The Science of Sex

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Is Sex-Based Medicine Helpful or Harmful?

Our society needs categories in able to function (or so it seems). These categories come in handy when we’re collecting data for the Census, but the rest of the time, they tend to do more harm than good. In the United States, many pharmaceutical companies and healthcare professionals use these categories to study human health. It seems like this would make sense, right? Some groups of people are prone to some diseases more than others, so stratifying the data could help to create cures or treatment specific to this group. Continue Reading →

Vibrator Research Study – Looking for Participants!

Our Indiana University research team is currently recruiting 18+ year old, male/female monogamous couples into a study about vibrator use. Participants will receive vibrators in the mail and will earn gift cards for participating in the study. You can learn more below and at the study website. – Debby

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Our research team at Indiana University is recruiting heterosexual, monogamous couples between the ages of 18 and 50 to participate in a study related to the daily sexual experiences of couples who use vibrators. Most research to date has focused on sexual behaviors and perceptions on rates of vibrator use within the US. Continue Reading →

Ecology of the Nether Region

The world of ecology has just got a whole lot more interesting. Instead of delving deeper into the uncharted waters of our oceans, or the dark recesses of the world’s rainforests, scientists have turned their focus inwards, to the ecology of microbes lurking in the nooks and crannies of our own bodies. Incredibly, bacterial cells that live on and in us outnumber our own cells by about 10 to 1. Collectively known as the microbiome, these microscopic passengers are far from simple free-loaders. Our gut is teaming with bacteria that help us to digest everything from our breakfast cereal to our midnight ice-cream indulgence. Continue Reading →

Clelia Mosher: The Coolest Sex Researcher You’ve Never Heard Of

Sex research as a science pretty much started with the pioneering works of Kinsey and his contemporaries, right? Well, not quite. Dr. Clelia Mosher was surveying married women about their feelings towards sex as early as the 1890s. Not all Victorian women were prudes, it turns out, since many of them thought of sex as something that fueled their partnerships or was pleasurable in its own right. Unfortunately, Dr. Mosher’s findings remained buried in archives for decades. Continue Reading →

Condom Users: Participate in Sex Research!

Another opportunity to participate in one of our Indiana University sex research studies from the Center for Sexual Health Promotion! There are gift card incentives involved (I think around $100 or more?) – check out the website mentioned below. Debby

 

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Our research team at Indiana University is recruiting heterosexual, monogamous couples between the ages of 18 and 40 to participate in a study related to the daily sexual experiences of couples who use condoms.

Most research to date has focused on sexual behaviors and perceptions on rates of condom use within the US. However, less is known about people’s perceptions about various condoms and the ways in which people integrate condom use into their sexual lives. In order to better understand these questions, this study will investigate the use of condom use by couples. Continue Reading →

New Study: Sexuality Issues During Pregnancy

Our research team is recruiting for another study – please see below! Debby

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The Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University is currently recruiting couples who are 8 to 12 weeks pregnant with their first child and currently living together. Participants will be asked to complete four surveys independently over 12 weeks. Receive up to $50 in Amazon gift cards plus store coupons for completing the study! In order to learn more about the study, please email Sofia Jawed-Wessel at IUpregnancyproject@gmail.com

Thank you! Continue Reading →

If You’re Looking for a Sex-Related Post-Doc…

If you’re looking for a sex-related post-doc position, this has been floating around sex related listservs and is one I’d recommend looking into. Dr. Binik and his team do excellent work. If you have questions about the position, email contact information is provided below for their team. – Debby

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Post-doctoral Fellowship
Laboratory for the Biopsychosocial Study of Sexuality

McGill University

Dr. Yitzchak (Irv) Binik is seeking applicants for a full-time Post-doctoral Research Fellowship. The Fellow would have the opportunity to work on ongoing projects as well as to pursue new research. Continue Reading →

Couples Needed for a Daily Diary Sex Study

Ever wanted to participate in sex research? Here’s your chance: Our team at Indiana University is recruiting male-female couples for a sex study. There are gift card incentives involved for those who participate…. and you can learn more below. Best,

Debby

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Our research team at Indiana University is recruiting heterosexual, monogamous couples between the ages of 18 and 50 to participate in a study related to the daily sexual experiences of couples. Continue Reading →

16 Signs Of A Sex Geek

“Sex geek” or “sex nerd” is an identification used by many people in the sex-positive community to describe their unusual, academic, and/or voracious interest in sexual knowledge. This interest extends well beyond that which would simply improve one’s own sex life. While clearly this kind of scholarship would likely lead to better sex for the individual, sex geeks like to learn about sex for the sake of learning about sex. Sex educator Reid Mihalko has one particularly holistic definition on his website, complete with equally nerdy three-way Venn diagram. Like people who are really into math, sports, movies, or French literature, sex geeks are just wired a little differently. Continue Reading →