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  • Marijuana Users Have More Sex

    As marijuana use continues to grow in the United States, we are starting to learn more about its effects on our behavior. A new study using a nationally representative sample of over 50,000 US residents ages 15 to 44 found that, on average, marijuana users have more sex than nonusers. For example, women who reported no marijuana use during the past year had sexual intercourse 6.0 times on average during the past 4 weeks compared with 7.1 times for women who reported daily marijuana use. For men, these numbers were 5.6 for nonusers and 6.9 times for daily users. Increased sexual frequency was also

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  • Sexualized Images Undermine Women’s Success In Academia

    As of 2017, women are outnumbering men across all levels of higher education, yet men still dominate academic environments, where on average, they make more money and are more likely to hold higher positions of power. But how could this be? A new study published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology aimed to identify a potential cause of this gap: sexualized professional climates. Context and climate matter for professional outcomes. Perceptions of workplace climate as sexist or tolerant of sexual harassment are associated with decreased job satisfaction, poorer job outcomes and higher exit intentions and actual withdrawal from the workplace, particularly among women. This study provides evidence

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  • The AI with Gaydar: TSOS Podcast, Ep. 2!

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Inside Look at Hacienda Villa

    What is there to say about this BRIC TV video on Bushwick’s polyamory house that wasn’t already said with lingering shots of curved faucets and supple hands wrapped around goblets of wine? Check out this article written by Gothamist about Hacienda Villa, and the two videos below:  

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How do #trans men feel after #genderconfirmationsurgery (aka #bottomsurgery)? A new longitudinal study of 21 #transmen sought to find out. Survey data collected before #surgery and 1 year later revealed that psychological symptoms, #bodyimage, and #selfesteem did not change pre- to post-surgery. Despite this, after surgery participants were more sexually active (both by themselves and with a partner) and used their genitals more frequently during sex compared with before surgery. Furthermore, participants generally reported high satisfaction with their penile function (although they did report problems with urination). The takeaway? #Transgender men who choose to undergo bottom surgery do indeed benefit psychosexually.
#genderdysphoria #sexuality #legitsexscience #sexscience #sexresearch #sexsciencenews
link to study: ow.ly/Z4Xy30gFlGQ
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