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Exploring the frontiers of sex and relationships
Michael Aaron, Ph.D.
A sex worker takes a stand against new legislation aimed at human trafficking, but which only ends up harming sex workers.
A new book explores breakthrough research on sex fantasies.
An NYC-based dominatrix combines yoga with BDSM to explore the boundaries of ego and selfhood.
A shaman explains his integrative approach to BDSM and sexual healing.
New research sheds light on how kink identity is formed from a young age.
A psychotherapist/sex therapist explores eroticism and the 'vulnerability hangover', a new phenomenon in modern sexuality.
Sex writer Sophie St Thomas reveals how she became a better lover by sleeping with women.
Psychotherapist reveals current advances in psychedelic research and sex therapy.
Sex researcher Debra Soh's work shines a light on a variety of issues, including gender feminism, political correctness, sex robots, and virtual reality.
New research employing personality theory and moral psychology shatters myths about consensual non-monogamy.
A new web series provides insight, humor and education about BDSM.
A documentary filmmaker dispels myths about sex workers through their own words.
Qualitative studies show that kinkphobia is a pernicious and pervasive problem within the mental health field.
New research on modern day vampires sheds light on this misunderstood community.
A new sexual concept paves the way in understanding the role of the unconscious and psyche in exploring authentic sexuality.
Recent research debunks common misconception of the furry community as a bunch of sexual "deviants" or misfits.
Current research on bisexuality challenges our understandings of orientation as a simple, homogeneous concept.
Recent research on student sex workers shatters societal misconceptions about sex work as connected with pathology and criminality/trafficking.
Recent research indicates that psychedelics can assist in healing sexual trauma by increasing the personality trait of openness to new experiences.
With the upcoming release of "Fifty Shades Darker," groundbreaking new research challenges stereotypes about BDSM participants portrayed in the "Fifty Shades" trilogy.
Research shows that sexuality is often correlated to personality characteristics.
An introduction to the theory of positive disintegration and why adversity is so important in developing character.
An Insider's Perspective Behind the Scenes of AASECT's Historic Sex Addiction Statement.
AASECT, the national sex therapy certifying organization releases a groundbreaking position statement about the sex addiction model.
Research indicates that BDSM behavior can be used as a harm reduction intervention to provide positive mental health benefits.
Despite much social progress, authoritarianism continues to exist. Studies show authoritarian traits are common. We must ask ourselves "Can society exist without authoritarianism?"
Plenty of evidence suggests that harm reduction psychotherapy provides a more humanistic alternative to sex addiction treatment.
Contrary to media hysteria, research shows that when porn consumption goes up, sex crimes go down.
Recent research shows that, when it comes to sex, people are kinkier than we realize.
An ideological belief in the malleability of sexuality has given rise to the sex addiction movement.
Michael Aaron, Ph.D., LCSW, CST, is a nationally certified sex therapist and clinical sexologist.