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9 Surprising Things We Learned About Sex in 2012

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4. Semen is a Mood-Booster
Yes, really! Researchers found that women who engage in unprotected sex tended to show fewer depressive symptoms and an elevated mood compared to women who either always or usually used condoms or those who were celibate.

 

5. Cuddles Keep Men Faithful
According to research, it’s oxytocin, aka the “cuddle drug,” that keeps men from straying. Oxytocin is a brain chemical released during everything from a hug to a roll in the hay that bolds bonds and makes people feel closer to each other.

 

6. Your Friends Want to Sleep With You
Your boyfriend is right: that guy you think of “just like a brother” wants to sleep with you. One study found that men were more likely to want to date/sleep with their female friends than the other way around, even men who were already in a romantic relationship. They also assumed their female friends were more sexually interested in them than the women actually were.

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Diana Vilibert

Diana Vilibert is a freelance writer living in Brooklyn. You can be blog-friends with her at dianavilibert.com, or tweet her at @dianavilibert.

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8:09AM PDT on Jun 8, 2013

I don't understand why everyone is assuming that the iPhones were used for *texting* during sex. I can certainly think of other, way more appropriate uses. ;-)

6:29AM PST on Mar 1, 2013

my comment didnt post -_-

8:03PM PST on Jan 31, 2013

We will actively avoid temptation:

Even if the seven year itch is real, evidence also suggests that men and women will actually avert their attention from tempting alternatives to their partners — even if this aversion is subconscious.

7:43PM PST on Jan 14, 2013

interesting...

8:01AM PST on Jan 9, 2013

I can't stand it when my hubby is on his phone playing a game while watching a movie together....and there's those who text during sex??? very very disrespectful!!

9:50AM PST on Jan 5, 2013

If my partner starting texting during sex I'd kick him out of the bedroom. Rude!

1:02PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

Texing during sex? How rediculous, you should be watching football!

7:20AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Wow...is nothing sacred?? I would say if s/he is texting while you're having sex - you're not doing it right!!

6:40PM PST on Dec 29, 2012

the idea of someone texting during sex makes me laugh so hard!!! i'm sorry if i offend someone here who thinks it's normal, but i find it so damn funny! i mean, seriously?! what's so important at that moment? haha

8:46PM PST on Dec 27, 2012

I prefer friends to have sex with. We already are able to talk about everything. We like each other. and afterwards there is no awkwardness.

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