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Justin LehmillerDr. Justin J. Lehmiller received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Purdue University and currently teaches in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. He conducts research on topics including secret romances, prejudice and stigma, sexual orientation, and friends with benefits. Dr. Lehmiller has published over 20 scholarly works to date, including articles in some of the leading journals on sex and relationships, several book chapters, and a textbook (A Social Psychology Research Experience). His research has been featured prominently in numerous media outlets, including Psychology Today, The Globe and Mail, Men's Health, and The Sunday Times. In addition, he has appeared on several episodes of the television program Taboo on the National Geographic Channel to talk about sex and love from a scientific standpoint. Learn more about Dr. Lehmiller and follow his blog at http://www.lehmiller.com.

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Are We Drawn To Music That Includes Reproductive Messages?

Posted by Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D.

"My anaconda don't want none unless you got buns, hon." - From 'Baby Got Back' by Sir Mix-A-Lot "She's got me spendin'. Spendin' all your money on me, up on me, on me." - From 'My Humps' by the Black Eyed Peas Evolutionary psychologists believe that men and women have...

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How Does Parenthood Affect the Sex Lives and Relationships of Gay Men

Posted by Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D.

Researchers have known for years that parenthood has some predictable effects on heterosexual couples. Specifically, relationship satisfaction typically decreases1 and sexual activity usually drops off markedly once kids enter the picture.2 Given the significant increase in gay couples raising children through surrogacy and adoption in recent years, researchers have begun...

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Do Aphrodisiacs Really Work?

Posted by Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D.

People around the world have long believed that certain foods are aphrodisiacs. Oysters, bananas, figs, cucumbers...the list goes on and on. But can eating any of these foods really increase sexual desire and behavior? Perhaps. But before you go booking next Friday's date at that expensive and exclusive raw bar,...

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Do Genital Piercings Increase Your Risk for STDs?

Posted by Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D.

Intimate piercings have been on the rise in both men and women in recent years, but they are still relatively rare. For instance, a recent study of 454 college undergraduates found that 3% of men and 6% of women had pierced their nipples, while 1% of men and 2.4% of...

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What Percentage of Couples Fantasize About Cheating On Each Other?

Posted by Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D.

"My ultimate fantasy is to have a threesome with a girl and a guy...but not with my boyfriend." - Anonymous sexual fantasy submitted to The Psychology of Human Sexuality Think about your current partner or the last person with whom you had a romantic relationship. Did you ever fantasize about...

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