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Dr. Justin Lehmiller received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Purdue University. He is a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute and author of the book Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, having been honored three times with the Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Harvard University, where he taught for several years.

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Porn Literacy With a Side of CBT: Trying Out the “How to Watch Porn” Course

November 30, 2022 by Olivia Adams

Consider this — what if you could take a class in which your homework was to watch porn every week?  This is what Lustery, an online porn platform that focuses on “homemade” content, is offering with their “How to Watch Porn” course which launched on November 14. The course consists of eight episodes that each...

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Porn Literacy With a Side of CBT: Trying Out the “How to Watch Porn” Course
Seven Reasons to be Thankful for Sex Today (and Every Other Day of the Year)
Seven Reasons to be Thankful for Sex Today (and Every Other Day of the Year)

November 23, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

To all of my readers celebrating Thanksgiving today, don’t forget to be thankful for sex! Research suggests that sex is good for us in a lot of ways, both physically...

Potpourri
Is Love Truly Blind? The Psychology of Love at First Sight
Is Love Truly Blind? The Psychology of Love at First Sight

November 16, 2022 by Emily Mendelson

The season three finale of Netflix’s Love is Blind was released last week, which means we finally get to see who said “I do.” Hosted by Nick and Vanessa Lachey, the...

Media & Culture, Myth vs Fact
Say “No” to No Nut November: The Health Benefits of Masturbation
Say “No” to No Nut November: The Health Benefits of Masturbation

November 9, 2022 by Emily Mendelson

It’s “No Nut November” once again. While this annual abstinence challenge seems to pick up some new participants each year, you may want to think twice before giving up masturbation...

Myth vs Fact
Why Affirming Bisexual and Pansexual Identities is Important
Why Affirming Bisexual and Pansexual Identities is Important

November 2, 2022 by Olivia Adams

“I’m not even sure bisexuality exists. I think it’s just a layover on the way to Gaytown.”  “You know, I think it’s great. He’s open to all sexual experiences. He’s...

LGBTQIA+, Psychology
I Played OnlyBans, An Interactive Game About Online Sex Work. Here’s What I Learned
I Played OnlyBans, An Interactive Game About Online Sex Work. Here’s What I Learned

October 26, 2022 by Emily Mendelson

The need to stay home and, for many, the need to find alternative means of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a substantial rise in the...

Media & Culture
Meet the New Managing Editors: Olivia Adams
Meet the New Managing Editors: Olivia Adams

October 19, 2022 by Emily Mendelson

Sex and Psychology is expanding! I’m pleased to introduce the latest additions to the team, who will help continue our mission of bringing you science-based sex ed. Next up: Olivia...

Interviews
Tell Me What You Want

Tell Me What You Want

Discover what the largest survey of sexual fantasies in America tells us about the erotic mind – and how to have a healthier, hotter sex life.

Sex and Psychology Podcast

Sex and Psychology Podcast

Take a deep dive into the psychology of sex and relationships. This is the sex ed you never got in school – and won’t get anywhere else.

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