Christmas Kissing: How Mistletoe Became a Kissing Cue

Christmas Kissing: How Mistletoe Became a Kissing Cue

A lot of people decorate with mistletoe around Christmas, hanging it from the ceiling or over a door. Mistletoe is more than just a holiday decoration, though—it’s also a cue for smooching. People offer kisses to those who stand or walk under it. Have you ever wondered why, though? How did mistletoe come to be associated with kissing anyway? Here’s what we know.

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Holiday Shopping Ideas For The Sexy People In Your Life

Holiday Shopping Ideas For The Sexy People In Your Life

If you aren’t quite finished with your holiday shopping or (like me) haven’t even started yet, allow me to make your job a little easier this year. If you're in need of shopping inspiration for the sexy people in your life, here are some sex-themed gift ideas (mostly) inspired by science for everyone on your list.

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Why Do We Kiss Under Mistletoe?

Why Do We Kiss Under Mistletoe?

Many of us decorate with mistletoe around the Christmas holiday. It's often hung from the ceiling or over a door, with kisses offered to those who stand under it. Have you ever wondered why, though? How did mistletoe come to be associated with kissing anyway? Here’s a look at what we know, along with some other interesting trivia about what is widely considered to be the sexiest and most romantic Christmas symbol.

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The Surprising Truth About Valentine’s Day Baby-Making

The Surprising Truth About Valentine’s Day Baby-Making

Logically, you might assume that there would be an increase in children being conceived on Valentine’s Day. Given the nature of this holiday and the emphasis on celebrating sex and romance, this would seem to make intuitive sense, right? However, it’s not supported by the data. If it were, we’d see a spike in the birth rate during the month of November, but we don’t—in fact, we actually see one of the lowest birth rates that month.

By contrast, however, there is a consistent spike in the birth rate on Valentine’s Day itself. In other words, the evidence doesn’t point to more babies being conceived on Valentine’s Day, but it does point to more babies being born on it. 

Wait—what?

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From Fertility Symbol to Cancer Treatment: What You Don’t Know About Mistletoe

From Fertility Symbol to Cancer Treatment: What You Don’t Know About Mistletoe

A lot of people decorate with mistletoe around the Christmas holiday. Many hang it from the ceiling or over a door and offer kisses to those who stand under it. But have you ever wondered why? How did mistletoe come to be associated with kissing in the first place? Here’s what we know, along with some other interesting trivia about what many consider to be the most romantic Christmas symbol.

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The Seasons of Sex: A Look at Sex Trends in December

The Seasons of Sex: A Look at Sex Trends in December

Generally speaking, people have more sex in the summer than they do in the winter [1]—however, it turns out that December is the exception to the winter sex slump. Evidence from multiple studies shows that sexual activity appears to rise this month, especially in that week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. 

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Holiday Shopping Inspiration For The Sexy People In Your Life

Holiday Shopping Inspiration For The Sexy People In Your Life

The holiday shopping season is rapidly coming to a close, but a lot of folks aren't quite finished and some haven't even started yet. If you're in need of shopping inspiration for the sexy people in your life, let me make things easy for you by sharing my updated annual list of sex-themed gift ideas (mostly) inspired by science for everyone on your list, from lovers, to friends, to lucky strangers in a White Elephant or Naughty Santa gift exchange.

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‘Tis The Season For… Risky Sex?

‘Tis The Season For… Risky Sex?

Research has found that one of the biggest seasonal peaks in sexual activity occurs around the winter holidays. This makes sense because this time of year offers more opportunities for sex than usual. Part of the reason for this is because many people end up taking extended vacations—but another reason is because people attend a lot of holiday parties that seem to get them in the mood for more than just eggnog. For instance, a recent national U.S. survey by Trojan Condoms and Harris Interactive revealed that 24% of Americans reported hooking-up as a result of an office holiday party at least once before. However, it is important to recognize that while people may be having more sex over the winter holidays, they aren’t necessarily practicing safer sex.

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Holiday Gift Ideas For The Sexy People In Your Life

Holiday Gift Ideas For The Sexy People In Your Life

The 2014 holiday shopping season is officially underway and I know that many of you will soon be racking your brains as you try to come up with gift ideas for the sexy people in your life. So let me make your job a little easier this year by sharing a list of sex-themed gift ideas for everyone on your list from lovers, to friends, to lucky strangers in a White Elephant or Naughty Santa gift exchange

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All I Want For Christmas Is Safe Sex

All I Want For Christmas Is Safe Sex

So this is Christmas, and what have you done? In all likelihood, you’ve probably had some sex. Research has found that there are seasonal peaks in sexual activity, with one of the biggest spikes occurring right around the Christmas holiday [1]. In a lot of ways, this makes sense. Most people are off work for a couple of days and college students are out of school for a couple of weeks. Without the stress and distraction of deadlines and homework, people have more time and energy to "get it on." However, it turns out that while people are having lots of holiday sex, it appears that they aren’t having very safe sex, which may result in some unexpected outcomes.

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A Holiday Toy Shopping Guide For Girls And Boys

A Holiday Toy Shopping Guide For Girls And Boys

As we head into the holiday season, many of you will be buying gifts for children. Some of you will undoubtedly question whether the toy you've selected is gender appropriate. Fortunately, I've found the solution to this age-old dilemma! The handy infographic below will tell you whether the toy you've chosen is indeed made for a boy or for a girl.

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Holiday Shopping Ideas For The Sexy People On Your List

Holiday Shopping Ideas For The Sexy People On Your List

Can’t decide what to buy for all of those sexy people in your life this holiday season? Tired of giving lingerie and skimpy underwear year after year? Let me make things easy for you by sharing a list of sex-related reading material, films, and novelty gifts that are sure to be a hit, regardless of whether you’re buying something for a lover, a friend, or a lucky stranger in a White Elephant or Naughty Santa gift exchange.

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All I Want For Christmas Is Some Safe Sex

So this is Christmas, and what have you done? In all likelihood, you’ve probably had some sex. Research has found that there are seasonal peaks in sexual activity, with one of the biggest spikes occurring right around the Christmas holiday [1]. In a lot of ways, this makes sense. Most people are off work for a couple of days and college students are out of school for a couple of weeks. Without the stress and distraction of deadlines and homework, people have more time and energy to, ahem, get busy. However, it turns out that while people are having lots of holiday sex, it appears that they aren’t having very safe sex, which may result in some unexpected outcomes.
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Holiday Shopping Ideas For Needy Sexy People

Can’t decide what to buy for all of those sexy people in your life this holiday season? Tired of giving lingerie and novelty underwear year after year? Let me make things easy for you by sharing a list of sex-related reading material, films, and novelty gifts that are sure to be a hit, regardless of whether you’re buying something for a lover, a friend, or a lucky stranger in a White Elephant or Naughty Santa gift exchange.
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