love

relationships

Breakup Regret Is a Common and Salient Human Experience

An older British man admitted he thought of his high school sweetheart daily, even though he was married to another woman and they had adult children.
Nick Keppler
1.4.19
Sex

How I Made Consensual Non-Monogamy Work

My girlfriend was the one interested in the idea of being open; I was duly terrified at the prospect. I asked for a six-month freeze on the non-monogamy plan—which turned out to be exactly what I needed.
Grant Stoddard
12.12.18
relationships

The Psychology of Commitment Phobia

Here’s what it means if the idea of being in a relationship freaks you out.
Nick Keppler
11.9.18
Sex

Being Good in Bed Is Tied to an Unexpected Personality Trait

People who rate high in conscientiousness have fewer sexual problems and more satisfying sex lives, according to a new study.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
11.6.18
mind

One in Ten People Struggle to Recognize Their Emotions

"There’s just a mess of feelings inside me that I don’t interpret properly, or respond to properly.”
Emma Young
5.30.18
relationships

Sometimes the Breakup-Instigator Struggles With Closure

Why was I having so much trouble moving past my own decision to end the relationship?
Michael Stahl
4.12.18
relationships

14 Kinds of Love That English Doesn't Have a Word For

Love is more complicated than swooning, star-crossed romance.
Tim Lomas
2.16.18
hard data

There's No Such Thing as Love at First Sight

There's only lust.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
1.4.18
united states of addiction

Addiction Is Like an Ill-Advised Love Affair

The ecstasy of the first connection, the obsession and craving, and the persistent behavior in the face of negative outcomes.
Maia Szalavitz
7.28.17
Sex

How Much Do Pheromones Actually Matter?

Read this if you've heard that your pungent musk contains the secret to seduction.
Kristen Dold
3.24.17
Living With It

I’m Waiting for the Disabled Bachelor

And bachelorette too.
Maysoon Zayid
3.10.17
Sex

Stop Feeling Bad About Ghosting

It's better for you than you think.
Patia Braithwaite
1.13.17