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Interesting study finds that sex is different from other stimuli - at least online

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Researchers looked at various types of problematic internet use and discovered that using the internet for sexual purposes correlated most strongly with the “dark” personality traits of Machiavellianism, Psychopathy, Narcissism, Sadism and Spitefulness. From “Preliminary evidence for the associations of dark personality traits with specific online activities and problematic internet use.”

Study: "The emotional cost of poor mating performance"

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The emotional cost of poor mating performance

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886918305348

Highlights

•People who experienced poor mating performance experienced more negative emotions.

•People who experienced good mating performance experienced more positive emotions.

•Mating performance had a moderate to strong effect on emotions and wellbeing.

•About one in two participants faced difficulties in intimate relationships.

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