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  • Reveal All: Fear Nothing

    Performance artists and feminist pornographer, Madison Young, is bringing her newest piece into the sex-positive community in Brooklyn. Reveal All Fear Nothing: A Journey in Sex, Love, Porn and Feminism is a multi-media performance and experimental theater piece written and performed by post-porn modernist, Madison Young and developed with the legendary Annie Sprinkle. This is theater that cracks wide open the sexual underground worlds of BDSM, pornography, and kink while demystifying and celebrating these often misunderstood and misrepresented communities and movements. Reveal All is a modern adaptation of Sprinkle’s wildly successful and Internationally toured theater piece, Post Porn Modernist Show. Directed by Sophia

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  • Inside the Heads of Nonmonogamous Men

    Episode #3 of the Science of Sex podcast is up! Remember my recent Forbes article about the study that found that nonmonogamous men’s brains responded differently to romantic images than monogamous men’s? This week, Joe Pardavila and I talk with Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton, who ran that study! Tune in to hear us discuss this fascinating #legitsexscience! Listen, subscribe and share! Apple iTunes Google Play SoundCloud Stitcher

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  • The AI with “Gaydar”

    The 2nd Science of Sex Podcast episode is out! Joe Pardavila and I spoke with Dr Michal Kosinski (Stanford University) about his controversial study on Artificial Intelligence being able to distinguish gay from straight faces. We address a lot of the misconceptions people had about the methods and conclusions of this study as well as the moral dilemmas around it. I know that I had a lot of questions when I first read this study, so I’m really excited to have gotten the answers to some of those! Some really fascinating stuff in there! (And we also discuss robot sex, going “commando”, and Hugh

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  • Popped My Podcast Cherry!

    Great news for all you sex science enthusiasts: the first episode of The Science of Sex, a podcast hosted by Joe Pardavila and me, has landed! I am so excited about this project! I’ve been wanting to do a podcast about sex research for a while now, and it’s finally coming to fruition, in no small part enabled by my collaboration with Joe, a long-time contributor & pop culture expert with the Morning Show at WPLJ Radio in NYC. In each episode of The Science of Sex, Joe and I will be reviewing recent sex science news, and going in-depth

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  • Monogamish Screening Plus Q&A!

    As you probably know, I’ve done a lot of research on consensual non-monogamy.  So the movie Monogamish instantly drew my attention. Check out the description: Recovering from a very public divorce, independent filmmaker and Italian Prince Tao Ruspoli takes to the road to talk to his relatives, advice columnists, psychologists, historians, anthropologists, artists, philosophers, sex workers, sex therapists, and ordinary couples about love, sex & monogamy in our culture. What he discovers about his very unconventional family, and about the history and psychology of love and marriage leads him to question the ideal of monogamy, and the traditional family values

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  • Monogamous And Nonmonogamous Men’s Brains Respond Differently To Romantic Images

    Are some people “wired” for nonmonogamy? Do nonmonogamous people’s brains work differently from monogamous people’s? A new study has studied brain responses to men viewing sexual, romantic, and neutral images and found that there are some differences in how monogamous vs nonmonogamous men respond to viewing romantic images! Check out my piece on Forbes for my full analysis of the study. Of course, finding differences in brain activation doesn’t necessarily mean that these men have a biological predisposition toward (non)monogamy driving their behavior. It could be that men who are monogamous have had more rewarding relationships in the past and

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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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