February 2018 – DrZhana

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  • What Makes People Gay? – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 20!

    Are there biological factors that contribute to sexual orientation? Goes Deeper The question of whether biology and genetics play a role in the determination of sexual orientation is one that is heavily debated in the scientific community. While some people believe that sexual orientation is a choice, many others disagree and believe that there is significant evidence to suggest that sexual orientation is decided before we’re even born. Studies have concluded that the brains of heterosexual vs homosexual individuals are organized differently. To talk about his research on this subject, Dr. Qazi Rahman joined us to help get to the

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  • I’m Presenting at SXSW!

    On Monday, March 12th at 12 pm, Christopher Ryan, author of Sex at Dawn, and I will be hosting a panel at SXSW all about polyamory and consensual nonmonogamy! Thanks to the team at Lelo, Chris and I are going to be engaging in a discussion that will help you develop your own ideas about polyamory. For more information on the panel, click this link or the image below. I am a huge fan of Chris’s work and I’m so excited to be collaborating with him again! We have worked together several times in the past, recently on the Monogamish documentary, and I also

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  • BDSM vs Rape Culture – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 19!

    Do consent-oriented communities (like BDSM) experience lower levels of rape culture? Goes Deeper A study published in 2016 in the Journal of Sex Research, aimed to explore whether communities that emphasize consent see less rape culture than our mainstream society. It compared various communities (college campuses, BDSM, and workplaces) to find out how the levels of sexism, victim blaming, sexual aggression and more stood. Turns out that the BDSM community saw the lowest level of these rape-culture associated ideas. To talk about this study, Joe and I interview the lead author on this study, Dr. Kathryn Klement. Dr. Kathryn Klement

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  • Sex-Question-Palooza: TSOS Podcast Ep. 18!

    This week, Joe and I switched things up and decided to answer some questions we’ve been asked by listeners! Goes Deeper We got some really interesting questions over the past few months, so we dedicated an episode to answering them (well, I answered them and Joe chimed in with some witty banter). We talked about a range of topics including, cuckolding, open relationships, blowjobs, pubic hair, consent, and more!   Foreplay According to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics, Herpes (HSV-1 and HSV-2) is decreasing among all demographics in the United States. Since 1999, HSV-1 (oral Herpes)

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  • Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Cuckolding: TSOS Podcast Ep. 17

    Could cuckolding be a positive thing for some couples? Goes Deeper A new study just published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior investigated fantasies about and experiences with cuckolding in a large and diverse sample of gay-identified men. The study was picked up by the media, with CNN reporting “Cuckolding could be positive for some couples”, and FoxNews and other conservative media mocking CNN for doing it. Another fun tidbit about this study is that one of its authors is someone who most listeners are probably familiar with but is not a scientist and has never published an academic

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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.

Recognizing your romantic attraction and your sexual attraction doesn't have to be complicating. It can be an opportunity to better understand yourself and your desires ... See MoreSee Less

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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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