Essential Reads

Jokes about Married Sex and the Science behind Them

Do single people really feel more sexually satisfied than their married counterparts? It depends...

Bisexual Health Disparities

15% of the public claims bisexuality doesn't exist, and many others hold unrealistic beliefs about this demographic. Physical and mental health consequences are the result.

What Does a 'Gold Digger' Deserve?

By Ruth Lee Johnson J.D. on April 25, 2016 in So Sue Me
Gold diggers love your wallet more than they love you. And when they have taken enough from you, they leave. Is there a way to stop them from getting away with it?

Are Men and Women Portrayed Differently in TV Ads

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on April 23, 2016 in A Sideways View
Does television mirror or mould attitudes to gender differences? Why are males portrayed more often as professional authorities and women as naïve consumers all around the world

More Posts on Sex

Talking to Killers

A former prison psychologist painstakingly interviews two child serial killers whose sexual fantasies formed an unrelenting addiction.

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?

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 Your Partner Is Emotionally Distant and the Fixes

Do you feel disconnected from your spouse or partner? Do they avoid intimacy? Are they acting distant and disengaged? Here's 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

People hear way more about Transgender than they do Intersex, while Intersex is important to know about.

Of High Colonics and Ejaculation

By Mark Borigini M.D. on April 29, 2016 Overcoming Pain
The publication provides greater detail on a finding presented at a meeting last year: that men might be able to lower their risk for prostate cancer by ejaculating frequently.

Prince Or His Music: Which Will You Miss More?

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on April 29, 2016 Trouble in Mind
Steven Pinker famously said that music was simply “auditory cheesecake,” a pleasurable activity with no useful or adaptive qualities. Prince fans may not agree!

Reflections on the 1st Annual Alt Sex NYC Conference

The 1st Annual AltSex NYC Conference was held last Fri April 22, and here are my reflections on the highlights and implications of this historic event.

How Teen Dating Violence Differs Between Boys and Girls

An infographic, based on a recently published paper, examines how types of teen dating violence differs between boys and girls.

The Bright Side Of Being Cheated On, Dumped & Replaced

By Garth Sundem on April 27, 2016 Brain Trust
Study of 5,705 women in 96 countries shows that women who are cheated on win in the long run.

How’s Your Self-Relationship?

We work hard at our relationships, and, in of service them, we often overlook, or even neglect, our most important one—our relationship to ourselves.

Sneezy Does It

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on April 27, 2016 In Excess
There are reports in the medical/psychological literature dating back to the 1890s of sexually induced sneezing in both men and women. But what more is known about the phenomenon?

23 Everyday Ways to Say “I Love You”

By Jennifer Haupt on April 25, 2016 One True Thing
We all appreciate a bit of bling every once in awhile, but it’s the everyday actions and romantic gestures that really add up to long-lasting love.

Are You Having Enough Sex?

By Ryan Anderson on April 25, 2016 The Mating Game
People often wonder what other people do in the bedroom. The evidence might surprise you.

Political Values and Sex Research

By David J Ley Ph.D. on April 21, 2016 Women Who Stray
Most people conducting sex research and therapy tend to be liberal. What are the implications of this, for the field, and its impact in media and society?

My Kids Saw My Sex Video: What Do I Do Now?

Did your kids accidentally see something about your private sex life? Don't panic.

Talking Out Military Sexual Trauma

By Eric Newhouse on April 18, 2016 Invisible Wounds
Jennifer Sluga told the VA's "poet-in-residence," Thor Ringler, about her sexual abuse so her VA caregivers would understand her concerns, but it became a liberating experience.

Among “Old Married Couples,” Does Sexual Quality Decline?

In long-term relationships, time takes a modest toll on sexual satisfaction. But with a little effort, "old married couples," can rekindle the fire.

Sex in the Museum

What is it like to run one of the world's most famous sex museums?

Tattoos and Sexual Attraction

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on April 13, 2016 In Excess
Scientific studies on women’s tattoos tend to show that most people view them negatively. But does that include sexual attraction?

The Naked Truth About the Wives of Tall Men

Time and again studies have shown that women prefer tall men. But are the wives of tall husbands actually happier?

Paternity Shock: Is Who You Call Dad Your Genetic Father?

Perhaps one reason for these high estimations is that female adultery is supposedly common, occurring in an estimated 5–27% for people younger than 30 years old...

Double Mother Suckers

By David P. Barash Ph.D. on April 09, 2016 Pura Vida
You might have noticed that people aren’t elephant seals. But a close look at these creatures reveals a lot about male-female differences in our own species.

Shaming Men Doesn't Build Healthy Sexuality

By David J Ley Ph.D. on April 09, 2016 Women Who Stray
Fear and panic-based dialogues about pornography are isolating men, shaming them and preventing conversations about how to help men be sexually healthy.

Is Porn Really the Problem?

Does watching porn affect young men's virility?

The Hubris of Owen Labrie

What does this sordid tale tell us about prevention?

Art Is More About Work Than Sex

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on April 07, 2016 The Human Beast
The sexual exploits of male rock stars is legendary and their sexual magnetism draws an endless supply of enthusiastic female partners. So do men get creative for sex?

Refugee System Perpetuates Trauma for LBGTQ Asylum Seekers

Asylum seekers, forced to hide their identities in their home countries, must prove their LBGTQ status in court.