Understanding Male Sexual Aggression: TSOS Podcast, Ep. 12! – DrZhana

[email protected]

send me an email

Understanding Male Sexual Aggression: TSOS Podcast, Ep. 12!

Our news cycle has been filled with countless examples of male sexual misconduct, from sexual assault, to harassment, to just general creepiness across virtually every profession and social sphere. With the exception of our groper-in-chief, this has professionally hurt pretty much all of these men, and while we seem to be doing better at holding the perpetrators of these crimes accountable, we are still having trouble identifying why these acts of sexual misconduct are so widespread. To help us explore this question, we interviewed someone who’s been studying male sexual aggression for almost four decades: Dr. Neil Malamuth at UCLA.

Dr Malamuth is an interdisciplinary social scientist who’s most famous in psychology circles for developing the so-called Confluence Model of male sexual aggression, which takes a more comprehensive approach toward identifying the various factors (including personality traits, attitudes and values, past experiences, opportunity) and the synergistic way in which they come together to form the “perfect storm” for sexual violence.

It’s an absolutely fascinating conversation that was SO good, that we decided to keep it going for longer than usual and skip our usual Afterglow segment. 


In a victory for expecting parents, the New York State Paid Family Leave Law (PFL) will go into effect on January 1st, requiring virtually all private employers in New York to provide paid family leave benefits to eligible employees. The US is the only developed country in the world that doesn’t have federally mandated paid parental leave, with devastating consequences for maternal and infant mortality, health, and development. This NY state law is the most comprehensive in the country thus far.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has decided to not remove a painting that has caused some controversy, lately. The painting, called “Thérèse Dreaming” (1938), depicts a young girl in a suggestive pose in which her underwear is visible. An online petition calling to remove the painting received 8,000 signatures, citing the current climate around sexual misconduct as grounds for removal.

Find us on the following podcast platforms:


Google Play



Don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe!

To keep up with the latest news in sex science and research, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

Question? Suggestions? Comment below!

Related Posts

  • Brooklyn’s First Sex-Positive and Polyamorous Community Is in Bushwick

    If you walk past it, you’ll never know it, but on the streets of Bushwick stands the Hacienda Villa, an intentional, sex-positive, polyamorous community co-founded by Andrew Sparksfire and my business partner Kenneth Play. Founded as a social experiment designed to celebrate sex, educate the curious, and dispel shame, the Hacienda is a growing phenomenon looking to change the narrative of how people approach relationships and create a community, right in the heart of Bushwick, a neighborhood filled with people living alternative lifestyles.  So how does the Hacienda work? And what is polyamory, exactly? Get the answers to these questions and more in this

  • Why Pregnant Couples Should Totally Have Sex

    For many couples, pregnancy puts a stop to sex, often driven by the stigma around pregnancy sex. A recent study found that a couple’s attitude toward pregnancy sex affected their overall sexual satisfaction, such that couples with positive attitudes were more satisfied. The study also found that negative attitudes often stem from myths or other cultural beliefs that have no basis in science. As I urged in my recent newsletter, if you’re pregnant give yourself the right to be a sexual being and if your partner is pregnant work on overcoming the harmful beliefs and make your partner feel desired

  • What Squirting Is And Isn’t

    Squirting is a popular and hotly debated topic in both porn and sex science research, but we still know so little about it. What is squirting? Is it real? How does it work? Can all vagina-owners squirt? I answer many of your questions about this fascinating phenomenon in this Brides article I got interviewed for. But there’s still SO much we don’t know about it. So if you’d like to contribute to our collective knowledge of it, take the squirting survey that Kenneth Play and I put together. Anyone can take it, regardless of gender or squirting experience!

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.