Essential Reads

Choice in Consensual Non-Monogamy

How consent, personal responsibility, and mutual reliance enable polyamorous people to construct designer relationships.

The New Erotic Frontier: Sex in Nursing Homes

By Michael Castleman M.A. on September 15, 2017 in All About Sex
Nursing homes are slowly moving from a policy of “don’t” to “do not disturb.”
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Why Are Teens Sexting? Should We Find Out?

We know relatively little about the reasons youth sextext, who sextexts, how prevalent it is, or how to educate about sexting.

6 Facts and Myths About Masturbation

While it may feel shameful to admit, everybody does it at some point in their lives.

More Posts on Sex

Can We Have a (Sex-Positive) Talk?

Want to talk with your adolescent about sex but don't know how to start? Here are some steps to help you begin to have "the talk."

Can AI Detect Sexual Orientation from Photos?

By Jennifer Golbeck Ph.D. on September 20, 2017 in Your Online Secrets
A new study from Stanford claims it can detect sexual orientation from photos people post on a dating site. The truth is more complicated.

Watching Porn in Public: Is It Ever Okay?

Seriously, kid? Do you watch porn in class and then watch the professor’s lectures at home by yourself?

Should You Go to Couples Therapy?

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on September 19, 2017 in Friendship 2.0
Lots of people waver on whether they should take the plunge and see a couple's therapist. Might it be time for you and your partner? Here are some clues.

What Turns a Man On? For Some, It's Feeling Desired

By Stephen Snyder M.D. on September 18, 2017 in SexualityToday
A man whose deepest need is to feel desired may be analogous to one who gets excited by wearing women’s clothing. Best to just chalk it up to sexual diversity and accept it.

I Should Never Have Trusted Him (or Her)

If you have been deceived for years, you may have this same reaction. But should you?

Looking for the G-Spot? 6 Things to Know

Is the G-spot real? Does every woman have it? How do I know if I'm touching the right spot?

Different Ways to Say “I Love You”

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on September 15, 2017 in Emotional Fitness
We all know that people experience love in different ways. Some people want affection, others need praise, and for others, actions speak louder than words.

The Shrinking Breast Fashion

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on September 14, 2017 in The Human Beast
Women seeking breast augmentation are opting for smaller sizes than previously. Why the change?

Millennial Men, Women and Casual Sex

Millennial men may not be hooking up as much as we think they are, but their attitudes towards women suggest a deeper problem

USA vs Norway: The One Night Stand

Are Americans more likely to have one night stands? A recent study suggests otherwise.

Revisiting Berne's Theory of Sexual Frigidity

Are you living in a sexless marriage?

Managing Sexual Harassment and Violence On Campus

Understanding Title IX and Clery is a professional imperative. Learn the procedures to correctly handle sexual assault and violent behavior on campus.

Out on the Pitch

How is the mental health of LGBT athletes affected by coming out of or staying in the closet?

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

By Ana Nogales, Ph.D. on September 06, 2017 in Family Secrets
Do not feel ashamed about being a victim of sexual harassment. Shame is for those whose conduct is improper, not the victim.

A Sperm’s Obstacle Course to the Egg

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on September 06, 2017 in How We Do It
If too many sperms surround the egg, catastrophic fertilization by more than one may occur. A woman’s reproductive tract is adapted to tightly constrain sperm numbers near the egg.

What Is It Like to Be a Sex Addict?

Sex addiction is not a joke, and it’s not enjoyable.

Putting the Sex in Sexagenarian

By Lawrence R Samuel Ph.D. on September 05, 2017 in Boomers 3.0
Many baby boomers are recommitting themselves to sex, not about to give up on one of the best things in life because of physical or social challenges.

Sexual Assault on Campus

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on September 04, 2017 in Social Lights
Strategies for first year students and parents.

Imagine If The Results Went The Other Way

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on September 04, 2017 in Pop Psych
If your reasoning is immune to evidence, you aren't doing science.

Revisiting the Google Manifesto

Were there gender difference in the past? It is extremely likely. Do we know if they were like gender differences we see today? No.
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Writing About Sex and Intimacy

By Diana Raab PhD on September 04, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Have you always wanted to write about your intimate experiences or fantasies but didn't know where to start? Here are some suggestions and tips on how to begin.

The Man’s Guide to Vibrators

By Michael Castleman M.A. on September 02, 2017 in All About Sex
Today's couples increasingly use vibrators together during partner sex. But many men are unclear about how best to use them on women. Some suggestions.

Caught Between Two Loves?

By Alexandra Solomon Ph.D. on September 01, 2017 in Loving Bravely
Love is messy and sometimes it pulls our hearts in two directions at once. A couples therapist offers three questions you can use to resolve your love triangle.

I’m in a Sexless Marriage

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on August 31, 2017 in Minority Report
What does it mean when you're in a sexless marriage or relationship? Is something wrong with the relationship and is there any hope?

Making iGen's Mental Health Issues Disappear

By Jean M Twenge Ph.D. on August 31, 2017 in Our Changing Culture
Do we really need to worry about iGen's mental health? Yes, we do.

Does Women's Biology Hurt Them in Tech?

The Google memo on women went viral, but it is mainly scientific nonsense.

Abusive Teen Dating Relationships

Ten essential questions for youth to ask themselves to determine if they are in a healthy relationship.

The Gay Revolution

By Neel Burton M.D. on August 30, 2017 in Hide and Seek
Attitudes to homosexuality have undergone nothing short of a revolution in the past five decades.
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How to Discover Your Intimacy Shadow

By Ken Page L.C.S.W. on August 28, 2017 in Finding Love
To unshackle your capacity for deep intimacy, learn to reclaim the important parts of yourself you suppress. This simple question will help you discover your own "Intimacy-Shadow."