Sex at Dawn

Exploring the evolutionary origins of modern sexuality

My Most Viral Posts

Another year winds down, and this blog approaches 3 million views, a look back.

When I realized that I've been blogging here at Psychology Today for over three years, and have racked up almost 3 million views over the years, I thought it might be fun to look back and see which posts pulled in the most attention. So here's an end-of-year countdown of my greatest hits here on PT.


 8. French Women = Sexual Predators? Have French women become sexual predators?

 7. Why Do Breasts Mesmerize? What explains the transcendent power of breasts?

 6. Why Do Women Have Orgasms? If female orgasm isn't biologically necessary, why does it exist?

 5. Who Enjoys Sex More, Men or Women?

 4. An Inconvenient Truth: Sexual Monogamy Kills Male Libido Human beings are evolved for sex lives full of novelty.

 3. A Modest Proposal (Now Serving Seniors) Obama wants to kill old people! And eat them.

 2. Mysteries of Masturbation When it comes to sex, careful how you ask. And the whopper, coming in at over half a million views:

 1. Masturbation Paranoia May Cause Cancer It's true: masturbation causes insanity and blindness.


















Christopher Ryan, Ph.D., is co-author of Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality (HarperCollins 2010).


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