The Sex Tips You Won’t See In Magazines: Science-backed ways to stay sexually satisfied in long-term relationships

The Sex Tips You Won’t See In Magazines: Science-backed ways to stay sexually satisfied in long-term relationships

Women should insert jade eggs into their vaginas to increase the chance of orgasm(1).

Don’t believe in sexual soulmates(2).

For a happier life, have sex once a week(3).

Which of these tips are click bait, and which are grounded in empirical research? I am trained in this area of study and sometimes cannot tell the difference! (Okay we...

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A Primer on Porn and Relationships

A Primer on Porn and Relationships

 

The ease of access to pornography via the Internet has sparked a renewed interest in the effects of porn on consumers, with much of the public debate on the topic highlighting potential harms. We see everyone from the media (1), to high-profile academics, to politicians weighing-in on the issue. One accusation that’s frequently levied against porn is that it harms romantic relationships. For example, notable social psychologist, Phillip...

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When I Get That Boring Feeling: Sex as Escape from Boredom

When I Get That Boring Feeling: Sex as Escape from Boredom

Everyone gets bored from time to time. What do you do when you have these everyday feelings of boredom? In some cases, psychologists found that during such bouts, people sometimes watch porn, masturbate, or become preoccupied with thoughts about sex to deal with the adverse nature of boredom. What is less commonly known, however, is that an everyday experience like boredom can also threaten people’s sense of meaning in life. ... / more

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