relationships

Advice for Anxious People

How to Be Less Anxious About Traveling

It’s easy to let the nightmare of missing a train or flight go to your head.
Christian Jarrett
10.8.18
anxiety

Why Cleaning Makes Some People Feel Less Anxious

A psychologist explains why doing chores leads to less stress.
Julie Stewart
10.3.18
Sex

A Computer Scientist Proposed a Way to Build a Non-Creepy Sex Robot

She describes herself as a "robosexologist."
Eric Spitznagel
9.27.18
hard data

Most People Want to Change Who Initiates Sex in Their Relationship

These are the most effective ways you or your partner can take the lead.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
9.24.18
hard data

Monogamy May Be Even More Difficult For Women Than it Is For Men

Experts are challenging long-held ideas about gender and fidelity.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
9.19.18
mental health

Military Kids Face Unique Challenges to Their Mental Health

I still feel rootless and restless, stir crazy and uncomfortable with people knowing me for too long.
Madelyn Brown
9.11.18
VICE Guide to Life

How to Tell Someone They Made You Feel Uncomfortable During Sex

Here’s a therapist's script for how to talk about it.
Callie Little
9.10.18
Sex

Orgasms Can Relieve Hiccups, Migraines, and Help Men Live Longer

And, shocker, there's scarce research on what they do for women.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
9.10.18
loneliness

Actually Talking to People May Be More Meaningful Than You Think

"It's not so much that technology and nonverbal communication is bad, but that verbal communication is unique."
Glynis Ratcliffe
9.6.18
Fighting Words

A Psychologist's Take on Why Online Therapy Isn't as Effective as the Real Thing

Opening an emotional can of worms over text is not the smartest idea.
Dana Charatan, PsyD
9.5.18
Dating

There are 'Vulnerable Narcissists' Among Us

They tend to be passive aggressive, resentful, and emotionally reactive.
Jessica Dore
9.4.18
hard data

We Fantasize About Our Romantic Partners More Than Anyone Else

By contrast, fewer than one in ten people say they fantasize frequently about celebrities, porn stars, politicians, or other famous people.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
8.30.18