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The Year in Sex: The 10 Most-Read Articles on Sex and Psychology in 2023

December 27, 2023 by Justin Lehmiller

As 2023 winds down, let’s look back at this year’s ten most read articles on Sex and Psychology. The following posts represent a very diverse range of content and, combined, they have been read hundreds of thousands of times!

There were a few similarities to lists from previous years—in fact, six of the top ten articles overlapped with the most recent year-end list we published. As you’ll see, articles related to orgasms, cuckolding, penis size, and kink were popular this year.

Here’s the countdown of Sex and Psychology’s ten most-read articles in 2023: 

10. How Many Women Fantasize About Cuckolding (Down from #4. There’s always at least one article about cuckolding on this list, and this year was no exception!)

9. The Three Sex Positions Women are Most Likely to Orgasm In (Down from #5)

8. The Psychological Origins of BDSM: 8 Things That Draw People to Kink (new entry)

7. Can Abstaining From Masturbation Increase Testosterone (Up from #10)

6. How Many People Are Into Double Penetration? (new entry)

5. Can Medications and Drugs Be Transferred Through Semen? (new entry)

4. “Injaculation”: Is It Dangerous For Guys To Prevent Ejaculation During Orgasm?  (Down from #2)

3. Sex Question Friday: Why Do So Many Guys Like To Give “Facials?” (new entry)

2. What Kinds of Porn Do Men and Women Watch Most Often? (Up from #3)

1.  Fact Check: Are There Really Racial Differences In Penis Size? (#1 for three years running)

Thanks for reading, and here’s to a safe, healthy, happy, and very sexy 2024!

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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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