Posts Tagged ‘pornography’

The year in clinical sexuality, 2011

  As we get ready to leave 2011 behind, I would like as always to express my gratitude to family, friends and colleagues for your support and encouragement over the past year; and to my patients for your trust and confidence.   May we all merit much happiness in 2012. Here’s my list of 2011′s [...]

Lessons from the world’s largest sex experiment

    Photo credit:  Pedrosimoes7,  via Creative Commons.   Mapping the sexual mind This year saw the publication of A Billion Wicked Thoughts, a book that among other things discusses its author’s independent analysis of 55 million sex-related Google searches. Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam, the two computational neuroscientists who wrote A Billion Wicked Thoughts, appear to [...]

What turns men on, really?

    (Fifth in a series of articles discussing A Billion Wicked Thoughts, a controversial new book by Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam that uses the internet to study human sexuality in some new and unusual ways. Photocredit:  Pedrosimoes7 )   As simple as it gets “Wolfgang likes to look at images of female derrieres.  [...]

The strange new science behind “A Billion Wicked Thoughts”

    A shocking discovery It’s not so unusual these days for a woman to discover pornographic pictures on her husband’s computer.  But the images that one wife found recently were especially shocking.  Her first thought when she found them was, “This is the end of our marriage.” Her next thought was, “This is the end [...]

The Perfect Vagina — Why is genital cosmetic surgery suddenly so popular?

Detail from “Modesty,” by sculptor Jamie McCartney. Reproduced by permission of the artist. www.jamiemccartney.com   Why are more women choosing to have genital cosmetic surgery? After viewing a recent Channel 4 film “The Perfect Vagina,” by British Documentary Director and Producer Heather Leach, I understood why. It’s the explosion in the last decade of print and [...]

Will “Sex at Dawn” influence sex therapy?

Recently, Sexuality Resource reviewed Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha’s Sex at Dawn – a new book drawing on a vast amount of cultural and physical anthropological scholarship to argue that for our hunter-gatherer ancestors, sexual promiscuity may have been an established way of life.  And that the development 10,000 years ago of agriculture, an ownership society, and sexual [...]

Men and their computers, alone together.

    In the traditional Jewish world, a  man and woman not married to each other are forbidden to be alone together.   The Jewish laws covering this issue, collectively known as the laws of Yichud, are intended to counter the inherently stronger natural laws of  sexual attraction.    As strange as such laws might seem to [...]