December 2017 – DrZhana

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  • Live from SSSS – TSOS Podcast Holiday Special Edition!

    This week is the first holiday special of The Science of Sex, live from The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS). SSSS is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about sexuality, and in November, I attended their annual meeting in Atlanta. I  was able to speak with professors, researchers, and students about several new studies, and even some that have not been published yet! In my first interview I spoke with Dr. Dayna Henry from James Madison University about her study on how college students define and perceive sexual assault.   Next, Dr. Megan Maas,

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  • What Turns On Women Who Are Into Casual Sex? – TSOS Podcast, Ep. 13!

    Contrary to many popular stereotypes, there are many women who are as equally into casual sex as some men, but what do these women prefer when it comes to their partners? Goes Deeper A new study recently published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences found that women who are more interested in casual sex differ from women who are not into hookups in the kinds of men they’re interested in, especially when it comes to hookup partners as opposed to relationship partners. This week, Naomi Muggleton, the lead author on this study, is talking to us about her research

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  • My 1st IUD Insertion! – #SexyInsightswithDrZ

    A couple weeks ago, I got my first IUD! Many people are nervous about the procedure, specifically the discomfort of it, so I decided to share with you every detail of the process as well as the first two days after the insertion. I had a really positive experience, so watch now for more information on the procedure! If you’re a fan of the #SexyInsightswithDrZ series, subscribe to my YouTube Channel! If you support my work in bringing #legitsexscience to everyone, please consider becoming a Patreon subscriber at Patreon.com/DrZhana for as little as $2 a month!

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  • Are Bearded Men More Sexist Than Their Clean-Shaven Peers?

    Two contrasting studies have people wondering: are bearded men generally more sexist than those who are clean shaven? In some cultures, having facial hair is a signaler of masculinity and general attractiveness, but in many of these cultures, masculinity is also associated with sexism, so researchers theorized that men with beards could be more misogynistic than those without. In order to test this hypothesis, they had over 500 men from the U.S. and India complete an online survey where they reported on their views toward women and the type of facial hair they had. Two types of sexist attitudes were

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  • Sex Science Social: Nonmonogamy – Recap!

    We had a great turnout at last night’s Sex Science Social: Nonmonogamy! As you know, I love bringing you accurate and unbiased information on sexuality, so thank you for your time, focus, and fascinating questions regarding nonmonogamy. If you weren’t able to attend or missed the live stream, check out the full video of the event below! If you found this presentation useful, please consider supporting my work by becoming a monthly Patreon subscriber for as little as $2 a month. If you would like a copy of the slides, you can donate a minimum of $10 via the PayPal

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  • Understanding Male Sexual Aggression: TSOS Podcast, Ep. 12!

    Our news cycle has been filled with countless examples of male sexual misconduct, from sexual assault, to harassment, to just general creepiness across virtually every profession and social sphere. With the exception of our groper-in-chief, this has professionally hurt pretty much all of these men, and while we seem to be doing better at holding the perpetrators of these crimes accountable, we are still having trouble identifying why these acts of sexual misconduct are so widespread. To help us explore this question, we interviewed someone who’s been studying male sexual aggression for almost four decades: Dr. Neil Malamuth at UCLA. Dr Malamuth is an

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  • Support My Sex Education Efforts on Patreon!

    I have been incredibly fortunate to have a profession that I absolutely love – bringing accurate scientific information about sexuality to people in a sex positive, nonjudgmental way that hopefully helps people build better, more authentic, more pleasurable sexual and relationship lives. Throughout the years, I have shared #legitsexscience on social media, written for popular media outlets, given countless media interviews, published research in scientific journals, given talks and workshops, run a daily sex education live streaming show on Periscope, and created the Casual Sex Project, all in hopes of normalizing conversations about human sexuality–especially those expressions of human sexuality that

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  • Sex Between Those With and Without Power – #SexyInsightswithDrZ

    There has been a lot of news lately about sexual misconduct in the workplace between someone with power and someone without, but does that mean that sex between partners with uneven power roles is always considered assault or misconduct? In my latest #SexyInsightswithDrZ video, I tackle this topic and share my thoughts and opinions on how we define sexual assault in our culture. Check it out below, and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel! If you would like to support my work, consider becoming a supporter on Patreon!

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  • “Love” At First Sight Is Actually Simply Lust At First Sight

    “Love at first sight” (LAFS) is a common trope we see in film and television everywhere, but you may be surprised to hear that this phenomenon isn’t actually what it seems. Every third person reports that they’ve experienced this at least once, and LAFS can certainly be a good thing for a couple. Those who remember starting their relationships with LAFS report more passion toward their partners than people who didn’t remember feeling LAFS, and more passion is linked to higher relationship satisfaction and stability. But this experience of “love” may not be the type of “love” we normally think of, and it’s

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  • Sex and Pregnancy: TSOS Podcast, Ep. 11!

    We love talking about sex, but what about sex during pregnancy and after childbirth? Goes Deeper Earlier this year, two researchers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha published a review paper summarizing what we know from research about sexual behaviors during pregnancy and the year after childbirth. They combed through 56 empirical studies published in the academic literature since 1996, and found that, in general, there was a gradual decline in vaginal intercourse over the course of pregnancy and the first couple of months post-childbirth. This week we were able to interview the lead author on this paper, Dr.

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