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

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
1.25.19
hard data

We Looked Into the Claim That the US is in a 'Sex Recession'

It could actually be that we're in the midst of a sexual revolution.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
1.10.19
Sex

Replacing Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Could Reduce Sexual Violence

Teens who receive comprehensive sex education before college have a lower risk of being sexually assaulted.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
1.7.19
Sex

Santa Is a Surprisingly Popular Sex Symbol

There’s a lot of sexual innuendo built into the story and mythology of Santa, and research shows people are...feeling it.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
12.26.18
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

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
12.6.18
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
11.8.18
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
11.6.18
relationships

A Look at the Science of Cuffing Season

We asked a sex researcher to explain the psychology of getting into a relationship during cold weather.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
10.24.18
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Young People Don't Want Casual Things Out of Casual Sex

A new study shows that men and women want more out of a one-night stand than the idea suggests.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
10.18.18
STDs

Three Ways to Get the HPV Vaccine if You’re Over the Age of 26

A leading sex researcher told us how he navigated the ridiculously challenging process.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
9.27.18
hard data

Most People Want to Change Who Initiates Sex in Their Relationship

These are the most effective ways you or your partner can take the lead.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
9.24.18
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