Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Todays link dump: various studies telling you what you already know

Several study abstracts caught my eye, but I didn't think that they each deserved their own blog post. But I thought I'd present the links here anyway...

Post Sex Affectionate Exchanges Promote Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction. Conclusion:

In general, the pattern of results was consistent for men and women, but the association between the duration of post sex affection and relationship satisfaction was stronger for women than for men (Study 1) and women, but not men, felt more sexually satisfied when their partner reported higher quality post sex affection (Study 2). The findings suggest that the period after sex is a critical time for promoting satisfaction in intimate bonds.
Science telling us what we already know! :)

Sexual assault while too intoxicated to resist: a general population study of Norwegian teenage girls. Conclusion:

Thus, from a public health perspective, it may be advisable to give priority to universal preventive measures to curb young girls' risk of being sexually assaulted in a state of alcohol-induced incapacitation.

You mean by... discouraging binge-drinking, perhaps? There's a thought!

Developing a measure of cultural-, maturity-, or esteem-driven modesty among Jewish women.

I just find it amusing that people are trying to develop "scientific" tools to measure modesty.

Ideology and brand consumption. Conclusiong: conservatives don't like to try new things. Really?

Good for god? Religious motivation reduces perceived responsibility for and morality of good deeds. This study sounds totally biased for atheists, nevertheless, it may have a valid point. It says that deeds that are motivated by religious reasons are perceived to be less moral. That being said, the fact they're perceived to be less moral doesn't make them less moral.