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Rethinking sex roles and expectations that stifle relationships
Sarah Hunter Murray Ph.D.
The relationship between stressful life events, anxiety, depression, and your sex life are complex, especially when you're in self-isolation.
New research uncovers the most (and least) successful strategies for navigating desire discrepancies in long-term relationships.
A new study suggests that women are more likely to say they aren't in the mood; men are more likely to say their female partner wasn't in the mood.
New research suggests men tend to have higher body satisfaction than women—if they are heterosexual.
How the devaluation of femininity, or "femmephobia," contributes to the discrimination of LGBTQ+ identified individuals.
From sexual techniques to prioritizing pleasure, 2019 was a big year for improving our understanding of women's orgasms.
Flirting isn't just a way to start a new relationship; it appears to be an integral part of long-term marital satisfaction.
The not-so-good news? Most women report having faked an orgasm. The good news? The majority have stopped.
New research explores gender differences in sexual desire throughout marriage; and how it can negatively impact marital satisfaction.
Sexting isn't just for single people who are hooking up; research is starting to explore how committed partners are using sexting in their committed relationships.
The advice that kissing, cuddling, and massaging will increase sexual pleasure and sexual arousal may not hold up to scientific scrutiny.
Forget the lingerie, complicated sexual positions, and candlelit dinners. If you really want to have more satisfying sex, you need to talk about it.
A review of the (limited) research on women with high sex drives.
Far from being something that only "older men" experience, more research suggests that young men report fairly high levels of ED.
New research examines women's experiences dating younger men.
The sex research on consensual non-monogomy (CNM) is burgeoning, but the top researchers in the field still believe we have a lot more to learn.
While men more often pursue, desire, chase, and initiate sex in heterosexual relationships, men and women can both benefit from switching up these stereotypical gender roles.
High or low interest in sex could partially be a result of our attachment style. New research explores the phenomenon in a sexually diverse sample.
Have you ever cried or felt sad and irritable after sex without knowing why? New research on postcoital dysphoria, and how it can happen to both women and men.
People often wonder how much sex they "should" be having. Here's what you need to know about sexual frequency.
When you've been in a longer-than-normal sexual dry spell, having sex again can feel nerve-wrecking. These tips can make things a little easier.
Despite the heaps of attention on how men use porn, we know little about women's porn use. New research sheds new light on what we do know.
Looking to increase your sexual desire? Believing it is something you can change could be the most important first step.
Not in the mood for sex? Here is the best way to let your partner down easy.
The results of every study on how couples maintain sexual desire in long-term relationships are in. Here’s what you need to know.
No one wants to be with a sexually selfish lover. But what if it had an unexpected upside?
The latest sex research helps shine a light on what we know about the big O.
Forget about the endless sexual tips and tricks. If you want better sex, try doing nothing instead.
Experts disagree on how cuddling impacts sexual desire. But whether or not cuddling leads to sex doesn't mean that it always should.
Does it seem like men want sex all the time? It might be feigned. And masculine norms and social pressures could be the culprit.
Sarah Hunter Murray, Ph.D., is a sex researcher and relationship therapist specializing in how men and women experience sexual desire in long-term relationships.