February 2014 – DrZhana

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  • What a Difference a Book Makes

    Almost 10 years ago, back in my hometown of Skopje, an overly ambitious psychology undergraduate embarked on an honors thesis that required way more work than an honors thesis should ever require. I interviewed a few dozen Macedonian gays, lesbians, and bisexuals about their coming-out process and decided to do one of the few (only?) qualitative research theses at the Institute of Psychology at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius. While researching  the topic of sexual orientation, I read every academic article I could possibly access online without paying the exorbitant prices journals charge for articles (our University library

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  • I’m speaking at CatalystCon East!

    During my academic career, I have been to and presented my work at many academic conferences, where scholars present their research to other scholars in a very scholarly way. This year, I will be going to my first non-academic sex conference, where non-academics (and some academics) present all sorts of sex-related knowledge to mostly non-academics in a less scholarly, more interactive and engaging sort of way. As described by founder/Creator Dee Dennis, CatalystCon is a “melting pot of sexuality that will unite sex educators, sexologists, sex workers, writers, activists, those in the adult industry and anyone with a passion for

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  • Working from Home: Can There Be Too Much Freedom?

    I love working from home, not having a set schedule, or a boss. I really do. I love the flexibility it offers, the casualness of my day, the ability to wake up and go to sleep whenever I want, to stay in my pajamas all day, to get lunch or coffee with whomever I want whenever I want. I love the freedom to work in my home office, a coffee shop, a library, or even from bed. But that can sometimes get isolating. Especially during a winter like this when it’s either too cold or too wet outside to motivate

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Dr Zhana

I recently posted an IG story which asked “What are the three most important components of a relationship for you?” The answers were so diverse, I decided to compile them into one giant list. I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did!

Self respect
Trust
Sexual chemistry
Mutual interests
Honesty
Emotional safety
Communication
Sexual compatibility
Sex
Courage
Support
Respect
Shared values
Love
Joy
Happiness
Fun
Intimacy
Compatible sex drive
Humor
Kindness
Open mindedness
Patience
Authenticity
Companionship
Vulnerability
Knowledge of oneself
Mutual understanding
Teamwork
Friendship
Equality
Reliability
Generosity
Loyalty
Feeling comfortable
Enjoying each other’s company
Empathy
Passion
Transparency
Laughter
Adventure
Effort
Understanding
Independence
Curiosity
Growth mindset
Commitment
Connection
Sacrifice
Realism
Intellect
Freedom
Peace
Stability
Care
Emotional balance
Common interests
Different interests
Space
Security
Affection
Shared goals
Playfulness
Confidence
Acceptance
Openness
Dedication
Compromise
Attraction
Camaraderie
Safety
Positivity
Quality time
Spontaneity
Flexibility
Adaptability
Consistency
Reciprocity
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