March 2016 – DrZhana

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  • How Many People Are Into Threesomes?

    As threesomes and other forms of group sex become ever more visible, it becomes ever more important to understand people’s interest in and experiences with these alternative sexual activities. A new Canadian study sheds some light on this issue, providing data on Canadian undergrads’ attitudes toward, interest in, and experience with threesomes. Head on over to my Psychology Today blog, Strictly Casual, to find out How Many People Are into Threesomes?

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  • 8 Reasons Why More Teens Should Masturbate

    Masturbation—stimulation of your own genitals for sexual pleasure—has a very rocky history in the U.S., especially when it comes to teens. Only a short century ago, self-pleasure was considered both morally evil and harmful to physical and mental health, and so clergy, public officials, and medical doctors all embarked on a quest to rid humanity of this horrifying “self-abuse.” Some of the more fortunate outcomes of this effort gave us things like Kelogg’s corn flakes and Graham crackers (their inventors believed these bland foods would curb sexual desire). Other “solutions” were much scarier involving some pretty drastic measures such as

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  • Is Polyamory Right for You? 8 Questions to Help You Decide

    As polyamory and other open relationships options become more visible, more and more people are wondering if that could be the right choice for them. And for a good reason: Poly is really not for everyone (nothing sexual ever is, really): It’s socially stigmatized, emotionally more complex, and logistically more complicated than monogamy. But how do you decide whether you’re the kind of person for whom the benefits of consensual non-monogamy would be worth the added complexity, and that you’re not getting yourself into something that’s doomed to fail? In this month’s article for LELO’s blog Volonte, I provide eight research-supported

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  • When Risky Sex Lands You in Jail

    “We’re often taught that sex comes with consequences. But is our fear of these risks making us alienate and punish people with sexually transmitted disease?” Me and one of my NYU Human Sexuality students got interviewed for the Only Human podcast on WNYC radio about perceptions of risk from STIs, and our society’s overblown fear of them. Listen to this March 15 Episode: When Risky Sex Lands You in Jail.

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  • New Study Examines Giving v. Receiving Oral Sex in Casual v. Romantic Encounters.

    How Pleasurable is Oral Sex With Hookup Partners? I ask and answer this question in my Psychology Today article because, there are a lot of stereotypes but very little research to answer these types of questions. In my writing, I concluded this study brings some good news and bad news but fortunately, I have found studies that gives us actual data on the Pleasure of Oral Sex between men and women in certain relationships. Do you think there is pleasure in oral sex with Hookup Partners?          

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  • Advice To Couples With Sexual Differences!

    It is important to find out if you and your partner have sexual differences. If you do, do not be too worried. There are methods to making those differences work out! Take into consideration, partners will have different sexual interests. Sophie Saint Thomas quoted me in a VISE article called, How to Make Sex and Relationships Work When Only One of You Is Kinky, on what couples can do when one partner is kinky and the other is vanilla. “I think it’s usually a good idea to stay open-minded about something you’re not sure about,” is what Vrangalova tells to couples who

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