Learning More About Asexuality: “Sounds Fake But Okay”

May 22, 2024 by Emily Mendelson

In 2020, The Trevor Project conducted a national survey of over 40,000 LGBTQ youth, in which they found that 10% of respondents identified as asexual or on the ace spectrum. This number is much higher than the estimated percentage of sexual minority adults who identify as asexual (1.7%), which suggests that ace identities are on...

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Learning More About Asexuality: “Sounds Fake But Okay”
The 4 Legal Approaches To Sex Work
The 4 Legal Approaches To Sex Work

May 8, 2024 by Justin Lehmiller

I’m currently in the midst of teaching a study abroad course on sex and culture in Amsterdam. One of the topics we cover extensively in this course is sex work,...

Sex Ed
What Does It Mean When People are “Just Talking?”
What Does It Mean When People are “Just Talking?”

May 1, 2024 by Emily Mendelson

The proliferation of social media has turbocharged the ever-evolving lexicon of ways to talk about romantic and sexual behaviors. This includes everything from the soft launch technique for relationship disclosure to...

Dating & Relationships
How To Deal With Erectile Dysfunction
How To Deal With Erectile Dysfunction

April 24, 2024 by Justin Lehmiller

**This post is sponsored by MailMyMeds  Erectile Dysfunction (ED) affects millions of men across the globe, yet discussions surrounding it often remain in the shadows due to stigma and feelings...

Sex Ed, Sex Tips
Why Do We Blame Men For Their Own Sexual Difficulties?
Why Do We Blame Men For Their Own Sexual Difficulties?

April 18, 2024 by Justin Lehmiller

In recent years, I’ve noticed what seems to be a growing tendency among many sexuality professionals to suggest that men are responsible for many their own sexual difficulties. The scenario...

Psychology
Sexology Changemakers: Evelyn Hooker
Sexology Changemakers: Evelyn Hooker

April 4, 2024 by Zoe Moscovici

In popular retellings of the history of sex research, we tend to hear a lot about figures such as Sigmund Freud, Alfred Kinsey, and William Masters. While their work was...

LGBTQIA+, Psychology
LoveHoney Sex Toys Sexology Changemakers: Dr. June Dobbs Butts
Sexology Changemakers: Dr. June Dobbs Butts

March 21, 2024 by Merissa Prine

In the annals of sex research, there are many unsung heroes whose contributions have shaped our understandings and practices related to sexuality today. Among them stands Dr. June Dobbs Butts,...

Media & Culture, Sex Ed
Is It Possible To “Over-Swipe” On Dating Apps?
Is It Possible To “Over-Swipe” On Dating Apps?

March 6, 2024 by Emily Mendelson

It’s estimated that the average American looking for love online will swipe almost 4,000 times on a dating app before finding a romantic partner. This number is a bit lower...

Dating & Relationships, Media & Culture
The Key to Keeping The Sexual Spark Alive: The Importance of Self-Expansion
The Key to Keeping The Sexual Spark Alive: The Importance of Self-Expansion

February 28, 2024 by Merissa Prine

Maintaining a vibrant and fulfilling sexual relationship requires effort, communication, and a deep understanding of each other’s needs and desires. Over time, couples often report declines in their level of...

Dating & Relationships, Psychology, Sex Tips
Future Method Butt and Body Scrub Can a TikTok Trend Determine Your Relationship Quality?
Can a TikTok Trend Determine Your Relationship Quality?

February 14, 2024 by Emily Mendelson

Did preparing for Valentine’s Day feel a little extra stressful this year? If so, you might have social media (and, in particular, TikTok) to blame. For example, among the many...

Dating & Relationships, Media & Culture
Announcing The Psychology of Human Sexuality, 3rd Edition!
Announcing The Psychology of Human Sexuality, 3rd Edition!

February 1, 2024 by Emily Mendelson

The third edition of The Psychology of Human Sexuality by Dr. Justin Lehmiller is officially available! This textbook is a comprehensive guide to major theoretical perspectives on human sexuality, and...

Books & Films, Sex Ed
Meet the New Managing Editors: Zoe Moscovici
Meet the New Managing Editors: Zoe Moscovici

January 25, 2024 by Merissa Prine

Exciting news: Sex and Psychology is expanding! Join us in extending a warm welcome to Zoe Moscovici, our newest team member. Zoe’s arrival this week marks an important step in...

Interviews
New Sex Book Alert: Come Together by Emily Nagoski
New Sex Book Alert: Come Together by Emily Nagoski

January 17, 2024 by Emily Mendelson

Emily Nagoski’s new book Come Together: The Science (and Art!) of Creating Lasting Sexual Connections is set to release on January 30th, 2024. We were able to receive a sneak...

Books & Films
The State of Sex Education in the USA in 2024
The State of Sex Education in the USA in 2024

January 11, 2024 by Merissa Prine

Sex education in the United States has been a subject of unending controversy for years. Unlike many other developed countries, the US approach to sex education varies widely across states,...

Safe Sex, Sex Ed