There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Michael Castleman M.A. on February 15, 2019 in All About Sex
Many recent studies show the Pill can decrease women’s libido or impair their sexual function. How can women weigh the pros and cons of this widely used birth control method?
By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on February 14, 2019 in How We Do It
In primates, dominant males usually copulate more often, but this does not guarantee paternity. Subordinate males may sire infants if their immunity genes provide a better match.
By Elizabeth Jeglic Ph.D. on February 13, 2019 in Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse
Knowledge is power when it comes to sexual violence prevention.
By Dale Hartley Ph.D., MBA on February 13, 2019 in Machiavellians: Gulling the Rubes
Just as he (or she) cons victims before abusing them, the predatory pedophile cons himself or herself as well. This leads to a sense of power and invulnerability.
By Taylor Kohut Ph.D. on February 13, 2019 in Sex Wars
Have you ever wondered why we hate porn so much despite its apparent popularity? A handful of influences shape our thinking.
By Arash Emamzadeh on February 12, 2019 in Finding a New Home
A new study describes the development of a scale for measuring motivations for kissing in romantic relationships.
By Iddo Landau, Ph.D. on February 05, 2019 in Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World
Some people believe that marriage is unnecessary and represents disingenuous, empty promises. Deeper reflection reveals why the commitment is so meaningful.
By Justin J Lehmiller Ph.D. on February 01, 2019 in The Myths of Sex
Psychologists have labeled many sex fantasies as "paraphilias" or unusual sexual interests. New research suggests that many paraphilias are more common than previously thought.
By Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CASA, CSE on January 29, 2019 in The Polyamorists Next Door
Ever wonder how people in consensually non-monogamous relationships can have fidelity with each other? This post explains how.
By Michael Pittaro Ph.D. on January 18, 2019 in The Crime and Justice Doctor
Are we doing enough as a nation to identify and assist victims of sex trafficking—particularly those who commit crimes to escape their situations?
By Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S on January 16, 2019 in Love and Sex in the Digital Age
What is sexual offending? How do we define it? Where does R. Kelly fit into the offending spectrum?
By Jack Pemment MA, MS on January 13, 2019 in Blame the Amygdala
The need to identify possible acts of necrophilia and necrophilic desires and intentions is crucial, and not just for law enforcement.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on January 09, 2019 in Shadow Boxing
Despite their rarity, female lust killers show us a dark side of human nature equal to male depravity.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on January 07, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Learning about love is not taught in the classroom, but through young life experience and the lessons can have abiding value.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on January 04, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Everyone at one time or another has been in a friendship with ambiguous boundaries. Are you “just friends” or not?
By Stephen Snyder M.D. on January 02, 2019 in SexualityToday
Many of us have sexual aspects that are more typical of the opposite gender. What's that all about?
By Marty Klein Ph.D. on December 31, 2018 in Sexual Intelligence
Almost everyone is curious about other people's sex lives. The truth may not be exotic, but it's profound.
By Lawrence Josephs, Ph.D. on December 28, 2018 in Between the Sheets
Not enough sex and too much sex work in your marriage? Here's a coping strategy.
By Ritch C Savin-Williams Ph.D. on December 25, 2018 in Sex, Sexuality, and Romance
Many more negative than positive articles about sex have been published in four major journals since the 1960s. What explains the negativity bias in sex research?
By Psychology Today Editorial Staff on December 13, 2018 in Brainstorm
A large study allowed researchers to investigate the relationship between social isolation and mortality among white and black men and women.
By Sherry Hamby Ph.D. on December 12, 2018 in The Web of Violence
In a society where women are often guilty until proven innocent, it is rare that a woman has only one #metoo story to her name.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on December 12, 2018 in Shadow Boxing
Shocking deviant sexual crimes make us wonder how these offenders became this way and what we should do with them.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on December 12, 2018 in Evidence-Based Living
There is clear evidence that the foundations for sex education comes from parents and guardians at home.
By Elizabeth J. Meyer Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in Gender and Schooling
Rolling back funding for sexuality education harms adolescents across America.
By Rebecca S. Heiss Ph.D. on December 10, 2018 in Psych-illogical
Justice, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. So what should be done with this Christmas classic?