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Helen Fisher on How We Love

June 2, 2016
Helen Fisher on How We Love

Here’s Helen Fisher talking about the three different hormonal systems that can trigger love. She makes the point that casual sex is never casual – amen to that. Her research also dovetails very well with Jonathan Haidt’s work on passionate vs. companionate love. 

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The Blowjob as Snow Job

April 7, 2016
The Blowjob as Snow Job

Peggy Orenstein’s new book Girls and Sex: Navigating the New Landscape has kicked up a lot of interest. Many are alarmed by her findings based on 70 interviews, but there’s nothing much that surprises me there. From Amazon: “While the media has focused—often to sensational effect—on the rise of casual sex and the prevalence of […]

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Casual Sex Lessons

March 1, 2016
Casual Sex Lessons

At Bustle, Kristen Sollee recently wrote 6 Valuable Lessons I Learned From Having Casual Sex. Sollee’s bio: “Kristen is the founding editrix of Slutist, a sex positive feminist site…that aims to uncover and undress the intersections between sex, gender, sexuality and feminism in art, culture and politics.” I find her article fascinating in that it provides a […]

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All the Sex Stats

February 12, 2016
All the Sex Stats

Incoming! It’s rare that OKCupid’s phenomenal data-driven blog posts a new analysis, but when it does, I sit up and read! Here are the latest sex stats from three different sources on sexual attitudes among young people in America today: OKCupid Acknowledging the proliferation of dating apps, OKCupid analyzed responses of 1 million users on their attitudes about […]

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Confi: A Great New Resource About Sex

February 8, 2016
Confi: A Great New Resource About Sex

Recently I sat down for coffee with Tess Brooks, the founder of a new online site called Confi – Crowdsourcing Big Sister Advice. It’s a much needed resource that fills a gap in online discussion around dating and relationships: frank talk about sex. At Confi.co categories include: Sex Relationships Body Basics LGBTQ Turn-ons Common Annoyances Safe […]

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