So it’s a mutually beneficial, financially savvy move to draw away from Netflix and towards Netflix and chill. A 2015 study from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology found that couples who had sex even just once a week were more content, and that maintaining an intimate connection with your partner throughout the week was just as important as more sex.

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As you bond with your partner, your body secretes the hormone oxytocin, often called “the love hormone.” That’s also the same hormone responsible for bonding with your baby, especially when nursing.

Thanks to oxytocin, your body will be more relaxed, so you’ll be less stressed, leading to better sleep for you, mama.

And with better sleep comes a brighter morning handling a bunch of kids before running off to work and kicking serious butt in the office.

So say yes next time your significant other wants to get frisky. According to a study by the Institute of Labor, people who had sex or sexual activities (think a woman’s BFF, foreplay or oral sex) four times or more per week earned 5 percent more than people who do not. What about contributing that towards your kids’ college funds?

The study of sex differences is a discipline in itself, with its own concepts and methods that apply across tissues., and the Organization for Study of Sex Differences have established an annual award to highlight the best research published in the journal by OSSD members.

Read more We are pleased to announce Dr Jaclyn M Schwarz as the winner of the 2015 OSSD annual award for the following publication: Examination of sex and minocycline treatment on acute morphine-induced analgesia and inflammatory gene expression along the pain pathway in Sprague–Dawley rats Arthur P Arnold, Editor-in-Chief Arthur Arnold is a Distinguished Professor of Integrative Biology and Physiology, and Director of the Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology of the Brain Research Institute, at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Continue Reading » Why I Vaccinate: Maria Trent, MD, MPH, Associate Professor in Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, advocates for creating an “HPV-free zone” through vaccination. Throughout September ASHA will offer expanded sexual health resources that include fact sheets, interviews, questions and answers from our panel of experts, […] “Part of our first-world indifference lies in the assumption that this is a disease relegated to the developing world.

While it is true that the heaviest burden is in low-income countries, the reality check is that cervical cancer was once the leading cause of cancer death for American women as well.

An important part of overall sexual health is healthy sexual functioning—being able to experience sexual pleasure and satisfaction when desired.