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Notes on the history and current practice of female infidelity
David J. Ley Ph.D.
Self-declared sexuality experts feed a sensation-hungry media, but jeopardize public safety.
Sextortion threats are proliferating. The only viable strategy is to expose them, and potentially yourself.
Will new guidelines on treating men help or hurt?
There's more than just misogyny behind why people are creating fake pornographic images.
Research explores why women find sexist men more attractive. It's not about women being foolish or internalizing misogyny.
Masturbation may well be one of the healthiest human sexual behaviors.
Why do people stay in abusive situations? Because it's never really as easy as it seems to just leave.
Scientific research finds that porn-related problems are predominantly caused by religious conflict. Clinically, this means people need help, but not necessarily with the porn.
What is this strange link between political values and kinky sex?
Our laws on sexuality haven't kept pace with our technology, and our teens are suffering as a result.
Sending men who purchase sex to treatment is based on the idea there is something wrong with them. But is that true?
If someone engages in sexually inappropriate behavior in the workplace, should their employment be protected if they are a sex addict?
Data about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are being collected. What rights do you have to control it?
The idea of enforced monogamy only works when we treat female sexuality as an economic commodity.
Finding bisexuals is a chore, impacted by stigma, erasure and invisibility.
Behavioral addictions are commonly described as progressive problems which mimic the process of substance use disorders. Turns out, these problems usually desist on their own.
SESTA is intended to prevent sex trafficking. But it is leading to a constriction of online sexual and relationship diversity.
Is watching porn the same as cheating? Religiosity, experience with porn, and where you live predicts your answer.
If Compulsive Sexual Behavior Disorder is accepted into ICD-11, as appears likely, what does that mean for the great sex addiction debate?
Emotional support animals offer valuable assistance. But sometimes, therapists need to focus on helping people develop alternative strategies of soothing and anxiety-reduction.
Therapists often assume that a person involved in sexwork is "damaged." That assumption prevents many therapists from being able to actually help.
Just because a person says they feel they are addicted to sex, does it mean it's automatically true?
Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein joins the long line of men who flee to sex addiction treatment in an effort to avoid or suppress sexual scandals.
Finding people who can be a support to you, in dealing with the scary and intimidating world of online harassment, is an important and effective self-care strategy.
Are you running out of steam, being constantly upset about things that don't seem to change? You're not alone.
The purity movement has traumatized a generation, teaching them to fear and hate their own bodies. But therapists are now exploring ways to help people overcome this miseducation.
When can we, should we, allow angry lies to be defended as jokes?
Advice columnist Dan Savage shares his experiences and views of sexual shaming. Some of it will surprise you.
A revolutionary new approach to mental health diagnosis offers new ways to resolve old diagnostic controversies.
No, the explosion of Internet porn is not changing people's sexual arousals. Instead, it's revealing what their sexual arousal actually is.
David J. Ley, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the author of Insatiable Wives, Women Who Stray and The Men Who Love Them.
Exploring issues of sexual taboos, debunking sex/porn addiction and discussing general trends in psychology and psychotherapy.