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  • One In Seven Americans Has Had A Threesome And One In Five Finds Them Appealing

    Threesomes get held up as the typical male fantasy fairly often in media. But, what does the research suggest about who actually shares this fantasy, and how many people are actually having threesomes? Luckily, a new study just came out about this exact topic (and more!): With a new study published by Debbie Herbenick and colleagues in the journal PLOS ONE that uses a nationally representative sample of over 2,000 U.S. adults aged 18+, we no longer have to live in the dark when it comes to the prevalence and the appeal of 30+ different sexual behaviors, everything from wearing sexy lingerie to

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  • Science. Education. eXperience.

    I had the honor of speaking at SEX.Postir, a Ukrainе-wide educational project about sexuality in public talk format. They’re using “SEX” as an acronym for three things I love talking about: Science, Education, eXperience. The mission of the project is to improve the sex education of society, with a slogan of “More knowledge, less shame!”. Those of you who’ve been following me for a while know that’s right up my alley. 😉 #legitsexscience Check out the video of the talk below!

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  • Fighting for Sexual Freedom 2017

    What a week Kenneth Play and I had participating at Naughty in Nawlins with over 2,000 attendees! Looking back on one of our favorite events of the week, the Sexual Freedom March, we were reminded of the progress made for LGBTQIA rights. 10 years ago, we couldn’t imagine one of the most powerful corporations in the world, like Apple, having an openly gay CEO. While it’s not a perfect analogy, we’re excited to see polyamorous and kinky communities striving for some of the same rights that LGBTQIA communities worked so hard to achieve. Diana Adams Law is an organization we admire that is doing tremendous work

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  • Is LELO’s Re-Engineered HEX Condom Safer or More Dangerous Than Your Regular Latex Condom?

    LELO’s HEX condom has gotten a lot of attention from sex educators. So I looked into some of the concerns that have been raised to determine: How does HEX stack up compared to other condoms when it comes to safety? The answer might surprise you! Check out my in-depth analysis of this question over at Medium!

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  • Rethinking monogamy today

    Check out this article from CNN (featuring yours truly) about non-monogamy and its rise in popularity! Non-monogamy is becoming a topic that people are increasingly open to exploring. As anyone who’s explored non-monogamy knows, these relationships are really different based on individuals’ wants and needs. Non-monogamous people quickly get a lot of experience thinking about what they want from a relationship and communicating that to their partners. As the article explains, whether or not you end up deciding to open up your relationship, exploring non-monogamy can help equip you with skills that are useful in any relationship. If you want

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  • Check me out on PornHub…

    …but not in the way you think! As you may have heard, PornHub has launched its own Sexual Wellness Center. It’s really exciting to see a company with a huge reach like PornHub take an active role in the sex education sphere. And I’m excited to announce that I am contributing content to their center based on #legitsexscience! You can keep an eye on anything I publish with them over here. So far, I’ve published two pieces. The first one is perfect for anyone who’s ever been curious about attending a play party. Is it an all-out orgy? Are people

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  • Having an Epic Sex Life When You’re Worried about “Catching Feelings”

    Check out this video from Elite Daily for a behind-the-scenes peek into my sex coaching services, the way we do it together with my business partner Kenneth Play! What constitutes an epic sex life? Most people probably imagine something of a crossover between a Hollywood romantic comedy and a mainstream porn shoot. But in reality, an epic sex life is having the kind of sex life that is fully authentic to you (that is, in line with your desires and your moral values), and which allows you to nourish the three basic psychological nutrients all humans need to survive and

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  • Study Finds Disturbing Conclusion About ‘Revenge Porn’ But Experts Are Dubious

    Gizmodo recently reached out to me to comment on a new study that claims that 99% of people approve of revenge porn. For anyone who doesn’t know, revenge porn is posting intimate photos of other people online without their consent, as retaliation against them for hurting you. This can obviously be very damaging for many people; the publishing of sexy or nude pictures has ruined many people’s careers. Yet, according to this study, virtually all of its 100 respondents (most of whom women), “expressed at least some approval (e.g. did not feel remorse) of revenge porn”.  As you can read in the Gizmodo article, several scholars, myself

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  • Pornography’s Global Impact

    I’m excited to share that I’ve been featured in a short film on a topic that a lot of people have strong feelings about: porn.  Here’s how the Media Education Foundation describes the project: In her riveting new short film Pornography’s Global Impact, Dr. Chyng Sun, the director of The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality, and Relationships and a professor at NYU, explores how Internet pornography has shaped attitudes and behavior in Taiwan, one of the world’s most lucrative porn markets. The film features Taiwanese men and women who speak with striking frankness about the ways pornography has shaped their relationships, their sexual imaginations, their

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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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