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ZHANA VRANGALOVA, PHD

My name is Dr. Zhana Vrangalova and I’m a NYC-based sex researcher, writer, and educator.

I have a PhD in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University, where I studied how different aspects of sexuality (especially casual sex/promiscuity and mostly heterosexuality) are linked to health and well-being. I am currently an adjunct professor at the NYU Psychology department where I teach the first Human Sexuality course this department has offered in a long, long time.

I continue to do research and publish in academic journals (view my CV here). My latest research project is Play!, an online survey about sex/play parties and the people who attend them; currently in the process of analyzing this data!

I also write about the science of casual sex and nonmonogamy on Psychology Today; give evidence-based, educational talks/workshops about casual sex, non-monogamy, and “mostly heterosexuals”; and tweet daily about fun new sex research (a follower once had this to say about my tweeting: “DrZhana‘s tweet stream is like falling into an actual stream. Made of brains. Instead of water.” Follow me: @DrZhana.)

Have a casual sex story to share with the world? I started The Casual Sex Project just for that purpose. Check out the stories or submit your own.

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Need a sex researcher to talk to for a newspaper article, podcast, radio or TV show? Email me at zhana.vrangalova@gmail.com – I’m always happy to talk to the media about sex science. Check out all my media appearances here.

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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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What types of relationships are Americans having? A new study on Americans’ sexual #diversity sought to find out. As part of this study, researchers asked 1,420 partnered participants to indicate whether that #relationship was—during the past year—entirely #monogamous, monogamous but sexless, supposedly monogamous, an #openrelationship; or whether they had not discussed their relationship structure. In thinking about the past year, most of the participants reported being entirely monogamous (78%). More than 1 in 10 partnered respondents were currently in monogamous but sexless relationships (12%). Additionally, 4% were supposedly monogamous, 1.6% reported being in an open relationship, 2.5% had not discussed their relationship structure, and the remaining 1.4% identified their relationship in some other way. The takeaway? Despite growing representations in mainstream media of open relationships, the vast majority Americans are still wedded (pun intended) to #monogamy.
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Link to study: ow.ly/QEOM30fcQeN
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