The Vulnerability Hangover: A Fresh Take on Modern Eroticism

A psychotherapist/sex therapist explores eroticism and the 'vulnerability hangover', a new phenomenon in modern sexuality.

Cosmo Writer: Sex With Other Women Made Me a Better Lover

Sex writer Sophie St Thomas reveals how she became a better lover by sleeping with women.

Open Your Mind: Merging Psychedelic Therapy with Sex Therapy

Psychotherapist reveals current advances in psychedelic research and sex therapy.

Sex Researcher Turned Journalist Challenges Sexual Dogmas

Sex researcher Debra Soh's work shines a light on a variety of issues, including gender feminism, political correctness, sex robots, and virtual reality.

Sharing the Love: Research Shatters Myths About Non-monogamy

New research employing personality theory and moral psychology shatters myths about consensual non-monogamy.

The Secrets of Happy Couples With Dominant Partners

An expert on alternative lifestyles shatters myths on these relationships.

The Doctor Is In: New Web Series Explores the World of Kink

A new web series provides insight, humor and education about BDSM.
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Sex Work IS Work: a Documentarian Gives Sex Workers a Voice

A documentary filmmaker dispels myths about sex workers through their own words.

Is Kinkphobia a Crisis in the Mental Health Field?

Qualitative studies show that kinkphobia is a pernicious and pervasive problem within the mental health field.

Out of the Shadows: Shining Light on the Vampire Community

New research on modern day vampires sheds light on this misunderstood community.

The Personal Erotic Myth and the Rise of Fetishsexuality

A new sexual concept paves the way in understanding the role of the unconscious and psyche in exploring authentic sexuality.

More Than Just a Pretty Face: Unmasking Furry Fandom

Recent research debunks common misconception of the furry community as a bunch of sexual "deviants" or misfits.

Beyond Binary: How Bisexuality Shifts Orientation Science

Current research on bisexuality challenges our understandings of orientation as a simple, homogeneous concept.

Sex Work and Higher Education: A Mix of Disparate Identities

Recent research on student sex workers shatters societal misconceptions about sex work as connected with pathology and criminality/trafficking.

Why the Clinical Use of Psychedelics May Heal Sexual Trauma

Recent research indicates that psychedelics can assist in healing sexual trauma by increasing the personality trait of openness to new experiences.

50 Shades Happier? The Truth About BDSM Participants

With the upcoming release of "Fifty Shades Darker," groundbreaking new research challenges stereotypes about BDSM participants portrayed in the "Fifty Shades" trilogy.

Why Personality Holds the Key to Understanding Sexuality

Research shows that sexuality is often correlated to personality characteristics.

Why Growth Most Often Occurs When We Fall Apart

An introduction to the theory of positive disintegration and why adversity is so important in developing character.
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Analysis: How the AASECT Sex Addiction Statement Was Created

An Insider's Perspective Behind the Scenes of AASECT's Historic Sex Addiction Statement.
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AASECT Releases Historic Position Statement on Sex Addiction

AASECT, the national sex therapy certifying organization releases a groundbreaking position statement about the sex addiction model.
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BDSM as Harm Reduction

Research indicates that BDSM behavior can be used as a harm reduction intervention to provide positive mental health benefits.

Can Society Exist Without Authoritarianism?

Despite much social progress, authoritarianism continues to exist. Studies show authoritarian traits are common. We must ask ourselves "Can society exist without authoritarianism?"
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Why the Sex Addiction Model Is Not a Humanistic Approach

Plenty of evidence suggests that harm reduction psychotherapy provides a more humanistic alternative to sex addiction treatment.

When Porn Consumption Goes Up, Sex Crimes Go Down

Contrary to media hysteria, research shows that when porn consumption goes up, sex crimes go down.

When It Comes to Sex, How Do We Know What's Really 'Normal'?

Recent research shows that, when it comes to sex, people are kinkier than we realize.

How Social Constructionism Created the Sex Addiction Model

An ideological belief in the malleability of sexuality has given rise to the sex addiction movement.
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Why Attachment Theory Is All Sizzle and No Steak

Attachment theory is a helpful research tool, but in clinical practice it imposes arbitrary, moralistic societal standards on relational and sexual desires.
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Why "Eroticized Rage" Is a Nonsense Concept

'Eroticized rage' is a popular concept in sex addiction circles, but it is merely biased sex-negative moralism disguised as psychoanalytic jargon.
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Enough With the Trauma Reductionism!

Psychology as a field has veered too far towards a social constructionist lens, placing too much emphasis on the effects of trauma, especially when it comes to sexuality.
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Why Every Psychotherapist Needs to Understand Sociology

Psychology on its own presents too skewed of a perspective to truly understand the entirety of human behavior. It must be counterbalanced by other disciplines, such as sociology.

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