Rockers in love, chocolate pancakes in bed, having her baby, tantric notions, & so much more.
Italian researchers in the 1990s pointed out what anyone who has ever been in love knows: New love is like a sickness (actually the Italian study noted that people who have just fallen in love have many of the same symptoms of people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). From a scientific point of view, there are many reasons love makes you a little crazy, between the fluctuating hormones and neurotransmitters. In other words, when Robert Palmer sang, "Might as well face it, you're addicted to love," he wasn't joking.
Certainly the vagaries of love make good fodder for rock songs and, it turns out, for rock bands. This week we checked in with local music lovers to find out their preferences for romantic music, and asked several musician-couples how they balance their relationship commitments with their band commitments. First comes love, then comes marriage, right? And with marriage come the strange dynamics thereof, as SFR columnist Robert Wilder explores in his essay. What's next? Babies for some, a phenomenon Zane Fischer is still wrapping his mind around. If you'd rather get your serotonin levels up with chocolate, never fear. Food writer Gwyneth Doland has you covered. On the hormonal front, we've got your back with tantric tips and an interview with one of the pioneers in women's sexuality.
Just looking for something to buy or do with your sweetie on Feb. 14? Check out our picks for gifts and activities-you're sure to find something he or she will go nuts over. Possibly literally.