How ‘The Bachelor’ Scandal is Like College Hookup Culture

It looks like there’s trouble in paradise. According to a recent report, one of the contestants on Bachelor in Paradise (which includes former cast members from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette), claims that a sexual encounter she had while taping the show was not consensual. After spending much of the day drinking, Corinne Olympios says … Continued

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What Google Knows About Your Fantasy Life

When are subconscious urges just fantasies and when do they reveal something significant about our interior lives? This is the question lurking just beneath the surface of some recent studies on the way people search the Internet. In a new book, Everybody Lies, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a former data scientist at Google, uses data on Internet … Continued

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Why Aren’t Married Americans Having Sex?

Why are married Americans having less sex? According to a new study from psychologists Jean Twenge, Jean M. Ryne Sherman, and Brooke Wells, the percentage of married folks who are doing something between the sheets besides sleeping and checking their phones has declined significantly in the past fifteen years. In 2000, sixty-one percent of wives … Continued

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Has Gang Rape Been Popularized by Porn?

  Is it just me or does anyone else think there has been an awful lot of gang rape in the news lately? I don’t mean to make light of a horrific act, but it seems as if every day I open up the newspaper to find another case of a woman saying she has … Continued

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Is Television to Blame for Record-High STD Rates?

Morality and monogamy are old school. In the modern era Millennials and Gen X’ers are expected to have more partners and be more sexually active than previous generations, all without any consequences. After all, that’s the message we get on TV and in the movies—that’s it’s only dullards and 40-Year-Old Virgins who aren’t finding hookups … Continued

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Don’t Let Your Kids Get Sex Advice from YouTube

From whom should kids learn about sex? If you read the New York Times, which recently tackled the subject, the answer would seem to be: online amateurs who make YouTube videos, not parents. That’s right. Hannah Witton—a British sex-ed YouTube star—avers that her amateurism is an asset rather than a deficit. “You don’t have to … Continued

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Spoiler Alert: Porn Kills Your Libido

The BBC recently reported that younger and younger men are seeking treatment for erectile dysfunction—and all because of porn. Therapist Angela Gregory told reporter Simon Mundie, “More and more men in their late teens and early twenties are suffering from erectile dysfunction,” and said she “puts the blame on people becoming addicted to watching online … Continued

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Less Sex and More Binge Drinking: Maybe the Kids Aren’t Alright

Of all the concerns we have about Millennials, few would have predicted “failure to launch in the bedroom” would be among them. Older generations have always had worries about their kids’ sexual activity, of course, but this may be the first time in living memory that the worry about “kids these days” is that aren’t … Continued

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Tinder, Dating, and Emotional Castration

By the time I have kids who are teenagers, I expect I’ll have to have the talk. I’ll have to explain that when a couple has sex—a scenario they’ll probably need no mechanical details about, thanks to YouTube videos on smart phones swapped between second graders—it’s OK if they don’t merely enjoy themselves but actually … Continued

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