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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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  • Sex Science Social: Nonmonogamy (Pay What You Can)

    It’s impossible to love or be attracted to more than one person at the same time. All humans are monogamous. All humans are nonmonogamous.   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

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  • Support My Sex Education Efforts on Patreon!

    I have been incredibly fortunate to have a profession that I absolutely love – bringing accurate scientific information about sexuality to people in a sex positive, nonjudgmental way that hopefully helps people build better, more authentic, more pleasurable sexual and relationship lives. Throughout the years, I have shared #legitsexscience on social media, written for popular media outlets, given countless media interviews, published research in scientific journals, given talks and workshops, run a daily sex education live streaming show on Periscope, and created the Casual Sex Project, all in hopes of normalizing conversations about human sexuality–especially those expressions of human sexuality that

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  • Sex Between Those With and Without Power – #SexyInsightswithDrZ

    There has been a lot of news lately about sexual misconduct in the workplace between someone with power and someone without, but does that mean that sex between partners with uneven power roles is always considered assault or misconduct? In my latest #SexyInsightswithDrZ video, I tackle this topic and share my thoughts and opinions on how we define sexual assault in our culture. Check it out below, and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel! If you would like to support my work, consider becoming a supporter on Patreon!

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  • “Love” At First Sight Is Actually Simply Lust At First Sight

    “Love at first sight” (LAFS) is a common trope we see in film and television everywhere, but you may be surprised to hear that this phenomenon isn’t actually what it seems. Every third person reports that they’ve experienced this at least once, and LAFS can certainly be a good thing for a couple. Those who remember starting their relationships with LAFS report more passion toward their partners than people who didn’t remember feeling LAFS, and more passion is linked to higher relationship satisfaction and stability. But this experience of “love” may not be the type of “love” we normally think of, and it’s

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  • Sex and Pregnancy: TSOS Podcast, Ep. 11!

    We love talking about sex, but what about sex during pregnancy and after childbirth? Goes Deeper Earlier this year, two researchers at the University of Nebraska at Omaha published a review paper summarizing what we know from research about sexual behaviors during pregnancy and the year after childbirth. They combed through 56 empirical studies published in the academic literature since 1996, and found that, in general, there was a gradual decline in vaginal intercourse over the course of pregnancy and the first couple of months post-childbirth. This week we were able to interview the lead author on this paper, Dr.

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  • The Top 5 Reasons Marriages And Cohabitations End

    Most of the studies focusing on divorce and the ending of relationships and cohabitations are based on qualitative research, not quantitative but a new study out of the UK overcomes the disadvantages of past research and provides a clearer insight into why live-in partnerships come to an end. The data come from NATSAL-3, a nationally representative survey of over 15,000 UK residents ages 16-74 interviewed between 2010 and 2012. Overall, 11% of the men and 14% of the women in the sample reported they experienced the end of a live-in partnership (marital or cohabiting) in the 5 years prior to interview (2% of men’s and

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  • Sexual Dysfunction: TSOS Podcast, Ep. 10!

    How common are sexual problems and when should they be a cause for concern? Goes Deeper On this week’s episode of The Science of Sex, Joe and I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Kirstin Mitchell about her research on sexual function and disfunction. Dr. Mitchell is a Senior Research Fellow at the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, where she leads a theme of research on Families and Intimate & Sexual Relationships. We spoke with her about a few studies that she has published in regards to sexual dysfunction. Over the last 3 years, several

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  • Feeling Ill After Ejaculating? You Might Have ‘Post-Orgasmic Illness Syndrome’

    Many of us are (unfortunately) aware of post-ejaculation guilt, but there is a small percentage of the population that experiences real physical illness after orgasm. These people suffer from “Post-Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS).” If you haven’t heard of it, don’t worry, you’re not alone. POIS is a very rare disorder among men (and possibly women) that causes flu-like and allergic symptoms following ejaculation. POIS manifests as a constellation of flulike and allergic symptoms, including fatigue, weakness of musculature, feverishness or perspiration, mood disturbances and irritability, memory and concentration problems, incoherent speech, nose congestion or watery nose, or itchy eyes. Different

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  • Marijuana Users Have More Sex

    As marijuana use continues to grow in the United States, we are starting to learn more about its effects on our behavior. A new study using a nationally representative sample of over 50,000 US residents ages 15 to 44 found that, on average, marijuana users have more sex than nonusers. For example, women who reported no marijuana use during the past year had sexual intercourse 6.0 times on average during the past 4 weeks compared with 7.1 times for women who reported daily marijuana use. For men, these numbers were 5.6 for nonusers and 6.9 times for daily users. Increased sexual frequency was also

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