How are adolescent boys learning about sex these days? By pointing, clicking, and streaming through a seemingly endless supply of Internet pornography. That’s right…online porn is now the default form of sex education for a growing number of young boys because they simply are not … [Read more...] about The Birds And The Bees: When And How Should Fathers Talk To Their Sons About Sex?
Recently, we reviewed research that indicates portrayals of sex in pop culture (e.g., movies, TV) influence young adults’ attitudes toward sex and “hookup” behavior. Soon-to-be-published research1 in the journal Psychological Science has more to add on the topic. Researchers … [Read more...] about Monkey See, Monkey Do (and by “Do” We Mean “Have Sex”)
When researchers examine sexual behaviors they tend to focus on who is most sexually promiscuous. For example, men and women with dominant personalities tend to sleep with more people than submissive individuals.1 But what about the equally interesting question: when are … [Read more...] about The Seasons for Sex
I saw a symposium of researchers who used attachment theory to explain differences in sexual behavior. In general, people high on attachment anxiety or avoidance (in other words, more insecure folks) have less satisfying sexual experiences. Jennifer Pink found that anxious … [Read more...] about How Does Your Attachment Influence Your Sexual Relationships?
Last month, President Obama came out in support of gay marriage. Stephen Colbert was quick to quip that he was astonished that Obama admitted he was gay and Newsweek coined him “the first gay president.” Of course, supporting civil rights for LGBT individuals is not synonymous … [Read more...] about Thou Doth Protest Too Much: Are Homophobes Homosexual?