Every year around Valentine’s Day people start agonizing about finding the “perfect” gift for their partner, and some spend extraordinary amounts of money on it too. But no matter the effort or financial cost incurred, many of us quickly discover that our gifts provided only … [Read more...] about Here’s One Valentine’s Day Gift You Can’t Possibly Go Wrong With
I have attended a lot of psychology conferences over the years and, after many of them, I often thought to myself: “What would have made this conference even better? More sex talks!” I'm far from the only one who has had this thought, though. Several of my colleagues have noticed … [Read more...] about Announcing The 2nd Annual SPSP Sexuality Pre-Conference!
(Reposted from The Psychology of Human Sexuality) In 1972, a paper published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology announced scientific support for the so-called “Romeo and Juliet effect." The basic idea was that the more parents try to interfere in a couple’s … [Read more...] about Questioning The Romeo And Juliet Effect: Is Parental Interference Good Or Bad For A Relationship?
Katherine submitted the following question: I have always wondered about research behind the topic of being friends with benefits (with strict rules of no kissing, no hugging, just sex, and only sex), and if they have the same benefits as sex within a committed relationship … [Read more...] about Can A Friends With Benefits Relationship Provide The Same “Benefits” As A Committed Relationship?
I have attended a lot of academic conferences over the years and I’ve almost always had the same thought after leaving each one: “What would make this conference even better? More sex on the program!” But it turns out I wasn’t the only one thinking this. Several of my colleagues … [Read more...] about Announcing The First-Ever SPSP Sexuality Pre-Conference!