taboos

Asking for a friend

Why Do I Hate Watching People Make Out?

Your tolerance for PDA could be linked to your personality.
Misha Gajewski
1.9.19
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
12.11.18
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
7.17.18
money brain

It’s Not Rude to Talk About Money

Obeying the taboo against talking about money could be keeping you from reaching your financial goals and having the life you really want.
Paulette Perhach
6.20.18
Sex

The More Straight People Drink, the More They're Into Gay Sex

Beer goggles apparently make us interested in just about everyone.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
4.27.17
Sex

Prostate Massage Is the New Sexual Frontier

More and more couples appear to be going into the darkness.
Nick Keppler
2.14.17
Video Games

'The Little Ones' Is Breaking Video Game Taboos by Showing Kids in War Zones

This War of Mine very carefully inches towards the reality of children in war zones.
Emanuel Maiberg
9.30.15
Stuff

Why Is Incest Porn So Popular?

There's been an increase in the consumption of porn in which the actors pretend to be related, but is incest really what the fans want, or do they just crave something more outrageous than the last thing they saw?
Gareth May
2.25.15
Europe

Guess What, Europe? You Ate Dogs, Too

Horrified by the parts of the world where dog meat is still eaten? Well, you may want to sit tight—because your way-back relatives may have lived off of Milo and Otis too.
Munchies Staff
1.20.15
Gaming

How Major Video Games Subverted Cultural Taboos Without Anyone Noticing

In 2014, side stories and spin offs quietly pushed cultural boundaries in otherwise blockbuster games.
Jagger Gravning
12.30.14
Fashion

Talking to Girls About the Good Ol' Number-Two Taboo

According to a report released last year, more than 60 percent of women suffer from stomach problems directly caused by avoiding the bowl. We shot the shit with some girls (and boys) about the widespread Western phenomenon that is the toilet taboo.
Caisa Ederyd
4.1.14