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About Dr. Lehmiller

Meet The Sex Dr.

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 Does ADHD Affect Orgasm?

October 18, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

A reader recently asked the following question: “I often have a hard time orgasming. I have heard that having trouble orgasming can be related to having ADHD. To be clear, the orgasmic potential is there, it’s just that I get so distracted that I sometimes cannot actually come. I would be super interested to see what the research...

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How Does ADHD Affect Orgasm?
Study: Orgasms are a Natural Nasal Decongestant
Study: Orgasms are a Natural Nasal Decongestant

October 13, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

While writing an article on the health effects of sex and masturbation a while back, I came across a paper titled “Ejaculation as a Potential Treatment of Nasal Congestion in...

Myth vs Fact
The All-New Sex and Psychology Website is Here!
The All-New Sex and Psychology Website is Here!

October 11, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

I launched Sex and Psychology nearly ten years ago. The site—and its purpose—have grown considerably since then. Initially, this was a fun side project I did while I was a...

Potpourri
Why is Modern Marriage So Hard?
Why is Modern Marriage So Hard?

October 6, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

Is marriage harder now than it was in the past? Are we expecting too much from our spouses today? I recently interviewed Dr. Eli Finkel for the Sex and Psychology...

Dating & Relationships, Psychology
1 in 10 Americans Say They’ve Had an Orgasm While Exercising
1 in 10 Americans Say They’ve Had an Orgasm While Exercising

October 4, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

When people think about orgasms, they usually think about sex and masturbation. Orgasms arise from sexual stimulation, right? That’s certainly the most common route to orgasm for most people, but...

Sex Ed, Uncategorized
How The Pandemic Has Affected Interest In Threesomes And Sex Parties
How The Pandemic Has Affected Interest In Threesomes And Sex Parties

September 29, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our sexual interests and behaviors in many ways, which I’ve covered extensively on the blog (see here for a recap). But something that hasn’t really been explored...

Potpourri, Sex Tips
Why Noisy Sex Is Often Better Sex
Why Noisy Sex Is Often Better Sex

September 27, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

What does it sound like when you have sex? Is there any dirty talk? What about panting, moaning, and/or grunting? While people vary in their personal preferences for erotic sounds...

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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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