Published every Monday, Live Wire is a look around the web at all things love, romance, sex and intimacy.
7 Things You Should Never Say on a First Date – Brittany Wong, The Huffington Post – First dates are stressful for a reason. Say the wrong thing and you can kiss date number two goodbye. Below, dating experts share some of the subjects that should be off-limits when meeting a potential romantic partner.
What Women Secretly Want in Bed – Zahra Barnes, Men’s Health – Most of us feel more awkward talking about sex than we do actually having it. In fact, many couples avoid the subject, says Kristen Mark, Ph.D., a sex researcher at the University of Kentucky. And as a result, you may have no idea what the person you’re sleeping with really wants—or doesn’t want—in the sack.
What People Assume When They First Meet You, According to Science – Drake Baer, Time (Business Insider) – How you move can affect other’s perception. Psychologists call it “thin slicing.” Within moments of meeting people, you decide all sorts of things about them, from status to intelligence to promiscuity.
5 Things That Happen When You Stop Having Regular Sex – Paige Fowler, Women’ Health (Prevention) – Breakups, work, travel, work-related travel: There are a lot of reasons your sex life may be stalled. And surprisingly, your dry spell in the sack can affect more than the number of times you wash your sheets. Here are five things that can happen when you go on a sexy-time hiatus: