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  • Study Finds Queer Folks Are 20 Times More Likely to Be Activists Than Cishets

    Lesbian, gay, and bisexual people are more likely to be activists in more than just the LGBT movement, according to recent research. It wouldn’t come as a surprise that people are most likely to engage in activism for their own group: There are far fewer men than women at feminist rallies, for example, and far fewer heterosexuals than queer folks at pride marches. But is there some crossover between social movements? In other words, are people who belong to one stigmatized group more likely to be also active in social movements that primarily affect other stigmatized groups? A new study using a

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  • Research Shows Many Trans Folks’ Sexual Attractions Change After Transition

    According to research, it isn’t uncommon for sexual attraction or orientation to change after transitioning from one gender to another. Most of these changes include shifts from exclusive attraction to one gender pre-transition toward some level of bisexuality post-transition…But some people claim almost complete reversal of their sexual orientation. For example, 13% of the trans women in the 2005 study switched from exclusive or primary attraction to women to exclusive or primary attraction to men (there were no such drastic changes among those who were initially attracted to men). Of the trans men in the 2013 study who were initially attracted to either men

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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

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  • High Infidelity – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 30!

    What are the motivations for infidelity? Goes Deeper There are many factors that play into the cause of infidelity including anger, stress, neglect, a general lack of love or passion, and more. Infidelity and cheating is interesting to study on the quantitative side. We can look at how many people cheat, the demographics of cheaters, etc, but what about the psychological motivations for cheating? What exactly drives a person to cheat? This week we spoke to Dr. Dylan Selterman who has conducted some great research on what motivates people to cheat. Dylan Selterman received his B.A. in Psychological and Brain

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Do Women Enjoy Giving Blowjobs? – #SexyInsightswithDrZ

    A few weeks ago, I was asked the following questions: “Do women enjoy giving blowjobs and do they actually enjoy swallowing cum?” While I can’t speak specifically for all women, I can talk from a science perspective so check out my thoughts on this question below in the latest #SexyInsightswithDrZ video out now! If you liked the video, be sure to follow me on YouTube! Feel free to comment any questions or suggestions for future videos as well! If you would like to support my efforts to bringing #legitsexscience to everyone, please consider becoming a Patron on my new Patreon!

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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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