1 in 10 Americans Say They’ve Had an Orgasm While Exercising

October 4, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

When people think about orgasms, they usually think about sex and masturbation. Orgasms arise from sexual stimulation, right? That’s certainly the most common route to orgasm for most people, but something a lot of folks don’t realize is that orgasms sometimes occur in non-sexual contexts. For example, as I’ve previously written on the blog, some people...

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1 in 10 Americans Say They’ve Had an Orgasm While Exercising
Why Dutch Teens Have Better Sexual Health Than American Teens
Why Dutch Teens Have Better Sexual Health Than American Teens

September 6, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

In my study abroad course on sex and culture in the Netherlands, one of the things we have been discussing is cross-cultural differences in sexual health and sex education. Teens’ sexual...

Media & Culture, Sex Ed
Sex Work and Mental Health In Cultures Where Prostitution Is Legal
Sex Work and Mental Health In Cultures Where Prostitution Is Legal

September 1, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

Today in my study abroad course on sex and culture in the Netherlands, we’re focusing on sex work, particularly the link between sex work and mental health. Many studies have...

Media & Culture, Sex Ed
I’m Teaching About Sex and Culture in Amsterdam for the Next Two Weeks!
I’m Teaching About Sex and Culture in Amsterdam for the Next Two Weeks!

August 30, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

Greetings from Amsterdam! Today is the first day of a class I’m teaching on sex and culture in the Netherlands through the Sexual Health Alliance. Amsterdam is an awesome city—and...

Potpourri, Sex Ed
Sex with a Sleeping Person: The Psychology of Somnophilia
Sex with a Sleeping Person: The Psychology of Somnophilia

August 4, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

Somnophilia refers to a sexual interest in which someone is turned on by the idea of having sex with a person who is sleeping—or being asleep and receiving sexual attention...

Fantasies, Kink & BDSM, Sex Ed
When Sex Toy Misuse Sends People to the Emergency Room
When Sex Toy Misuse Sends People to the Emergency Room

July 28, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

You all know that I’m an advocate for sex toys. The data are clear that most people who use them report benefits and overwhelmingly positive effects. For example, sex toys are an...

Sex Ed
Sleeping Beauty Syndrome: Fantasies About Sex With a Sleeping Person
Sleeping Beauty Syndrome: Fantasies About Sex With a Sleeping Person

July 21, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

Some people are turned on by the idea of having sex with a partner who is sleeping—or being asleep and receiving sexual attention from someone else. This sexual interest is...

Fantasies, Kink & BDSM, Sex Ed
How To Have Good Casual Sex
How To Have Good Casual Sex

July 19, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

What are the keys to having good casual sex? This question is at the forefront of Dr. Zhana Vrangalova’s program of research. I recently interviewed Zhana for the Sex and...

Sex Ed
Changes in Americans’ Views on Sexual Morality in the Past 20 Years
Changes in Americans’ Views on Sexual Morality in the Past 20 Years

July 7, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

According to Gallup’s 2021 Moral Issues Survey, Americans’ views on sexual morality continue to become more liberal overall. In fact, for some of the issues on this survey, Gallup recorded the...

Sex Ed
Using Less (Not More) Porn is Linked to More Sexual Problems
Using Less (Not More) Porn is Linked to More Sexual Problems

July 7, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

Many people view pornography as a public health hazard, arguing that it’s inherently bad for our sex lives, relationships, and mental health. Embedded in a lot of arguments about the...

Sex Ed
Happy Birthday, Dr. Kinsey! Celebrating the History of Sex Research
Happy Birthday, Dr. Kinsey! Celebrating the History of Sex Research

June 23, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

“We are the recorders and reporters of facts—not the judges of the behaviors we describe.” – Alfred Kinsey Today (June 23) marks the birthday of Dr. Alfred Kinsey, one of...

Sex Ed
Sex Secrets: What We Hide from Our Partners and Why
Sex Secrets: What We Hide from Our Partners and Why

June 21, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

When people describe the traits they want in a partner, honesty usually comes in near the top of the list. However, despite the fact that we say we want partners who will...

Sex Ed
The Psychological Impact of Virtual Reality Porn Versus 2D Porn
The Psychological Impact of Virtual Reality Porn Versus 2D Porn

June 14, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

Virtual reality (VR) pornography is a small but growing market in the adult industry. As the cost of this technology comes down in price and becomes more accessible to a...

Sex Ed
Does Listening to Sexy Music Get Us in the Mood for Sex?
Does Listening to Sexy Music Get Us in the Mood for Sex?

June 7, 2021 by Katie Adams

Guest post by Katie Adams “I’ve been really tryin’, baby / Tryin’ to hold back this feeling for so long / And if you feel  like I feel, baby /...

Sex Ed
6 Reasons People Want Consensually Nonmonogamous Relationships
6 Reasons People Want Consensually Nonmonogamous Relationships

May 31, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

Consensual nonmonogamy is a relationship style in which all partners openly agree to the possibility of having more than one sexual and/or romantic relationship at a time. These relationships are...

Sex Ed
Porndemic? Here’s What Really Happened With Porn Use During the Pandemic
Porndemic? Here’s What Really Happened With Porn Use During the Pandemic

May 26, 2021 by Justin Lehmiller

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, much was said and written about sex and masturbation in the popular media. The implication of many stories was that people were going...

Sex Ed

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