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  • Is Consensual Non-Monogamy Right for You?

    Consensual Non-Monogamy (CNM) has gained in popularity quite a bit recently. Recent studies found that 30% of men and 20% of women in the U.S. currently in a relationship have some level of openness and 50% of men and 30% of women described their ideal relationship as “somewhat open.” This recent video produced by ATTN about polyamory has received almost 3 million views in just a few months. It is clear that Non-Monogamy is being talked about and explored more now than ever: While CNM relationships can have some wonderful pros, at least for some people, they also carry with

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  • Sex Science Social: Kink! Facebook Live Videos!

    Only rare freaks are kinky. Kinky people are mentally disturbed.  Kinky desires are a result of sexual assault.  Women are submissive, men are dominant.  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? You go to the scientific research published in peer-reviewed academic journals. And if you don’t have access to or can’t be bothered to read all the boring science? You come to one of Dr. Zhana’s Sex Science Socials! If you were unable to attend in person and missed the

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  • What’s More Important to You: Love or Lust?

    We know, it’s not an entirely fair question–what if both are really important to you?–but let’s say you had to choose one. Which one would it be? Valentine’s Day is here, and with it comes a multitude of messages to buy chocolates, flowers, expensive dinners and other aphrodisiacs to spread the love, or get you in a lustful mood. From heartfelt cards to heart-shaped vibrators to completely ignoring what many consider a Hallmark holiday, there isn’t a wrong way to do Valentine’s Day. But whatever you decide to do, it’s important to know what you are looking for. In a

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  • Have You Tried the PURE Hookup App Yet?

    WANT IMMEDIATE, ANONYMOUS, AND SCANDALOUS SEX? …Now that I have your attention, check out what we’ve got going on at the Casual Sex Project and find out how to enter for a chance to win free LELO toys and an Adventure Kit, all while turning up the heat in the bedroom! Introducing the PURE Hookup App! Finally, we have an app that is designed purely for hooking up. No endless conversations with no follow through, no matches that are miles away by the time you actually chat, no getting your hopes up only to find out they aren’t looking for the same

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  • Sex Science Social: Play Parties LIVE Videos!

    If I go to a play party, I’ll definitely get an STI. Sex parties are playgrounds for sexual assault and rape. People who go to sex parties can’t have serious, emotional relationships. 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? Last month, I hosted one of our highest-attended Sex Science Socials to date, the hotly-anticipated Play Parties edition. Dr. Brooke Wells was my special guest for this event, and she presented some of the brand new research on play parties and the people who

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  • Amber Rose’s Comments About Bisexual Men Reveal a Common Stereotype

    Last week, Amber Rose commented on her discomfort around dating bisexual men while on Dr. Chris Donaghue’s “Loveline” podcast. Is this a common sentiment among women who date men? As a matter a fact, it is. Especially when it comes to a long-term relationships. See, for example, this study. Although, as this other study shows, unwillingness to date bisexuals is more common among those who hold more conservative political views, have greater need for social hierarchies, and believe that sexual orientation is more of an either / or kind of thing. Not sure if Amber Rose fits this description, but still… For more about why people

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  • 7 Reasons Why You Might Not Be Into Casual Sex Anymore

    Ever wondered why casual sex works for some people but not for others? Why do some people lose interest in casual sex after having done it before? Check out this Bustle article 7 Reasons Why You Might Not Be Into Casual Sex Anymore, where I explain what I’ve learned about this from the research on casual sex and all the hookup stories shared on The Casual Sex Project!

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  • Sex Ed for Kids, Norwegian Style

    You all know how much sex education sucks in the U.S., right? If you don’t, this Last Week’s Tonight’s episode of John Oliver’s show gives a pretty good look into it. Things in much of Northern Europe are completely different. Sex education starts early and is quite comprehensive, access to condoms and birth control is easily accessible to everyone, and sexual health services are free. Guess what the outcomes are? The U.S. has the highest teen pregnancy, teen births, STIs among, and sexual shame all developed countries in the world; the Nordic countries have the lowest rates of all four. And now,

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  • Asexuals’ Fantasies, Attraction to Trans Women, Sex and Your Verbal SAT score, and more: #LegitSexScience Show

    Hi everyone, Here’s a recap of what we talked about on this week’s Legit Sex Science Show on Periscope and Facebook Live (Tuesdays, 11am-1pm New York time), with info and links to all the sex research studies and sex products we discussed. And if you’d rather watch Dr. Zhana than read here, the Periscope replay is at the bottom of this blog post! Make sure you follow Dr. Zhana on Periscope (@DrZhana) or Facebook (@ZhanaVrangalova).   What, If Anything, Do Asexuals Fantasize About? Do asexuals really have no sexual attraction whatsoever? A new study with a sample of 350 asexual people and

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  • The Best $25 You Ever Spent for a Hookup

    As many of you may know, my greatest passion in life is sharing with people accurate sexual knowledge and empowering them to have more authentic, more pleasurable, safer sex lives, especially when it comes to casual sex. This is why I am particularly excited to share The Adventure Kit with you, the result of my collaboration with sex hacker Kenneth Play (and the rest of my team at the The Casual Sex Project) and our absolutely favorite sex-positive sex store, the The Pleasure Chest! The Adventure Kit is designed to make your hook-up adventures safer, fresher, and more pleasurable. Based on all the #LegitSexScience we’ve reviewed, and all the Casual Sex Project stories we

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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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