Essential Reads

5 Ways Your Mind Deceives You When Your Heart Is Broken

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on December 16, 2017 in The Squeaky Wheel
You cannot trust your mind when your heart is broken. Here's why.
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Is It Last Call for the Gay Bar?

By Adam Gerace Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in Knowing Me, Knowing You
Are gay nightclubs and bars still relevant to same-sex attracted people for forming sexual and romantic relationships?

Love, Trust, and Sexual Infidelity

By Eyal Winter Ph.D. on December 09, 2017 in Feeling Smart
Can a medication based on oxytocin treat sexual infidelity?

My Parents Cheated. Does That Mean I Will Cheat?

By Grant Hilary Brenner M.D. on December 08, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Infidelity is of constant interest, especially during the holidays when intimacy reigns. New research sheds light on how our parents' behavior affects our relationship decisions.

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The Real Secret to Keeping Sex Hot

In the early years of a relationship, sex is hot, hot, hot! But can married couples keep sexual passion alive over the long haul? Long-term desire is rooted in something deeper...

Let's talk about sex...after 60

By Christina Pierpaoli Parker on December 17, 2017 in Eng(aging)
Sex after sixty remains shrouded in secrecy-- stemming from a cocktail of stigma, enigma, and clinical avoidance. Aging aficionado Christina Pierpaoli Parker discusses why.

Sexual Communication: The Bedrock to Make Your Bed Rock

By Laurie Mintz Ph.D. on December 17, 2017 in Stress and Sex
The vast majority of women need clitoral stimulation to orgasm, yet feel awkward telling partners this. Here you'll find a science-based pep talk an& tips for sexual communication.

The Thinking Processes of Sexual Predators

Thought patterns that result in predatory sexual behavior have long resided within the individual. His status and environment provide opportunity to express them.

A Sexual Manifesto for Women

By Ruth C. White Ph.D. on December 15, 2017 in Culture in Mind
No longer should women feel the need to tolerate and moderate the sexual indiscretions of others. It is time for us to be explicit about our expectations and our boundaries.

What Fraction of Men Develop Erectile Dysfunction, Really?

By Michael Castleman M.A. on December 15, 2017 in All About Sex
Sexologists still don't know the true prevalence of ED. But as time passes, the proportion of men who admit it keeps growing.

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Need Professional Responders

Sex-based harassment and discrimination makes trained Title IX GateKeepers essential. Here’s why.

Fake Sex Hormones: Chemicals Damage Health and Reproduction

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in How We Do It
DDT and DES were just the beginning of a series of environmental chemicals that act as fake hormones, seriously disrupting our health and reproduction.

A Celebrity and an Unusual Condition

By Mark Borigini M.D. on December 13, 2017 in Overcoming Pain
We should let Justin Beiber be diagnosed, and not judged on whether a shy bladder has played a role in his behavior by those qualified to make such conclusions.

Top 10 Lessons I Learned in Sex Class

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in Insight Therapy
Every year, for the last 20 years, I’ve taught a human sexuality class. Over so many years of this work, one observes things.
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Women Aroused by Murder

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
Some female serial killers defy notions in criminology and sexology that women develop sexual addictions.

Womanizers, Harassers and Predators #MeToo: Part Two

By Sari Cooper, CST on December 11, 2017 in Sex Esteem
What can men learn to expand their awareness of boundaries in this new age of #MeToo.

Reducing Hard Candy Christmases, One Family At a Time

By John-Manuel Andriote on December 11, 2017 in Stonewall Strong
Teaching parents that sexual orientation is about more than sex is a key to supporting their gay kids.

If You’ve Been Sexually Harassed, What’s Next?

How do you move forward after you’ve been sexually harassed?

Why Testosterone Is Important for Sexuality in Both Sexes

You might think that hormones such as testosterone have little to do with human behavior. But the recent evidence suggest otherwise. And it's not just a "male" hormone.
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Why Do Some Men Engage in Sexual Exhibitionism?

By Michael Bader D.M.H. on December 10, 2017 in What Is He Thinking?
One of the weirdest sexual behaviors exhibited by some of the men busted for sexual harassment is masturbating in front of a woman (e.g. Louis C.K.). The real cause is anxiety.
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What Sexual Harrassment Does to All of Us

By Elizabeth Young on December 10, 2017 in Adaptations
That’s a weird sentence, so I’m going to repeat it for emphasis. I am privileged: I have never been threatened, assaulted, or raped. 

Ten Tips for Preventing Infidelity

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on December 10, 2017 in Emotional Fitness
Preventing infidelity isn't something you have to worry about, as long as you and your partner stay communicative about your desires, your dreams, and your devotion.

12 Book Recommendations to Blow Your Freaking Mind Open

By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D. on December 08, 2017 in Curious?
More than a dozen books that you need to read in the months and years ahead. Some are far off the beaten path.
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Romantic Love, Casual Sex, and Human Ecology

Do harsh environments foster short-term mating, and rich ones long-term commitment? Environmental effects on reproductive strategies are more complicated than one might think.

Men Want to Be Wanted Too

By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on December 07, 2017 in Sex & Sociability
Magazine articles abound about wooing women, but there are very few about wooing your men. Yet men need the same declarations of being admired and desired.

How Cyberspace Turned a Decent Man into a Sex Offender

People feel free to say and do things online they otherwise never would do.

How Careful Should a Parent Be?

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on December 06, 2017 in Fighting Fear
A discussion of some of the issues surrounding the sexual abuse of young women.

How Sex Is Connected To Marital Satisfaction

Taking the time to connect with your partner can lead to better – and more frequent – sex.
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The Ripper's Home Base?

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
As we approach the 130th anniversary of the Ripper murders, we see more theories about whodunnit; here's one that offers details from original reports.

His Hormones Made Him Do It.... Or Not

What do we really know about hormones and sexual harassment?

The Vulnerability Hangover: A Fresh Take on Modern Eroticism

By Michael Aaron, Ph.D. on December 04, 2017 in Standard Deviations
A psychotherapist/sex therapist explores eroticism and the 'vulnerability hangover', a new phenomenon in modern sexuality.

What's Truly Hot: Desire and Consent

Six years ago a woman accused me of rape.


By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on December 03, 2017 in Ambigamy
Fear of coming across as a jerk keeps many, but not all men in line.

What Sexy Dreams Say About Your Psyche

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on December 03, 2017 in Creating in Flow
One woman's sex dream is another's nightmare. But such dreams may tell you something about your real life, both in and out of bed.