A budding relationship or just a one-night stand? The difference may not be immediately obvious, least of all to those directly involved. However, sex helps initiate romantic relationships between potential partners, a new study finds. Sex motivates human beings to connect, regardless of gender. The study was limited to heterosexual relationships. According to Birnbaum, some believe that men are more likely than women to initiate relationships when sexually aroused, but when one focuses on more subtle relationship-initiating strategies, such as providing help, this pattern does not hold true: in fact, both men and women try to connect with potential partners when sexually aroused.
How to Keep the Passion Alive
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More than heterosexual couples participated in a six-week study led by social psychologists from Israel and New York to find out what keeps the sexual spark alive — or rekindles a dying flame — over the course of a long-term relationship. The answer, though not that surprising, is getting a lot of play from media across the globe, including New York magazine and Broadly , a Vice. The key factor drumroll, please is building a strong sense of intimacy outside the bedroom by being responsive to one another, according to lead researchers Prof. Harry Reis of the University of Rochester. The series of studies, published last summer in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology , asked participants to try various methods, including monitored verbal interactions and keeping a sex diary, to examine how responsiveness affected arousal.
Israeli study reveals the secret to sustaining great sex …
We tend to like people who like us -- a basic human trait that psychologists have termed "reciprocity of attraction. Yet, making the chase harder also has its upsides. Which one then is the better strategy for finding a partner? A team of researchers from the University of Rochester and the Israeli-based Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya examined the effects of playing hard to get, a mating strategy that is likely to instill a certain degree of uncertainty.
Galith Oiknine, 41; lives in Herzliya and Paris, arriving from Paris. I live there, but I also have family in Israel. I lived here for five years, and half a year ago, I returned to France. I have a sort of special story.