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The Look of Love: Top 5 Physical Signs of Attraction

Even if you can't describe your ideal romantic partner, you'll know him or her on sight. Your body will produce physical signs that grab your attention and direct it toward the crush in question. Which lovesick symptoms should you look out for? See more »

The Science of Sex

Of all human activities, sex is possibly the ultimate mind-body experience. Which senses and body parts -- from head to toe -- does male and female sexual attraction engage? See more »

The Office Romance

As soon as women entered the American workplace in the 1860s, sex and romance have been a common undercurrent of office life. Cristen and Caroline explore the risks and rewards of 21st-century office romances, along with cupid contracts, trading sex for promotions and sexual harassment. See more »

Why are boy bands so popular?

What's the nature of gender, masculinity and sexuality in boy band lyrics? What about race and ethnicity in (mostly white) boy bands? Join Cristen and Caroline for a brief history of boy bands, from The Beatles to 1 Direction. See more »

The Friendzone

What is the "friendzone" and where did the term come from? How does getting in - and out - of the friendzone work? Can friendships survive the friendzone? (Studies say maybe.) Tune in to learn more. See more »

How long should you wait to have sex after meeting someone?

Did a study really determine 182 days to be the optimum amount of time to wait? Listen in to learn why waiting for sex shouldn't be a numbers game (and how to know when you're ready). See more »

Are taller men more desirable?

Why are men taller than women? Are taller men more attractive? Do tall people make more money? Join Caroline and Cristen as they tackle some of the recurring questions surrounding height, gender and society. See more »

Here's a disturbing thought: humans are sexually attracted to -- guess who! -- themselves. At least that's one of the conclusions you could draw from a 2010 study conducted by psychologist R. Chris Fraley at the University of Illinois. Fraley told Wired magazine, "People appear to be drawn to others who resemble their kin or themselves." See more »

What is objectum sexuality?

Is it possible to become romantically involved with sound equipment, monuments or other objects? Yes, actually. In this episode, Cristen and Molly explore the psychology behind people who fall in love with objects, rather than other human beings. See more »

What is asexuality?

Although asexuality in other organisms is well-understood, human asexuality is more of a mystery to us. Is asexuality a disorder, or an orientation? Molly and Cristen examine what studies and anecdotal evidence reveal about human asexuality. See more »