Men's Most Common Sexual Problems (Infographic)

Men's Most Common Sexual Problems (Infographic)

Sexual difficulties are incredibly common. In fact, data from nationally representative surveys suggests that nearly half of men and women report having experienced at least one sexual problem in the last year! Check out the infographic below for a closer look at men's reports of sexual problems and some of the factors associated with them based on data from the most recent version of the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). For a look at what this same survey has revealed about the most common sexual problems facing women, check out this infographic.

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Women's Most Common Sexual Problems (Infographic)

Women's Most Common Sexual Problems (Infographic)

Sexual functioning plays a huge role not only in terms of how we feel about ourselves, but also how we feel about our relationships. Despite its great importance to everyday quality of life, there is surprisingly little research out there examining the prevalence of sexual difficulties and the factors associated with them. Check out the infographic below for a look at some brand new data from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles concerning women's reports of sexual problems. Next week, we'll take a look at some of the most common sexual difficulties facing men.

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Same-Sex Marriage Is Formally Banned In More Parts Of The U.S. Than Necrophilia

Same-Sex Marriage Is Formally Banned In More Parts Of The U.S. Than Necrophilia

Necrophilia (i.e., sexual attraction to corpses) is a prospect that makes most people uncomfortable. As a result, acting on necrophilic urges is something that I'm guessing most people would assume is prohibited by law in the United States. As it turns out, however, necrophilia is a topic on which most state legal codes are silent. In fact, as hard as this may be to believe, there is less legal regulation of necrophilia in the U.S. than there is of same-sex marriage! For example, consider that in 2013, Illinois became just the 23rd state to formally ban necrophilia! Check out the infographic below for the rest of the details. It would seem that our legislators are more riled up about the prospect of their citizens committing to a loving relationship with a partner of the same sex than they are about people jumping the bones of the dead.

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When Do Women Orgasm During A Hookup? (Infographic)

When Do Women Orgasm During A Hookup? (Infographic)

During a sexual hookup, men pretty consistently reach orgasm, whereas women are far less likely to do so. This so-called "orgasm gap" has become the subject of a growing amount of research attention. To date, several factors have been linked to increased odds of female orgasm during a heterosexual hookup: how much previous sexual experience she has with that particular partner, how she feels about him, and what specific sexual activities they practiced. Check out the infographic below for the details.

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Facts About Orgasm (Infographic)

Facts About Orgasm (Infographic)

How many people had an orgasm the last time they had sex? Are certain sexual activities linked to a greater likelihood of orgasm than others? Check out the infographic below for the answers to these questions and more based on data from the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, the largest and most recent nationally representative study of Americans' sexual attitudes and behaviors.

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A Holiday Toy Shopping Guide For Girls And Boys

A Holiday Toy Shopping Guide For Girls And Boys

As we head into the holiday season, many of you will be buying gifts for children. Some of you will undoubtedly question whether the toy you've selected is gender appropriate. Fortunately, I've found the solution to this age-old dilemma! The handy infographic below will tell you whether the toy you've chosen is indeed made for a boy or for a girl.

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Between The Sheets In Britain (Infographic)

Between The Sheets In Britain (Infographic)

Results from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3) were just released and they give a fascinating glimpse into the sex lives of the British population. Also, by comparing these results to previous surveys, we can get some sense of how sexual practices have changed across time. Check out the infographic below for selected findings and click here to read more about this important sex survey.

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College Women's Hookup Experiences (Infographic)

College Women's Hookup Experiences (Infographic)

Much has been written in the popular media about hookups among college students; however, surprisingly little research has actually been conducted on this topic, particularly with regard to how young women experience and perceive casual sex. The infographic below summarizes data from a recent study published in the American Sociological Review about college women's perceptions of sexual hookups and their experiences with orgasm during casual sex.

 

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Facts About Male Porn Stars (Infographic)

Facts About Male Porn Stars (Infographic)

What is it like to work in the world of porn? I'm sure most of you could hazard a guess, but let's take a look at what the research says. Check out the infographic below for a glimpse into the sex lives of male porn stars as revealed by a new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. For a look at the sex lives of female porn stars, check out this article.

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Women's Pubic Hair Removal Patterns (Infographic)

Women's Pubic Hair Removal Patterns (Infographic)

Pubic hair removal is not a new practice among women. In fact, we have reason to believe that women have been removing at least some of their hair "down there" since the time of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. However, media portrayals suggest that this trend has escalated considerably in recent years and that most women are now opting for the "full Brazilian" or "Hollywood Wax" (i.e., total  removal of all pubic hair, including the buttocks). But is this really the case? Check out the infographic below for a reality check on modern women's pubic hair removal practices.

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How Men Feel About Their Own Penises (Infographic)

How Men Feel About Their Own Penises (Infographic)

When it comes to penises, there seems to be a widespread belief that "bigger is better." For example, not only does pornography glorify and celebrate men with extraordinarily large genitals, but there is a multi-million dollar industry dedicated exclusively to helping men increase the size of their penises via pumps, pills, creams, and surgeries. So in a world where men are constantly reminded that "size matters," how do guys feel about their own penises? Check out the infographic below for the answer. 

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How Women Feel About Their Own Breasts (Infographic)

How Women Feel About Their Own Breasts (Infographic)

We live in a world in which women are constantly reminded that their breasts are inadequate. From grossly proportioned Barbie dolls that bear little resemblance to the average woman's figure to female celebrities who have had their breasts surgically enhanced time and again, it is easy to see how a woman might get the impression that her natural breasts don't cut it. Just how many women are concerned about the size and shape of their breasts? Check out the infographic below for data on how women really feel about their own chests.

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Characteristics Of Men Who Have Sex With Animals (Infographic)

Characteristics Of Men Who Have Sex With Animals (Infographic)

Paraphilia is the term that psychologists use to refer to an unusual sexual interest. Psychologists have documented hundreds of paraphilias over the years, including fetishismsadomasochismexhibitionism, and voyeurism. Paraphilias span a wide range of behaviors and, contrary to popular belief having a paraphilia does not necessarily mean that one has a disorder. One paraphilia that has received surprisingly little research attention is sexual interest in non-human animals. The infographic below reveals some of the experiences and psychological characteristics of men who have reported sexual experiences with at least one member of the animal kingdom. Although there are differing opinions on whether an animal can consent to sex with a human, the general consensus seems to be that animals cannot consent and, therefore, such behavior is thought to be disordered because it is victimizing to the other creatures.

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How Common Are Exhibitionism And Voyeurism? (Infographic)

How Common Are Exhibitionism And Voyeurism? (Infographic)

Sigmund Freud famously argued that human beings are "polymorphously perverse," meaning that we have the ability to develop sexual interest in virtually anything. Although Freud was wrong about a lot of stuff, he was definitely on the right track with this idea. In the infographic below, you can learn about a couple of unusual behaviors that turn some people on: exhibitionism and voyeurism. To learn about some lesser known sexual interests, check out this article.

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Women's Experiences With Orgasm (Infographic)

Women's Experiences With Orgasm (Infographic)

Female sexual pleasure is a rare topic of discussion in sex education courses. One consequence of this is that the female orgasm is something that many people know far too little about. Even very basic information such as the average age at which women have their first orgasm and how they first experience it isn't common knowledge. The goal of this infographic is to try and fill in some of those gaps with descriptive information on women's experiences with orgasm because knowledge is power...and pleasure.

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Do Cheaters Practice Safe Sex? (Infographic)

Do Cheaters Practice Safe Sex? (Infographic)

Although people almost universally agree that cheating is wrong, infidelity remains incredibly common. Most discussions about cheating tend to focus on the powerful emotional consequences of it; however, there are also some important health risks associated with infidelity. The reality is that when people cheat, not only do they tend to take very few safety precautions, but most people also lie about it to their partners, thereby creating opportunities to spread STIs. Check out the infographic below for some statistics on the risky sexual practices of admitted cheaters.

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Deception In Online Dating: How Often Do People Lie In Their Profiles? (Infographic)

People of all genders and sexualities are increasingly turning to the Internet in order to find sex and love (or both). However, anyone who has ever experimented with online dating knows that what you see online is not always what you get in person. So just how often do people exaggerate or lie about themselves when they create a profile on a dating website? Check out the infographic below for a glimpse into some of the most common forms of deception observed in the world of online dating.
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How Often Do People Make Condom Use Mistakes? (Infographic)

Condoms are one of the most popular and effective methods of protection against both sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies. However, in order to provide this protection, condoms must be used consistently and correctly. So do people know how to use condoms the right way? According to a recent review of dozens of studies published in the journal Sexual Health, it looks like a lot of us could use a refresher course. Check out the infographic below for a sampling of just a few of the condom use errors uncovered in this research. For information on how to use a condom correctly, check out this helpful page from the CDC or this page from Planned Parenthood.
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Sexual Behaviors Of Bisexual Men (Infographic)

Most research on men's sexual behaviors describes guys as either men who have sex with women (MSW) or men who have sex with men (MSM). Rather than treating bisexual men as a separate group, they are usually lumped into the MSM category, which makes it impossible to determine whether bisexual men have different sexual health needs and risks compared to men of other sexualities. A new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior provides one of the first comprehensive explorations into the sex lives of bisexual men. Check out the infographic below for some of the results from this study.
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What Counts? College Students' Definitions Of Abstinence (Infographic)

What does it mean to be "abstinent?" It depends who you ask. A recent study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior finds that there is incredible variability in people's personal definitions of the term abstinence. While people almost universally agree that abstinence allows for kissing, they are split over whether activities such as sexual touching and oral sex are permitted. Interestingly, people do not even agree on whether abstinence necessarily excludes the possibility of having sexual intercourse! Check out the infographic below for more information.
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