Well it’s that time of year again: florists and chocolatiers are selling over priced roses and heart shaped chocolates; Woolworths has got the ‘Love Land’ toys out again; and we’re all reaffirming our commitment to the one our heart belongs to (and sometimes to our partners too!) So, never one to miss the chance to jump on the band wagon, here’s a Valentines Special. From around the web a selection of writing on the psychology of love.
When are they going to say those three magic words?
The calculus of saying ‘I love you’.
The ‘Love Hormone’
Gazing into your lover’s eyes isn’t only romantic; it may also mimic early attachments that forever alter your brain and body.
Fancy a kiss?
When passion takes a grip, a kiss locks two humans together in an exchange of scents, tastes, textures, secrets and emotions. But why?
And for the those thrifty spenders out thereNine Tactics for a Frugal Valentine’s Day.
On the more lude side of the day
The British are growing more libral when it comes to sex
British people’s attitudes to sex and marriage have grown increasingly liberal over the last two decades, according to a study released on Wednesday. But has our behaviour changed to match these attitudes?
How does the brain generate orgasm?
Not exactly sexy, and you’re probably thinking of other things at the time, but what exactly is happening up there (rather than down there) when you … well … you know!
Finally, if you’re spending this Valentines alone with a pot noodle then you might want to read Happiness: Enough Already!