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  • Hooking Up Under the Influence – Touchpoint Town Hall

    The touchpoint town hall is a monthly event hosted by Jared Matthew Weiss, where a hundred perfect strangers get together and share stories from their love and sex lives. This month’s town hall will focus on Hooking Up Under the Influence. From alcohol and marijuana to Viagra, MDMA, and psychedelics, we’ll hear stories from people who have used substances to escape themselves, to enhance connection, to experience pleasure, to numb pain, and so much more. Everyone can be anonymous and anyone can share. **THIS EVENT WILL BE AUDIO-RECORDED FOR OUR PODCAST ON ITUNES & LIVESTREAMED ON INSTAGRAM. ** WHAT TO EXPECT We’ll open with

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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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  • Let’s Talk About Sexts – TSOS Podcast, Ep. 14!

    What do the sexting habits of adults 21 and over look like? Goes Deeper In a recent paper published in the Journal Sexual Health, researchers from Indiana University surveyed a nationally representative sample of almost 6,000 single US adults ages 21+ about their sexting experiences, sending and receiving sexually explicit text messages or photos. Dr. Justin Garcia, from the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University joined us to talk about the study. Dr. Justin Garcia is Ruth Halls Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Associate Director for Research and Education at The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington. His research interests focus on the

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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.

Recognizing your romantic attraction and your sexual attraction doesn't have to be complicating. It can be an opportunity to better understand yourself and your desires ... See MoreSee Less

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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: www.eventbrite.com/e/doctors-orders-pride-edition-tickets-62511605896 ... See MoreSee Less

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