Justin Lehmiller, PhD

Justin Lehmiller, PhD, is a research fellow at The Kinsey Institute and author of the blog Sex and Psychology. His latest book is Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life

relationships

You Don’t Need the Same Personality as Your Partner to Be Happy

This is where dating apps have it all wrong.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
4.17.19
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Why Gay Men Often Fetishise Straight Men

‘Straight Guys’ was the most-viewed category on Pornhub’s gay site in 2018. Here are some expert theories on why.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
2.22.19
hard data

Your Parents Influence the Type of People You're Attracted To

We’re drawn to people who physically resemble our early caregivers.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
2.15.19
Fighting Words

Pedophiles Can't be 'Cured,' and It's Dangerous to Suggest They Can

A recently published paper claiming pedophiles can be cured does a disservice to people who need treatment.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
1.29.19
therapy

Psychology’s Short-Lived Experiment With Nude Psychotherapy

Getting naked in therapy sessions was considered part of a search for authenticity.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
12.13.18
Sex

These Are Some of the Most Unusual Ways People Say They've Achieved Orgasm

The answers ranged from swimming to riding a horse to getting a tattoo.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
12.11.18
relationships

The Emotional Impact of Having Sex With an Ex Isn't Always Bad

Hookups between former partners are surprisingly common, according to a new study.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
11.9.18
Sex

Being Good in Bed Is Tied to an Unexpected Personality Trait

People who rate high in conscientiousness have fewer sexual problems and more satisfying sex lives, according to a new study.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
11.7.18
relationships

Here’s Why Cold Weather Drives Single People Into Relationships

We asked a sex researcher to explain the psychology of cuffing season.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
10.24.18
Sex

Monogamy May Be Even More Difficult For Women Than it Is For Men

Experts are challenging long-held ideas about gender and fidelity.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
9.19.18
Sex

Why People Have Sex With Animals

In a new study, researchers surveyed nearly 1,000 zoophiles about frequency of sex with animals, beliefs about zoophilia, and their sexual preferences and practices.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
7.18.18
body

We Looked Into Whether Having Sex Affects Your Athletic Performance

Some coaches tell their athletes to avoid having sex before a big game.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
6.27.18
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