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  • Sexual Minorities Are Fearful of Coming Out To Health Providers

    Members of the LGBTQ+ community experience higher rates of various psychiatric disorders and substance abuse disorders as well as different physical and sexual health issues than that of heterosexual people due to stigmas against their sexuality and gender identity. We have made progress in encouraging healthcare providers to treat their gay and lesbian patients with special care, but new studies have shown that bisexual and pansexual women in particular still fear coming out to their doctors. A study published in 2017 in the journal Culture, Health, and Sexuality with 354 sexual minority women found that while 83% of lesbian-identified and 70% of queer-identified women

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ethical Slut Social Live Videos!

    For those of you who missed the Ethical Slut Social, check out the three-part video below! “PolyTalks and Wry Relationships” are guided open forums in a Q&A format. They explore Consensual Non-monogamy, Mono-Amory, Polyamory, Relationship Anarchy, DADT, swingers, BDSM, casual sex, non-exclusive dating, threesomes, and anything outside the realms of traditional monogamous heteronormativity. On September 10, Hacienda Villa hosted a panel discussion featuring Janet Hardy, one of the authors of The Ethical Slut. Thank you everyone for co-creating this amazing event for Facebook Live and our event audiences. I hope you enjoyed the talks, event space, social time and food!

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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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