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  • Yesterday’s Impulsive Tattoos Are Not Today’s Risky Behavior

    Are tattooed adults different from non-tattooed adults in terms of their impulsivity and willingness to take risks? They may have been–once upon a time when tattoos were much more risquee and fringe than they are today. But a new study published in Personality And Individual Differences found that these days they are not… or rather, not much. Psychologist Viren Swami and colleagues at the University of Westminster, London, wondered whether tattooed individuals would be more risk-taking, impulsive, and prone to boredom than their non-tattooed counterparts. If so, does more tattoos mean more risk taking and impulsivity? To find out, the

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  • Myth Busted: Open Relationships Don’t Lead to More Diseases!

    Previous studies have shown what people really think if you’re in an open relationship (where people consensually agree to have multiple other sexual partners) — that you are a cesspool of diseases! Whereas, if you were in a monogamous relationship, its a good way to stay sexually healthy. Now, new studies show that those stereotypes are not true. In this edition of Sex Science News, where I tell you about a new sex study that just got published, I will be discussing the likelihood of STIs (sexually transmitted infections) between people in non-monogamous relationships compared to those in monogamous relationships. This study was published in the Journal

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  • Sex Science News: From Academic Journals to the Media

    As anyone checking my Twitter or Facebook in the past week knows, one of my research studies got picked up by the media. It was my first time something like that happened, and, boy, that was quite the ride. I got to experience the excitement of getting my name and research out there, but also the frustration at (some) journalists misreporting the science. Now that it is (mostly) over, I want to document my experience with this process: How does a scientific study make it from the academic journal in which it was published to the mainstream media, and what

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  • Sex Research: Doing More Good Than Harm

    Anyone who’s tried to do sex research in the US knows how difficult it is to get your study approved by the IRB (Institutional Review Board) – the research police imbued with the power of granting or withholding permission for all social science. IRBs all across the country regularly freak out when they see a study about sex, even those that require nothing more than answering a few sex questions in an anonymous survey. You all know how scary and traumatizing voluntarily talking about sex can be. And when the studies are a bit more involved, their reactions go bat-shit

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  • Young Adults Needed for Study on Sexual Attitudes

    Study on Sexual Attitudes – Chance to Win $50 We would like to invite all men and women between the ages of 18-24 to participate in a research study on attitudes toward a variety of sexual activities. Participation involves completing an online survey assessing background information, sexual attitudes, interests and experiences. The study takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. All participants will be entered for their chance to win a $50 dollar VISA gift card. If you are interested, please visit the link below: https://survey.psyc.unb.ca/SexAttConsentForm.aspx This project is on file with the UNB Research Ethics Board (REB #2012-122).

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  • Felching, Anyone?

    While sex itself is clearly pretty sexy, sex science is usually not. Once, a friend of my husband who is not a social scientist (he’s a computer geek) decided to read one of my published research papers. After reading a few pages, he said to my husband: “I never thought you could make sex sound so boring!” I’m not sure what he was expecting to find in an academic paper – even one on a sex-related topic, but I can assure you that academic papers, sex or no sex, will not typically give you an erection or make your panties

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