Removing a condom during sex - known as stealthing - transforms a consensual act into a non-consensual one. It's a little-discussed form of gender violence, but that is all changing thanks to a new study into the phenomenon, published last week. When a man removes a condom during sex - often unbeknownst to his partner, be they man or woman - he is opening them up to the risk of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.
Women ages 16 to 25 spend more than five hours a week taking selfies. That could be because each time, it takes seven snaps to get the perfect one.
Households with furry pets may be more likely to have babies with higher levels of healthy gut bacteria linked to decreased risks of allergies and obesity.
As a whole, movie villains have a certain look: They’re usually not as good-looking as the movie’s hero, and have certain physical features that make them seem more evil than other characters. Scientists say villains have certain facial features in common, such as dark under-eye circles and wrinkles. For the study, researchers took a look at the all-time top 10 film heroes and villains from the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Heroes and Villains List.
Overwhelmed by "sale fatigue," a full 45 percent of women must see a markdown of 41 percent or higher to even enter a store, one study found.
Since the second half of the 20th century, the contraceptive pill has given women in the UK a new level of sexual freedom. Yep – you’re finally free to have sex without condoms or other forms of non-hormonal contraception, and still not get pregnant, but you don’t actually want to have sex. Unlike many other side effects which are detailed on your pill’s leaflet, a change in libido isn’t so simple – your pill’s guide might say that a loss of interest in sex could be one side effect, but it also says there could be an increase too.
Being more attractive physically predicts greater likelihood of relationship dissolution, briefer relationships, and decreased effort in relationship maintenance, according to a new study.
A new study by Dr. Alfredo Gaitan from the University of Bedfordshire has revealed that women who wear “sexier” clothing are seen as more intelligent. Gaitan gathered 64 students with an average age of 21, and gave them two pictures of the same woman in two different outfits — one wore a low-cut top, mini skirt and jacket and the other donned a less revealing top and a longer skirt.
There’s been a lot of conflicting coverage of the topic of hair loss in men. Depending on the source a bald guy talks to, he can be led to believe he’s either the sexiest man on earth (as long as he’s gone full bald) or the village pariah. There are also a number of studies suggesting that male baldness may be linked to health issues. Research shows that hair loss has measurable connections with heart disease and an association (though not a direct cause-and-effect relationship) with prostate cancer. ...
In fact, it’s even easy to match a hairstyle to a name. The participants repeatedly “beat the odds of correctly identifying a person’s name based on their facial appearance alone.” Which means, when looking at a face and considering a group of names such as Jacob, Dan, Josef, and Nathaniel, they correctly chose “Dan” 38 percent of the time, which is way above the 25 percent chance (since there were four names) of a random guess. It gets even crazier: Researchers also found that observers beat the odds of correctly guessing a person’s name even when they were allowed to see only his or her hairstyle.
Great news, Instagram addicts: The photo-sharing platform is good for you if you have insecurities or depression. According to new research from Drexel University, the social media site has become an outlet for people in pain looking for ways to overcome silence and express their feelings. Using pictures to explain the feelings and experiences that are often too painful or complicated to put into words, some users view Instagram as a safe medium for sharing sensitive information about themselves and reaching out for help.
Yes, there is such a thing as the perfect pout. According to a new study, medical investigators have found the precise measurements for a woman’s ideal lip size. Turns a 1:2 ratio of upper to lower lip that made up about 10 percent of the lower third of the face was deemed most attractive by people viewing various proportions.
According to new studies, that idea is no longer the stuff of story books. The researchers, from Hadassah University in Jerusalem, are calling it Life Review Experience (LRE). “There is not a linear progression, there is lack of time limits… It was like being there for centuries.
The findings, published in Science journal, aren’t surprising given today’s gender climate. But what is interesting is these stereotypes are affecting girls at such a tender age — slashing their chances of pursuing ambitious careers as adults. “As a society, we associate a high level of intellectual ability with males more than females, and our research suggests that this association is picked up by children as young 6 and 7,” said Andrei Cimpian, associate professor in the psychology department at New York University. Here’s how the study was conducted: First, a selection of girls and boys were told a story about someone who is “really, really smart,” a child’s idea of brilliant, then they were asked to identify that person among the photos of two women and two men.
People say that back in the 16th and 17th centuries, bathing was considered an extravagance for the elite. This makes us smell like mint or chamomile or whatever flavour our shower gel is instead of sweat, yes, but it turns out it might not be that good for our health. Some researchers now believe that showering too much can damage something called the human microbiome, which is a collection of microbes, bacteria and viruses that live in and on our bodies.
Whatever it is that determines whether we like spicy food – genes, childhood foods, masochistic tendencies – what’s true is that some of us can take it, and some can’t. A study published in journal PLoS ONE linked red hot chilli peppers with a 13% lower risk of death.
Don’t launder your jeans as often as you think you should? A University of Alberta textile scientist wants people to wash their jeans less often to reduce their average carbon footprint. “Laundering and the process of fabric care … it uses up water and resources … and energy,” researcher Rachel McQueen told the Edmonton Journal.
Researchers at Tufts University believe girls are more likely to consume five or more alcoholic drinks in a short time period if they have poor body image.
Hundreds of commercial airline pilots worldwide may be flying with untreated depression because they fear being grounded or losing their jobs, a new survey suggests. The anonymous survey of about 1,850 pilots from more than 50 countries found that 14 percent of pilots who had worked within the past week had symptoms of depression. Four percent of pilots reported having suicidal thoughts within the past two weeks.
Good news for eggs fans as a daily breakfast of the yolky stuff could reduce your chances of having a stroke. Scientists have studied more than 30 years of research and concluded that one egg a day can cut the chances of suffering a stroke by as much as 12%. Study principal Investigator Dr Dominik Alexander, said: “Eggs do have many positive nutritional attributes, including antioxidants, which have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and inflammation.
According to Javier Diaz-Castro, a researcher from the University of Granada in Spain, giving birth to a boy may actually put more stress on a woman’s body than giving birth to a girl does. By analyzing blood taken from the umbilical cords and the babies, scientists discovered more free radicals in the sampling from the boys, which led to higher oxidative stress levels in moms — this occurs when the body doesn’t have enough antioxidants to fight off free radicals. While doctor’s claim this doesn’t have an effect on the pain of actual child birth, it could be linked to moms who give birth to boys having worse overall health, as oxidative stress has been linked to conditions such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s and depression.
A new study has found that, contrary to popular belief, a daily glass of red wine may actually boost your fertility. Published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endrocrinology & Metabolism, the study uncovered that resveratrol, a natural compound found in red wine, lowers a woman’s risk of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), one of the main causes of infertility in women. Unfortunately, PCOS is a pretty common disorder among women of child-bearing age.
In the latest instalment of the Best News Ever, drinking wine before bedtime could help us keep weight gain at bay. According to scientists at Washington State University, a chemical called resveratrol - which is found in wine - could help prevent obesity. “Resveratrol can enhance this conversion of white fat to beige fat and, when you have high rates of browning [this conversion], it can partially prevent obesity,” professor of animal sciences Min Du said.