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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sex Science Social: Kink! Facebook Live Videos!

    Only rare freaks are kinky. Kinky people are mentally disturbed.  Kinky desires are a result of sexual assault.  Women are submissive, men are dominant.  Every day we are bombarded with inaccurate, moralistic, and pseudo-scientific information and advice about sex and relationships. How do you figure out what’s true and what’s not? You go to the scientific research published in peer-reviewed academic journals. And if you don’t have access to or can’t be bothered to read all the boring science? You come to one of Dr. Zhana’s Sex Science Socials! If you were unable to attend in person and missed the

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  • What’s More Important to You: Love or Lust?

    We know, it’s not an entirely fair question–what if both are really important to you?–but let’s say you had to choose one. Which one would it be? Valentine’s Day is here, and with it comes a multitude of messages to buy chocolates, flowers, expensive dinners and other aphrodisiacs to spread the love, or get you in a lustful mood. From heartfelt cards to heart-shaped vibrators to completely ignoring what many consider a Hallmark holiday, there isn’t a wrong way to do Valentine’s Day. But whatever you decide to do, it’s important to know what you are looking for. In a

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  • Have You Tried the PURE Hookup App Yet?

    WANT IMMEDIATE, ANONYMOUS, AND SCANDALOUS SEX? …Now that I have your attention, check out what we’ve got going on at the Casual Sex Project and find out how to enter for a chance to win free LELO toys and an Adventure Kit, all while turning up the heat in the bedroom! Introducing the PURE Hookup App! Finally, we have an app that is designed purely for hooking up. No endless conversations with no follow through, no matches that are miles away by the time you actually chat, no getting your hopes up only to find out they aren’t looking for the same

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  • Sex Science Social: Play Parties LIVE Videos!

    If I go to a play party, I’ll definitely get an STI. Sex parties are playgrounds for sexual assault and rape. People who go to sex parties can’t have serious, emotional relationships. Every day we are bombarded with inaccurate, moralistic, and pseudo-scientific information and advice about sex and relationships. How do you figure out what’s true and what’s not? Last month, I hosted one of our highest-attended Sex Science Socials to date, the hotly-anticipated Play Parties edition. Dr. Brooke Wells was my special guest for this event, and she presented some of the brand new research on play parties and the people who

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