10 Scientific Sex Terms You Probably Didn’t Know

10 Scientific Sex Terms You Probably Didn’t Know

Scientific research papers are often indecipherable to the average reader. This is due, in part, to the fact that scientists use a lot of jargon—they have a special vocabulary that usually doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to non-scientists. This jargon issue is something that occurs across all scientific disciplines, and sexology is no exception.

In this post, let’s take a look at several sex jargon terms I’ve come across in research papers and decipher what the researchers were really talking about. Here goes…

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Sex Question Friday: Why Are So Many Straight Men Into Transsexual Porn?

Every Friday on the blog, I answer people’s questions about sex, love, and relationships. This week’s question comes from a reader of the blog who was curious about why so many heterosexual men are pleasuring themselves to pornography featuring transgender and transsexual performers.

I run a porn blog and I keep getting messages from men wanting to see tranny / shemale porn.  I'm assuming these men are all straight-identifying, but maybe that's just my gay-identifying bias.  I'm wondering what, if any studies or knowledge is out there about men who are attracted to and watch this kind of material or even look for them in real life?  It does absolutely nothing for me, but this particular fetish is unavoidable if you frequent any kind of porn social network and it seems a lot of people are into this.  What are your thoughts?  Why might this be a turn-on for some, and what does it imply, if anything, about their sexuality? 

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