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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Orgasm Gap, and How to Bridge It

The orgasm gap between men and women is pretty staggering. Across a representative sample of Americans, for example, over 90% of men of all ages reported having an orgasm during their most recent partnered sex compared to only about 65% of women. Furthermore, while over 85% of men report orgasming often (more than 75% of
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Sex Science Social: Play Parties Event on Dec 1st!

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
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Watch ‘El Cazador de Cerebros’ episode starting Saturday, Nov. 26!

Recently, I did an interview with Pere Estupinyà about sex and society for the TV program ‘El Cazador de Cerebros’. Check out the episode, which will be live streamed on Saturday, November 26, at 19:45 CET.  If you can’t watch it live, you can still watch it online from Sunday onwards here! http://rtve.es/v/3813024
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LELO’s Black Friday Sale is about to make you VERY Thankful…

And now, a word from The Casual Sex Project. *** Ready to stock up on the hottest holiday hookup gear? Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays in the U.S., a time for sharing great food, spending time with loved ones, and giving thanks for everything we have…and for SEX. …You heard us. LELO, the
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Casual Sex: On this week’s Dr. Z 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
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Are Open Relationships Right For You? (Webinar)

Are you considering opening up your relationship, but aren’t sure if that’s the right choice for you? Heard about “polyamory,” “swinging,” or “monogamish,” but aren’t sure what they’re all about? These alternative relationship styles, often combined under the umbrella of consensual nonmonogamy (CNM), are coming out of the closet as more and more people begin
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Dr. Zhana’s Legit Sex Science Show, Nov 8 2016

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
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The Dangerous Business of BDSM Abduction Fantasies

In the new episode of “Slutever“, Vice’s “real sex” show with Karley Sciortino, I talk to Karley about the psychology of rape and abduction fantasies. Watch the new episode The Dangerous Business of BDSM Abduction Fantasies!
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Dr. Zhana’s Legit Sex Science Show, Nov 1 2016

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
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Sex Science Social: Infidelity

Missed my recent Sex Science Social? Check out what you missed right here! I was joined by the amazing Karley Sciortino from Slutever to discuss the #legitsexscience behind Infidelity. Using evidence published in peer-reviewed, academic journals, our presentation covered questions like: How prevalent is infidelity? Do men cheat more than women? Why do people cheat?
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Dr. Zhana’s Legit Sex Science Show, Oct 25 2016

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 toys we discussed. And if you’d rather watch Dr. Zhana than read here, the Periscope replay
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Protected: Hooking Up Healthy Intensive #LegitSexScience

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Sex Science Social: Infidelity (Pay What You Can)

“Men are gay if they like anal play.” “Female ejaculation is pee.” “If your partner watches porn, he doesn’t love you any more.” Sound familiar? 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 Dr. Zhana
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Here’s What 7 People Actually Bring to Sex Parties

Ever thought about what people bring to a sex party? Some of my close friends and collaborators share what you can find in their sex party toy bag, including Kenneth Play, Effy Blue, and Andrew Sparksfire. Check out this piece, Here’s What 7 People Actually Bring to Sex Parties, by Cosmopolitan to find out!
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Dr. Zhana’s Legit Sex Science Show, Oct 18 2016

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 toys we discussed. And if you’d rather watch Dr. Zhana than read here, the Periscope replay is
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Oh, The Guardian: Journalists Getting Things Wrong (about Sex and Stuff)

Yesterday, my Google alerts alerted me of an article in The Guardian, Is casual sex bad for your wellbeing?, which had mentioned my name. Publicity is usually great, especially when it comes from one of the top 5 UK newspapers, and even if you never actually got interviewed for the article. Alas, the article turned out to
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The Morning Show- All about The Casual Sex Project

Last week, I was interview by Australia’s The Morning Show to talk about the Casual Sex Project and give some information about casual sex. Check out All about The Casual Sex Project to watch the interview!
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Dr. Zhana’s Legit Sex Science Show, Oct 12 2016

Hi everyone, Here’s a recap of what we talked about this week’s Legit Sex Science Show on Periscope (Tuesdays, 11am-1pm New York time), with info and links to all the sex research studies and sex toys we discussed. And if you’d rather watch Dr. Zhana than read here, the Periscope replay is at the bottom of
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These Sex Positions Will Prove To You That Bigger Isn’t Necessarily Better

Is bigger penis size better for sex? Not necessarily! Do you want to know some positions and techniques that work better for smaller penises? Check out These Sex Positions Will Prove To You That Bigger Isn’t Necessarily Better to find out!
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Periscope Re-Launch!

As you may remember, for about ten months (until April of this year) I was doing daily sex education using the live streaming platform Periscope. As much as I loved it, I realized that scoping every day, sometimes multiple times a day, was not sustainable long term. However, I am happy to announce that the show is now
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Hooking Up Healthy Intensive & Social on October 9th!

I’m so pleased to report that Kenneth Play and I are back in action to teach the Hooking Up Healthy Intensive & Social on Sunday, October 9. It’ll be an all-day extravaganza with a Casual Sex Intensive during the day and lunch on the house, followed by dinner, a sexy social, and a hot tub hangout at the gorgeous Hacienda Villa.
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Casual Sex: Everyone Is Doing It

Check out the New Yorker’s piece,Casual Sex: Everyone Is Doing It, to find out more about my research project The Casual Sex Project, what it does, and how I got started on it!
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Six Myths about BDSM Debunked by Science

Ever wondered if myths about BDSM are true? Read this article I wrote for Volonte, Six Myths about BDSM Debunked by Science, to find out some facts about BDSM!
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Ask An Expert: Is There Such A Thing As Masturbating Too Much?

Are the myths and cultural and religious taboos about masturbating true? Check out Medical Daily’s article, Ask An Expert: Is There Such A Thing As Masturbating Too Much?, to read more about what myself and other sex experts have to say about masturbation.
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The humble condom has been given a major overhaul – are you willing to try it?

Check out this article about a new condom, the Lelo Hex, which has a honeycomb structure that supposedly improves sensation, grip, and durability. Check out Mirror UK’s article to learn more about it!
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“Parallax One: The Evolution of Sexy”, an all female panel on the future of human sexuality

In an age where sex appeal, community and morality are evolving at an ever increasing rate, what the culture of sex look like in the future? To find out, come to Lightening Society’s event “Parallax One: The Evolution of Sexy”, an all female panel on the future of human sexuality, on Thursday, June 9, at
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Want to know how to achieve an orgasm after your partner has finished? Check out Women’s Health Magazine’s article,5 Afterplay Moves to Ensure the Sex Wasn’t for Nothing, for some tips on how to take matters into your own hands and get the job done even after sex!
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10 Things We Learned At An Alt Sex Conference

At the first Annual Alt Sex Conference, I gave a presentation called “Myths and Realities of Consensual Non-Monogamy”, and shared some facts about people who practice it. Click the link below to find out 10 Things We Learned At An Alt Sex Conference!
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8 Sex Therapists Share Their #1 Tips for Clients Who Struggle to Orgasm

Want to know some tips on how to achieve an orgasm? Check out the article 8 Sex Therapists Share Their #1 Tips for Clients Who Struggle to Orgasm by Women’s Health Magazine, where I gave a tip to help women achieve orgasms!
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You Definitely Have Friends in Open Relationships

Did you know that 21 percent of single people reported having an open relationship at some point in their lives? Check out this article by Esquire, You Definitely Have Friends in Open Relationships, where I was interviewed and gave some insight on open relationships!
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Can You Really Break Your Penis? (And Answers To 8 Other Candid Sex Questions)

“Can You Really Break Your Penis? What is dry sex? How can a woman become multi-orgasmic? What can I do if my boyfriend doesn’t want to bottom?” These are all questions I answered during a podcast for The HuffPost Love+Sex. To find out more about answers to these questions and more, check out the article and
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3 Insights About Kinky and Nonmonogamous Sex

Last week, I gave a talk about kinky sex and non-monogamy at the “Alt Sex NYC Conference”. New York Magazine‘s article, 3 Insights About Kinky and Nonmonogamous Sex, covers three takeaway points from the conference. Check out the article to find out what they are!  
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How Have Women Shaped The Hookup Culture?

This week, I was interviewed by Bustle for their episode “How Have Women Shaped The Hookup Culture?”, which explores how for a piece how hookup culture affects women career-wise, academically, and evolutionarily. Check out the short episode below!  
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NYU WYSE Makes Sex Ed Fun in ‘Let’s Talk about Sex, Ba-by!’

Last week, I spoke about sex education and giving consent at NYU Women and Youth Supporting Each Other’s event, “Let’s Talk about Sex, Ba-by!” Check out the article about the event on NYU’s newspaper, Washington Square News!
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Everything You Need to Know About Consent That You Never Learned in Sex Ed

How do you go about the business of obtaining and providing enthusiastic consent in real-life sexual encounters? This week, I wrote an article about sexual consent  piece on for a Teen Vogue campaign, Not Your Fault, that aims to educate people about the issues of sexual assault. Check out the article on Everything You Need to Know About Consent That
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The Men Obsessed With Perfecting A Porn-Style Money Shot

Many men these days seem obsessed with their “cum loads” – they want them to be substantial in size and reach great distances. Tracy Clark-Flory did an article for Vocativ on the topic, and I helped with the story, including doing a Periscope broadcast for her to hear from some real men about why this
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There’s a Conversation About Polyamory We’re Not Having

Last week, I got interviewed by Sophie St. Thomas for a Mic piece about establishing consent in polyamorous relationships and the frequent experience poly people have that because they’re poly, they are “DTF” (down to fuck). Check out the article: There’s a Conversation About Polyamory We’re Not Having.
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How Many People Are Into Threesomes?

As threesomes and other forms of group sex become ever more visible, it becomes ever more important to understand people’s interest in and experiences with these alternative sexual activities. A new Canadian study sheds some light on this issue, providing data on Canadian undergrads’ attitudes toward, interest in, and experience with threesomes. Head on over to my Psychology Today
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8 Reasons Why More Teens Should Masturbate

Masturbation—stimulation of your own genitals for sexual pleasure—has a very rocky history in the U.S., especially when it comes to teens. Only a short century ago, self-pleasure was considered both morally evil and harmful to physical and mental health, and so clergy, public officials, and medical doctors all embarked on a quest to rid humanity
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Is Polyamory Right for You? 8 Questions to Help You Decide

As polyamory and other open relationships options become more visible, more and more people are wondering if that could be the right choice for them. And for a good reason: Poly is really not for everyone (nothing sexual ever is, really): It’s socially stigmatized, emotionally more complex, and logistically more complicated than monogamy. But how
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When Risky Sex Lands You in Jail

“We’re often taught that sex comes with consequences. But is our fear of these risks making us alienate and punish people with sexually transmitted disease?” Me and one of my NYU Human Sexuality students got interviewed for the Only Human podcast on WNYC radio about perceptions of risk from STIs, and our society’s overblown fear
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New Study Examines Giving v. Receiving Oral Sex in Casual v. Romantic Encounters.

How Pleasurable is Oral Sex With Hookup Partners? I ask and answer this question in my Psychology Today article because, there are a lot of stereotypes but very little research to answer these types of questions. In my writing, I concluded this study brings some good news and bad news but fortunately, I have found studies that gives us actual
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Advice To Couples With Sexual Differences!

It is important to find out if you and your partner have sexual differences. If you do, do not be too worried. There are methods to making those differences work out! Take into consideration, partners will have different sexual interests. Sophie Saint Thomas quoted me in a VISE article called, How to Make Sex and Relationships Work
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