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 contexts. This makes the study of sexual orientation complex. We need to take a multi-dimensional view to understand how all of our sexual interests come...

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A New Way of Thinking About Sexual Orientation
Pro-Tips From a Sex Podcaster
Pro-Tips From a Sex Podcaster

January 12, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

In my previous post, I offered a guide on how to start a podcast. Today, I’ll be sharing some of the pro-tips I’ve learned from running the Sex and Psychology...

Interviews, Potpourri
How To Start A (Sex) Podcast
How To Start A (Sex) Podcast

January 10, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

Since launching the Sex and Psychology Podcast, I’ve received a number of queries from folks who are interested in starting their own shows. Podcasts can be a fantastic educational tool...

Interviews, Potpourri
The World’s First Sex Toy For Persons With Disabilities is Here
The World’s First Sex Toy For Persons With Disabilities is Here

December 6, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

Sex toys can be a great addition to just about anyone’s sex life because they can add an element of novelty, while also introducing you to new sensations. Sex toys...

Interviews, Potpourri
The Price of Sex in Amsterdam
The Price of Sex in Amsterdam

September 13, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

One of the topics that we explore extensively in my sex and culture course in Amsterdam is sex work. As part of this course, I give my students the opportunity...

Interviews, Media & Culture
The Stimulating History of Sex Toys
The Stimulating History of Sex Toys

August 9, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

What is the oldest sex toy in existence? Why were butt plugs once marketed as a cure for asthma? Why is it still illegal to sell sex toys in some...

Interviews
The Importance of Being Good, Giving, and Game in Bed
The Importance of Being Good, Giving, and Game in Bed

June 30, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

How do you keep passion alive in a long-term relationship and sustain sexual satisfaction over time? This question is at the forefront of Dr. Amy Muise’s program of research. I...

Interviews
The Keys to a Pleasure-Filled Sex Life: Advice From a Sex Therapist
The Keys to a Pleasure-Filled Sex Life: Advice From a Sex Therapist

February 19, 2020 by Justin Lehmiller

We aren’t experiencing as much sexual pleasure as we used to. So what can we do to fix that?Dr. Nan Wise, a cognitive neuroscientist and certified sex therapist, has the...

Interviews
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
Porn Ed: What Happens When Porn Replaces Sex Education?
Porn Ed: What Happens When Porn Replaces Sex Education?

September 27, 2019 by Justin Lehmiller

Adolescents today have greater access to a wider range of pornography than any previous generation. So how is it affecting them? This question is the crux of a new episode...

Interviews, Sex Ed
Do People With ADHD Have a Harder Time With Monogamy?
Do People With ADHD Have a Harder Time With Monogamy?

September 25, 2019 by Justin Lehmiller

Do people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a more difficult time being monogamous? Are they more inclined to be in sexually open relationships? Sex therapist Ari Tuckman just published...

Interviews
ADHD After Dark: How ADHD Affects People’s Sex and Love Lives
ADHD After Dark: How ADHD Affects People’s Sex and Love Lives

September 11, 2019 by Justin Lehmiller

How does attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affect people in adult life? Specifically, what are the implications for people’s sexual and romantic relationships? For the answers to these questions, I spoke...

Gender, Interviews
When Women Get Blamed For Men’s Infidelity
When Women Get Blamed For Men’s Infidelity

July 17, 2019 by Justin Lehmiller

Three Women is a bestselling new book on sexual desire written by journalist Lisa Taddeo. It offers a deep dive into the sex lives and relationships of three American women...

Gender, Interviews
Women Who Sleep With Other Men While Their Husbands Watch: The Psychology of Cuckolding
Women Who Sleep With Other Men While Their Husbands Watch: The Psychology of Cuckolding

July 10, 2019 by Justin Lehmiller

Three Women is a fascinating new book on sexual desire written by journalist Lisa Taddeo. It takes a deep dive into the sex lives and relationships of three American women...

Interviews
How Being “In The Moment” Can Enhance Your Sex Life
How Being “In The Moment” Can Enhance Your Sex Life

February 18, 2019 by Justin Lehmiller

Difficulties with sexual desire and arousal are common among women and men alike. Unfortunately, medications don’t always fix these problems, in part, because many of these issues have psychological causes,...

Interviews, Videos

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