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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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  • The Top 5 Reasons Marriages And Cohabitations End

    Most of the studies focusing on divorce and the ending of relationships and cohabitations are based on qualitative research, not quantitative but a new study out of the UK overcomes the disadvantages of past research and provides a clearer insight into why live-in partnerships come to an end. The data come from NATSAL-3, a nationally representative survey of over 15,000 UK residents ages 16-74 interviewed between 2010 and 2012. Overall, 11% of the men and 14% of the women in the sample reported they experienced the end of a live-in partnership (marital or cohabiting) in the 5 years prior to interview (2% of men’s and

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  • Sexual Dysfunction: TSOS Podcast, Ep. 10!

    How common are sexual problems and when should they be a cause for concern? Goes Deeper On this week’s episode of The Science of Sex, Joe and I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Kirstin Mitchell about her research on sexual function and disfunction. Dr. Mitchell is a Senior Research Fellow at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, where she leads a theme of research on Families and Intimate & Sexual Relationships. We spoke with her about a few studies that she has published in regards to sexual dysfunction. Over the last 3 years, several

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  • Feeling Ill After Ejaculating? You Might Have ‘Post-Orgasmic Illness Syndrome’

    Many of us are (unfortunately) aware of post-ejaculation guilt, but there is a small percentage of the population that experiences real physical illness after orgasm. These people suffer from “Post-Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS).” If you haven’t heard of it, don’t worry, you’re not alone. POIS is a very rare disorder among men (and possibly women) that causes flu-like and allergic symptoms following ejaculation. POIS manifests as a constellation of flulike and allergic symptoms, including fatigue, weakness of musculature, feverishness or perspiration, mood disturbances and irritability, memory and concentration problems, incoherent speech, nose congestion or watery nose, or itchy eyes. Different

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  • Marijuana Users Have More Sex

    As marijuana use continues to grow in the United States, we are starting to learn more about its effects on our behavior. A new study using a nationally representative sample of over 50,000 US residents ages 15 to 44 found that, on average, marijuana users have more sex than nonusers. For example, women who reported no marijuana use during the past year had sexual intercourse 6.0 times on average during the past 4 weeks compared with 7.1 times for women who reported daily marijuana use. For men, these numbers were 5.6 for nonusers and 6.9 times for daily users. Increased sexual frequency was also

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  • Marriage and Porn: TSOS Podcast Ep. 9!

    Can porn negatively impact a marriage? Goes Deeper This week on The Science of Sex, Joe and I went deeper into a rather controversial topic involving the impact that watching pornography can have on marital quality and longevity. We interviewed Dr. Samuel L. Perry, an assistant professor of sociology and religious studies at the University of Oklahoma, about two of his recent studies, both of which included nationally representative samples of married US adults that were followed over several years. One study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, found married persons who watched porn more often in 2006 reported significantly lower levels of

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  • Sex Science Social: Bicuriosity – Recap!

    We had a great turnout at the Sex Science Social: Bicuriosity this past Thursday at Hacienda in Brooklyn! I had such an awesome time listening to your thoughts and answering your questions. We went down a lot of fascinating rabbit holes and heard many different perspectives and experiences regarding bicuriosity, biphobia, and non-heterosexual identity. We are looking into hosting one more event before the end of the year so stay tuned for more information on topics and dates. If you weren’t able to make it, you can check out the broadcast of the event on Facebook Live. We recommend a $10

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