Who Have Better Memories: Men or Women?

Who Have Better Memories: Men or Women?

Information about even the tiniest details of our daily lives zooms along neurons in our brains and is processed and saved in some predetermined location. How and what information is stored in the memory is in part dependent on whether an individual is a man or a woman. While the underlying mechanisms that explain memory differences between men and women are largely unknown, the fact that there are differences remains an intriguing and insightful area of scientific study. New evidence, reported last week in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science, indicates that there exist significant differences between men and women pertaining to a unique type of long-term memory known as episodic memory.

Although there are exceptions, in general, relative to men, women appear to have better long-term episodic memory—memories of events or experiences, such as weddings or accidents, that tend to be verbal in nature, meaning the memories are associated with words, whether heard, spoken, or written.

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Why It’s OK to Settle for Mr. Good Enough

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Actually, he may be Mr. Good Enough

Still holding out for Mr. Right, even as middle age quickly approaches? Don’t hold your breath, says Lori Gottlieb. Here, the
author and single mom explains why true love may be a fantasy — and why that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Excerpted from “Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough” from the March 2008 issue of The Atlantic magazine.
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The Art of the Female Orgasm

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The ecstasy of the orgasm

By puritanical society norms, the female orgasm is an event seldom witnessed, and virtually never recorded. However, for the new age of modern women, the orgasm is a thing of beauty. Shown here is a collection of some of the finest moments in human history. (Pics)

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The Convoluted World of Virginity Testing

The Convoluted World of Virginity Testing

Dr. Marc Abecassis, who does two to four hymen restorations a week, with a 23-year-old patient.

Virginity tests merely tell us, as Blank puts it, whether a particular woman “conforms to what people of her time and place believe to be true of virgins.” The most common tests look for evidence only “as experienced and reported by the man who penetrates the virgin’s body.” The “one constant” in the whole process is depressing: “women may not speak for themselves.”
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Sex Product Show Spices Up Shanghai

 

Sex products always attract an interesting crowd

It would seem a fair bet that the world’s most populous nation would also be the most sexually active. But despite prolific reproduction, recent history has given China the image of a country where sex is taboo.  However, sex is no longer a taboo in China and Shanghai’s third ADCEXPO adult toy and sexual health exhibition is destined to change the image.
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