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October 2018

The Fine Show with Eric West

October 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends & Lovers, 641 Classon Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States

Your favorite sex scientist is dipping her toe into...COMEDY! Join me on Wednesday, October 3rd for a comedy show featuring me, Avant Garbage, Patrick Jordan, Ryan Fazio, and more! Tickets are $10 at the door! Doors open 7:30. Show begins at 8 pm!

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How To Be In An Open Relationship

October 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Assemblage NoMad, 114 E 25th St
New York, NY 10010 United States

Open relationships might sound like a lot of fun — and they can be — but they are also more complex and uniquely challenging. Join me, as I use scientifically-backed information to help you figure out whether consensual non-monogamy is right for you, and, if so, guide you through the 5 key steps for how to design your perfect open relationship, and the best practices to making it work long-term. This event, part of the Touchpoint Sex Ed Series in partnership with The…

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Debunking Sex Myths That Ruin Lives

October 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Hacienda Villa (sex-positive intentional community), Location to be disclosed upon ticket reservation, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Brooklyn, New York 11206

"Women never want casual sex; men always do." "Most women orgasm from penetration alone." "If your partner is 'the one,' your sexual desire for them will never wane." Every day we are bombarded with inaccurate, moralistic, and pseudo-scientific information and advice about sex and relationships. How do you figure out what's true and what's not? About the Event: One special evening each month, Dr. Zhana hosts an evening of geeking out over sexual science on a current, interesting, and useful…

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November 2018

Busting myths about the female orgasm

November 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Subject, 188 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002 United States
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Tickets available here:  All women (should) orgasm from penetration alone, and other myths about the female orgasm debunked by science. Living in a world where candid information about female sexuality is often suppressed, distorted, or manipulated to advance various ideological agendas, many of us grow up with inaccurate and often harmful beliefs about what women desire and enjoy when it comes to sex and love. Join sex researcher and NYU professor of human sexuality, Dr. Zhana Vrangalova to debunk 7…

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December 2018

Doctor’s Orders: Real Doctors Debate Your Toughest Questions

December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Assemblage NoMad, 114 E 25th St
New York, NY 10010 United States
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The Mars/Venus Debate: Are Men & Women THAT Different When It Comes to Sex?

December 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The V. Club, 152 West 25th Street Suite 602
New York, NY 10001
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February 2019

Monogamy – Is It for Everyone?

February 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Subject, 188 Suffolk Street
New York, NY 10002 United States
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We live in a world that glorifies monogamy and vilifies nonmonogamy. Yet many of us fail miserably in our attempts to remain completely sexually and emotionally monogamous with long-term partners, suggesting that some re-evaluation of our beliefs--and perhaps our behaviors--might be in order. How common are consensually nonmonogamous desires and relationships? Is monogamy really better (and consensual nonmonogamy worse) for couples’ relationship quality & sexual satisfaction? And perhaps most importantly, which one is right for you? Join me on Tuesday,…

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March 2019

The Science of Sex and Dating

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Columbia University – Pupin 428, 538 West 120th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Confused by dating norms in 2019? Wondering if non-monogamy is right for you? Frustrated by online dating or casual sex? Interested to learn more about the science behind our sexual choices? Join Colloquia in getting answers to these questions from psychologist Lawrence Ian Reed and sex researcher Dr. Zhana Vrangalova. The event will be moderated by Prakhar Gupta and followed by an audience Q&A.  Dr. Zhana Vrangalova is an NYC-based sex researcher, writer, and educator. She holds Ph.D.hD in Developmental…

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Playing It Safer: Navigating Sexual Health and Difficult Emotions in Open Relationships

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good Vibrations Brookline, 308 Harvard St A
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Opening your relationship to other sexual and romantic partners can increase your risk of sexually transmitted infections and difficult feelings like jealousy, insecurity, and fear. Yet contrary to most people's beliefs, research finds that people in consensually non-monogamous relationships have similar rates of STIs as those in monogamous relationships, and when difficult emotions arise, they often handle them better and more constructively. So, how exactly do you mitigate sexual health risks and tame difficult emotions? In this workshop, join open…

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May 2019

Emerge – Self & Sex showcase

May 16 @ 12:00 am

Join Dr. Zhana at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas for Emerge, where she will be speaking in the Self & Sex showcase on Saturday, June 1st! For more information and tickets, click here.

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20 hours ago

Dr Zhana

Sexual attraction vs. romantic attraction. Yes, there's a difference! Sexual attraction is about who you want to fuck. Romantic attraction is about who you fall in love with. Both are usually discussed in terms of the gender of the people you're attracted to.

They often go hand in hand, especially among folks who are on either end of the sexual orientation spectrum (completely straight or completely gay) or people who are demisexual (only sexually attracted to someone after they've developed romantic attachment to them). Such folks tend to be sexually attracted to the same gender that they're romantically attracted to.

For bisexual people, the two often diverge. Many bisexual people are more sexually attracted to women but more romantically interested in men. Or vice versa.

Divergence in sexual vs romantic attraction can also apply to traits other than gender, like people's physical appearance or personality traits. You may be sexually attracted to athletic, dominant people but romantically attracted to kind, funny people. Our hearts and genitals sometimes like the same thing, sometimes they like different things.

When people feel this divergence, it can be confusing. It can complicate your labels and your identity. But it's perfectly normal and common!

There might be some evolutionary reasons behind it (for example, our genitals are more interested in good genes, our hearts in good long-term partners and parents). Or not. It doesn't really matter. You can choose how you want it to impact your life and to what extent you want to take action based on your sexual attraction or your romantic attraction.

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7 days ago

Dr Zhana

Got questions too awkward for your regular doctor? Well we have just what the doctor ordered! Join Dr Zhana and other experts to get your questions answered. No question is too awkward! The event is on June 20th at 7 pm. Get more info and tickets here: ... See MoreSee Less

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