Exposure to Sunlight May Boost Testosterone and Passion

October 27, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

If you’re a long-time reader of the blog, you’ve probably seen articles I’ve posted about seasonal variations in sexual behavior. According to the research, one of the biggest peaks occurs during the summer months. For example, people report having more partners during the warmest months and, at the same time, rates of sexually transmitted infections...

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Exposure to Sunlight May Boost Testosterone and Passion
How Many People Subscribe to the “Three-Date Rule?”
How Many People Subscribe to the “Three-Date Rule?”

October 25, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

How many in-person dates would you want to have with a new partner before having sex with that person? We often hear about the so-called “three-date rule,” or the idea...

Dating & Relationships
Sex and Travel: Why Trips Often Turn Us On
Sex and Travel: Why Trips Often Turn Us On

October 20, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

A friend of mine told me about a recent discussion he had with friends where everyone talked about having had a similar experience: whenever they were away on a trip,...

Fantasies, Psychology
How Does ADHD Affect Orgasm?
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...

Sex Q&A
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
LoveHoney Sex Toys 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...

Videos
Future Method Butt and Body Scrub What To Do When You And Your Partner Want Different Amounts Of Sex
What To Do When You And Your Partner Want Different Amounts Of Sex

September 20, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

In long-term relationships, partners’ sex drives are bound to get out of sync from time to time. That’s normal and not a cause for concern unless it becomes a persistent...

Dating & Relationships, Sex Tips
The Price of Sex in Amsterdam
The Price of Sex in Amsterdam

September 13, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

One of the topics that we explore extensively in my sex and culture course in Amsterdam is sex work. As part of this course, I give my students the opportunity...

Interviews, Media & Culture
Why Dutch Teens Have Better Sexual Health Than American Teens
Why Dutch Teens Have Better Sexual Health Than American Teens

September 6, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

In my study abroad course on sex and culture in the Netherlands, one of the things we have been discussing is cross-cultural differences in sexual health and sex education. Teens’ sexual...

Media & Culture, Sex Ed
Sex Work and Mental Health In Cultures Where Prostitution Is Legal
Sex Work and Mental Health In Cultures Where Prostitution Is Legal

September 1, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

Today in my study abroad course on sex and culture in the Netherlands, we’re focusing on sex work, particularly the link between sex work and mental health. Many studies have...

Media & Culture, Sex Ed
I’m Teaching About Sex and Culture in Amsterdam for the Next Two Weeks!
I’m Teaching About Sex and Culture in Amsterdam for the Next Two Weeks!

August 30, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

Greetings from Amsterdam! Today is the first day of a class I’m teaching on sex and culture in the Netherlands through the Sexual Health Alliance. Amsterdam is an awesome city—and...

Potpourri, Sex Ed