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Justin J Lehmiller Ph.D.
People with ADHD are more open to the idea of being in a consensually non-monogamous relationship. However, open relationships can be a double-edged sword for persons with ADHD.
Porn is more accessible to teens today than ever before. A new CNN docu-series explores the impact this is having on how they think about sex and approach relationships.
ADHD has a wide range of effects on couples but the precise impact differs across gender and sexual orientation lines.
What does your use of emojis say about your sex and dating life? More than you might think, according to new research.
The new book "Three Women" offers a deep dive into how infidelity impacts women, and the degree to which women sex-shame other women.
The new book "Three Women" offers a deep dive into the world of cuckolding, from a woman's perspective.
Is kink/BDSM a serious leisure activity, or is it an innate aspect of your sexuality? Could the answer be different for different people? New research sheds light on the subject.
Gupta traveled the world to learn what other cultures are doing differently. He explores how we can use that information to enhance our health in his new series.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta traveled the globe to learn what other cultures can teach us about living longer, happier lives and he documented his surprising insights in a new TV series.
Two psychologists share their advice on improving sexual communication and maintaining a great sex life. They also debunk one of the biggest myths about sex.
Two psychologists debunk some common myths and share their research-based insights on developing happier and healthier relationships.
Psychologists have labeled many sex fantasies as "paraphilias" or unusual sexual interests. New research suggests that many paraphilias are more common than previously thought.
Fantasies about sex robots aren't as common as you might think. However, men are more likely to fantasize about robot sex than women.
Group sex is one of the most popular sexual fantasies, but not everyone has equally good experiences acting on it. Research finds that both gender and sexual orientation matter.
Social psychology can help to explain why people view their own sexual behaviors differently from those of others.
Who and what are we fantasizing about, and how do men's and women's sexual fantasies differ? New research offers surprising insights into our fantasy worlds.
Our personality traits can predict the types of things we're likely to have sexual fantasies about. We seem to construct our fantasies to meet our unique psychological needs.
Uncommon sex fantasies, such as those involving monsters and tentacles, are often variations on popular themes, like BDSM. We are endlessly inventive and imaginative sexual beings.
A growing body of scientific research suggests that frequent sex just might boost performance on a range of cognitive tasks.
The Big Five traits of openness to experience, conscientiousness, agreeableness, extraversion, and neuroticism all tell us something about which sex fantasies we're likely to have.
Experiencing pleasure is just one reason people might fantasize about sex. Our fantasies also help us to relax, fulfill unmet needs, and plan for the future.
Our sexual fantasies are a complex product of biological, psychological, and social/environmental factors.
Our sexual fantasies don’t just help us to experience sexual pleasure, they also say something much deeper about who we are and where we are in our lives.
Why are male stars reluctant to speak out about Weinstein's alleged sexual harassment? Social psychology offers insight.
How are men and women represented in online porn? New research suggests that there continue to be pervasive inequalities in the way women are depicted.
Research suggests that abstinence or "purity" pledges increase the odds of risky sex among adolescent girls, precisely the opposite of what they were intended to do.
Although we're more likely to experience sexual difficulties as we age, older adults are still capable of maintaining active and satisfying sex lives.
Believing in traditional gender roles may limit sexual satisfaction for both men and women, as well as reduce interest in using female-controlled safe sex methods.
Research finds that women are more likely to regret the sex they had, whereas men are more likely to regret the sex they did not have.
Although research finds that exposure to sexualized media is linked to more sexual partners and unprotected sex among teens, it is premature to suggest that sex should be edited out from the movies entirely.
Justin J. Lehmiller, Ph.D., is a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University.