Masturbation and Marriage

Why do men and women masturbate within a relationship? Is it about more sex or not enough?

Religious Conflict Makes Porn Bad for Relationships

A new research study finds more evidence that the alleged harms from porn are actually caused by religious conflict, shame, and the "porn addict" identity.

Let’s Face It: Medicaid Is the Healthcare We All Want

Believe it or not, if you have commercial health insurance, you're the unlucky one. Medicaid provides people in poverty healthcare that you only wish you could afford.

Why Men Post Revenge Porn Pictures

The culture has been rocked by more nude photo scandals, and they won't stop until we have thoughtful, nuanced conversations about why they happen.

Why He Cares About Your Orgasm

Many men care about giving women orgasms. The thing is, giving them an orgasm makes the man feel more manly, and serves purposes for the man, as well as the woman.

HOCD: a Clinical Disorder vs. Pseudoscience

Homosexual Obsessive Compulsive Disorder sounds scary, but isn't caused by porn, and has nothing to do with straight people who get turned on by homosexual stimuli.

6 Reasons People Lie When They Don’t Need To

Pathological liars actually have a reason to their rhyme, though it may seem irrational to the rest of us.

No, Dopamine is Not Addictive

Dopamine does many things, but it’s not actually a rewarding drug in your brain

Sex Addiction's Diversity Problem

An overwhelming majority of the people receiving, treating or arguing about sex addiction are white. What does this lack of diversity mean?

The Ethics of Libido Manipulation

New technology and research suggests that we may one day soon be able to effectively and non-invasively alter sexual libido. This raises tremendous ethical challenges.

Does Porn Really Destroy Love?

A 1989 study found that porn made men love their wives less, but these findings could not be replicated in more recent research.

6 Ways to Develop Sexual Integrity

There ARE ways to help people develop sexual integrity, and to resolve the conflicts between their values and their sexual desires and behaviors.

No, You Cannot Get Attached to Porn

Blaming porn-related personal and relationship problems on addiction disturbance is the worst form of pseudoscience - it's also potentially iatrogenic.

Condoms in Porn: A Solution in Search of a Problem

A proposed law in California intends to require condom use in porn. But do such restrictions have an impact on the safety of performers or viewers?

The Sexual Lie Detector

The polygraph is widely discredited as a valid tool for detecting deception. So why are therapists and clinicians calling it a way to "keep sex addicts honest"?

Repairing the Damage of Abstinence-Based Sex Education

Only through good, real-world, holistic sex education can our country recover from the damage we've done to teens by promoting abstinence.

The President of Sex

In this campaign, we've heard about candidate's genitalia, seen nude pictures of a possible First Lady, and witnessed an election sink below the level of locker room conversations.

How Common Are Sex-Related Injuries?

People often report sex-related injuries, from masturbation or vigorous passion. How common are these experiences, and are they evidence of people being "out of control"?

GOP Declares War on Modern Sexuality

The 2016 GOP convention is contemplating strident stances that express opposition to our society's sweeping changes to sexual values and behaviors.

Porn vs. Religion

People are struggling over porn use—but their problems are consistently related to a conflict between their religious values and their sexual behaviors, not to porn itself.

First, Do No Harm – Legalizing Discrimination in Healthcare

When therapists are allowed to refer patients away based on religious beliefs, it causes harm. Healers are not supposed to harm their patients.

Political Values and Sex Research

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?

Shaming Men Doesn't Build Healthy Sexuality

Fear and panic-based dialogues about pornography are isolating men, shaming them and preventing conversations about how to help men be sexually healthy.

5 Sex/Relationship Myths Therapists Should Stop Believing

Things your therapist believes, but shouldn't.

We Must Rely on Good Science in Porn Debate

A response to Dr. Philip Zimbardo's exhortations about the dangers of porn

Grappling with Disabilities

People with disabilities can not only participate, but thrive, in the growing world of Brazilian jiu jitsu.

Why Men Send Pics of Their Junk

Online, men send unsolicited pictures of their genitalia. But why do men do it? The answer isn't as simple as "men are disgusting perverts."

Utah Declares War on Porn Epidemic

A Utah resolution continues the political efforts to blame society's sexual problems on the scapegoat of pornography.

Forensic Misuse of Sex Addiction

Despite sex addiction not being an accepted diagnosis, people keep trying to use it as a way to stay out of jail, keep their kids, or to hang onto their career.

Practical Advice for Parents Dealing With Bedwetting

Parents and children dealing with nighttime bedwetting often deal with tremendous shame around an embarrassing secret. But there are ways to deal with it.

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