Do Ads for Sexy Halloween Costumes Target Young Girls? New research shows how Halloween costume ads sexualize children and teens – Psychology Today – 2020-10-07

As Halloween approaches, a familiar parade of women’s costumes appears in advertisements: Sexy nurse. Sexy cat. Sexy witch. While costumes designed for men lean toward the powerful, the humorous, or the horrific, the sexualization of women’s Halloween costumes is so entrenched that the line between irony and sex appeal may be blurred at this point. … Read more

New study suggests use of online pornography does not affect sexual satisfaction or mental well-being – PsyPost – 2020-09-03

New research suggests that, contrary to previous literature, the use of online pornography does not negatively impact evaluations of the self or others. The findings were published in Sexual and Relationship Therapy. As the use of online sexually explicit material (oSEM) has grown, so has the concern over its influence on mental well-being. Despite the … Read more

Attention Men, Intercourse Alone Brings Few Women to Orgasm – Psychology Today – 2020-08-31

Intercourse reliably brings around 95 percent of men to orgasm. What proportion of women climax that way? Substantially fewer than many, if not most men imagine. The general—mistaken—male view is that, like men, the vast majority of women can reliably have orgasms during vaginal intercourse. That’s what most movies and TV shows present. The guy … Read more

Study suggests pornography use is common for partnered individuals — and unrelated to relationship satisfaction – PsyPost – 2020-08-25

Pornography use does not appear to harm couples’ satisfaction with their relationship, according to new research published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships that collected 13,134 daily surveys from 434 Canadian individuals. The new findings shed light on how the use of explicit material is related to sexual functioning and relationship dynamics. “Even … Read more

Use of pornography among single men is linked to an increased desire to be married, study suggests – PsyPost – 2020-08-21

A recent study published in Archives of Sexual Behavior presents findings that appear to contradict the theory that single men’s involvement in “low-cost” sexual activities weakens their desire to be married. Sex-exchange theories posit that men’s heightened desire for sex motivates their willingness to exchange benefits like fidelity and commitment for sex. In this way, … Read more

New research uncovers women’s and men’s reactions to receiving unsolicited dick pics – PsyPost – 2020-08-15

Receiving unsolicited genital pictures from men appears to be a largely negative experience for most women, according to a new study published in The Journal of Sex Research. But gay and bisexual men appear to be significant more receptive to receiving such images without warning. “My work, broadly, explores the intersections between digital communication technologies … Read more

Try ‘glory holes’ for safer sex during coronavirus, B.C. CDC says – Global News – 2020-07-22

B.C. health officials are recommending an age-old, occasionally cutting-edge tactic for sex during the coronavirus pandemic: “glory holes.” The B.C. Centre for Disease Control added new recommendations for socially distant sex to its COVID-19 website this week. One of those tips was to try using a “glory hole” — a hole cut into a wall … Read more

Average-Size Erect Penis: Fiction, Fact, and the Need for Counseling – Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy – 2020-07-15

Most men believe that the average length of an erect penis is greater than 6 inches (15.24 cm). This belief is due, in part, to several often-cited studies that relied on self-reported measurements, with means of about 6.2 inches (15.75 cm) for heterosexual men and even greater for gay men. These studies suffered from both volunteer bias … Read more