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

Sex Ed
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
Future Method Butt and Body Scrub 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
Meet the New Managing Editors: Emily Mendelson
Meet the New Managing Editors: Emily Mendelson

October 12, 2022 by Olivia Adams

Sex and Psychology is expanding! I’m pleased to introduce the latest additions to the team this week and next, who will help continue our mission of bringing you science-based sex...

Interviews
Announcing the Tenth Annual SPSP Sexuality Pre-Conference!
Announcing the Tenth Annual SPSP Sexuality Pre-Conference!

October 5, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

I am pleased to announce the tenth annual SPSP Sexuality Pre-Conference! It will be held next February prior to the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology....

Psychology