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  • The Holiday Season Sex Effect

    Sex is a seasonal matter: in the U.S., there’s a spike in sexual activity during the cold, winter months, and then another, smaller spike during early summer. For example, we already know that during these two times of the year, condom sales shoot up, first intercourse happens more often, and children are more often conceived. Consequently, abortions and STI diagnoses increase in the first 3 months of the year and in late summer-early fall. (Here‘s a review paper on this.) These two, 6 months apart, seasonal cycles are so consistent and intriguing, that they have their own names: the holiday

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  • Sexy Narcissists

    Narcissist are not the nicest people around – they have unrealistically inflated views of themselves, an annoying sense of entitlement, and blatant disregard for others. Yet, they seem to have a special sexual appeal that many men and women fall for, at least initially (until they reveal their true colors). Or so they say narcissists themselves. For example, narcissists claim that: – they find it easier to start new relationships (see here); – they feel they have more alternatives to their current dating partners (see here); – they have more sex partners (see here). But you can’t really trust narcissists.

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The Science of Sex Podcast

The Science of Sex Podcast

Listen to comedian, Joe Pardavila, and I sit down each week with a new sex researcher to talk about the latest information on anything and everything to do with sex.

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