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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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How Race, Politics, and Family Affect Support for LGBTQ+ Issues

January 25, 2023 by Olivia Adams

The Pew Research Center recently published data covering Americans’ views on gender identity and issues affecting transgender people, with special attention to differences based on age, political affiliation, and other metrics. Generally speaking, attitudes are trending toward increased acceptance of transgender people, and this trend is largely driven by younger folks and Democrats. For example,...

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How Race, Politics, and Family Affect Support for LGBTQ+ Issues
New Year, New Porn Trends: What was Popular in Porn in 2022?
New Year, New Porn Trends: What was Popular in Porn in 2022?

January 11, 2023 by Emily Mendelson

Pornhub recently released their 2022 year-in-review detailing users’ searches and viewing habits, revealing current trends in pornography. Read on for insights into some of the data and trends that defined the...

Fantasies
Happy New Year! Science-Backed Resolutions for Better Sex in 2023
Happy New Year! Science-Backed Resolutions for Better Sex in 2023

January 2, 2023 by Justin Lehmiller

The start of each new year is a common time for people to make resolutions for self-improvement. And it may very well be that more people than usual are making...

Sex Tips
7 Things Science Taught Us About Sex In 2022
7 Things Science Taught Us About Sex In 2022

December 29, 2022 by Olivia Adams

2022 has been memorable for a lot of reasons—including what science taught us about sex. So here’s a quick recap of some of the many interesting things we learned about...

Sex Ed
11 Years of Great Sex: It’s the Eleventh Blogiversary of Sex and Psychology!
11 Years of Great Sex: It’s the Eleventh Blogiversary of Sex and Psychology!

December 21, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

Believe it or not, Sex and Psychology turns 11 years old this week! When I first started blogging at the end of 2011, I had no idea where this journey would take me,...

Potpourri
Why is “Holiday Sex” so Popular?
Why is “Holiday Sex” so Popular?

December 14, 2022 by Emily Mendelson

What’s the most popular day of the year to conceive a child? According to the data, it’s Christmas Eve (at least in the United States). The third most popular? New Year’s Eve....

Dating & Relationships
Holiday Shopping Ideas For The Sexy People In Your Life
Holiday Shopping Ideas For The Sexy People In Your Life

December 7, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

If you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, now’s the time! With supply chain issues and shipping delays piling up, it’s a good idea to get started a little earlier...

Books & Films, Potpourri
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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