Doctor's Orders: Jan. 30, 2006

WATCH LETTERMAN, OR HAVE SEX? Is your love life going down the tubes? It may be because you're paying more attention to your television set than to your partner, according to a survey by a team of Italian psychologists. Its poll of 523 couples, ages 18 to 65, found that those with TVs in the bedroom had sex half as often--four times a month vs. eight--as those without. What the couples watched seemed to affect passion as well. Violent shows and reality TV dampened romance; news programs, for some reason, seemed to encourage lovemaking.

28% Percentage drop in the occurrence of...

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