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 one of the most-watched series of all time on Netflix. Of course, it’s easy to find sex on TV these days featuring incredibly attractive actors,...

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Why Bridgerton and Historical Sex Turn Us On
Celebrating 68 Years of Women’s Sex Research
Celebrating 68 Years of Women’s Sex Research

August 18, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

Sixty-eight 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...

Books & Films, Media & Culture
Lockdown Reading Recommendations for People Who Like to Read About Sex
Lockdown Reading Recommendations for People Who Like to Read About Sex

April 10, 2020 by Justin Lehmiller

I know that many of you are bored and horny right now during this lockdown and quarantine period, so allow me to recommend some of my favorite sex books! If...

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How Civilization Has Changed Sex and the Future of Sex: A Conversation with Dr. Christopher Ryan
How Civilization Has Changed Sex and the Future of Sex: A Conversation with Dr. Christopher Ryan

December 2, 2019 by Justin Lehmiller

I recently interviewed Dr. Christopher Ryan (author of Sex at Dawn) about his latest book, Civilized to Death: The Price of Progress. Ryan argues that while we like to think...

Books & Films, Interviews
Civilized Sex: Has Civilization Changed Sex for Better or for Worse?
Civilized Sex: Has Civilization Changed Sex for Better or for Worse?

November 25, 2019 by Justin Lehmiller

There’s a tendency to believe that civilization is our greatest human accomplishment and to think that every advance we’ve made—whether scientific, medical, or otherwise—has made things better because it has...

Books & Films, Interviews
The New Documentary About Dr. Ruth is Definitely Worth Watching
The New Documentary About Dr. Ruth is Definitely Worth Watching

November 11, 2019 by Justin Lehmiller

I grew up in the 1980s, so I couldn’t help but know who Dr. Ruth was. Her popularity exploded and she was absolutely everywhere. I heard her on the radio....

Books & Films
Consensual Violence: Sex, Sports, and the Politics of Injury (Featured Book Series)
Consensual Violence: Sex, Sports, and the Politics of Injury (Featured Book Series)

March 6, 2019 by Justin Lehmiller

In the last year, I have been approached to consult on a number of legal cases that center around disputes over whether a given sex act constituted consensual BDSM or...

Books & Films
Featured Book Series: Galileo’s Middle Finger
Featured Book Series: Galileo’s Middle Finger

July 20, 2016 by Justin Lehmiller

I recently had the pleasure of reading Dr. Alice Dreger’s latest book, Galileo’s Middle Finger. This book had actually been on my reading list for over a year, but it...

Books & Films
Five of the Most Absurd Sex Laws in History
Five of the Most Absurd Sex Laws in History

April 26, 2016 by Justin Lehmiller

History is full of examples of governmental and religious authorities going to great lengths to regulate people’s sex lives. Of course, these efforts continue in the modern world--however, sex today...

Books & Films, Potpourri
Featured Book Series: Sex at Dawn
Featured Book Series: Sex at Dawn

May 28, 2012 by Justin Lehmiller

A brand new addition to the blog is the Featured Book Series, in which I will review and analyze books relevant to human sexuality that I hope will be of...

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