Find out how your Mind Works

Posted On: October 24, 2009

Some researchers say that men can have ‘women’s brains’ and that women can think more like men. Find out more about ‘brain sex’ differences by taking the Sex ID test, a series of visual challenges and questions used by psychologists in the BBC One television series Secrets of the Sexes: * Get a brain sex […]

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Unsafe Abortions kill 70,000 Annually

Posted On: October 20, 2009

Increased contraceptive use has led to fewer abortions worldwide, but deaths from unsafe abortion remain a severe problem, killing 70,000 women a year, a research institute reported Tuesday in a major global survey. More than half the deaths, about 38,000, are in sub-Saharan Africa, which was singled out as the region with by far the […]

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Want to feel you look better? Exercise!

Posted On: October 19, 2009

Researchers discovered we believe we look healthier after working out despite the fact it may not have been enough to make us any fitter. It also found that we don’t necessarily feel any better about ourselves when we do more exercise and do look fitter, say psychologists. I am surprised with this piece of research. […]

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Breast Tenderness may be a Warning Sign

Posted On: October 17, 2009

Women whose breasts became tender after taking hormone replacement therapy had nearly twice the risk of developing breast cancer than women whose breasts did not become tender on the drugs, U.S. researchers said on Monday. The team analyzed data on the more than 16,000 women who took estrogen-plus-progestin as part of the widely publicized Women’s […]

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Battered Women’s Ills Go Beyond Bruises

Posted On: October 16, 2009

Women abused by their romantic partners are more likely to suffer from a long list of medical maladies than other women, a new study shows. Abused women were also nearly six times more likely to abuse substances and more than three times more likely to have been diagnosed with depression and sexually transmitted diseases. The […]

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Men who Marry Clever Women Live Longer

Posted On: October 13, 2009

A study of 1.5 million people found a woman’s level of education was more important than a man’s when it came to the chance of him living a long life. The authors suggested that better-educated women may be more aware of healthy diets and medical treatments, thereby influencing their partner’s lifespan. This makes sense. Haven’t […]

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Feminist Dalai Lama

Posted On: October 12, 2009

The Dalai Lama, a celibate monk whose position has always been held by men, said he could be considered a feminist and called for women to take a greater role in world affairs. He• encouraged women to play a more active role in promoting human values• acknowledged women’s response to others’ pain, “because of biological […]

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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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