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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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  • 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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  • Sex Work vs Sex Trafficking: Myths, Realities, & Political Solutions

    Join New York congressional candidate Suraj Patel, pornographer Stoya, activist, author, & performer Ceyenne Doroshow, attorney & activist Melissa Sontag Broudo, and sex researcher Dr Zhana, for a one-night-only panel discussion on how we can support measures to fight sex trafficking that do not have negative effects on consensual sex work. The recent passing of SESTA/FOSTA (Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act & Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) has had devastating effects on sex workers all around the country, while doing nothing to successfully fight sex trafficking. Moderated by Dr Zhana, this panel will dive into the myths and realities of consensual sex work vs sex trafficking and how to create

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  • How Kinky Is Too Kinky? – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 29!

    What are some of the more common (and uncommon) kinks and fetishes? Goes Deeper Paraphilia is defined as a condition characterized by abnormal sexual desires, typically involving extreme or dangerous activities. While this definition might draw some immediate conclusions, various paraphilias are very common, such as BDSM/kink, while others are more rare. On this week’s episode we spoke with Dr. Christian Joyal on his research on paraphilia and uncommon sexual interests. Christian Joyal, Ph.D., is doctor in neuropsychology, full professor at the University of Quebec, co-director of the International Center of Comparative Criminology and associate researcher at the Philippe-Pinel Institute

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  • Sex Science Social: What Is Your Open Relationship Style? – RECAP!

    A huge thank you to everyone who attended or streamed Thursday’s Sex Science Social! I had a really wonderful time speaking with all of you, and I loved hearing everyone’s thoughts and opinions on different types of consensual nonmonogamy! If you weren’t able to make it or missed something, you can watch the live stream below! The topic of the next Sex Science Social will be… Navigating Consent in the #MeToo Era! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 23rd at 8 pm! Tickets are available here.

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  • Do Women have a Sexual Orientation? – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 25!

    What is sexual orientation and do women have one? Goes Deeper Sexual orientation, although widely agreed upon to exist, is still disputed by some in the scientific community. Specifically, the sexual orientation of women has been studied and questioned due to the common assumption that women are more likely to be able to “change” their sexual orientation. Speaking with us about his work on sexual orientation on this episode is J. Micahel Bailey. J. Michael Bailey has been involved in research in a wide variety of fields and has one of the most diverse research programs of anyone in Canada.

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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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  • Sex Science Social: Are Open Relationships Right For You?

    “If my partner wants an open relationship it means they are unsatisfied with me.” “I would get too jealous if I were in an open relationship.” “An open relationship will create distance between my partner and I.”   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

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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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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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