion law. If convicted, the young woman faces up to […]

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More response in online dating

Posted On: September 18, 2009

Online dating website, OkCupid shared that• 16% of all first messages are over 2000 characters, or about 400 words.• First messages sent by guys are only half as likely to get a reply as ones sent from women.• The average first message is 743 characters long. Although longer messages will increase your chances of getting […]

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