Tag Archive for: hormones

Is Love’s Bewildering Bewitchment Irresistible »

In today’s fast paced society, it is ironical to find that while the rate of people getting married is drastically falling (59 percent – down from 62 percent in 1990, 72 percent in 1970), the rate of divorce is instead on the rise (10 percent – up from 8 percent in 1990, 6 percent in 1980).

What could be the cause of this societal ill that is wrecking the very fabric of our family and communal existence? A simple truth would be that when the love that any union is founded upon gives way to distrust, arguments and constant bickering, the ultimately end is an inevitable breakup or divorce. …Continue Reading »

Why it is That You Want it More Than He Often Does »

It is a generally accepted phenomenon in society today that men are overtly sexual beings who are capable and ever ready to get it going anytime, any day. However, as some women might have harshly discovered, they often want it more than their man who also simply cannot deliver. …Continue Reading »

Pheromones – The Scent of Love »

“Why certain bright colours should excite pleasure cannot,
I presume, be explained, any more than why certain flavours and
scents are agreeable; but habit has something to do with the
result, for that which is at first unpleasant to our senses,
ultimately becomes pleasant, and habits are inherited.”
– Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man
and Selection in Relation to Sex

If birds and bees do it, then surely, Masters and Johnson believed, human beings rely on a sense of smell in sexual selection. Olfaction must play a hidden role in the allure between men and women, the sweet and musky odours that excite the senses and signal the inevitability of love. …Continue Reading »

The Right Chemistry »

By Anastasia Toufexis

O.K., LET’S CUT OUT ALL THIS nonsense about romantic love. Let’s bring some scientific precision to the party. Let’s put love under a microscope.

When rigorous people with Ph.D.s after their names do that, what they see is not some silly, senseless thing. No, their probe reveals that love rests firmly on the foundations of evolution, biology and chemistry. What seems on the surface to be irrational, intoxicated behavior is in fact part of nature’s master strategy – a vital force that has helped humans survive, thrive and multiply through thousands of years. …Continue Reading »

The Signs and Changes of Menopause »

Menopause simply refers to a woman’s ending of menstruation. Commonly the term is used to refer to the entire span of time during which ovarian function declines and menstruation stops. This time period is normally years in duration, generally encompassing ages 45-55. Sometime around forty, a woman might notice that her period is different – how long it lasts, how much she bleeds, or how often it happens may not be the same. Or, without warning, she might find herself feeling very warm during the day or in the middle of the night. …Continue Reading »

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder – I’m Not In the Mood »

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) is by far the most frequent problem occurring in female sexual dysfunctions. It is generally characterised by persistent or recurrent absence of sexual fantasies or desires. In other words, the woman is rarely in the mood for any form of sexual activity; she neither initiates sex nor seek sexual stimulation. This condition is also referred to as inhibited sexual desire, low sexual desire, impaired sexual interest, and low libido, among others. …Continue Reading »

Treatment Options for Menopause Symptoms »

Menopause simply refers to a woman’s ending of menstruation. Commonly the term is used to refer to the entire span of time during which ovarian function declines and menstruation stops. Sometime around forty, a woman might notice that her period is different – how long it lasts, how much she bleeds, or how often it happens may not be the same. However with adequate treatment and good personal hygiene, the symptoms most women experience entering and living with menopause can be greatly reduced. …Continue Reading »

Female Sexual Functioning at Menopause and After »

The effect of menopause on female sexual functioning has been a concern for quite some time as the underlying hormonal changes of the menopausal status are thought to have an adverse effect on her sexuality. However, a woman’s body works fine sexually during menopause and the later years. She remains robustly capable of functioning in all aspects of sexual response: desire, arousal, and orgasm. …Continue Reading »