Shereen Marisol Meraji. How does race play a role in close friendships? Think about your closest friends for a moment, and ask yourself what they have in common. For most Americans, most of their friends are of the same race as they are. White Americans are the most racially isolated in this way, but other groups are nearly as isolated. So why does that happen? And Anna Sale asked listeners to tell her about a time when race became a factor in friendships.
Most of us have a “type” — certain quirks and qualities we’re just more into, that pique our sexual desire. But why are we attracted to the people we’re attracted to? The fifth season of NPR’s podcast Invisibilia just wrapped. And in it, the team drove deep into the science of desire with a story of one young woman who diagnosed a problem with her own sexual attractions – a problem not too many people would be willing to talk about publicly. We are using the first initial of this woman’s name to protect her privacy.
L was a sophomore in college procrastinating yet again on Reddit when she happened upon a thread about sexual attraction.
Millions of older people are dating — for some, it’s because they’re recently divorced after having been married for a long time. In fact, the divorce rate among.
Hours after dropping this episode, we learned of allegations of misconduct against Professor Jim Pfaus that were published by the CBC just before our story aired. We have since done additional reporting on his work and have not encountered objections to the quality of his research. We have chosen to leave our published podcast unchanged, but we have used this opportunity to interview other researchers in the field of sexual preferences and decided to feature one of them in the subsequent broadcast excerpt that aired on Morning Edition.
If you’re looking for a deeper dive into the science of sexual preferences, racial preference hierarchies and their impact, or the history and politics of Asian-American sexuality, here are some of the academic resources we used to research this episode. Conditioned partner preference in male and female rats for a somatosensory cue. This study from looks at the ability of male and female rats to form a conditioned preference for a discrete partner-based somatosensory cue like a rodent jacket, and that “stronger conditioning occurs when the jacket is explicitly paired with a sexual reward state.
First sexual experiences determine the development of conditioned ejaculatory preference in male rats. This study from “demonstrates the pivotal role of first sexual experiences in the establishment of future sexual partner preference in the male rat, and suggest an innate preference for estrous odors over neutral odors that can become conditioned subsequently as predictors of sexual reward.
The role of orgasm in the development of partner preferences. This paper from looks at the “effect of orgasm on the development and shaping of partner preferences” and how it “may involve a catalysis of the neurochemical mechanisms of bonding.
Domenico Montanaro. President Trump declared himself a law-and-order president and an ally of all peaceful protesters in the wake of George Floyd’s death. But he then criticized protesters. These are acts of domestic terror. The destruction of innocent life and the spilling of innocent blood is an offense to humanity and a crime against God.
New Yorkers Gali Beeri and Joshua Boliver met at a dance class in March as the city was about to lock down. The near-strangers took a leap of.
Gali Beeri hide caption. It has been said that disasters are relationship accelerators. They can cause a spike in marriage and babies — and they can also trigger divorce. Most of us are hunkering down with people we already had some sort of relationship with. But a few have chosen to ride it out with practical strangers. Gali Beeri is 37 and works as an executive assistant. Joshua Boliver is 42 and creates visual effects for movies.
They both live in New York City and met at a dance class in March, as the city was preparing to lock down. At the time, they made the unlikely decision to quarantine together — after their first date. The couple sat down to interview each other in Boliver’s apartment in Astoria, Queens, which, Gali says, is now “kind of my apartment.
Leah Donnella. What is love? Baby don’t hurt me. Nicole Xu for NPR hide caption. Is it really true that a good black man is hard to find? This week, we’re taking on some long-lasting stereotypes about black-on-black love.
A young woman discovers a pattern in her dating habits that disturbs her – a pattern that challenges her very conception of who she is and what.
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They can be listened to in any order, and it’s a great introduction to the show. I’m Yowei Shaw. So recently, I read something that made no sense to me. A writer was arguing that one day, we might start seeing Asian people as white – Asian Americans like me. SHAW: Apparently, this happened before. In the 20th century, a version happened with the Irish, the Italians and Jewish people. But really?
Millions of older people are dating — for some, it’s because they’re recently divorced after having been married for a long time. In fact, the divorce rate among older Americans has exploded since the s. It even has its own nickname: gray divorce. And it’s happening all over the world, including South Africa, Japan, Australia and England, where it’s called silver splitting.
Laura Stassi is a writer who was married for almost 30 years before her divorce.
Interracial marriage in America has risen sharply in recent decades. Are people still bringing old myths to their dating experiences? Tell Me.
Hey, everybody. It’s Alix. So help us out by completing a short, anonymous survey at npr. That’s npr. And thanks. In other words, it’s definitely R-rated. We were walking home from the trolley stop. And I could not for the life of me break away. Yes, I needed to pee so badly my leg was shaking. And yes, it was my birthday.
And I was already an hour late to my own party. But my attraction was so overpowering and intoxicating that I needed to maximize any time I had in this person’s presence, even if it meant hugging goodbye then running the last few blocks to my house as if my pants were on fire and not about to be drenched in piss, which, by the time I got to my doorstep, they were. But I didn’t care.
I took it as a sign because for most of my life, this is how I thought attraction worked, what I’d been taught by romantic comedies and songs and my own experience.
Modern Love: The Podcast features the popular New York Times column, with readings by notable personalities and updates from the essayists themselves. Her essay is read by Zawe Ashton “Betrayal”. And do you say it like that, using those words?
There are two things people agree on when they talk about racial/cultural preferences in dating. First, many of us have them. Second, that.
Feminists criticizing feminists online: How does it impact the movement? Race influences most people’s online dating preferences. But a new study shows that more people are dating across ethnic lines, and Asian women are the most preferred. But many couples’ desire to have an expensive wedding might be keeping them from getting married.
The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in. The Beauty Shop ladies share their King of Pop memories and weigh in on this week’s hot topics. But what does this mean for Republicans going forward? But is it any of our business? Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life after tapes revealed racist comments he made to girlfriend V. The Beautyshop ladies weigh in.