Get a Free HIV Test for National HIV Testing Day

June 27, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

HIV prevention and treatment have taken great strides over the last few decades, but there is still much to be done. In the United States alone, there are currently more than 1.1 million adults living with HIV and approximately 36,000 new diagnoses per year, according to recent data from the CDC. Among those who have...

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Get a Free HIV Test for National HIV Testing Day
Sex and Psychology is Hiring!
Sex and Psychology is Hiring!

June 20, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

Sex and Psychology was founded with the goal of sharing the science of sex and relationships in a way that is informative, engaging, and accessible. Most of us never received...

Uncategorized
Everything You Think You Know About Stonewall…Is Probably False
Everything You Think You Know About Stonewall…Is Probably False

June 15, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

It’s June, and that means it’s LGBTQ+ Pride Month. At this time of year, we often hear a lot about Stonewall and the night of June 27, 1969. The stories...

LGBTQIA+, Videos
This Week in the History of Sex: Homosexual Necrophilia in the Mallard Duck
This Week in the History of Sex: Homosexual Necrophilia in the Mallard Duck

June 6, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

Twenty-seven years ago this week, something unusual took place in the Netherlands: an observational study of the world’s first known case of homosexual necrophilia in the mallard duck. Yes, you...

Potpourri, Videos
How Marijuana Affects Our Sex Lives
How Marijuana Affects Our Sex Lives

May 30, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

Research finds that nearly half of American adults (46%) have used marijuana in some way at least once before. People use it for all kinds of purposes, from pain relief...

Sex Ed
How Advances in Sex Toy Technology Can Enhance Men’s Sexual Performance
How Advances in Sex Toy Technology Can Enhance Men’s Sexual Performance

May 23, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

**Note: This post is sponsored by The Handy More than 4 in 10 men report having experienced at least one sexual difficulty in the past year. Experiencing difficulties during sex...

Potpourri, Sex Tips
LoveHoney Sex Toys A New Way of Thinking About Sexual Orientation
A New Way of Thinking About Sexual Orientation

May 9, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

Sexual fantasy, pornography use, and in-person sexual behavior each tell us something unique about our sexuality, which means we can’t just assume that sexual interests in one context, transcend other...

Interviews, LGBTQIA+, Psychology
Masturbation May and the Science of Self-Pleasure
Masturbation May and the Science of Self-Pleasure

May 2, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

It’s May, and that means it’s Masturbation Month yet again! So let’s talk about self-pleasure. The origins of Masturbation Month date back to 1995, when US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders...

Sex Ed, Videos
In the Mood for Food: Sexual Fantasies About Food
In the Mood for Food: Sexual Fantasies About Food

April 25, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

There’s a famous scene in the film 9 and 1/2 Weeks in which Mickey Rourke erotically feeds Kim Basinger a variety of foods including Jell-O, cherries, and tomatoes in front...

Fantasies
Future Method Butt and Body Scrub Sexual Compatibility Takes Work To Maintain
Sexual Compatibility Takes Work To Maintain

April 11, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

One reason some partners have sex early on in a relationship is because they want to know whether they’re sexually compatible. Sex is an important part of most (but not...

Sex Tips
Can Your Sex Drive Be Too High?
Can Your Sex Drive Be Too High?

April 4, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

I’ve heard from many readers over the years who think they have a sex drive that is “too high.” So when does a high sex drive become a problem? It’s...

Sex Q&A, Uncategorized
Why Bridgerton and Historical Sex Turn Us On
Why Bridgerton and Historical Sex Turn Us On

March 28, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

The new season of Bridgerton is out and it already has people hot and bothered. The first season was famous for its steamy sex scenes, which helped it to become...

Books & Films, Fantasies
How Many Calories Do You Burn During Sex?
How Many Calories Do You Burn During Sex?

March 21, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

At a broad level, exercise is defined as any activity requiring physical effort that either helps you maintain or enhance your overall health. Through this lens, sex certainly counts as...

Potpourri
The Number of Americans Identifying as LGBTQ Has Doubled in a Decade
The Number of Americans Identifying as LGBTQ Has Doubled in a Decade

March 14, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

I have been studying and writing about sexual orientation and sexual identity for the better part of the last two decades. One of the most interesting things I have seen...

LGBTQIA+