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Identity and Sexuality

Your Brain on Hot People

What feels like butterflies in your tummy is actually a cocktail of chemicals in the brain.

By María Cristina Lalonde

Sex 101

A Guide to Initiating Sex for the Cripplingly Anxious

Tips for kickstarting copulation for the shy and self-conscious.

By María Cristina Lalonde

Dating

When Playing Hard to Get Works (and When It Doesn't)

Romantic aloofness can be an effective dating strategy—sometimes.

By María Cristina Lalonde

Dating

What Makes Bad Boys So Irresistible?

They're narcissistic, Machiavellian and even a little bit psychopathic.

By María Cristina Lalonde

Understanding Your Penis and Testicles

The Racist Origins of Penis-Size Stereotypes

Genitalia clichés are based on dubious research, but their impact is no less real.

By María Cristina Lalonde

Women's Grooming and Hygiene

Some Like It Hairy: A History of Pubic Grooming

Could the woolly vulva, driven to near extinction in the '90s, be making a triumphant comeback?

By María Cristina Lalonde

Dating

Navigating the Dating Scene When You Stop Drinking

No longer could I tame first-date anxiety by getting tipsy. I had to learn some do's and don'ts.

By María Cristina Lalonde

Dating

The Fate of Pandemic-Era 'Turbo Couples'

COVID-19 forced a lot of couples to get serious, fast. Perhaps it was a good thing.

By María Cristina Lalonde