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About Dr. Lehmiller

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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 Advances in Sex Toy Technology Can Enhance Men’s Sexual Performance

May 23, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

**Note: This post is sponsored by The Handy More than 4 in 10 men report having experienced at least one sexual difficulty in the past year. Experiencing difficulties during sex can be very distressing, and they can sometimes even lead men to avoid sex entirely due to feelings of shame and embarrassment. Fortunately, most difficulties...

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How Advances in Sex Toy Technology Can Enhance Men’s Sexual Performance
What’s the Most Effective Way to Reduce Abortion? Better Sex Ed and No-Cost Contraception
What’s the Most Effective Way to Reduce Abortion? Better Sex Ed and No-Cost Contraception

May 16, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

The leak of a draft decision from the Supreme Court to reverse Roe v. Wade has reinvigorated public discourse on abortion in a way I haven’t previously seen in my...

Sex Ed
A New Way of Thinking About Sexual Orientation
A New Way of Thinking About Sexual Orientation

May 9, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

Sexual fantasy, pornography use, and in-person sexual behavior each tell us something unique about our sexuality, which means we can’t just assume that sexual interests in one context, transcend other...

Interviews, LGBTQIA+, Psychology
Masturbation May and the Science of Self-Pleasure
Masturbation May and the Science of Self-Pleasure

May 2, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

It’s May, and that means it’s Masturbation Month yet again! So let’s talk about self-pleasure. The origins of Masturbation Month date back to 1995, when US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders...

Sex Ed, Videos
In the Mood for Food: Sexual Fantasies About Food
In the Mood for Food: Sexual Fantasies About Food

April 25, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

There’s a famous scene in the film 9 and 1/2 Weeks in which Mickey Rourke erotically feeds Kim Basinger a variety of foods including Jell-O, cherries, and tomatoes in front...

Fantasies
Marijuana Use is Linked to More Sex and Better Orgasms
Marijuana Use is Linked to More Sex and Better Orgasms

April 18, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

April 20th is popularly known as 4/20 Day. It’s an unofficial (for now!) holiday that celebrates all things marijuana. This is going to be a hot topic of conversation this...

Sex Ed
Sexual Compatibility Takes Work To Maintain
Sexual Compatibility Takes Work To Maintain

April 11, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

One reason some partners have sex early on in a relationship is because they want to know whether they’re sexually compatible. Sex is an important part of most (but not...

Sex Tips
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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