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Study: Children Do Not Make Couples Any Happier

A recent study came out in the UK suggesting that children actually make couples less happy. How is this possible? We were always told that having kids can solve all problems and is the best thing to do if a relationship is starting to waver. Thank goodness someone finally put that theory to a test.

Cause of Painful Sex Uncovered

From NewsMax Sex is supposed to be enjoyable, but for countless women suffering from vulvodynia, that’s not the case. Characterized by pain or discomfort with sexual intercourse, rawness, stinging, itching and burning in the vagina or vulva, vulvodynia is a common condition, but it is often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. “The symptoms of vulvodynia mimic those of other, common vulvovaginal infections,” explains Christin Veasley, associate executive director of the National Vulvodynia Association in Silver Spring, Md. “Women are routinely and incorrectly told that they have a yeast or bacterial infection over and over again.”

Does Sex Addiction Actually Exist?

From MSNBC.com By Brian Alexander Hello. My name is Brian and I am a sex addict. It never occurred to me that I might be addicted to love. But then Marty Klein, a sex therapist in Palo Alto, Calif., and author of the book "America’s War on Sex," asked me to take a Web screening test created by Patrick Carnes, the best-known popularizer of the "sex addict" idea.

Young Britons Put Self At Risk - Having Sex Abroad

From Reuters LONDON (Reuters) - One in five young Britons has sex with a new partner when travelling abroad, putting them at risk of contracting HIV and other diseases, researchers said on Thursday. Most pick fellow Britons or Europeans, apparently believing this minimises the chances of HIV infection, but they are largely unaware of the dangers of other sexually transmitted infections. With overseas travel soaring due to low-cost flights, holiday 'flings' represent a risky pattern of behaviour that should be better targeted by healthcare authorities, according to Dr Catherine Mercer of University College London.

Multiple Sexual Relationships Leads To HIV Spread

From Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Eleven percent of men in the U.S. report that they have conducted multiple sexual relationships at the same time during the past year -- a behavior that could be contributing to the spread of HIV in the country -- according to a study published online on Tuesday in the American Journal of Public Health, Reuters Health reports. For the study, Adaora Adimora of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and colleagues examined data from a 2002 federal survey that included 4,928 men between ages 15 and 44. The study showed that 11% of the men said they had at least two concurrent sexual relationships during the previous year. Among this group, most said they had only female partners.

Singapore Legalizes Some Consensual Sex Acts

The Singaporean legislature has legalized certain once-illicit sex acts... for heterosexuals. In a country with legalized prostitution, consenting straights can now engage in oral and anal sex. Many are upset that the ruling did not cross over the the island nation's homosexual population.

More Sex Is The Best Way To Cure Defunct Sperm

From The BBC Some men should have sex every day to maximise the chances of getting their partner pregnant, researchers say. It is known for couples with fertility problems to abstain from sex for several days to boost sperm numbers before trying to conceive. However, the Sydney University team, addressing the American Society for Reproductive Medicine conference, said this could mean poorer quality sperm. One UK expert said daily sex might be better for men with damaged sperm. The Australian scientists studied 42 men whose sperm had been found to be an abnormal shape when examined under the microscope. Tango’s Take