November 2016 – DrZhana

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  • Sex Science Social: Play Parties Event on Dec 1st!

    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? Join Dr. Zhana for her second Sex Science Social! One special Thursday each month, she’ll host an evening of geeking out over sexual science followed by a BYOB social with like-minded folks at the gorgeous Hacienda Villa. Dr. Zhana will present

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  • LELO’s Black Friday Sale is about to make you VERY Thankful…

    And now, a word from The Casual Sex Project. *** Ready to stock up on the hottest holiday hookup gear? Thanksgiving is one of the biggest holidays in the U.S., a time for sharing great food, spending time with loved ones, and giving thanks for everything we have…and for SEX. …You heard us. LELO, the world’s leading designer brand for intimate pleasure products (and our incredible sponsor), is showing us all just how sexy Thanksgiving can be by giving us some mind-blowing deals for your mind-blowing hookups! Before we can even get to the saucy details, you’d better press “play”

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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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  • Are Open Relationships Right For You? (Webinar)

    Are you considering opening up your relationship, but aren’t sure if that’s the right choice for you? Heard about “polyamory,” “swinging,” or “monogamish,” but aren’t sure what they’re all about? These alternative relationship styles, often combined under the umbrella of consensual nonmonogamy (CNM), are coming out of the closet as more and more people begin to think outside the box when it comes to love and sex, and they have certain benefits over traditional monogamy, or the more common “nonconsensual nonmonogamy” AKA cheating. But CNM relationships aren’t for everyone, and they definitely come with their own set of risks and

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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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  • Dr. Zhana’s Legit Sex Science Show, Nov 1 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 A Happy Partner is a Healthy You We know that people who are happy are physically healthier and exercise more. The current study extended

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  • Sex Science Social: Infidelity

    Missed my recent Sex Science Social? Check out what you missed right here! I was joined by the amazing Karley Sciortino from Slutever to discuss the #legitsexscience behind Infidelity. Using evidence published in peer-reviewed, academic journals, our presentation covered questions like: How prevalent is infidelity? Do men cheat more than women? Why do people cheat? What are the consequences of infidelity? Click here to view the slides from the Keynote presentation! If you want to find more resources for further research about the science behind infidelity, click here to download the PDF of my bibliography. …And check out the video

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19 hours ago

Dr Zhana

Sexual attraction vs. romantic attraction. Yes, there's a difference! Sexual attraction is about who you want to fuck. Romantic attraction is about who you fall in love with. Both are usually discussed in terms of the gender of the people you're attracted to.

They often go hand in hand, especially among folks who are on either end of the sexual orientation spectrum (completely straight or completely gay) or people who are demisexual (only sexually attracted to someone after they've developed romantic attachment to them). Such folks tend to be sexually attracted to the same gender that they're romantically attracted to.

For bisexual people, the two often diverge. Many bisexual people are more sexually attracted to women but more romantically interested in men. Or vice versa.

Divergence in sexual vs romantic attraction can also apply to traits other than gender, like people's physical appearance or personality traits. You may be sexually attracted to athletic, dominant people but romantically attracted to kind, funny people. Our hearts and genitals sometimes like the same thing, sometimes they like different things.

When people feel this divergence, it can be confusing. It can complicate your labels and your identity. But it's perfectly normal and common!

There might be some evolutionary reasons behind it (for example, our genitals are more interested in good genes, our hearts in good long-term partners and parents). Or not. It doesn't really matter. You can choose how you want it to impact your life and to what extent you want to take action based on your sexual attraction or your romantic attraction.

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7 days ago

Dr Zhana

Got questions too awkward for your regular doctor? Well we have just what the doctor ordered! Join Dr Zhana and other experts to get your questions answered. No question is too awkward! The event is on June 20th at 7 pm. Get more info and tickets here: www.eventbrite.com/e/doctors-orders-pride-edition-tickets-62511605896 ... See MoreSee Less

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