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If you’re looking for the ‘science’ behind relationships and emotions, the first person you should google is Helen Fisher. She’s done amazing research into the biology of love and attraction. After extensive studies, Fisher believes humans evolved three core brain systems for mating and reproduction: lust, romantic attraction, and attachment. Depending on the person, love may
Communication Desire Relationships
It’s not uncommon for couples to explore the idea of introducing other lovers and partners to their relationship. For some, it never gets past an “idea in the privacy of my personal fantasy” stage; some couples share the fantasy fodder but never pursue it in practice. And a great many people c...
The inclusive acronym for sexual identity is continuously evolving. Here is a comprehensive* list of LGBTQIA+ Term Definitions: *This list is neither comprehensive nor inviolable, but it is a work in progress toward those goals. With identity terms, trust the person who is using the term and their d...
Written by a Partner; With transgender people and issues coming into light, it is natural to wonder how to best be gender inclusive. Transgender is an umbrella term for people whose gender identity or expression does not correlate with their assigned sex. Transgender people include trans men, tran...
For some, the subculture of BDSM is a mystery wrapped in an enigma that has people intrigued, confused or even repulsed. Mainstream media can be thanked for some of the feelings about the world of BDSM due to the misrepresentations of the culture that is prevalent in books and movies such as 50 Shad...
Desire Education Pleasure
As a clinical sexologist, I specialize in helping people understand the roots of their sexual fetish and how to manage it either alone or with a partner(s). Over the years, I have come to understand how fetishes start and the reasons why people have them. My client base has been overwhelmingly male ...
Starting with self: the inner masculine & feminine relationship influence on tantra & sexual intimacy The last half-century has seen much activity in the migration of ideas and practices from the East to the West. Chakras, transcendental meditation, and yoga are increasingly familiar to thos...
Sexology International, like all of our work, is for people of all sexual preferences and all forms of gender expression, including people whose identity is something other than male or female. As such, we like to use gender-neutral pronouns. More recently accepted alternatives include words like “ze” and “hir” or the universal pronoun “they.” Throughout our work, we will be doing our best to use alternative pronouns, such as “they,” whenever gender or plurality is unimportant. In doing so we hope it helps everyone to feel included in the discussion and that it inspires you to think outside of traditional sex and gender binaries.