About Sex & Psychology & Dr. Justin Lehmiller
Sex and Psychology (established in 2011) is a popular blog and podcast that explores the science of sex, love, and relationships. What sets it apart from other sex blogs and shows is that science—not personal opinion—is front-and-center, and information is presented in a way that is educational, entertaining, and accessible to a diverse audience.
Sex and Psychology offers a form of sex education for adults. The goal is for readers to learn evidence-based information that they can use to enhance their own sex lives and relationships.
Sex and Psychology is run by Dr. Justin Lehmiller, a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. He is an internationally known sex educator and researcher, and author of the highly-praised, bestselling book Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life.
Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, having been honored three times with the Certificate of Teaching Excellence from Harvard University, where he taught for several years. He is also a prolific researcher and scholar who has published dozens of academic works. His studies have appeared in all of the leading sexuality journals, and he has published a textbook titled The Psychology of Human Sexuality that is used in college classrooms around the world.
Dr. Lehmiller is frequently interviewed by major media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He is also a freelance writer with bylines in publications including The Washington Post, Playboy, USA Today, Vice, Psychology Today, Men’s Health, Politico, and New York Magazine.
Why Do Men Masturbate? Let’s Count the Reasons
May 29, 2023 by Olivia Adams
It’s been a busy month here at Sex and Psychology, but we couldn’t say goodbye to May before taking a deep dive into an important springtime topic: masturbation. Over the...Gender, Psychology
Five Reasons to Support the Kinsey Institute and Defend Sex Research
May 24, 2023 by Emily Mendelson
“We are the recorders and reporters of facts—not the judges of the behaviors we describe.” – Alfred Kinsey Founded in 1947 at Indiana University, the Kinsey Institute is the premier...Media & Culture, Myth vs Fact, Sex Ed, Sex Q&A
We’re Still Failing When It Comes to Clitoral Knowledge
May 4, 2023 by Olivia Adams
Heterosexual men’s difficulty in finding the clitoris has been a running gag in the popular media for quite some time. And there’s more than a hint of truth to it:...Gender, Sex Ed
Why Do People Cheat? Their Reasons Are Often Counterintuitive
April 27, 2023 by Emily Mendelson
Ashley Madison is an infamous online dating service advertised as a means of facilitating extra-marital affairs. It has been the subject of significant media and scientific attention due to the...Dating & Relationships
Blog and Podcast Stats & Facts
1+ million Number of podcast downloads in 2022 (Jan-Sept)
104,063 Number of unique podcast listeners on Apple and Spotify
1.3+ million Number of blog page views in 2022 (Jan-Sept)
974,894 Number of unique site users in 2022 (Jan-Sept)
Posts on Sex and Psychology Frequently Become International News
Dozens of Sex and Psychology blog posts and podcast episodes have turned into news stories around the globe (see here for an example on Insider). HuffPost, The Cut, Mazim, Cosmo, The Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Yahoo!, The Times of India, and The Sun are among the many media outlets that have picked up stories originated on Sex and Psychology.
Sex and Psychology is Where Celebrities and Authors Come to Promote their Work
Dr. Lehmiller has interviewed several prominent authors, journalists, and psychologists about their work for his blog and podcast, including CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, television personality Lisa Ling, Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan Jessica Pels, psychologists Drs. John and Julie Gottman, and bestselling authors Emily Nagoski, Peggy Orenstein, Ian Kerner, Christopher Ryan, and Lisa Taddeo.
Sex and Psychology has Received Numerous Accolades
Men’s Health has named Sex and Psychology as one of “11 Sex Podcasts that will Help You Get Better in Bed” and Dr. Lehmiller as one of the “5 ‘Sexperts’ You Need to Follow on Twitter.”
Popsugar has named Sex and Psychology as “One of 10 Sex-Ed Podcasts That Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know“
Marie Claire has named Sex and Psychology as one of the “35 Best Sex Podcasts of All Time.”
One of the “modern-day masters of sex” by Nerve.
Sex and Psychology has also been consistently ranked among the Top 10 Sex Blogs by Kinkly.
The Sex and Psychology Podcast has ranked among the top 5 Sexuality podcasts on Apple in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and several other countries around the world.
Social Media Stats
25,113 Facebook Followers
25,705 Twitter Followers
27,579 Reddit Subscribers
20,981 Instagram Followers
5,952 Other Followers (YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.)
45,938 RSS Subscribers
6,466 Email Subscribers
Sex and Psychology and Dr. Lehmiller have worked with some of the biggest names in the sexual health and wellness industry, including Lovehoney, Promescent, Astroglide, Lorals, Future Method, LELO, TENGA, Dame, FirmTech, Coral, and more.
“Your piece on ‘safer-sex panties’ is simply fantastic! You covered the many key items needing addressed in a succinct, yet very thorough manner. What a terrific review. Thank you so very, very much for highlighting our product and the need for it. We have already heard from multiple interested individuals and organizations, so we’re thrilled to see the information moving.” Michelle Janson, PhD, Founder of Luxurity
Dr. Lehmiller is available to serve as a product and marketing consultant. For example, he can provide consulting services related to product ideation, designing and conducting effective consumer research, as well as product marketing and advertising. Dr. Lehmiller is also available as a guest blogger or vlogger, as well as a spokesperson or brand ambassador.
Marketing opportunities available through the Sex and Psychology blog, Podcast, and Dr. Lehmiller’s social media handles include:
Sponsored posts on the blog (Commissioned articles written by Dr. Lehmiller in which content is matched to the product/company)
Podcast sponsorship (Pre-roll and mid-roll advertising available)
Sidebar banner ads on the blog
Sponsored social media contests or giveaways
Sponsored social media posts/stories