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The Psychologist and the Serial Killer

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
Former prison psychologist offers the raw data of his interviews with Ted Bundy and his associates before he was known to be a serial killer.

8 Great Books on the Evolved Psychology of Sex and Passion

By Kevin Bennett on October 22, 2017 in Modern Minds
Every intensely emotional thing you do is inked to an adaptive problem and solution. These books will open doors.

Has Your Daughter Been Sexually Harassed?

Research shows that sexual harassment is part of everyday life in American middle and high schools. How do we educate and protect young women?

The State of Affairs

By Mark Matousek on October 20, 2017 in Ethical Wisdom
"An affair upsets the status quo by not only bringing the subject of sexuality to the forefront but every other aspect of their relationship as well," says Esther Perel.

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#MeToo: What We Know About sexual Harassment

Is sexual harassment more prevalent than we realize?

How To Have Better Sex & Enhance Relationship Satisfaction

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on October 23, 2017 in ExperiMentations
New research begins to tease apart how sexual and relationship satisfaction are distinct yet interrelated, describing ways to enhance both by communicating differently about each.

The Power of Preying

Harvey Weinstein is just one of many.

Sex and the Abuse of Power

By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on October 20, 2017 in Sex & Sociability
Those in power have always seen those below them as theirs for the taking. Perhaps the times finally are changing.

Harvey Weinstein Is Not a Monster

By Joanne Bagshaw Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in The Third Wave
Let's use Harvey Weinstein as an opportunity to talk honestly about sexual assault and harassment.

Agreeing About Porn

By Ari Tuckman PsyD, MBA on October 19, 2017 in Sex Matters
Despite all the controversy, most people use porn responsibly, but romantic partners still need to agree about how it fits into their sex life.
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Practicing Empathy in the Dating World: A Long Lost Skill

On the romance merry-go-round, many people will keep others in their lives until they find the next best thing while others may choose to "ghost" last night's date.

Secrets, Fear and Sexual Harassment

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on October 18, 2017 in The Teen Doctor
How to handle sexual harassment.

What Is the Sexiest Emotion for Women to Display?

By Alec Beall, Ph.D. on October 18, 2017 in Aesthetics 101
Emotion research may provide happy women with yet another reason to smile.

#MeToo and Preventing Sexual Harassment at School

How to talk about #metoo and reduce sexual harassment in schools.

Don't Call Harvey Weinstein a Sex Addict

All too often everything from having extramarital affairs to watching porn to desiring different sexual experiences with a reluctant partner is lumped together as sex addiction.

The Male Legacy of "Me Too"

By Mathis Kennington Ph.D. on October 17, 2017 in Meaningful Change
A boy’s first rite of passage isn’t the loss of his virginity or the first time he gets into a fight. A boy’s first true rite of passage is how he responds to sexual violence.

How to Discuss Sex With Your Children

By Michael Castleman M.A. on October 16, 2017 in All About Sex
Child and teen sex education resources contain misinformation and emphasize procreation over pleasure. Here's how to correct them.

Bipolar, Hypersexual, and Celibate

Manic hypersexuality is the strongest urge I have ever known. It surpasses need. It makes lust seem tame. It’s all encompassing and in my case, uncontrollable.

The Sexual Confessional from Hollywood

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on October 16, 2017 in Minority Report
The Harvey Weinstein sexual scandal is a very public reminder of a very private and shameful experience for victims of sexual abuse/harassment. But this abuse happens everywhere.

Is Harvey Weinstein Addicted to Love?

By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on October 14, 2017 in Addiction in Society
Harvey Weinstein sought a mother's love and admiration, combined with sexual devotion, in 20-year-olds, an addiction that doomed him.

The Psychology of Romantic Love

By Neel Burton M.D. on October 14, 2017 in Hide and Seek
Could romantic love be little more than an ego defence?
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How to Improve Your Sex Life Tonight

Want better sex? Follow these tips and really get what you want.
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6 Manipulations Used in Sexual Harassment

What manipulative tricks do sexual harassers use to get women to comply? A recently released tape of Harvey Weinstein talking to a model may hold some clues.

The Rise of Uninvited Sexual Images

By Sue Scheff on October 12, 2017 in Shame Nation
Are you receiving unsolicited sexual content? A new survey says unwanted sexual images are becoming the norm among millennials. Protect yourself from sextortion.

The Talk

By Tina Traster on October 12, 2017 in Against All Odds
Weinstein, Trump, and Cosby have brought sexual abuse to the fore. How do parents of gender-fluid children address this issue?

Bigfoot Parents Have Small Brains

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on October 12, 2017 in How We Do It
Birds and mammals mostly show intensive parenting, linked to their “warm-blooded” nature and quite large brains. Incubator birds show no care of their chicks and have tiny brains.

Does Cutting Taxes Sap Productivity?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on October 12, 2017 in The Human Beast
The bigger the government, the more productive the workers.

Sex Addiction Summer Camp or Toxic Masculinity?

By David J Ley Ph.D. on October 11, 2017 in Women Who Stray
Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein joins the long line of men who flee to sex addiction treatment in an effort to avoid or suppress sexual scandals.

7 Infidelity Preventatives Your Marriage Needs Today

By Zack Carter Ph.D. on October 11, 2017 in Clear Communication
The best defense is a good...defense.

My Daughter Found Out About My Affair

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on October 11, 2017 in The Teen Doctor
Should you tell the truth about an affair?

Are Same-Sex or Heterosexual Relationships More Stable?

As Americans become more accepting of sexual minorities, differences between same-sex and different-sex relationships are smaller than ever.

"The True Story" of Wonder Woman's Marston Ménage à Trois

The psychologist who created Wonder Woman and the women who inspired him lived an unconventional lifestyle, but do people really know what they think they know about them?

Looking for Love in All the Right Places

By Lawrence R Samuel Ph.D. on October 07, 2017 in Boomers 3.0
Dating among boomers dispels many of the myths surrounding romance in one’s third act of life.

"Pornography Addiction" in 2017

When does porn use become problematic? Once per day? Ten or more times per month? And what exactly does "problematic porn use" mean anyway? Research doesn't offer answers.