Psychology of Sex
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Have you ever seen a beautiful girl with an ugly old man? Or known a guy who tried to sleep with every girl that he met? You might think you know what's going on here - but there is a lot more to it than it seems...
Transcript: Sex. What are men and women really looking for? Here are some expert insightsThe word sex can bring powerful...
Sex. What are men and women really looking for? Here are some expert insightsThe word sex can bring powerful images to mind. But while your first thought might be of a scantily-clad model or George Clooney, human sexuality runs far deeper than the superficial appreciation of beauty. Evolutionary psychology can provide real insight into how both men and women approach sex. While our conscious desire for sex seems to be governed by our physical attraction to others, our emotions, and our fears, we all have a fundamental instinct to reproduce that silently influences what we find attractive, how we feel, and what we fear. Each genders approach to sex is influenced by the relative scarcity of their reproductive materials. While males have an almost limitless number of sperm, females have relatively few eggs, so women typically put a higher price on their eggs. Given this, there are unique strategies that males and females employ to maximize their reproductive fitness. For example, men are almost invariably more promiscuous than women. This is because the most reproductively fit man wants to get as many females pregnant as possible. For the same reason, men are instinctively attracted to traits that indicate health and fertility like glossy hair, shiny eyes, and a classic hourglass figure. In fact, in many wildly different cultures the ideal female body is the same one where the waist is 71% of the size of the hips. Women have a different evolutionary imperative. The physical toll of childbearing combined with the relative scarcity of eggs elevates the survival of each child to paramount importance. A woman therefore wants a mate who will invest in her and in their child, and who can provide for the family. The type of man that a woman is drawn to changes depending on how likely she is to reproduce. When ovulating, women tend to be more attracted to solid types, capable of caring for offspring, but when women arent ovulating, they go for more good-looking men with less concern about character. Theres also an evolutionary basis for common relationship fears. A man naturally fears cuckolding, which is when his wife bears someone elses child, as this prevents him from reproducing and redirects his resources to someone elses progeny. Women commonly fear that their mate might leave, a fear related to the evolutionary reality that this would undermine future procreation and impair their childrens chances of success. Also, surprisingly, many activities like physical fighting may be indirect facets of sexual behavior: males fight other males to become dominant and dominant males get the chicks. Sex is a fascinating topic. The attractions and emotions which guide us in our sexual choices are often our bodys way of communicating a basic evolutionary instinct. So, the next time you feel attracted to a co-worker ask yourself what your body is really saying. If you are interested in learning more about this topic, check out other videos and sources on this subject.More »
Last Modified: 2012-12-27 | Tags »
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A woman's cycle is responsible for more than you realize. Check out this video to learn more about her cycle, her sex, and the relationship between the two.
Transcript: Every woman's libido is different, but there are a few days each month when she's biologically prone...
Every woman's libido is different, but there are a few days each month when she's biologically prone to crave sex! Simply put, a woman is most passionate while she's ovulating and immediately afterwards. Ovulation is the time of the month when an egg arrives in the uterus to be fertilized. At this point, she releases extra hormones that make her more in tune with her senses-especially smell and touch! Every woman has a slightly different cycle length, ranging from 20 to 60 days, although a typical cycle is about 28 days. Generally, a woman is ovulating (and craving sex!) about 14 to 16 days before the start of her period. Women who take hormonal birth control do not ovulate, and therefore experience fairly steady levels of desire throughout the month. It's vital to remember that although women are hottest during ovulation; this is also when they are most fertile. (See Knocked Up for proof.) So don't let excitement overwhelm good judgment-remember to use protection!More »
Last Modified: 2012-10-18 | Tags »
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Your brain is pretty powerful, especially when it comes to sex. Check out this video to learn more about your brain on sex.
Transcript: Whats your biggest sex organ? Yeah, not that. Its between your ears, not your thighs. Sure you feel an...
Whats your biggest sex organ? Yeah, not that. Its between your ears, not your thighs. Sure you feel an orgasm between your legs, but those sensations are actually due to chemical changes in a part of your brain called the limbic system. As you build toward an orgasm, the limbic system releases more and more of a chemical called dopamine. Orgasm provides the biggest blast of dopamine legally available to humans, resulting in highs equivalent to a heroin rush. But if your brain has been feeling a bit left out lately, dont worry, you CAN kick-start dopamine production. Try talking to your partner about your sexual fantasies, or adding props to your sex play. You can also bring erotic literature or pornographic videos into the bedroom. Get your brain in on the action and get ready for your hottest sex yet!More »
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An interesting sex shocker is the fact that contrary to popular belief, 50 percent of men don’t think about sex every day. Get more sex shockers in this video.
Transcript: Think you know everything there is to know about the male mind? These stats may shock you! Interestingly,...
Think you know everything there is to know about the male mind? These stats may shock you! Interestingly, despite cultural taboos about sexual experimentation between men, more men engage in homosexual acts than women do. And you've heard that men think about sex every seven seconds, right? That's one of those often cited, rarely sourced stats that is just not true. In fact, almost 50 percent of men claim they don't even think about sex every day, citing instead, thoughts that creep up a few times a week. Here's another interesting tidbit. Despite most men's penis proclamations, the average length is about 5.08 inches. A final fact about men that may or may not surprise most women: The average sex session lasts from just three to seven minutes. These surprising stats prove that perhaps there's more to the mystery of men than we thought!More »
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Research has shown that frequent sex is good for your health. View this video about the benefits of sex here.
Transcript: Sex is plenty fun, but can a roll in the hay actually be good for you? Research says yes! It has been...
Sex is plenty fun, but can a roll in the hay actually be good for you? Research says yes! It has been found that couples who have sex once or twice a week have higher levels of Immunoglobulin A. Why does THAT matter? Immunoglobulin A is an immune-system protein that protects the mouth and upper respiratory tract from viruses! The result? Getting busy can keep you from getting sick!More »
Last Modified: 2013-01-02 | Tags »
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Did you know that sex has a number of stages? Desire, arousal and more. Watch our video to know about the stages of sex in detail.
Transcript: Remember diagramming sentences in grammar school? It turns out you can diagram sex in the same way! Well...maybe...
Remember diagramming sentences in grammar school? It turns out you can diagram sex in the same way! Well...maybe not exactly the same, but sex does have four very distinct stages! First comes desire, which is the basic wish for sex. It happens before any physical signs occur in your body. Desire can arise without the remaining three stages. This happens when you have a racy thought at the office, but go back to work. Next is arousal, where blood flows to the genitals, causing a man's penis to stiffen and a woman's vagina to swell. Orgasm, the third stage, occurs when a series of contractions force the congested blood out of the genitals and back into circulation. The sexual cycle finishes with resolution, when heart rate and blood pressure return to normal, and the sexual organs go back to an un-aroused state. We're sure you'll agree that this diagram is more fun than the ones you did in school!More »
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You may think you know all about a male's private parts, but do you really? Watch this video for a guide to the penis.
Transcript: A man's genital anatomy is much more than his penis. The male penis, which is the shaft that hangs outside...
A man's genital anatomy is much more than his penis. The male penis, which is the shaft that hangs outside of his body, generally lies limp. When arousal occurs and the penis fills with blood, however, it becomes erect. The testicles lie on either side of the penis. Their purpose is two-fold: To produce both sperm and the sexual hormone, testosterone. The testicles are surrounded by a thin membrane of skin called the scrotum. The scrotum acts as a temperature-control center for the testicles, keeping them slightly cooler than the rest of the body to ensure a pleasant climate for sperm. After the body produces sperm in the testicles, they are held in the epididymus, which is adjacent to the testicles, and then the sperm through a tube called the vas deferens. From the vas deferens, of course, the sperm travel to the penis to be ejaculated. The urethra is a tube that runs within the penis to transport urine and semen. And, surrounding the urethra at the penis's base, is the much talked about gland called the prostate. Although the prostate can be a source of pleasure, its reproductive purpose is to create a fluid that contains and nourishes sperm. This white, sticky fluid combines with sperm to create the ejaculatory substance known as semen. If you think the penis is complicated, though...check out all the parts that compose the vagina in our other videos!More »
Last Modified: 2013-05-16 | Tags »
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There are many things about female anatomy that are unknown to men, and even women themselves. Unravel the mystery of the female anatomy by watching this video.
Transcript: Think you're a vagina expert? Well here are five facts you've never heard before! Her hot spots have...
Think you're a vagina expert? Well here are five facts you've never heard before! Her hot spots have something very interesting in common with a shark! Vaginal lubricant is a melting pot of ingredients, from lactic acid to squalene, an ingredient also found in sharks' livers! But her natural lubrication isn't just for getting hot and heavy! Sex leaves women mentally alert because it takes them between 15 to 30 minutes to return to a pre-aroused state, while guys come down immediately. And how long does that sex take? According to studies, the average experience is 2 minutes and 50 seconds. Yet women generously rated these same sessions as "feeling" like 5 minutes and 30 seconds...so there's hope for the quickie!More »
Last Modified: 2013-05-16 | Tags »
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Even if you think you're an expert on male anatomy, there are probably still a few things you don’t know. Check out this video for all the facts you didn’t know about his genitals.
Transcript: Even if you're a penis expert, there are at least five things you don't know about his member! Here's...
Even if you're a penis expert, there are at least five things you don't know about his member! Here's a wacky fact for you: Although it's likely that all men have tried it, only one man in 400 is flexible enough to give himself oral pleasure. But no matter how you do it, it's important to be careful during those masturbation sessions! The most common cause of penile rupture is masturbation. Fact three: You don't need a brain to ejaculate! That order comes directly from the spinal cord. What about reproduction? Turns out that better-looking men have better swimming sperm. The proof comes from a study that showed that men rated "most handsome" by women produced the strongest sperm. In addition, the longer the penis, the better "semen displacement" - that's babies made - when having sex. Who knew the penis was so full of strange secrets? If you want to learn more of them, check out other videos in this series!More »
Last Modified: 2012-12-27 | Tags »
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If you've ever wanted to have multiple orgasms, the good news is that most woman can. Watch this video to find out how.
Transcript: Ever wish you could turn orgasm into more-gasm? Here's good news: Most women are built to cum again...
Ever wish you could turn orgasm into more-gasm? Here's good news: Most women are built to cum again and again. So once you ride the first wave, you can catch another! With that in mind, women who experience multiple-orgasms do so in large part, because they know that they can. After all, if you tell yourself that one orgasm signals "end," your body will stop engaging at that point. A great way to prepare for multiple climaxes is to pump up your pubococcygeus, or PC, muscles! Find them by stopping your stream of urine when you go to the bathroom. Your PC muscles can be the key to multiple orgasms, since pulsing them during sex increases blood flow, allowing you to maintain arousal. Another secret? Aim to orgasm for the first time before he enters you. If you have one big-O early, you're likely to have another post-penetration. As you begin these exercises, focus on stimulating multiple body parts at a time. Studies show that's actually the quickest way to, well...double your pleasure!More »
Last Modified: 2013-03-01 | Tags »
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Do men masturbate too much? Too little? Find out what men think about masturbation by watching this video.
Transcript: You've probably heard that 97 percent of men have masturbated. But what's the real deal? While most...
You've probably heard that 97 percent of men have masturbated. But what's the real deal? While most men do masturbate with regularity, many of them admit to experiencing worries about the act. Here, we put them to rest. First, regular masturbation isn't bad for you, nor does it decrease your sex drive. In fact, beating off has been clinically proven to reduce migraines. Even better, masturbating significantly reduces a man's likelihood of developing prostate cancer! Of course, if you've become so obsessed with masturbation that your daily activities are affected, then it's time to seek some help. Some men also worry that masturbation lowers their sperm count. While frequent masturbation may affect sperm, masturbating normally—once a day or so—will no impact your count. The bottom line is that solo sex is not only normal, it's healthy—oh, and a really great time!More »
Last Modified: 2012-10-18 | Tags »
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The prostate--you know its name but you might not know its function. Learn more about the prostate and what it's good for by watching this video.
Transcript: Just like all men have penises, all men have prostates, but most are more acquainted with the former!...
Just like all men have penises, all men have prostates, but most are more acquainted with the former! The prostate is a walnut-sized organ which can be both a pleasure center and a place where cancer can reside. The prostate is located between the bladder and the penis in the front of the rectum. The urethra, which carries urine from the bladder through the penis, passes through the prostate's center. The nerves that control erection are attached to both sides of the prostate, as they extend to the penis. The prostate produces seminal fluid, which nourishes and "carries" sperm. Male ejaculate, or semen, is a mixture of this seminal fluid and sperm. The prostate is surrounded by sensitive nerves, which is why some men enjoy anal play. The organ is also the location where prostate cancer, one of the most common forms of the disease, shows up. So, particularly if you're a male over 40, get your prostate checked annually-it can only do you good!More »
Last Modified: 2013-06-13 | Tags »
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Want to get the fireworks going in the bedroom? Then get the clitoris in on the action! For tips on how to stimulate this particular lady part, watch this video.
Transcript: The clitoris is between the top of the inner vaginal lips, or inner labia. The inner labia also serve...
The clitoris is between the top of the inner vaginal lips, or inner labia. The inner labia also serve as a hood to protect the clitoris in much the same manner that foreskin covers the penis. Pull the hood back, and you can see that the clitoris is about the size of a pencil eraser. Rich with responsive nerves, the clitoris becomes erectjust as a penis doeswhen a woman is aroused. Most women like constant, repetitive clitoral stimulation. But rubbing the clitoris directly is often too intense! Try moving your fingers over the hood in a circular fashion, or, if youre using oral stimulation, long, slow licks with the flat part of your tongue. Gentle suction can also have excellent results. If you really want to get creative, try tracing the letters of the alphabet with either fingers or tongue. Finding the right area of contact and amount of pressure might take some time, but if youre trying to turn candlelight into fireworks, its well worth it.More »
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