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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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  • Do Women Enjoy Giving Blowjobs? – #SexyInsightswithDrZ

    A few weeks ago, I was asked the following questions: “Do women enjoy giving blowjobs and do they actually enjoy swallowing cum?” While I can’t speak specifically for all women, I can talk from a science perspective so check out my thoughts on this question below in the latest #SexyInsightswithDrZ video out now! If you liked the video, be sure to follow me on YouTube! Feel free to comment any questions or suggestions for future videos as well! If you would like to support my efforts to bringing #legitsexscience to everyone, please consider becoming a Patron on my new Patreon!

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  • Orgasms for Dummies – TSOS Podcast, Ep. 16!

    It might not be a surprise that, on average, straight women orgasm less frequently than straight men when it comes to their sexual encounters, but why is this? Goes Deeper A 2014 nationally representative study of Americans ages 18-59 found that 91% of men but only 64% of women reported orgasm during their most recent partnered sex. However, lesbians orgasm much more frequently and reliably than heterosexual and bisexual women, but for the men, there are fewer, if any, sexual orientation differences when it comes to orgasm frequency. A new study published in Archives of Sexual Behavior earlier this year

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  • Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?: TSOS Podcast Ep. 15

    Once a cheater, always a cheater…right? Goes Deeper In our 15th episode of The Science of Sex, Joe and I spoke with Kayla Knopp, the lead author on a study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior that focuses on the likelihood of “serial cheating” in individuals. Knopp is currently a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver, working under Dr. Galena Rhoades, Dr. Howard Markman, and Dr. Scott Stanley in the Center for Marital and Family Studies in the Department of Psychology at DU. Her research focuses on couples and romantic relationships, with particular focus on commitment processes, diversity, and

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  • Let’s Talk About Sexts – TSOS Podcast, Ep. 14!

    What do the sexting habits of adults 21 and over look like? Goes Deeper In a recent paper published in the Journal Sexual Health, researchers from Indiana University surveyed a nationally representative sample of almost 6,000 single US adults ages 21+ about their sexting experiences, sending and receiving sexually explicit text messages or photos. Dr. Justin Garcia, from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University joined us to talk about the study. Dr. Justin Garcia is Ruth Halls Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Associate Director for Research and Education at The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington. His research interests focus on the

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  • Is Love at First Sight Real? – #SexyInsightswithDrZ

    Turns out that what people commonly refer to as “love at first sight” is really just infatuation at first sight. If you liked my Forbes article on this topic check out the latest #SexyInsightswithDrZ video that I made where I go further into this #legitsexscience! If you would like to support my work, please consider becoming a Patreon support at Patreon.com/DrZhana for as little as $2 a month!

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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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