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  • 11 Ways Sex Can Make You Healthier

    It’s not very often that we can say that something is fun and healthy, but lo and behold, sex happens to be both! Some of the positive health effects are more obvious, like the fact that sex is a bit of a workout (though, really, it depends on how vigorous your sex is) and it can improve your mood (duh). But some aren’t so obvious. Like for example, that sex and orgasms (well, mostly the orgasms) can strengthen pelvic floor muscles. As I mention in this Insider article I got interviewed for last week, orgasms cause the pelvic floor to contract,

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  • Check Out The Latest Episode Of The Science Of Sex Podcast

    Episode #54: Cocktails Vs. Consent Happy belated New Year! Given that the holiday season is a time when a lot of people consume significant amounts of alcohol AND get frisky while under its influence, Joe and I thought we’d kick off 2019 with a Science of Sex Podcast episode that ties drinking and sexual consent. Specifically, how does being intoxicated impact people’s perceptions of their own and their friends’ ability to consent to sex? In her unusual “naturalistic bar study” (more on that in the podcast), Dr. Michelle Drouin from Purdue University enlisted drunken bar goers and their friends to take a

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  • You Can Be in an Open Relationship without Going All the Way

    A lot of couples struggle to find complete sexual fulfillment in long-term monogamous relationships. However, opening up to consensual nonmonogamy carries its own set of challenges and fears. And the reality is, complete sexual and romantic openness (like, polyamory, for example) wouldn’t work for everyone either. Luckily, there’s a middle ground. Enter what the famous sex advice columnist Dan Savage called “monogamish”. “Monogamish” is a term to describe couples that are “…mostly monogamous but [engage in] some small amount of sexual openness,” as I explain in an interview for this Vice article “I Went to a Sex Resort to Try

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  • Check Out New Episodes of The Science of Sex Podcast

    Ep #50: 50 Shades of Trans(Gender) Do you know the difference between sex and gender? Or what it means to be “gender nonconforming”? Trans or transgender? Genderqueer and gender non-binary? Our understanding and language around sex and gender has been rapidly expanding, and we don’t blame you if you’re not super familiar with it all. In last week’s episode, Joe and I talked to Dr. Seth Pardo about his research on the gender identity and gender presentation of 170 folks who were assigned female at birth but identify as gender nonconforming to some extent. From defining important gender terms to giving

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  • Upcoming Events Update!

    I’ve got a couple of exciting live events happening in the next few weeks! Check out all the info below: ​​​​​​​​​​​​ THURSDAY, 12/6, 7PM: Doctor’s Orders: Real Doctors Debate Your Toughest Questions What happens when a biologist, physician, neuroscientist and sex researcher join together to answer questions you may have never felt comfortable asking your own doctor? Join us at The Assemblage (in NoMad) to find out in the new game-show like panel as we incite audience participation, ask hard, silly or downright strange questions and hear top experts in their respective fields discuss topics that feel taboo even in the privacy

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  • Upcoming Events Update!

    There are lot of fun events coming up in New York City! The Fine Show with Eric West Wednesday, October 3rd | 8 pm Join me this Wednesday, October 3rd at 8 pm for a variety comedy show in Brooklyn featuring me, Avant Garbage, Patrick Jordan, and Ryan Fazio! Doors open at 7:30 – show begins at 8! Tickets are available at the door for $10 How To Be in An Open Relationship – Touchpoint Sex Ed Series Monday, October 15th | 7 pm I will be presenting in Touchpoint’s new Sex Ed Speaker Series on how to be in an

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  • Catch Me at Touchpoint’s Next Town Hall!

    I’m super excited to announce that I will be attending Touchpoint’s next town hall – Hooking Up Under the Influence – as a Resident Sex Educator! Touchpoint is a town hall where real people share real stories about love, sex, and relationships, and I can’t wait to share my own experiences with all of you! The topic of this upcoming event is all about non-sober hookups. Whether it’s alcohol, marijuana, MDMA, psychedelics, or more, most of us have experienced some form of sex while under the influence. Various substances have the ability to enhance sex, blur the lines of consent, numb

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  • Bottoms Have More Older Brothers, According to Science

    It is well known that cisgender gay men are more likely to have older brothers versus cisgender straight men. Of course this isn’t true for everyone but it is on average.  Researchers call this phenomenon the fraternal birth order effect or FBOE, and it’s been relatively well-established across 30 different studies over the past three decades. (There is no equivalent effect among lesbian versus straight women; to the best of our knowledge, this is a strictly cis male thing.) There have been two recent studies that suggest that FBOE is particularly strong among gay cisgender men who identify as bottoms versus tops or versatiles.

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  • A New Study Explains Why Many Lesbians Are Biased Against Bisexual Women

    Bisexual folks commonly fall victim to the “double stigma” surrounding their sexual orientation. Compared to heterosexuals, lesbian and gay folks still have more positive attitudes towards bisexual people, but compared to other gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, asexual and pansexual people, lesbians and gay men harbor the most bi-negativity. “So, why are many lesbians so anti-bi? A new study recently published in the journal Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity suggests that this might be due to what the researchers call the androcentric desire hypothesis: The fact that people (gay men and lesbians alike) perceive bisexuals as being more sexually attracted to men

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  • Study Finds Queer Folks Are 20 Times More Likely to Be Activists Than Cishets

    Lesbian, gay, and bisexual people are more likely to be activists in more than just the LGBT movement, according to recent research. It wouldn’t come as a surprise that people are most likely to engage in activism for their own group: There are far fewer men than women at feminist rallies, for example, and far fewer heterosexuals than queer folks at pride marches. But is there some crossover between social movements? In other words, are people who belong to one stigmatized group more likely to be also active in social movements that primarily affect other stigmatized groups? A new study using a

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Dr Zhana

‪PSA: No, guys, wanting to get pegged (anally penetrated) by a woman isn’t gay. Nor is your dick collaterally touching another guy’s dick during double penetration. Gay is being SEXUALLY ATTRACTED TO men. (And there’s nothing wrong with it.)‬ ... See MoreSee Less

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