A limited number of scientific studies explore the frequency with which various sexual
positions are used in human populations and the potential of particular sexual position
to facilitate female coital orgasm.
Justin LehmillerCowgirl FTW. "Higher frequency of use of face-to-face positions with female above increases the likelihood of achieving coital orgasm during penile-vaginal intercourse."
Justin LehmillerInteresting. RT @WesternSMaRtLab: The analysis of two longitudinal samples of Croatian adolescent males "found no evidence that...pornography use increased the odds of subsequently reporting sexual aggression—regardless of participants’ predisposed risk"
Nudism (also known as naturism ) is a practice—and sometimes a lifestyle—that centers around non-sexual public nudity. As someone who grew up in the United States, I learned very early on in my life that this was taboo. I mean, whenever nudism was...
Justin LehmillerSpending Time Naked With Strangers—In a Safe Space—Can Improve Body Image
Justin LehmillerResults from the 1st ever randomized controlled trial of communal nudity reveals that spending time naked with strangers made people feel less anxious about how others viewed their bodies which, in turn, made them appreciate their own appearance more.
New York City Health Department regulations for sex during the COVID-19 pandemic advise to “have sex only with people close to you.” What does that mean, though, when sex with new people is a regular part of your life?
Justin Lehmiller"For many straight people, sex in the age of corona has meant having the kinds of conversations their queer peers might have been long accustomed to."
In our digitally connected world, it’s easy to find sexually explicit material. But is porn just harmless eroticism or can it have harmful effects?
Justin Lehmiller“My biggest concern regarding the scientific study of porn is that a noticeable subset of researchers come at these issues with a focus on harm in their minds...The field needs more people who are willing to look at the data and leave aside their politics”
Research reports on multiple orgasms in women date back nearly a century. Despite this, surprisingly little has been published on what women’s experiences with multiple orgasms are like. There’s also a lot of debate about what it actually means to...
Postorgasmic illness syndrome (POIS) is a rare syndrome of unknown etiology where
patients experience distressing physical and psychological after ejaculatory sequelae.
Justin LehmillerSome men get sick every time they have an orgasm--it's called Post-Orgasmic Illness Syndrome (POIS). It leads many to avoid sex and masturbation altogether. Here's what the latest research on this condition has found: ow.ly/pZnR50BUzcj@jsexmed
Hundreds of regions across Poland have declared themselves “LGBT-free” — and those inside the zones fear for their safety.
Justin LehmillerIn little over a year, hundreds of regions across Poland — covering about a third of the country, and more than 10 million citizens — have transformed themselves, overnight, into so-called “LGBT-free zones.”
Despite the growing prevalence of intercultural romantic relationships—in which partners identify with different racial, national, or religious backgrounds—peop...
Justin LehmillerNew research on intercultural couples. RT @MayaAYampolsky: Relationship marginalization of intercultural couples is related to partners dividing their couple and cultural identity, which is related to lower relationship quality for both partners.
A reader asked the following question: “My wife claims she has no sexual fantasies. Is this possible?” Sexual fantasies are usually defined as waking mental images or pictures that one finds to be erotic or sexually arousing. I’ve conducted...
Religiosity can influence sexual satisfaction both positively and negatively. To test positive and negative mechanisms, we assessed how religiosity is indirectly associated with sexual satisfaction through sexual sanctification and inhibited sexual...
Justin Lehmiller"Altogether, these results paint a complex picture for how religiosity might influence sexuality."
(2020). Accurately Assessing Gay Men’s Erectile Functioning: A Critique of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) Use with Gay Men. The Journal of Sex Research. Ahead of Print.
Justin LehmillerCurrent measures are unable to accurately measure gay men’s erectile functioning. RT @cygraham_graham: Just published: Accurately Assessing Gay Men’s Erectile Functioning: A Critique of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) Use with Gay Men.
IU experts share how couples can experience intimacy and lower their risk of spreading the novel coronavirus.
Justin LehmillerPrioritize communication & consent, understand the risks, leverage technology, & find the silver lining in slowing down. RT @DrJustinGarcia: IU experts share how couples can experience intimacy and lower their risk of spreading the novel coronavirus. news.iu.edu/stories/2020/1… via
Have you ever noticed that some romantic partners have a strikingly similar facial structure? If so, you’re not alone. Research has found that we tend to be attracted to partners with similar looks. For example, consider a study in which...
Justin LehmillerIt seems to be the case that couples often share facial similarity in the beginning of a relationship; however, new research finds that they don’t converge and become more similar over time--if anything, they become less similar.
A new book offers insight into how infidelity impacts women.
Justin Lehmiller"Regardless of who commits the infidelity, I think it has a huge impact, and that the impact is on women predominantly...I think it just has a huge emotional toll across the board for women."