Romantic Side Effects to Birth Control – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep 36! – DrZhana

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Romantic Side Effects to Birth Control – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep 36!

What are the romantic side effects of hormonal birth control?

Goes Deeper

We often talk about the physical side effects of hormonal birth control methods (i.e. the pill, the IUD, the patch, the shot, the ring…) like weight gain, acne, cramping, spotting, headaches, and so on. But we rarely talk about how the emotional side effects of these hormones can affect relationships. Turns out, hormonal birth control may have an influence on mate preference and relationship outcomes, so we spoke to Dr Patrick Jern who has studied these effects extensively!

Dr. Patrick Jern is currently an associate professor of applied clinical psychology at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland, and leads the sexuality research group at Turku Brain and Mind Centre. He has previously worked as a researcher at universities in Sweden and Australia. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist, and holds a degree in sex therapy. Dr. Jern’s research has focused on human sexuality and sex-related problems, including studies on the etiology and treatment of sexual dysfunctions; how hormonal contraceptives affect relationships; and testing evolutionary hypotheses relating to mate choice and retention. He has authored more than 80 scientific publications, and is currently investigating whether network models – basically the idea that symptoms cause and maintain other symptoms – can be used to improve treatment interventions for sexual problems.

Foreplay

A new survey asked people how many people they’ve KISSED in their lives, and the results are really interesting…5% of people have NEVER kissed anyone. That includes 19% of people between 18 and 24 years old. It also includes 2% of people over 55. It’s also an even gender split, 5% of men and 5% of women have never been kissed. 4% of people have only kissed one person. On the other end of things, 15% have kissed more than 50 people. Finally, men are more likely than women to say they’ve kissed more than 50 people.

 

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Are women who carry condoms judged for it? Apparently, not by other women. According to a study with a sample of about 300 female Canadian undergrads, women rate female carriers more favorably than male carriers and believe that their female peers would do the same (or at least that they would not differently rate a condom carrier based on gender.) However, women don’t believe that men would agree with them on these ratings--the participants in this study thought that men would rate female condom carriers less favorably than male ones! Despite this last finding, participants in this study do not believe that society would harbor strong negative views toward either male or female condom carriers--which is perhaps a reflection of their status as college-educated.
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link to study: ow.ly/Kndx30mV47C
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