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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sexualized Images Undermine Women’s Success In Academia

    As of 2017, women are outnumbering men across all levels of higher education, yet men still dominate academic environments, where on average, they make more money and are more likely to hold higher positions of power. But how could this be? A new study published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology aimed to identify a potential cause of this gap: sexualized professional climates. Context and climate matter for professional outcomes. Perceptions of workplace climate as sexist or tolerant of sexual harassment are associated with decreased job satisfaction, poorer job outcomes and higher exit intentions and actual withdrawal from the workplace, particularly among women. This study provides evidence

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  • The AI with Gaydar: TSOS Podcast, Ep. 2!

    The 2nd Science of Sex Podcast episode is out! Joe Pardavila and I spoke with Dr Michal Kosinski (Stanford University) about his controversial study on Artificial Intelligence being able to distinguish gay from straight faces. We address a lot of the misconceptions people had about the methods and conclusions of this study as well as the moral dilemmas around it. I know that I had a lot of questions when I first read this study, so I’m really excited to have gotten the answers to some of those! Some really fascinating stuff in there! (And we also discuss robot sex, going “commando”, and Hugh

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  • Monogamous And Nonmonogamous Men’s Brains Respond Differently To Romantic Images

    Are some people “wired” for nonmonogamy? Do nonmonogamous people’s brains work differently from monogamous people’s? A new study has studied brain responses to men viewing sexual, romantic, and neutral images and found that there are some differences in how monogamous vs nonmonogamous men respond to viewing romantic images! Check out my piece on Forbes for my full analysis of the study. Of course, finding differences in brain activation doesn’t necessarily mean that these men have a biological predisposition toward (non)monogamy driving their behavior. It could be that men who are monogamous have had more rewarding relationships in the past and

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  • One In Seven Americans Has Had A Threesome And One In Five Finds Them Appealing

    Threesomes get held up as the typical male fantasy fairly often in media. But, what does the research suggest about who actually shares this fantasy, and how many people are actually having threesomes? Luckily, a new study just came out about this exact topic (and more!): With a new study published by Debbie Herbenick and colleagues in the journal PLOS ONE that uses a nationally representative sample of over 2,000 U.S. adults aged 18+, we no longer have to live in the dark when it comes to the prevalence and the appeal of 30+ different sexual behaviors, everything from wearing sexy lingerie to

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  • Science. Education. eXperience.

    I had the honor of speaking at SEX.Postir, a Ukrainе-wide educational project about sexuality in public talk format. They’re using “SEX” as an acronym for three things I love talking about: Science, Education, eXperience. The mission of the project is to improve the sex education of society, with a slogan of “More knowledge, less shame!”. Those of you who’ve been following me for a while know that’s right up my alley. 😉 #legitsexscience Check out the video of the talk below!

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  • Check me out on PornHub…

    …but not in the way you think! As you may have heard, PornHub has launched its own Sexual Wellness Center. It’s really exciting to see a company with a huge reach like PornHub take an active role in the sex education sphere. And I’m excited to announce that I am contributing content to their center based on #legitsexscience! You can keep an eye on anything I publish with them over here. So far, I’ve published two pieces. The first one is perfect for anyone who’s ever been curious about attending a play party. Is it an all-out orgy? Are people

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