October 2017 – DrZhana

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  • Reveal All: Fear Nothing

    Performance artists and feminist pornographer, Madison Young, is bringing her newest piece into the sex-positive community in Brooklyn. Reveal All Fear Nothing: A Journey in Sex, Love, Porn and Feminism is a multi-media performance and experimental theater piece written and performed by post-porn modernist, Madison Young and developed with the legendary Annie Sprinkle. This is theater that cracks wide open the sexual underground worlds of BDSM, pornography, and kink while demystifying and celebrating these often misunderstood and misrepresented communities and movements. Reveal All is a modern adaptation of Sprinkle’s wildly successful and Internationally toured theater piece, Post Porn Modernist Show. Directed by Sophia

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  • Inside the Heads of Nonmonogamous Men

    Episode #3 of the Science of Sex podcast is up! Remember my recent Forbes article about the study that found that nonmonogamous men’s brains responded differently to romantic images than monogamous men’s? This week, Joe Pardavila and I talk with Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton, who ran that study! Tune in to hear us discuss this fascinating #legitsexscience! Listen, subscribe and share! Apple iTunes Google Play SoundCloud Stitcher

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  • The AI with “Gaydar”

    The 2nd Science of Sex Podcast episode is out! Joe Pardavila and I spoke with Dr Michal Kosinski (Stanford University) about his controversial study on Artificial Intelligence being able to distinguish gay from straight faces. We address a lot of the misconceptions people had about the methods and conclusions of this study as well as the moral dilemmas around it. I know that I had a lot of questions when I first read this study, so I’m really excited to have gotten the answers to some of those! Some really fascinating stuff in there! (And we also discuss robot sex, going “commando”, and Hugh

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  • Popped My Podcast Cherry!

    Great news for all you sex science enthusiasts: the first episode of The Science of Sex, a podcast hosted by Joe Pardavila and me, has landed! I am so excited about this project! I’ve been wanting to do a podcast about sex research for a while now, and it’s finally coming to fruition, in no small part enabled by my collaboration with Joe, a long-time contributor & pop culture expert with the Morning Show at WPLJ Radio in NYC. In each episode of The Science of Sex, Joe and I will be reviewing recent sex science news, and going in-depth

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  • Monogamish Screening Plus Q&A!

    As you probably know, I’ve done a lot of research on consensual non-monogamy.  So the movie Monogamish instantly drew my attention. Check out the description: Recovering from a very public divorce, independent filmmaker and Italian Prince Tao Ruspoli takes to the road to talk to his relatives, advice columnists, psychologists, historians, anthropologists, artists, philosophers, sex workers, sex therapists, and ordinary couples about love, sex & monogamy in our culture. What he discovers about his very unconventional family, and about the history and psychology of love and marriage leads him to question the ideal of monogamy, and the traditional family values

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What #personality traits predict interest in #consensualnonmonogamy (#CNM)? A new study with a sample of about 100 #LGB people (67% women; 55% in a #monogamous #relationship) identifies two #bigfive factors in particular: openness to experience (appreciation for variety of experience), and #conscientiousness (tendency for self-discipline). Specifically, openness to experience predicts positive attitudes and greater desire to engage in CNM; conscientiousness predicts negative attitudes and less willingness. The takeaway? The practice of #nonmonogamy is common among #bisexual, #lesbian, and #gay individuals, and can be partly explained by personality antecedents.
#relationshipresearch #legitsexscience #sexscience #sexresearch #sexsciencenews
Link to study: ow.ly/IUBr30fSrz7
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