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Tip of the Week: Looking for Love? See Red!

Perhaps there's a reason for all the red hearts and cards associated with Valentine's Day. Turns out that humans have a greater attraction to those in the color red. Two separate studies found that both males and females find those in red more sexually desirable. There are several theories for this preference; influence of cultural symbols, primal instincts, or natural signs of health and virility are all potential explanations.

If you are interested in getting some attention from a class cutie, try adding some red to your wardrobe. You may catch their eye and start a romance all because of one primary color. Just remember that if things get sexually romantic, always use protection against pregnancy and STIs. A touch of red may spice up the bedroom, but it won't prevent the consequences. Play it safe and use Condom Sense!