All About Sex

At least for humans, this most basic of acts is anything but basic. As the pioneering sex researcher Alfred Kinsey put it, the only universal in human sexuality is variability itself. Within the universe of intimacy and pleasure that sex affords, however, there's a lot of room for error. From the behavior itself to our sexual identifications and associations, sex never fails to be a provacative topic. Most people are affected by sexual problems at some point in their lives and safety of the body and mind is always a concern. Though the global jury may remain hung over sex's moral and political implications, we can all come to at least one consensus: It's why we're alive today and it's the first thing future generations depend on.

Recent Posts on Sex

The Woman's Erotic Zone

Think you're familiar with the woman's pleasure point? Think again.

Why Intersex and Transgender Are Very Different

People hear way more about Transgender than they do Intersex, while Intersex is important to know about.

Of High Colonics and Ejaculation

By Mark Borigini M.D. on April 29, 2016 Overcoming Pain
The publication provides greater detail on a finding presented at a meeting last year: that men might be able to lower their risk for prostate cancer by ejaculating frequently.

Prince Or His Music: Which Will You Miss More?

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on April 29, 2016 Trouble in Mind
Steven Pinker famously said that music was simply “auditory cheesecake,” a pleasurable activity with no useful or adaptive qualities. Prince fans may not agree!

Reflections on the 1st Annual Alt Sex NYC Conference

The 1st Annual AltSex NYC Conference was held last Fri April 22, and here are my reflections on the highlights and implications of this historic event.

How Teen Dating Violence Differs Between Boys and Girls

An infographic, based on a recently published paper, examines how types of teen dating violence differs between boys and girls.

The Bright Side Of Being Cheated On, Dumped & Replaced

By Garth Sundem on April 27, 2016 Brain Trust
Study of 5,705 women in 96 countries shows that women who are cheated on win in the long run.

How’s Your Self-Relationship?

We work hard at our relationships, and, in of service them, we often overlook, or even neglect, our most important one—our relationship to ourselves.

Sneezy Does It

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on April 27, 2016 In Excess
There are reports in the medical/psychological literature dating back to the 1890s of sexually induced sneezing in both men and women. But what more is known about the phenomenon?

Bisexual Health Disparities

15% of the public claims bisexuality doesn't exist, and many others hold unrealistic beliefs about this demographic. Physical and mental health consequences are the result.

23 Everyday Ways to Say “I Love You”

By Jennifer Haupt on April 25, 2016 One True Thing
We all appreciate a bit of bling every once in awhile, but it’s the everyday actions and romantic gestures that really add up to long-lasting love.

What Does a 'Gold Digger' Deserve?

By Ruth Lee Johnson J.D. on April 25, 2016 So Sue Me
Gold diggers love your wallet more than they love you. And when they have taken enough from you, they leave. Is there a way to stop them from getting away with it?

Are You Having Enough Sex?

By Ryan Anderson on April 25, 2016 The Mating Game
People often wonder what other people do in the bedroom. The evidence might surprise you.

Are Men and Women Portrayed Differently in TV Ads

Does television mirror or mould attitudes to gender differences? Why are males portrayed more often as professional authorities and women as naïve consumers all around the world

Political Values and Sex Research

By David J Ley Ph.D. on April 21, 2016 Women Who Stray
Most people conducting sex research and therapy tend to be liberal. What are the implications of this, for the field, and its impact in media and society?

My Kids Saw My Sex Video: What Do I Do Now?

Did your kids accidentally see something about your private sex life? Don't panic.

Losing a Loved One to Porn (and What You Can Do About It)

By Sue Johnson on April 21, 2016 Hold Me Tight
When is the line crossed from porn use to porn addiction? When is porn eroding your connection with your partner?

10 Tips to Protect Yourself From Cyberstalking

Cyberstalking is a quickly escalating problem that’s more likely to occur in an addictive personality. It's important to be careful with how you conduct your romantic life online.

Talking Out Military Sexual Trauma

By Eric Newhouse on April 18, 2016 Invisible Wounds
Jennifer Sluga told the VA's "poet-in-residence," Thor Ringler, about her sexual abuse so her VA caregivers would understand her concerns, but it became a liberating experience.

Is Love Simply a Puff of Oxytocin?

Bonding is an essential part of social, sexual and family life. How much is this due to one simple chemical in the brain?

LGBT Status and Mental Health

Earlier this week, we learned that Tennessee had passed some legislation that would promote discrimination against LGBT individuals in need of therapy. This is our response.

Among “Old Married Couples,” Does Sexual Quality Decline?

In long-term relationships, time takes a modest toll on sexual satisfaction. But with a little effort, "old married couples," can rekindle the fire.

Sex in the Museum

What is it like to run one of the world's most famous sex museums?

Tattoos and Sexual Attraction

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on April 13, 2016 In Excess
Scientific studies on women’s tattoos tend to show that most people view them negatively. But does that include sexual attraction?

The Naked Truth About the Wives of Tall Men

Time and again studies have shown that women prefer tall men. But are the wives of tall husbands actually happier?

Can Renouncing Promiscuity Help You Find Monogamous Love?

Most people prefer to date nonpromiscuous partners. But what if someone puts their promiscuity behind them and fully commits to monogamy?

Paternity Shock: Is Who You Call Dad Your Genetic Father?

Perhaps one reason for these high estimations is that female adultery is supposedly common, occurring in an estimated 5–27% for people younger than 30 years old...

Double Mother Suckers

By David P. Barash Ph.D. on April 09, 2016 Pura Vida
You might have noticed that people aren’t elephant seals. But a close look at these creatures reveals a lot about male-female differences in our own species.

Shaming Men Doesn't Build Healthy Sexuality

By David J Ley Ph.D. on April 09, 2016 Women Who Stray
Fear and panic-based dialogues about pornography are isolating men, shaming them and preventing conversations about how to help men be sexually healthy.