Essential Reads

Is There a "Superior” Sex?

Whether we are talking about academic, emotional, or social success, young males these days are struggling. Let’s acknowledge and address this problem.

How Likely Is Your Partner to Cheat on You?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on August 14, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Are you concerned your partner may be seeing someone else when you've agreed to be exclusive? Researchers continue to study infidelity to better understand when and how it happens.

How Men Really Feel about Sex

Sex begins in the body. While women’s desire for sex may be prompted by their mind, memory or emotional feelings of connection, for men, desire is physical...

The Psychology of the New McCarthyism

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on August 11, 2017 in Rabble Rouser
On the rising threat to science and basic human rights in America.

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1-on-1 Opposite Sex Friends: A Blind Spot Threat to Marriage

By Zack Carter Ph.D. on August 18, 2017 in Clear Communication
Check your mirrors. Giving up friendship freedom may save your marriage. Here's five tips on how to manage friendships with the opposite sex without compromising your marriage.

How Our Bodies Age, Part 5

Does sexuality have to decline as we age? Maybe in this regard aging is a myth. We grow old in other people's eyes and eventually they convince us of that fact.
2004 by Tomasz Sienicki

Do Smartphones Delay Sex and Dating?

Perhaps the correlation is not causal because a third variable, such as helicopter parenting, might be responsible for having a smartphone and delaying sex and romance.

Infidelity Vs Addiction: What Is the Difference?

Is your partner a sex addict, or just a cheater?

Fantasies of Other Lovers? Relax, Almost Everyone Has Them

By Michael Castleman M.A. on August 15, 2017 in All About Sex
While making love with your honey, do you have erotic fantasies of other lovers? If not, you're unusual.

Why Your Sex Life Stinks—Yes You, Capitalist Tool

By Stanton Peele on August 14, 2017 in Addiction in Society
Your lousy sex life is likely due to your overachieving participation in the capitalist system. Just ask women who have lived under both communism and capitalism.

How Nameless Invisibility Harms

By Laurie Mintz Ph.D. on August 14, 2017 in Stress and Sex
The totalitarian regime that captured the handmaids relegated them to "Of Men." Let's not do the same thing with our genital anatomy.

Why Too Many Sperms Spoil the Egg

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on August 11, 2017 in How We Do It
Men can produce too many sperms as well as too few. Excessive sperm numbers around an egg can result in multiple fertilization, abnormal chromosome numbers, and miscarriage.
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Masturbation: Do Boys Do “it” More and Better than Girls?

Gender equality is becoming more of a reality when it comes to masturbation, at least in Sweden, but there is a cluster of girls who prefer not to masturbate.

Love, Sex, and Marriage in the Bible

By Neel Burton M.D. on August 09, 2017 in Hide and Seek
Many traditional attitudes have come down from the Bible. What is their basis?

Playing on Team Relationship

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on August 07, 2017 in Emotional Fitness
Moving forward through life with your teammate by your side seems ideal to me. Some couples may want more space, but I enjoy doing most everything with the one I love.

Sally Hemings

By Laura Betzig Ph.D. on August 06, 2017 in The Political Animal
This summer, Sally Hemings of Monticello is getting her own room. Just steps from where Thomas Jefferson slept.

A Feminist Critique of Marriage

By Neel Burton M.D. on August 04, 2017 in Hide and Seek
At a time of unparalleled social freedom, can we imagine a better way of living?
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The 3 Most Dangerous Topics in Relationships

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on August 04, 2017 in Fixing Families
Sex, money, and kids—the three power issues in relationships, the ones that cause power struggles and acting out. How to navigate them and use them to help you define your needs.

Why Do We Kiss on the Lips?

The startling answer is more than tongue in cheek.

How Couples Resolve Disagreements About Sex

By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on August 04, 2017 in Attraction, Evolved
Why it’s easier to have a warm conversation with your partner about sex than about any other topic.

How Do We Talk About Condoms?

By Sean M. Horan Ph.D. on August 03, 2017 in Adventures in Dating
Condoms are important in negotiating safer sex—but what do people actually say about using them? My latest study examined this question, summarized here.

Back-to-school Homophobia

What are your LGBT children learning in sex ed?

What Future for the Family?

By Neel Burton M.D. on August 01, 2017 in Hide and Seek
Families are becoming much more diverse.

Should You Worry About Your Partner´s Attractive "Friends?"

How many of you have felt anxious upon meeting a new paramour´s gorgeous "good friend?" Friendship attraction is a relational complication that is a blessing and a curse.

Five Tips To Help Women Celebrate National Orgasm Day

By Laurie Mintz Ph.D. on July 31, 2017 in Stress and Sex
July 31 is National Orgasm Day. Here are five tips on female orgasm to help you celebrate, on this holiday and all year long.

What Does "Affirmative Consent" Actually Mean?

We have laws to update our "Do Not Call" lists because we don't want to have our privacy violated. So how is it an imposition to make sure people ask erotic partners for consent?

Thinking of Proposing Marriage?

Today, some people think they have to stretch the moment into an entire day (or two) of romance and lavish gestures before popping the question.
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Great Sex Is Hard Work, but It Can Make You Smarter

By Diana T. Sanchez Ph.D. on July 29, 2017 in Doing It Well
Is sex hard work? Can it make you smarter?

The History and Psychology of the Orgy

By Neel Burton M.D. on July 29, 2017 in Hide and Seek
Orgies gave people a much-needed break.

Benefits of Sex After 50

On July 24, 2017, The European Court of Human Rights affirmed the importance of sexuality to people 50 and older. From hormones to spirituality, sex can benefit older adults.

Why Everyone Looks Good When Closing Time Is Near

Have you ever found yourself saying "yes" to an offer that you should have refused?

What Is the Sexiest Emotion for Men to Display?

By Alec Beall, Ph.D. on July 27, 2017 in Aesthetics 101
Why are bad boys so dreamy? Emotion research may help to explain.