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  • SESTA / FOSTA: How We Harm Women In The Name of Protecting Them

    SESTA (Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act) and FOSTA (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) are two bills that were recently passed by Congress and signed into legislation by President Trump. What they essentially do is make it easier for victims and prosecutors to sue websites that knowingly “assist, facilitate, or support sex trafficking” by holding them legally accountable for any of the paid-for sexual exchanges that take place offline. As a response to the passing of these laws, many popular websites for finding paid or/and unpaid sexual services have shut down or been shut down by the authorities, including the Craigslist Personals

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  • Inside the Mind of the Vagina Scientist – The Science of Sex Ep. 27!

    This week, we’ve decided to revisit one of our fan-favorite episodes! Back the fall, we spoke with Dr. James Pfaus who has conducted extensive research on the female orgasm…or should I say, the female orgasms! To listen to the latest episode and catch up on the ones you’ve missed, listen to us on: iTunes Google Play Soundcloud Stitcher To help me keep bringing you this #legitsexscience, rate, review, and subscribe, and also please consider becoming a Patron! Find me at Patreon.com/DrZhana To keep up with the latest news in sex science and research, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Questions? Suggestions?

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  • Pedophilia Explained – The Science of Sex, Ep. 26!

    Things got a little heavy in this episode where we talked to James Cantor about his research. Goes Deeper We often think of pedophilia as a sexual attraction towards minors, but that’s actually not true. Western culture has become accustomed to viewing anyone under the age of 18 as a child, however biologically “children” become “adults” at a much earlier age. On average, puberty occurs between the ages of 10 and 14 for girls and 12 and 16 for boys. While boys and girls can reach sexual maturity before the age of 18, we, as a culture, have decided that,

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  • Do Women have a Sexual Orientation? – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 25!

    What is sexual orientation and do women have one? Goes Deeper Sexual orientation, although widely agreed upon to exist, is still disputed by some in the scientific community. Specifically, the sexual orientation of women has been studied and questioned due to the common assumption that women are more likely to be able to “change” their sexual orientation. Speaking with us about his work on sexual orientation on this episode is J. Micahel Bailey. J. Michael Bailey has been involved in research in a wide variety of fields and has one of the most diverse research programs of anyone in Canada.

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  • Pumps…Strap Ons…and The Rubber Penis Illusion – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 24!

    What are the ways that people can treat erectile dysfunction without medication? Goes Deeper There has been significant research conducted on those diagnosed with erectile dysfunction (ED) and many of those treatments include prescription medication, however there are also many other options available that do not include changing the chemical composition of the body. To discuss the variety of treatments for ED, we spoke with Dr. Richard Wassersug. Dr. Richard Wassersug is an Honorary Professor at the University of British Columbia and also an Adjunct Professor at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.

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  • I’m Presenting at The Conference on World Affairs!

    Mark your calendars for April 11-13 because I am going to be speaking on a number of panels at the 70th Annual Conference on World Affairs! I am so excited to be attending this conference to share my #legitsexscience knowledge. For more information on the conference, check out this link. Here is my schedule: Wednesday, April 11th 1:00 – 2:20 pm – “Understanding Transgender Identity” Thursday, April 12th 9:30 – 10:40 am – “The Orgasm Gap” 2:00 – 3:10 pm – “Flirting or Hurting? Crossing the Line” 4:30 – 5:45 pm – “Festivals as Community Catalysts” Friday April 13th 9:00

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  • Sex Science Social: Are Open Relationships Right For You? – Recap!

    Thank you to everyone who attended my latest Sex Science Social and to all who watched the live stream online! I had such a great time answering your questions and discussing anything and everything open relationships! If you weren’t able to make it, check out the Facebook Live Stream here! If you would like the slides for the event, you can become a Patreon at the $10 level! For more #legitsexscience, check out my podcast, The Science of Sex, where Joe Pardavila and I interview researchers in the field of human sexuality about their latest studies! At my next Sex

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  • Straight-ish – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 23!

    What does it mean when someone identifies as “mostly-straight?” Goes Deeper Ever since the development of the Kinsey scale for sexual orientation, there has been significant research on sexual fluidity. While some easily self-identify as gay, straight, bisexual, or pansexual, there are others who’s sexual orientation isn’t as clearly defined by society. Some folks feel as though they are “mostly” gay or straight, but many confuse this concept with bisexuality. On this week’s episode we were able to speak with Dr. Ritch Savin-Williams (who also happens to have been my PhD advisor at Cornell) on his extensive research on sexual

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  • Wrap Your Thing Right – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 22!

    What are some of the most popular condom errors and how common are they? Goes Deeper We’ve been actively talking and educating about condoms for decades now, and if people would only listen to scientists and public health professionals, everyone would be wrapping it up all the time! But that doesn’t seem to be the case, and too often, condoms don’t get used, and sometimes they get used but fail, and people end up with unwanted pregnancies and STIs. So Joe and I sat down with Dr. Cynthia Graham and discussed her research on these errors. Cynthia Graham is a

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  • To Shave or Not To Shave – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 21!

    Is there a relationship between pubic hair and STD’s? Goes Deeper Pubic hair isn’t as popular as it once was. The majority of both men and women have engaged in some sort of grooming ‘down there,’ whether it’s some basic ‘manscaping’ or waxing everything off. But have you ever wondered if having (or not having) pubic hair made a difference in your susceptibility to STI’s? Turns out, not having any pubic hair may actually increase the chances of contracting an STI. To talk about the study that focuses on pubic hair, we interviewed Dr. Benjamin Breyer. Dr Benjamin Breyer is

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