Second Blogiversary of The Psychology of Human Sexuality
December 23, 2013 by Justin Lehmiller
The Psychology of Human Sexuality is now two years old, and it has continued to grow and change in ways I never anticipated. I initially planned to update the blog once per, oh, whenever I felt like it. However, there turned out to be a lot of demand for research-backed information about sex and I found that running a sex blog is actually pretty fun. I now update the blog several times per week, and even on days when I do not update the blog, I still share the latest sex news and research on my various social media pages.
Thank YOU for reading the blog, sharing the stories, submitting your questions, and providing your comments. The Psychology of Human Sexuality is the single most rewarding aspect of my job and I can’t imagine my life without it. 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 for your reading pleasure.
- Total number of page views in 2013: 1.2 million (more than double 2012’s total)
- Total number of Facebook subscribers: 9,692 (more than double 2012’s total)
- Total number of Twitter followers: 3,188 (more than quadruple 2012’s total)
- Most popular article keyword (aside from sex, of course): Orgasm (included in 55 posts)
- Most frequent search term leading people to The Psychology of Human Sexuality this year: “bestiality” (Editor’s Note: And that search invariably led to this infographic)
- Most unusual search term leading people to The Psychology of Human Sexuality this year: “vagina storage” (Editor’s Note: I don’t recommend using the vagina as a storage closet, but some people just don’t listen)
- Most common question leading people to The Psychology of Human Sexuality through search engines this year: “Why do people have fetishes?” (Editor’s Note: And here’s the answer)
- Most read 2013 edition of Sex Question Friday: Do Women Enjoy Anal Sex?
- Most “liked” 2013 edition of Sex Question Friday: Can A Man Fantasize About Another Man And Still Be “Straight?”
- Most read and shared infographic of 2013: Women’s Experiences With Orgasm
Stay tuned for a countdown of the ten most read articles of the year. There are some fascinating entries on the list!
Thanks again for following the blog!
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Dr. Justin LehmillerFounder & 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.Read full bio >