November 2017 – DrZhana

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  • Marijuana Users Have More Sex

    As marijuana use continues to grow in the United States, we are starting to learn more about its effects on our behavior. A new study using a nationally representative sample of over 50,000 US residents ages 15 to 44 found that, on average, marijuana users have more sex than nonusers. For example, women who reported no marijuana use during the past year had sexual intercourse 6.0 times on average during the past 4 weeks compared with 7.1 times for women who reported daily marijuana use. For men, these numbers were 5.6 for nonusers and 6.9 times for daily users. Increased sexual frequency was also

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  • Marriage and Porn: TSOS Podcast Ep. 9!

    Can porn negatively impact a marriage? Goes Deeper This week on The Science of Sex, Joe and I went deeper into a rather controversial topic involving the impact that watching pornography can have on marital quality and longevity. We interviewed Dr. Samuel L. Perry, an assistant professor of sociology and religious studies at the University of Oklahoma, about two of his recent studies, both of which included nationally representative samples of married US adults that were followed over several years. One study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, found married persons who watched porn more often in 2006 reported significantly lower levels of

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  • Sex Science Social: Bicuriosity – Recap!

    We had a great turnout at the Sex Science Social: Bicuriosity this past Thursday at Hacienda in Brooklyn! I had such an awesome time listening to your thoughts and answering your questions. We went down a lot of fascinating rabbit holes and heard many different perspectives and experiences regarding bicuriosity, biphobia, and non-heterosexual identity. We are looking into hosting one more event before the end of the year so stay tuned for more information on topics and dates. If you weren’t able to make it, you can check out the broadcast of the event on Facebook Live. We recommend a $10

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  • A Woman’s Brain During Orgasm: TSOS Podcast Ep. 8!

    What is really going on in the female brain before, during, and after an orgasm? This week on The Science of Sex, Joe and I talk to Dr. Nan Wise, a licensed psychotherapist, cognitive neuroscientist, certified sex therapist, board certified clinical hypnotherapist, and certified relationship specialist with three decades of experience. Her research at Rutgers University has addressed gaps in the scientific literature regarding the neural basis of human sexuality, and has as a result, garnered international attention. This fall, Dr. Wise published a study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine that disputed past research of brain scans of women during orgasm.

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  • There’s Growing Evidence For A Link Between Gender Dysphoria And Autism Spectrum Disorders

    We might have reason to believe that there is a connection between Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and gender dysphoria, according to science. This possible link was first brought to light in the 1980’s when a study noted that 10% of the participants, all of whom had been diagnosed with ASD, had trouble answering a question regarding their personal gender identity. Since 2010, at least nine large scale studies have been conducted regarding this subject matter and found that traits of autism were prevalent in 5%-54% of those with gender dysphoria. Several different hypotheses have been proposed to explain the heightened link

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  • All About Asexuality: TSOS Podcast Ep. 7!

    We often talk about issues regarding the gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities, but what about those who identify as asexual? On the latest episode of The Science of Sex, Joe and I dove into an interesting yet rarely discussed topic of conversation all about asexuality and its relationship to mental health. Our guest on the show was Lara Greaves, a student in her last month of a PhD in the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research is broadly in the area of social psychology and includes everything from indigenous voter turnout to the psychological recovery

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  • Sex Science Social: Bicuriosity

    All women are at least a little bit bi. Men who say they’re bi are really just gay or straight. It’s not gay if it’s a threeway. If I have sex with someone of the same gender as me, I’m not cheating on my straight relationship. Every day we are bombarded with inaccurate, moralistic, and pseudo-scientific information and advice about sex and relationships. How do you figure out what’s true and what’s not? Join me next Thursday, November 16th at 8 pm at the Hacienda Villa in Brooklyn for a night of #legitsexscience all about sexual orientation and fluidity followed

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  • Sexual Minorities Are Fearful of Coming Out To Health Providers

    Members of the LGBTQ+ community experience higher rates of various psychiatric disorders and substance abuse disorders as well as different physical and sexual health issues than that of heterosexual people due to stigmas against their sexuality and gender identity. We have made progress in encouraging healthcare providers to treat their gay and lesbian patients with special care, but new studies have shown that bisexual and pansexual women in particular still fear coming out to their doctors. A study published in 2017 in the journal Culture, Health, and Sexuality with 354 sexual minority women found that while 83% of lesbian-identified and 70% of queer-identified women

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  • PhD in Threesomes: TSOS Podcast Ep. 6!

    Is it really “not gay if it’s in a threeway?” This week on The Science of Sex, Joe and I speak with Dr. Ryan Scoats, a man who according to the New York Post “got his PhD in threesomes.” Dr. Scoats got his BA (hons) and masters of research from the University of Bath, and his PhD in sociology from the University of Winchester, studying under Professor Eric Anderson. He is currently a researcher at Birmingham City University in the faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences, and his research focuses on masculinities, sports cultures, sexualities, identity, consensual nonmonogamy, and, obviously,

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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
link to study: ow.ly/Z4Xy30gFlGQ
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