Think about a time when you engaged in sex with your partner in an effort to promote a positive … [Read more...] about Why You Have Sex Matters for Your Desire and Satisfaction
If you’re in a long-term relationship, you probably remember the early “honeymoon period”—those … [Read more...] about What Happens When Your Partner Wants To Do It and You’re Not in the Mood?
What do you do after sex? If you don’t already, our new research suggests that you may want to spend … [Read more...] about To Spoon or Not to Spoon? After-Sex Affection Boosts Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction
In a recent article, I discussed my research using fictional scenarios to show that perceptions of … [Read more...] about Getting It On vs. Getting It Over With: How Reasons for Having Sex Impact Relationships (Part 2)
Sex plays an important role in overall relationship happiness.1 But, is simply having sex enough to … [Read more...] about Getting It On vs. Getting It Over With: How Reasons for Having Sex Impact Relationships (Part 1)
While writing last week’s article about the importance of sex in relationships, I started thinking … [Read more...] about What Does It Mean to “Make Sex Normal”?
If I asked you to list the qualities that make for a good sexual partner, what would you say? Maybe … [Read more...] about Does Sexual Narcissism Lead to a Better Sex Life?
My fiance is a mortgage broker, and recently we decided to combine our two passions (mine = … [Read more...] about Do Those Who Buy Together Stay Together? Treating Homeownership as a Relationship Decision
In a recent New York Times article, psychology professor Sonja Lyubomirsky challenged ideals about … [Read more...] about Hot and Heavy or Slow and Steady: Changing Our Perspective on Love
Over the course of a romantic relationship, there are bound to be times when your sexual interests … [Read more...] about Are There Benefits to Making Sexual Changes for your Partner?
“Oh yeah, that’s it, right there” “That feels good” “Don’t stop” Moaning, groaning, and … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk About Sex…During Sex
GGG is a term coined by sex columnist Dan Savage to represent the qualities that he thinks make a … [Read more...] about Are You GGG? The Benefits of Sexual Communal Strength
What do sex columnist Dan Savage and politician Newt Gingrich have in common? Probably not a lot, … [Read more...] about Opening Up: Challenging Myths about Consensual Non-Monogamy
Have you ever seen two girls (presumed to be heterosexual) making out at a party or bar? If so, you … [Read more...] about I Kissed a Girl and HE Liked It: Heterosexual Women and Same-Sex Activities
Media portrayals of sexuality perpetuate the notion that, when it comes to penises, bigger is … [Read more...] about Supersize Me: Does Penis Size Matter to Women?
Popular media portrays a range of after sex activities – some partners cuddle, drift off to sleep, … [Read more...] about The Importance of What Happens After Sex
People have a lot of questions when they learn that I study sex and relationships. One of the most … [Read more...] about The Ins and Outs of Sexual Frequency
Spring break season is upon us, and as I discussed in a previous post, one thing that people … [Read more...] about Are You a Booty Call or a Friend with Benefits?
Research1 suggests that women who wear sexy clothing and show cleavage alienate other women. While … [Read more...] about Too Sexy for Your Peers: Women’s Indirect Aggression Towards Other Women
According to the superstition, the person you kissed at midnight on New Year’s Eve is the one you’ll … [Read more...] about Can a Kiss Predict the Future?