A recent study by Kinsey Institute researchers and colleagues compared the sex lives of lesbian women and heterosexual women to better understand differences in sexual frequency and sexual satisfaction. Although lesbian women had sex less frequently and those in longterm relationships reported a steeper decline in sexual frequency than heterosexual women, more lesbian women reported… Read more »
By Dr. Justin Lehmiller In the last decade, sex researchers have shown increasing interest in the possible causes and triggers of “hypersexual” or “out of control” sexual behavior. Among the many factors that have been considered is boredom.
By Justin Lehmiller Imagine you’re looking for a hookup on an app like Tinder or Grindr. What factors would affect who you ultimately decide to meet up with? Odds are that things like physical attraction, personality, and sexual compatibility come to mind first because those factors play an obvious and important role in our sexual… Read more »
By Justin Lehmiller Men sometimes have sex with women who are already in relationships with other guys. So what is it like to be the “other man” in these situations? Does the knowledge of having a sexual rival change the way that men approach sex? For example, does it affect how much effort they put… Read more »
By Justin Lehmiller Masturbation is a behavior that sex researchers, educators, and therapists often talk about; however, they usually don’t specify what they mean by it. For such a commonly used term, it might be tempting to think that you wouldn’t need to define it because everyone probably has the same definition in mind, such… Read more »