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  • Casual Sex: On this week’s Dr. Z show!

    Hi everyone, Here’s a recap of what we talked about on this week’s Legit Sex Science Show on Periscope and Facebook Live (Tuesdays, 11am-1pm New York time), with info and links to all the sex research studies and sex products we discussed. And if you’d rather watch Dr. Zhana than read here, the Periscope replay is at the bottom of this blog post! Make sure you follow Dr. Zhana on Periscope (@DrZhana) or Facebook (@ZhanaVrangalova).   The Sex Lives of College Students Is hooking up replacing dating on college campus? A new longitudinal study with a sample of over 22,000 college students

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  • Dr. Zhana’s Legit Sex Science Show, Nov 8 2016

    Hi everyone, Here’s a recap of what we talked about on this week’s Legit Sex Science Show on Periscope and Facebook Live (Tuesdays, 11am-1pm New York time), with info and links to all the sex research studies and sex products we discussed. And if you’d rather watch Dr. Zhana than read here, the Periscope replay is at the bottom of this blog post! Make sure you follow Dr. Zhana on Periscope (@DrZhana) or Facebook (@ZhanaVrangalova).   Sex Research News YouGov Poll Finds That Nearly 1/2 of Men and 1/3 of Women Want To Be In Some Sort of Open Relationship The first

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  • Straights Are More Gay When Gay Is OK

    We like to think of sexual orientation as something that is pretty stable and that, once established during childhood or early adolescence, doesn’t change much. We certainly don’t think it can change in response to fleeting, casual influences from our environment. Well, a new experimental study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology says what we think is wrong. Across three experiments, researchers at UCLA found that heterosexually-identified men and women  reported significantly more same-sex sexual desires and interests when they were exposed to positive, supportive information about homosexuality than when they were exposed to negative, stigmatizing information. In

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Dutch teens have better sexual health outcomes than US teens--why? More #SexPositive culture! By Justin Lehmiller ow.ly/6UWg30bW88r ... See MoreSee Less

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A new study using a sample of about 3,400 heterosexual med students finds that #prejudice toward #bisexuals (beyond general #homophobia) is partly due to a trait called “need for #closure” (NFC). For people scoring high on this preference for simple ways of structuring info, bisexuality is too “ambiguous:” According to the results, higher levels of NFC predicts negative evaluations of #bisexual people after accounting for negative evaluations of #gay/#lesbian people, and higher levels of NFC also predict an explicit preference for #monosexual people over bisexual people. These results suggests that differences in evaluations of #sexualminority groups partially reflect different psychological processes; NFC may be a particularly salient factor in #bi prejudice.
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Link to study: ow.ly/Nhs730bIyAq
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