Sex and Psychology is Hiring!

June 20, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

Sex and Psychology was founded with the goal of sharing the science of sex and relationships in a way that is informative, engaging, and accessible. Most of us never received the sex education that we deserved—we either didn’t learn enough, or we were taught incorrect information. Sex and Psychology is here to fill in the...

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Sex and Psychology is Hiring!
Everything You Think You Know About Stonewall…Is Probably False
Everything You Think You Know About Stonewall…Is Probably False

June 15, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

It’s June, and that means it’s LGBTQ+ Pride Month. At this time of year, we often hear a lot about Stonewall and the night of June 27, 1969. The stories...

LGBTQIA+, Videos
This Week in the History of Sex: Homosexual Necrophilia in the Mallard Duck
This Week in the History of Sex: Homosexual Necrophilia in the Mallard Duck

June 6, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

Twenty-seven years ago this week, something unusual took place in the Netherlands: an observational study of the world’s first known case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck. Yes, you...

Potpourri, Videos
How Marijuana Affects Our Sex Lives
How Marijuana Affects Our Sex Lives

May 30, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

Research finds that nearly half of American adults (46%) have used marijuana in some way at least once before. People use it for all kinds of purposes, from pain relief...

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

Potpourri, Sex Tips
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
LoveHoney Sex Toys 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
Future Method Butt and Body Scrub Can Your Sex Drive Be Too High?
Can Your Sex Drive Be Too High?

April 4, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

I’ve heard from many readers over the years who think they have a sex drive that is “too high.” So when does a high sex drive become a problem? It’s...

Sex Q&A, Uncategorized
Why Bridgerton and Historical Sex Turn Us On
Why Bridgerton and Historical Sex Turn Us On

March 28, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

The new season of Bridgerton is out and it already has people hot and bothered. The first season was famous for its steamy sex scenes, which helped it to become...

Books & Films, Fantasies
How Many Calories Do You Burn During Sex?
How Many Calories Do You Burn During Sex?

March 21, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

At a broad level, exercise is defined as any activity requiring physical effort that either helps you maintain or enhance your overall health. Through this lens, sex certainly counts as...

Potpourri
The Number of Americans Identifying as LGBTQ Has Doubled in a Decade
The Number of Americans Identifying as LGBTQ Has Doubled in a Decade

March 14, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

I have been studying and writing about sexual orientation and sexual identity for the better part of the last two decades. One of the most interesting things I have seen...

LGBTQIA+
The 7 Biggest Relationship Dealbreakers
The 7 Biggest Relationship Dealbreakers

March 9, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

Decades of psychological research on attraction has revealed which traits people tend to desire in a romantic partner. Intelligence, honesty, and sense of humor pretty reliably come in toward the...

Dating & Relationships