In the spirit of end-of-year lists, below is a list of the top ten posts at Sex at Dawn so far (judged by page views). You'll see that the number of hits varies widely, which must be due to some of them having been picked up by sites like Digg or StumbleUpon. It's pretty humbling to think that some of what I post here is seen by tens of thousands of people, all of whom have a million other things they could be doing with their (your) time. As we get closer to publication of our book (June), I'll be posting more frequently, so check back often (or add us to your RSS reader) if you're interested in how human sexuality got to be the way it is. Many thanks for your attention and to Psychology Today for sharing this forum.

  1. Masturbation Paranoia Might Cause Cancer (285,000 views, rounded to nearest thousand).
  2. False Premise: Human Life is Sacred (58,000).
  3. A Modest Proposal: Now Serving Seniors (41,000).
  4. 30% of Football Players Gay? (35,000).
  5. Is Prostitution Really the Oldest Profession? (29,000).
  6. French Women = Sexual Predators? (23,000).
  7. Cannibalistic Hippie Orgy-War Breaks Out! (17,000).
  8. An Inconvenient Truth: Sexual Monogamy Kills Male Libido (15,000).
  9. Who Destroys the Marriage? Cheating Husband, Betrayed Wife, or Other Woman? (13,000).
  10. Mysteries of Masturbation (13,000).

Honorable Mentions (over 10K views): Is Monogamy Incest?, Who Enjoys Sex More?, Sheryl Crow and UFOs, and Sex in Prehistory: How Do We Know?

About the Author

Christopher Ryan

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

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