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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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  • Marriage and Porn: TSOS Podcast Ep. 9!

    Can porn negatively impact a marriage? Goes Deeper This week on The Science of Sex, Joe and I went deeper into a rather controversial topic involving the impact that watching pornography can have on marital quality and longevity. We interviewed Dr. Samuel L. Perry, an assistant professor of sociology and religious studies at the University of Oklahoma, about two of his recent studies, both of which included nationally representative samples of married US adults that were followed over several years. One study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, found married persons who watched porn more often in 2006 reported significantly lower levels of

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  • A Woman’s Brain During Orgasm: TSOS Podcast Ep. 8!

    What is really going on in the female brain before, during, and after an orgasm? This week on The Science of Sex, Joe and I talk to Dr. Nan Wise, a licensed psychotherapist, cognitive neuroscientist, certified sex therapist, board certified clinical hypnotherapist, and certified relationship specialist with three decades of experience. Her research at Rutgers University has addressed gaps in the scientific literature regarding the neural basis of human sexuality, and has as a result, garnered international attention. This fall, Dr. Wise published a study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine that disputed past research of brain scans of women during orgasm.

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  • All About Asexuality: TSOS Podcast Ep. 7!

    We often talk about issues regarding the gay, lesbian, and bisexual communities, but what about those who identify as asexual? On the latest episode of The Science of Sex, Joe and I dove into an interesting yet rarely discussed topic of conversation all about asexuality and its relationship to mental health. Our guest on the show was Lara Greaves, a student in her last month of a PhD in the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research is broadly in the area of social psychology and includes everything from indigenous voter turnout to the psychological recovery

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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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  • PhD in Threesomes: TSOS Podcast Ep. 6!

    Is it really “not gay if it’s in a threeway?” This week on The Science of Sex, Joe and I speak with Dr. Ryan Scoats, a man who according to the New York Post “got his PhD in threesomes.” Dr. Scoats got his BA (hons) and masters of research from the University of Bath, and his PhD in sociology from the University of Winchester, studying under Professor Eric Anderson. He is currently a researcher at Birmingham City University in the faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences, and his research focuses on masculinities, sports cultures, sexualities, identity, consensual nonmonogamy, and, obviously,

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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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  • I Need a Favor…Rate and Review my Podcast!

    The fourth episode of The Science of Sex is out! In this episode, Joe Pardavila and I speak with Dr. James Pfaus about the “elusive” female orgasm, and why we consider it so mysterious! He published a study on this very topic in 2016, and shares all sorts of interesting facts with us! We also talk about the average size penis and couples who sleep in separate beds, so tune in to check that out! I need to ask you all a favor. And if you listen to this or any other episode, please please please rate and review it on iTunes

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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: 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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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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