The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Love

The Poltics of Love

Yesterday on the RP, we highlighted a recent study that concludes that bilingualism may significantly inhibit or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. As an added benefit, speaking another language may help (and even alter!) your sex life. According to Dr. Yvonne Fulbright, speaking even a few lines of a foreign language when you faire l’amour could potentially give you “multiple personalities” in the boudoir and, thus, “keep things fresh and exciting in Swedish, German, Spanish, Italian . . .” Je t’aime, je t’aime mon petit chou!! Sultry Sex Talk to Seduce Any Lover

Speaking of Swedish, apparently Swedish erotica can significantly decrease in a relationship when one or both partners partake in a long commute to work. A Swedish researcher found that a couple is 40% more likely to separate if a job calls for a long commute. Lesson for lovers: stay close to home! US News and World Report

And if you’re gay, and your home is one of these cities, you can stay close to home and feel comfortable in and welcomed by your community. Check out six “surprising” places it’s great to be gay. (And your correspondent’s hometown is one of them.) AlterNet

Finally, check out this interesting article from Canada about the “sexual economy.” Apparently, marriage is the highest price that one can “pay” for sex, and fewer women are demanding that price these days. Increasing co-habitation is the result. You know, there’s an economic theory for everything. Tell us what you think! Ottawa Citizen

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