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 and psychologically. Allow me to give you seven good reasons to be thankful for sex today—and every other day of the year. Sex is a...

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Seven Reasons to be Thankful for Sex Today (and Every Other Day of the Year)
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
Say “No” to No Nut November: The Health Benefits of Masturbation
Say “No” to No Nut November: The Health Benefits of Masturbation

November 9, 2022 by Emily Mendelson

It’s “No Nut November” once again. While this annual abstinence challenge seems to pick up some new participants each year, you may want to think twice before giving up masturbation...

Myth vs Fact
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
LoveHoney Sex Toys 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
Gen Z is Missing Out on the Benefits of Sex
Gen Z is Missing Out on the Benefits of Sex

September 21, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

Generally speaking, sexual activity is good for our mental health. Sex (however you like to do it) has the potential to enhance our psychological well-being, as well as the connection...

Dating & Relationships, Media & Culture, Sex Tips
Study Abroad With Me in Amsterdam and Berlin for a Course on Sex and Culture
Study Abroad With Me in Amsterdam and Berlin for a Course on Sex and Culture

September 5, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

I’m excited to announce a unique study abroad program in conjunction with the Sexual Health Alliance. We are offering study abroad courses in both Amsterdam and Berlin focused on sex...

Media & Culture, Potpourri
Future Method Butt and Body Scrub Happy K-Day! Celebrating the History of Women’s Sexuality Research
Happy K-Day! Celebrating the History of Women’s Sexuality Research

August 20, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

Sixty-nine years ago this week (August 20, 1953), the media first reported on some of the major findings from Alfred Kinsey’s classic book Sexual Behavior in the Human Female. This...

Potpourri
What You Need To Know About Monkeypox
What You Need To Know About Monkeypox

August 11, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

Monkeypox has recently become one of the dominant topics of conversations in the sexual health community and in the media more broadly. Case counts are increasing quickly and vaccines are...

Safe Sex, Videos
7 Things You Should Know About Kink and BDSM
7 Things You Should Know About Kink and BDSM

August 3, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

BDSM (which stands for bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism) is one of the most popular sexual fantasies. It’s also a relatively common sexual behavior, with nationally representative US surveys finding that as many...

Kink & BDSM
Tips For ‘Cheat-Proofing’ Your Relationship
Tips For ‘Cheat-Proofing’ Your Relationship

July 18, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

Most people say that their ideal relationship would be monogamous. Despite this, however, a lot of people seem to have a really hard time maintaining monogamy. So if monogamy is...

Dating & Relationships, Psychology
The Truth About the 5 Love Languages, and How to Show Love
The Truth About the 5 Love Languages, and How to Show Love

July 11, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

The “love language” concept has become increasingly popular as a way of explaining differences in how people prefer to show and receive love. However, despite its enormous popularity, there still...

Dating & Relationships, Psychology