Essential Reads

Why So Many Bisexuals Are Victimized

“People are telling bisexuals their identity doesn’t exist. Some of them believe it.”
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Open or Closed Sexual Relationships?

What do we know about consensual non-monogamous relationships? This study is a first step.

Sex, Power, and Risk

By Joye Swan Ph.D. on October 22, 2016 in Up Close and Personal
When it comes to power in sexual relationships, who really controls what goes on in the bedroom?

The Truth About Teens and Sex

A new report details statistics about virginity loss in the United States

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Does Porn Damage Your Relationship?

By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on October 25, 2016 in Attraction, Evolved
The stereotypical porn user is a single man. But couples view pornography too. What effect does it have on their relationships?

Myth of the Perfect Partner

Mary and Jordan are a couple I worked with fell into a pattern of avoiding sex because Jordan had come on too strong, too directly, without setting a context for love-making.

Six Cues That Your Lover Is Selfish in Bed

If you clearly express your needs, and your lover still does not do his best to try to satisfy you sexually, then you are with a person who is selfish and lazy in bed. Get out now!
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Why Is It Impossible to Not Judge People?

It is impossible to meet someone and make zero internal judgments about them. Just like it is impossible to look at a word and not read it.

Love Handles

How we “handle”, or better yet, help a significant other overcome negative experiences and behaviors can pave the way for more positive present and future sexual encounters.

High School Dating Abuse

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on October 20, 2016 in Cravings
Recognize the signs and learn what to do about this all-too-common behavior among teens.

My Mother's First Love at Age 93, by Caroline Leavitt

By Jennifer Haupt on October 20, 2016 in One True Thing
My mother begins to talk about love differently. It’s no longer the thing that ruins lives, that traps you. Instead, it’s this wonderful secret she wants to share with everyone.

Just Locker Room Talk?

By Madelon Sprengnether on October 19, 2016 in Minding Memory
It's not acceptable for any man to boast of grabbing a woman’s genitals and then claim that it is just “locker room talk.”

Sexual Masochism: Torture and Transcendence Tied Together?

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on October 17, 2016 in Insight Therapy
Why would anyone experience pain and humiliation as sexually arousing? No longer defined as a psychological disorder, sexual masochism still puzzles psychologists.

Childhood Sexual Abuse: How Men Can Help Women Recover

By Michael Castleman M.A. on October 17, 2016 in All About Sex
One woman in six has survived child sex abuse. Even years later, men can help them recover. Here's how.
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What Exactly Is LGBTQ?

What Exactly Is LGBTQ? Does this "umbrella" cover the range of diversity? Eugenio A. Duarte, Ph.D.

Sensitive Topics: Not All That Sensitive

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on October 15, 2016 in Pop Psych
Giving people surveys about histories of victimization and sexual behavior do not appear to trigger them anymore than standard, minimal-risk questions.

Donald Trump Is Not the Lone "Grabber"

By Rupert W Nacoste Ph.D. on October 13, 2016 in A Quiet Revolution
Painful for me, I encounter the social reality of sexual assaults in the personal stories young women trust me with in their papers at the end of my social psychology course.


By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on October 13, 2016 in Sex & Sociability
Threesomes keep popping up in the media with a given individual's pros and cons. I don't think one can generalize. Each one is unique. Intrigued?

Five Tech-Steps to a Meaningful Relationship

If you’re searching for love and a long-term relationship, locating the right partner can be tough. It’s just incredibly difficult to find a great match.
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BDSM as Harm Reduction

By Michael Aaron, Ph.D. on October 13, 2016 in Standard Deviations
Research indicates that BDSM behavior can be used as a harm reduction intervention to provide positive mental health benefits.

Trump Unleashes an Avalanche of Truthtelling

By Deborah King on October 13, 2016 in Mining the Headlines
The discussion is now out in the open: decent men and women talk about sexual assault

Online Pornography and Young Minds

By Shimi Kang M.D. on October 12, 2016 in The Dolphin Way
How pornography and sexual imagery may be affecting your kids, and what to do about it.

Is Bragging about Sexual Assault “Locker Room Talk"?

Are you wondering how to address Trump's sexual comments with your kids? How to turn them into a teaching opportunity to help kids reject sexual aggression against women.

There's a Word for Men Who Grope Women

We don't enable gropers by rationalizing their behavior. Do we?
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How We Feel About What's "Down There"

You’ll feel greater confidence in yourself as a sex partner and more sexually attractive if you’re satisfied with your genital appearance.

Four Types of Commitment in Polyamorous Relationships

This blog looks at four ways polyamorists express their commitments to each other verbally, with fluid bonding, via Google calendar, and with ceremonies.

Why Would Trump—Or Anyone—Talk That Way About Women?

By Sherry Hamby Ph.D. on October 09, 2016 in The Web of Violence
Understanding why any man would say vulgar things about women.

Your 9 Top Defense Mechanisms, Revisited

We’ve all come to know about defense mechanisms, but usually from the perspective of Freudian theory. This new view redefines nine of them in a more rational manner.

How and When to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

New research indicates that 90% of kids learn about sex from online porn.

Groping for Sex and More Life

By Kirby Farrell Ph.D. on October 04, 2016 in A Swim in Denial
Terror Management Theory (TMT) offers a scientific way of understanding the spellbinding effects of Donald Trump's fantasies..

Is Polyamory a Form of Sexual Orientation?

Polyamory may be a sexual orientation, both in a legal and personal sense.

Spinning Sexism Research On Accuracy

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on October 04, 2016 in Pop Psych
Those who score higher on ostensible measures of sexism also tend to perceive sex differences as larger; it's just that it doesn't seem to make them all that wrong about them.

Childhood Sex Abuse: The Long, Hard Road to Sexual Healing

By Michael Castleman M.A. on October 03, 2016 in All About Sex
Myth: Child sex abuse ruins victims for life. Truth: Recovery is painful and may take years, but survivors CAN build fulfilling lives and loving, nurturing sexual relationships.
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The Ripper Conclave

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on October 01, 2016 in Shadow Boxing
Ripperologists gather for a conference in Whitechapel to explore the infamous 1888 Ripper murders.