May 2014 – DrZhana

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  • SEXx Philly: Hooking Up Healthy

    Are you in or near Philly? If so, come watch me and 15 other presenters talk about all sorts of sexy sex-related topics. Each talk is only 5 minutes long! My talk is on one of my favorite topics “Is Casual Sex Right for You and How to Do It Well?” Cramming everything I want to teach the world about casual sex in 5 minutes will be a mighty challenge… See you there. In the meantime, Share On Facebook Share On Twitter permalink Tags: #SEXx #SEXxPHL #sex toys #philadelphia #sexuality education  

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  • Beyond Monogamy: Making an Informed Decision

    We live in a world that glorifies monogamy and vilifies non-monogamy. Yet many of us fail miserably in our attempts to remain completely sexually and emotionally monogamous with long-term partners, suggesting that some re-evaluation of our beliefs might be in order. This coming Tuesday (May 27), I will give an hour long talk (plus 20 minutes for questions) for Open Love NY, the largest polyamorous community on the East Coast, that will examine the social science research around how much truth behind the stereotypes that monogamy is better (and non-monogamy is worse). I’ll specifically focus on people’s sexual satisfaction, prevention of

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  • The Good, the Bad, and the Casual

    SEX FOR SMART PEOPLE PODCAST Last month, I was a guest on Stephanie Johnstone’s and Dave McGee’s podcast called Sex for Smart People, and we talked about the thing I like to talk about the most: casual sex. The episode is now out and you can listen to it here: EPISODE 14: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE CASUAL Here is how Stephanie describes the episode: “Casual sex can be difficult to talk about rationally because there is so much stigma around having too much of it or, on the flip side, not enough of it. Our guest Dr Zhana

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  • April Update

    I am happy to report April was an extremely busy and productive month. Many great things happened. My third and final doctoral dissertation paper, titled Who Benefits from Casual Sex? The Moderating Role of Sociosexuality and co-authored with one of my grad school committee members at Cornell, Dr. Anthony Ong, got accepted in Social and Personality Psychology Science. Turns out, people who are unrestricted in their sociosexual orientation (who desire, approve of, and have prior experiences with casual sex) have higher wellbeing following casual sex compared to not having casual sex. This was not true of those with a restricted

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How do #trans men feel after #genderconfirmationsurgery (aka #bottomsurgery)? A new longitudinal study of 21 #transmen sought to find out. Survey data collected before #surgery and 1 year later revealed that psychological symptoms, #bodyimage, and #selfesteem did not change pre- to post-surgery. Despite this, after surgery participants were more sexually active (both by themselves and with a partner) and used their genitals more frequently during sex compared with before surgery. Furthermore, participants generally reported high satisfaction with their penile function (although they did report problems with urination). The takeaway? #Transgender men who choose to undergo bottom surgery do indeed benefit psychosexually.
#genderdysphoria #sexuality #legitsexscience #sexscience #sexresearch #sexsciencenews
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