Sharing personal information brings people closer together. But how do you know when you’ve gone too far—or when someone else has ulterior motives?
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Notes on the history and current practice of female infidelity
David J. Ley Ph.D.
Will secrets revealed by genetic testing change our ideas about ourselves, our families, and our heritage?
What (surprisingly interesting) research tells us about yawns.
It's not that video games are bad for you — it's that kids who feel frustrated in life can use video gaming in dysregulated ways.
The idea that people "block out" traumatic memories has been proven wrong over and over. Why, then, do therapists continue to promote it?
Claims that pornography feeds misogyny have limited evidence, but hatred toward women appears rife in those who oppose pornography.
Surprising numbers of webcam users report anxiety over their use—but it's not the sex that has them stressed out.
As licensed clinicians engage publicly in social media debates of politics, healthcare, and sexuality, they take the risk that their right to free speech may be challenged.
If your therapist tells you that you're in denial, it's probably them that has the problem - not you.
Some callers to crisis lines go to elaborate, complex lengths to perpetrate strange hoaxes.
Bisexuals struggle more with depression, anxiety, and suicide. New data suggests it may be related to them or their partners wanting them to be straight.
Research now suggests that blaming pornography for negative body-image is unlikely to be true. Instead, porn may improve self-image for some.
How should therapists approach the issue of social media and online relationships, when they intrude into the therapy process?
Self-declared sexuality experts feed a sensation-hungry media, but jeopardize public safety.
Sextortion threats are proliferating. The only viable strategy is to expose them, and potentially yourself.
Will new guidelines on treating men help or hurt?
There's more than just misogyny behind why people are creating fake pornographic images.
Research explores why women find sexist men more attractive. It's not about women being foolish or internalizing misogyny.
Masturbation may well be one of the healthiest human sexual behaviors.
Why do people stay in abusive situations? Because it's never really as easy as it seems to just leave.
Research finds that porn-related problems are predominantly caused by religious conflict. Clinically, this means people need help, but not necessarily with the porn.
What is this strange link between political values and kinky sex?
Our laws on sexuality haven't kept pace with our technology, and our teens are suffering as a result.
Sending men who purchase sex to treatment is based on the idea there is something wrong with them. But is that true?
If someone engages in sexually inappropriate behavior in the workplace, should their employment be protected if they are a sex addict?
Data about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are being collected. What rights do you have to control it?
The idea of enforced monogamy only works when we treat female sexuality as an economic commodity.
Finding bisexuals is a chore, impacted by stigma, erasure and invisibility.
Behavioral addictions are commonly described as progressive problems which mimic the process of substance use disorders. Turns out, these problems usually desist on their own.
SESTA is intended to prevent sex trafficking. But it is leading to a constriction of online sexual and relationship diversity.
Is watching porn the same as cheating? Religiosity, experience with porn, and where you live predicts your answer.
David J. Ley, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and the author of Insatiable Wives, Women Who Stray and The Men Who Love Them.
Exploring issues of sexual taboos, debunking sex/porn addiction and discussing general trends in psychology and psychotherapy.