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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Is there a neural correlate to #nonmonogamy? A new study with a sample size of 10 monogamous and 10 non-monogamous men (mean age of 34) sought to find out. In this study, researchers examined participants’ brain activation in response to sexual and romantic stimuli. Results indicated that monogamous men showed more reward-related neural activity when viewing images designed to evoke the concepts of #love and #romance (including images independent of the participants’ own relationships) compared to non-monogamous men. Areas with increased activation for monogamous men were all in the right hemisphere and included the thalamus, accumbens, striatum, pallidum, insula, and orbitofrontal cortex. There were *no* significant differences between groups in activation to sexual stimuli. These results demonstrate that the neural processing of romantic images is different for monogamous and non-monogamous men, suggesting that non-monogamy is not just a random choice.
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Link to study: ow.ly/v9By30fcR4v
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Why do ppl swipe right (or left) on #tinder? #HotOrNot Via Science of Rels. ow.ly/BIyD30fcPcp ... See MoreSee Less

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