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Experts answer the big questions around sex, love, dating, mating and breaking

Required reading for those with lingering love questions.

Required reading for those with lingering love questions

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We are always eager to ponder all things sex and love — it's truly a topic we can never exhaust. Lots has been written on this universal source of delight and despair, many great minds have considered its ups and downs, and yet here we are, still... so many questions! So, just in time for Valentine's Day, we scoured our archives to compile a list of advice and answers on everything from dating dilemmas to making love last. Here are 38 articles — at least a few will hopefully speak to your specific quandary.

Dating dynamics

How to find your chat tempo with a new love

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Better than ghosting. A respectful alternative to parting ways online

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The dos and don'ts of saying "I love you" for the first time

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Can you make your long-distance love work while you're in school? 2 therapists sound in

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Jarring: It was a great first date — magical even, so why wasn't there a second?

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Ask a sexpert: How to actually win at online dating

The biggest dating profile turnoffs, according to data

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The art of the "accidental" text (on purpose)

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How to find your partner in love AND money

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How to make a great first date impression — and it starts long before the date

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We asked 4 ethically non-monogamous daters what their terms are

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Love troubles

Getting stashed? A biological anthropologist explains why the 'stashing' phenomenon happens in relationships

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The real science behind falling in and out of love

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Is it something I did? Helen Fisher explains why people fall out of love

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Breaking up is hard to do... but here's how

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Breakup etiquette: All the answers you need to hear, whether you want to or not

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Broken heart, broken brain: The neurology of breaking up and how to get over it

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Why rejection hurts so much: A relationship counsellor on the dangers of guessing why they don't like you

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It's complicated

Does sex with an ex make breaking up harder? A new study examines the old 'no contact' rule

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Should you try to get your ex back? Experts weigh in on when — and when not — to give it another shot

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How to 'Marley' this holiday: The art of texting with exes past

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Should you break up with your partner before the holidays?

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Making it last

How and when to talk to your partner about better sex

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Is the seven-year itch real? A sexologist on the stages of love — and love troubles

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How to have better sex after years (and years) together

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Are you choosing TV over sex? This and other culprits that might be killing your libido

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Orgasm goals: How to talk to your partner about your sexual satisfaction

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Is your partner's video game habit getting in the way of your sex life? Advice for solving this common problem

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When is it OK to lie to someone you love?

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How to learn more about what you really want in bed

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The #1 secret to better sex is so much simpler than you'd think

Sexual health

How to search for answers to your sexual health Qs online — according to 'The Internet's Gyno' Dr. Jen Gunter

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Is sex painful for you? A nurse explains three possible culprits

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Who to have in your sexual health arsenal

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Everything you want to ask about STIs but maybe haven't yet

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We asked these sex questions so you don't have to

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How to choose the right sex toys and tools for you

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Harder workouts, hotter sex: How great gym time leads to a better time in the bedroom

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