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  • Pumps…Strap Ons…and The Rubber Penis Illusion – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 24!

    What are the ways that people can treat erectile dysfunction without medication? Goes Deeper There has been significant research conducted on those diagnosed with erectile dysfunction (ED) and many of those treatments include prescription medication, however there are also many other options available that do not include changing the chemical composition of the body. To discuss the variety of treatments for ED, we spoke with Dr. Richard Wassersug. Dr. Richard Wassersug is an Honorary Professor at the University of British Columbia and also an Adjunct Professor at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.

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  • Straight-ish – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 23!

    What does it mean when someone identifies as “mostly-straight?” Goes Deeper Ever since the development of the Kinsey scale for sexual orientation, there has been significant research on sexual fluidity. While some easily self-identify as gay, straight, bisexual, or pansexual, there are others who’s sexual orientation isn’t as clearly defined by society. Some folks feel as though they are “mostly” gay or straight, but many confuse this concept with bisexuality. On this week’s episode we were able to speak with Dr. Ritch Savin-Williams (who also happens to have been my PhD advisor at Cornell) on his extensive research on sexual

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  • Wrap Your Thing Right – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 22!

    What are some of the most popular condom errors and how common are they? Goes Deeper We’ve been actively talking and educating about condoms for decades now, and if people would only listen to scientists and public health professionals, everyone would be wrapping it up all the time! But that doesn’t seem to be the case, and too often, condoms don’t get used, and sometimes they get used but fail, and people end up with unwanted pregnancies and STIs. So Joe and I sat down with Dr. Cynthia Graham and discussed her research on these errors. Cynthia Graham is a

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  • To Shave or Not To Shave – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 21!

    Is there a relationship between pubic hair and STD’s? Goes Deeper Pubic hair isn’t as popular as it once was. The majority of both men and women have engaged in some sort of grooming ‘down there,’ whether it’s some basic ‘manscaping’ or waxing everything off. But have you ever wondered if having (or not having) pubic hair made a difference in your susceptibility to STI’s? Turns out, not having any pubic hair may actually increase the chances of contracting an STI. To talk about the study that focuses on pubic hair, we interviewed Dr. Benjamin Breyer. Dr Benjamin Breyer is

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  • What Makes People Gay? – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 20!

    Are there biological factors that contribute to sexual orientation? Goes Deeper The question of whether biology and genetics play a role in the determination of sexual orientation is one that is heavily debated in the scientific community. While some people believe that sexual orientation is a choice, many others disagree and believe that there is significant evidence to suggest that sexual orientation is decided before we’re even born. Studies have concluded that the brains of heterosexual vs homosexual individuals are organized differently. To talk about his research on this subject, Dr. Qazi Rahman joined us to help get to the

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  • Sex-Question-Palooza: TSOS Podcast Ep. 18!

    This week, Joe and I switched things up and decided to answer some questions we’ve been asked by listeners! Goes Deeper We got some really interesting questions over the past few months, so we dedicated an episode to answering them (well, I answered them and Joe chimed in with some witty banter). We talked about a range of topics including, cuckolding, open relationships, blowjobs, pubic hair, consent, and more!   Foreplay According to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics, Herpes (HSV-1 and HSV-2) is decreasing among all demographics in the United States. Since 1999, HSV-1 (oral Herpes)

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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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  • 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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  • Understanding Male Sexual Aggression: TSOS Podcast, Ep. 12!

    Our news cycle has been filled with countless examples of male sexual misconduct, from sexual assault, to harassment, to just general creepiness across virtually every profession and social sphere. With the exception of our groper-in-chief, this has professionally hurt pretty much all of these men, and while we seem to be doing better at holding the perpetrators of these crimes accountable, we are still having trouble identifying why these acts of sexual misconduct are so widespread. To help us explore this question, we interviewed someone who’s been studying male sexual aggression for almost four decades: Dr. Neil Malamuth at UCLA. Dr Malamuth is an

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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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