The popular image of Black men is skewed in America.
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The image of Black men in the US is distorted by the media and selective academic studies, says a scholar who has studied Black men's romantic lives. 'Black love matters' is his counter to that image.
Men’s level of involvement in parenting is often tied to social norms about monogamy.
DNA evidence from the Himba society in Namibia overturns ideas about genetic paternity, and about what it means to be a father.
Male collared flycatcher, singing for multiple females.
Biologists investigated whether birds that search for multiple mates would evolve ever more elaborate songs to attract them. What they found might have surprised Darwin.
Are polyamorists hiding in your family?
Many people are 'polyamorous' — they have two or more romantic partners. Often they struggle to disclose this to family, making for challenges in the holidays.
Is a too-strict definition of monogamy undermining your relationship? Research shows that while most people expect exclusivity in a relationship, infidelity is still the leading cause of divorce.
Seeking monogamy without jealousy? Try ditching the fear of your partner's intimate connections with others and write your own relationship rules, suggests a relationship researcher.
Although South Africa has taken steps to rid itself of the apartheid-era view of marriage as only heterosexual and monogamous, discrimination against religious marriages persist.
Victorian mores influenced ideas not just about men and women but animals too.
Joseph Christian Leyendecker
Victorian attitudes influenced what scientists thought they were observing about sexual behaviors in the animal world. But modern techniques reveal the myth for what it is.
Do we accept attraction and attachment the way they are, or find ways to intervene?
"Love drugs" have their risks, but are also potentially liberating, so people must be free to make their own choices about what works best for them.
Bride and groom, 1900-1910.
Researchers show that a sexually transmitted disease similar to gonorrhoea could have got rid of promiscuous behaviour in agricultural societies.
You are the one, lemur. Stay with me.
Tambako The Jaguar
While people cheating on their partners is frowned upon in modern society, monogamy among mammals is something of an evolutionary puzzle. Some stick to one sexual partner for a lifetime. That is why the…
Male crimson chat feeding his offspring … but are they all his?
Why do females cheat on their partners? A new study of songbirds in the US – published today – suggests cheating females are more successful in the long-run and get more grandchildren. Why? Because the…
Monogamy and close genetic relationships have been found to work together to enhance the social structure of insects such…
When is a roll in the hay worth losing your head over?
Sex is often viewed as a totally harmonious interaction between a male and female with the same innate goal – to produce offspring. But it is becoming increasingly clear to biologists that the reproductive…
As standards of living have improved, marriage rates have dropped.
It’s the sort of news conservative politicians and commentators latch on to as a sure-fire sign that the end of civilisation is nigh: marriage rates are in continuing decline. But is this really such a…