Sex Research and Sun: Join us for the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Meeting in Puerto Rico!

Sex Research and Sun: Join us for the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality Meeting in Puerto Rico!

As Co-Chair of this year’s meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, it is my great pleasure to invite you to join us in the Caribbean this November as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Society! If sex research is your thing, you don't want to miss this.

The conference will take place November 9-12 in San Juan, the capital of the island of Puerto Rico. San Juan is a stunning city rich with history, culture, and natural beauty.

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3 Studies Refute Idea that Exposure to Sexy Centerfolds Harms Men’s Relationships

3 Studies Refute Idea that Exposure to Sexy Centerfolds Harms Men’s Relationships

A study from the 1980s found that heterosexual men who viewed images of Playboy and Penthouse centerfolds reported less love for their romantic partners than men who saw images of abstract art [1]. Since then, this study has been cited frequently as evidence of the damaging effects of porn. However, I’ve always had some concerns about this study and everything that has been made of it in the media, which I expressed a few years back on my blog (see here). It turns out that there’s now even more reason for skepticism in light of the fact that a group of researchers who just tried to replicate this finding couldn't.

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Highlights From a Sex Research Conference

Highlights From a Sex Research Conference

A few weeks ago, I attended the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS). I’ve been going to this conference for a few years in a row now and truly love it. In fact, I love it so much that I’m going to serve as co-chair of the conference planning committee for the 2017 and 2018 meetings!

As always, I learned a lot at this year’s conference and wanted to cover some of the highlights on the blog. However, I can't do it justice in a single post. What I’m going to do instead is offer a brief summary of some of my favorite presentations today, followed by some in-depth posts about a few particularly fascinating studies over the next few weeks. So, here goes:

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What I Learned By Attending A Sex Conference

What I Learned By Attending A Sex Conference

This past weekend, I attended the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS). Although I have been a sex educator and researcher for quite some time, I had never been to an actual sex conference before this and, honestly, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. However, I am incredibly glad that I went and I will definitely be returning!

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