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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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  • I’m Presenting at SXSW!

    On Monday, March 12th at 12 pm, Christopher Ryan, author of Sex at Dawn, and I will be hosting a panel at SXSW all about polyamory and consensual nonmonogamy! Thanks to the team at Lelo, Chris and I are going to be engaging in a discussion that will help you develop your own ideas about polyamory. For more information on the panel, click this link or the image below. I am a huge fan of Chris’s work and I’m so excited to be collaborating with him again! We have worked together several times in the past, recently on the Monogamish documentary, and I also

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  • BDSM vs Rape Culture – The Science of Sex Podcast Ep. 19!

    Do consent-oriented communities (like BDSM) experience lower levels of rape culture? Goes Deeper A study published in 2016 in the Journal of Sex Research, aimed to explore whether communities that emphasize consent see less rape culture than our mainstream society. It compared various communities (college campuses, BDSM, and workplaces) to find out how the levels of sexism, victim blaming, sexual aggression and more stood. Turns out that the BDSM community saw the lowest level of these rape-culture associated ideas. To talk about this study, Joe and I interview the lead author on this study, Dr. Kathryn Klement. Dr. Kathryn Klement

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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