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what is an asexual person understanding asexuality

Understanding Asexuality: What Is Asexuality?

Did you know that approximately 1% of the population is asexual? In a world with 7.5 billion people, that means that roughly 75 million people identify with this sexuality. But what is an asexual person? What does this term mean? Even though such a hefty amount of people are asexual, we still have so much […] Read more…

what causes perfectionism in women

What Causes Perfectionism to Develop in Women?

A perfectionist is someone who doesn’t stop until everything is done correctly. Striving for perfection may not seem like a bad thing, but in reality, it’s unachievable — an endless loop that can keep you from working efficiently. It’s a condition that affects more women than men. Women are also more likely to exhibit self-criticism. […] Read more…

what is the science behind phobias and how do we tackle them

What Is the Science Behind Phobias?

Maybe you’re petrified of heights, or perhaps the sight of a lowly spider sends you screaming into the next room. Whatever triggers your specific phobia, it isn’t as if you’re being a drama queen when you say, “Not just no, but heck no,” to hiking along a narrow mountain ledge or cuddling your unusual friends’ […] Read more…

healthy relationship tips for couples who are nonmonogamous

8 Healthy Relationship Tips for Couples Who Are Non-Monogamous

Traditionally, many relationships had a fairly linear trajectory: Two people met, shared a few dates, perhaps lived together and then got married. The ultimate goal was typically “you, me and baby makes three,” often with little variation. But want to know one of my top healthy relationship tips for couples? Kick expectations to the curb! […] Read more…

how common is herpes anyway

How Common Is Herpes?

People can be infected by eight types of herpes viruses, some of which are associated with childhood illnesses like chickenpox and roseola. When we talk about herpes, though, we typically focus on the two strains that are sexually transmitted: HSV-1 and HSV-2. Just how common is herpes? These two strains are spread when the infected […] Read more…

woman and man: is depression more common in males or females

Is Depression More Common in Males or Females?

More Americans than ever wrestle with depression at least once in their adult lives. Depression tears careers, families and lives apart. Many people suffering from depression do so silently, not wanting to admit their feelings to others. Researchers studying depression discovered a clear link between gender and one’s risk of developing depression. While men and […] Read more…

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