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  • A New Study Explains Why Many Lesbians Are Biased Against Bisexual Women

    Bisexual folks commonly fall victim to the “double stigma” surrounding their sexual orientation. Compared to heterosexuals, lesbian and gay folks still have more positive attitudes towards bisexual people, but compared to other gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, asexual and pansexual people, lesbians and gay men harbor the most bi-negativity. “So, why are many lesbians so anti-bi? A new study recently published in the journal Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity suggests that this might be due to what the researchers call the androcentric desire hypothesis: The fact that people (gay men and lesbians alike) perceive bisexuals as being more sexually attracted to men

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  • Recap – Sex Science Social: Navigating Consent in the #MeToo Era!

    Thank you to everyone who either attended or watched Wednesday’s Sex Science Social: Navigating Consent in the #MeToo Era! This topic can be difficult and complex, especially in today’s political climate, but I thought everyone brought forth and interesting and unique perspective on the various models of consent we were able to unpack. If you missed the event, check out the live stream above! Click here if you would like to support me on Patreon for as little as $2 a month! If you would like to make a one time donation to my work, you can donate via PayPal here. To

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  • Sex Science Social: What is Your Open Relationship Style?

    “Open relationships are only for hippies.” “Swinging is the only type of open relationship” “Being open means that we just have threesomes all the time.” 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? One special evening each month, Dr. Zhana hosts an evening of geeking out over sexual science on a current, interesting, and useful topic followed by a BYOB social with like-minded folks at the gorgeous Hacienda Villa in Brooklyn, New York. She presents the research on each week’s topic,

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  • Sex Science Social: Myths and Realities of Open Relationships

    Open relationships are less stable. You’re more likely to get an STI when you’re nonmonogamous. People who are in open relationships are indecisive/constantly unsatisfied.   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? One special evening each month, Dr. Zhana hosts an evening of geeking out over sexual science on a current, interesting, and useful topic followed by a BYOB social with like-minded folks at the gorgeous Hacienda Villa in Brooklyn, New York. She presents the research on each week’s topic,

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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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  • Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?: TSOS Podcast Ep. 15

    Once a cheater, always a cheater…right? Goes Deeper In our 15th episode of The Science of Sex, Joe and I spoke with Kayla Knopp, the lead author on a study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior that focuses on the likelihood of “serial cheating” in individuals. Knopp is currently a PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Denver, working under Dr. Galena Rhoades, Dr. Howard Markman, and Dr. Scott Stanley in the Center for Marital and Family Studies in the Department of Psychology at DU. Her research focuses on couples and romantic relationships, with particular focus on commitment processes, diversity, and

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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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  • Is Love at First Sight Real? – #SexyInsightswithDrZ

    Turns out that what people commonly refer to as “love at first sight” is really just infatuation at first sight. If you liked my Forbes article on this topic check out the latest #SexyInsightswithDrZ video that I made where I go further into this #legitsexscience! If you would like to support my work, please consider becoming a Patreon support at Patreon.com/DrZhana for as little as $2 a month!

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  • Live from SSSS – TSOS Podcast Holiday Special Edition!

    This week is the first holiday special of The Science of Sex, live from The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS). SSSS is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about sexuality, and in November, I attended their annual meeting in Atlanta. I  was able to speak with professors, researchers, and students about several new studies, and even some that have not been published yet! In my first interview I spoke with Dr. Dayna Henry from James Madison University about her study on how college students define and perceive sexual assault.   Next, Dr. Megan Maas,

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  • What Turns On Women Who Are Into Casual Sex? – TSOS Podcast, Ep. 13!

    Contrary to many popular stereotypes, there are many women who are as equally into casual sex as some men, but what do these women prefer when it comes to their partners? Goes Deeper A new study recently published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences found that women who are more interested in casual sex differ from women who are not into hookups in the kinds of men they’re interested in, especially when it comes to hookup partners as opposed to relationship partners. This week, Naomi Muggleton, the lead author on this study, is talking to us about her research

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

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