Macrophilia: sexual attraction to giants and giantesses

Sigmund Freud once argued that human beings are “polymorphic perverts,” meaning we have the potential to develop a sexual interest in just about anything. Yes, we all know that Freud had his share of wacky ideas over the years; however, this was not one of them. In fact, if I’ve learned anything throughout my career as a sex educator and researcher, it’s this: if you can think about it, there’s probably someone out there who is sexually aroused.

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Happy K-day! Celebrating 61 years of research on the female sex

Sixty-one years ago (August 20, 1953), the media first reported the findings of Alfred Kinsey’s classic bookSexual behavior in the human female.It was the first book of its kind to explore women’s sexual attitudes and behaviors from a scientific perspective. While this book initially shocked the world and was deemed “raunchy” by many, we now remember it as one of the most important publications on human sexuality because it debunked many myths and revealed that women are much more sexual than most had assumed. previously. For example, Kinsey found that women pleasured themselves, had sex before marriage, and even behaved with people of the same sex. It turns out that men aren’t the only ones with sexual needs and desires. Who knew, right?

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Cousins ​​kissing: how does incest affect the health of children?

Incest, generally defined as sex between close blood relatives, is one of the most pervasive sexual taboos across cultures. Many different theories have been put forward to explain this taboo, but perhaps the most common is that we evolved to avoid incestuous relationships because inbreeding increases the chances of health problems in any offspring produced.

So how risky is incest anyway?

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Sex Question Friday: Are women more likely to be bisexual than men?

Every Friday on the blog, I answer questions about sex that are sent to me by real college students. This week, we are talking about bisexuality. Many students have asked me if it’s really possible for someone to be attracted to both men and women (a question I’ve previously answeredhere). However, the student who asked this week’s question wanted to know if there is a difference between male and female bisexuality.

I’ve heard of research indicating that certain men can only be attracted to one sex, while women can be legitimately bisexual. Is this true?

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People’s orgasming faces look strikingly different across cultures.

When I was training to become a social psychologist, I learned that many emotions and facial expressions seem to be universal across cultures. Recently, however,researchers have begun to debate this idea, suggesting that facial expressions of emotion are not necessarily the same from one culture to another. A new study adds an interesting development to this debate by showing cross-cultural variation in the facial expressions that people associate with having an orgasm. Yes, you read it right.

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Study: Men think women with tattoos are more interested in casual sex

Men seem to make judgments about women’s sexual intent based on their physical appearance. For example, research has found that heterosexual men think women are more interested in and willing to have sex to the extent that they useredand/or revealing clothing. Psychologists believe that men have evolved to pay attention to these and other physical cues that may indicate a woman’s interest in sex to avoid missing out on potential reproductive opportunities.

However, it’s not just what women wear that matters. A recent set of studies published inSexual Behavior Filessuggests that men also view women’s tattoos as a sign of sexual interest.

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That says? College Student Definitions of Withdrawal (Infographic)

blankWhat does it mean to be “abstinent”? It depends on who you ask. A recent study published inSexual Behavior Filesfinds that there is incredible variability in personal definitions of the termabstinence. While people almost universally agree that abstinence allows kissing, they are divided on whether activities like sexual contact and oral sex are allowed. Interestingly, people don’t even agree on whether abstinence necessarily precludes the possibility of having sex! Check out the infographic below for more information.

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Top 10 questions about sex and psychology

For today’s post, I’ve put together an updated list of the top ten most read questions and answers of all time on the blog. As you will see, these questions (all submitted by readers ofSex and Psychology) cover a wide variety of topics. However, most of them are united by the same theme:“What is normal when it comes to sex?”What you’ll see when you read the answers is that “normal” doesn’t just mean one thing!

10.How often do married couples have sex? (It turns out that there is a lot of variability, and the frequency seems to depend a lot on the age of the person. However, it is important to note thatmore is not always betterwhen it comes to sex and that as we get older,the quality of sex becomes much more important than the quantity.)

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How often do people make mistakes when using condoms? (Infographic)

blankCondoms are one of the most popular and effective methods of protection against sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies. However, to provide this protection, condoms must be used consistently and correctly. So do people know how to use condoms the right way? According to a recent review of dozens of studies published in the journalSexual healthIt seems that many of us could use a refresher course. Check out the infographic below for a sampling of some of the condom misuse uncovered in this research. For information on how to use a condom correctly, seethis helpful page from the CDCorthis Planned Parenthood page.

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How people really lived in medieval Europe

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Europe in the Middle Ages? Endless violence and unspeakable torture? Babies and young children dying so often that parents would never dare to love them? Medical and surgical procedures so barbaric that sick or injured people would have been better off without any kind of treatment? […]

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