Essential Reads

Behavioral Addictions: A Dangerous and Slippery Slope

By Allen J Frances M.D. on May 16, 2016 in Saving Normal
The potential list of behavioral addictions can conceivably expand to include almost every area of activity that people feel passionate about.

What's in a Voice?

Researchers have discovered a connection between certain female vocal features and physical attractiveness, health, and fertility, indicating an evolutionary mechanism.

How Many Sex Partners Does It Take to Be Happy?

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on May 13, 2016 in Insight Therapy
When it comes to sex, most people will agree that the partnered version is better than the solitary one. But how many partners?

Checking Up on the Science of Homosexuality

What does science really tell us about sexual orientation?

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Love Is Not Constant or Consistent

I know it’s scary to love like you’re not going to get hurt, but it’s the only way to get the goodies from the most wonderful of emotions.

Attachment Love and the Disempowerment of Women

Because attachment is linked to scripts of heterosexuality, monogamy and constrained female desire, it is far more likely than romantic love to lead to oppression of women.

Out in Wyoming

How do gay men in Wyoming use Grindr to connect online?

It's Not Fair

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on May 23, 2016 in Minority Report
Sexually-addicted clients often will say, "It's not fair!" when comparing the boundaries they impose on themselves to keep themselves sexually sober. But once this occurs...

Healthy is Sexy

By David Ludden Ph.D. on May 23, 2016 in Talking Apes
Your face is a record of your medical condition, and people read this information to judge how attractive you are.

Monogamy Is Not "Natural" For Human Beings

By E E Smith on May 20, 2016 in Not Born Yesterday
If the idea of mating for life went out with the so-called sexual revolution of the 1960's, and books like Open Marriage, why has monogamy become a hot button issue, so to speak?

The Truth About Seniors and Sex

Although we're more likely to experience sexual difficulties as we age, older adults are still capable of maintaining active and satisfying sex lives.

6 Openings for Talking to Kids About Sex and Gender

By Karen L Smith MSS, LCSW on May 19, 2016 in Full Living
We want to be one of the people our kids talk to about sex, sexuality, orientation and gender. Even if it terrifies us.

Why Do Men Find Women’s Legs So Alluring?

Researchers have spent far less time studying men’s attraction to women’s legs than the typical man devotes to gazing at them . . . and maybe finding himself spellbound by them.

Love Games of Master Manipulators

Manipulative lovers aren't interested in commitment and faithfulness, and they will have only contempt for your “weakness” in embracing these values.

More About Sex

Do men and women have different agendas when it comes to sex?

12 Fight-Back! Strategies to Sexually Survive Breast Cancer

Beating cancer means being and feeling alive and having hope. Beating breast cancer mean that and feeling like a fully-alive female and sexual being.

5 Steps for a Better Sex Life

By Lisa Thomas LMFT on May 15, 2016 in Save Your Sex Life
Is having a more satisfying sex life something you desire? Then read these 5 tips for how to get started, tonight!

A New Study Reveals Our Deepest Sexual Insecurities

Google searches of sex subjects reveal the depth of men's and women's sexual insecurities.

Can We Please Have Sex? 5 Steps to Restart Intimacy

When one partner stops your sex life it's a cry for help that adds significant tension to a marriage. Resolving the issues so you can make love again takes a sensitive approach.

Sex and Gender Are Dials (Not Switches)

Science and sexual diversity: Explaining complex combinations sex and gender

No Birth Control? Then No Alcohol

How responsible is a woman who consumes alcohol not knowing she’s pregnant?

Sex Differences in Romantic Jealousy: Evolved or Illusory?

Sex differences in jealousy: Evolved or illusory?
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How We (Literally!) Navigate Sex

Feelings of lust, and other emotions, are hooked up to memories, which in our brains are linked to where they happened

Summertime Sex and Springtime Babies

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on May 10, 2016 in How We Do It
Human populations have regular year-round birth patterns. Births typically peak in spring in the north but 6 months later in the south, hinting at control by an internal clock.

Should Women 'Expect' to Orgasm During Sex?

Worried you're not having enough orgasms? The science behind sexual satisfaction might surprise you
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Random Love: To Hook Up or to Not Hook Up?

By Madelon Sprengnether on May 06, 2016 in Minding Memory
Who could have predicted that girls today would know less than women of my generation about their bodies and how to gratify their own desires?
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No, You Cannot Eradicate a Fetish

Evidence says fetishes can't be eliminated through psychotherapy, but many mental health practitioners still use harmful and antiquated techniques.

Teens and Sexting: Lifting Legal Sanctions

Should laws allow consensual sexting among minors?
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Talking to Killers

A former prison psychologist painstakingly interviews two child serial killers whose sexual fantasies formed an unrelenting addiction.
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Sexuality Is Much More Fluid Than You Think

How fluid is sexuality? A lot more than you may think.

Eating Disorder, Sexual Paraphilia or Something Else?

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on May 04, 2016 in In Excess
Zoophagia is the practice of eating live animals and/or drinking their blood. But what do we know about this rare human behaviour?

5 Reasons a Partner May Become Emotionally Distant

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on May 03, 2016 in The Squeaky Wheel
Do you feel disconnected from your spouse or partner? Do they avoid intimacy? Are they acting distant and disengaged? This is what might be going on, and what you can do to fix it.

The Woman's Erotic Zone

Think you're familiar with the woman's pleasure point? Think again.

Why Intersex and Transgender Are Very Different

By Paul Joannides Psy.D. on April 30, 2016 in As You Like It
People hear way more about Transgender than they do Intersex, while Intersex is important to know about.