One Year Of Great Sex: First Blogiversary Of The Psychology of Human Sexuality

December 22, 2012 by Justin Lehmiller

The Psychology of Human Sexuality blog made its debut exactly one year ago today and has grown and changed in ways I could not even begin to imagine when it started. My initial plan was to update the blog just once per week with some commentary on recent sex studies. However, there was far more demand for responsible, science-based information about sex than I thought. Plus, it turns out that writing about sex is pretty fun (who knew, right?). I have gone from posting once per week to 3-4 weekly entries that vary in focus, ranging from question and answer, to media fact checks, to videos, to book reviews, to highlights of cutting-edge research.

I can’t thank you all enough for reading the blog, sharing the stories, submitting your questions, and weighing in with your perspectives. The Psychology of Human Sexuality has quickly become the most rewarding aspect of my job and it’s all because of you. I hope you’re looking forward to another year of great sex as much as I am! In the meantime, here are some fun facts and statistics about the site I’ve complied for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

  • Number of page views during the first 30 days: 5,844
  • Number of page views during the last 30 days (non-cumulative): 259,456–I’d call that growth!
  • Number of Facebook subscribers added: 4,141
  • Total number of posts to date: 157
  • Most popular keyword (aside from sex, of course): Orgasm (included in 26 posts). You can see the other most popular keywords in the Word Cloud above.
  • Most popular search term leading people to The Psychology of Human Sexuality: “list of sexual fantasies”
  • Most interesting search term leading people to The Psychology of Human Sexuality: “man makes stupid amount of sense explaining human sexuality” (Editor’s Note: I’ll take that as a compliment!)
  • Most disturbing search term leading people to The Psychology of Human Sexuality: “dead rape death necro sex” (Editor’s Note: What the heck kind of website does Google think I’m running?)

Stay tuned for a post featuring the ten most read articles of the year. There are some incredibly interesting and sexy entries on the list!

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller
Founder & Owner of Sex and Psychology

Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.

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