relationships

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
4.16.19
mental health

I Tried Rope Bondage as a Coping Mechanism for My Anxiety

It felt like yoga—a steady, reliable movement from discomfort to comfort and I was in control of the pace.
Tracey Duncan
4.9.19
bdsm

How to Tell if Your BDSM Relationship Is Abusive

A psychologist explains the line between a healthy exchange of power and potentially fatal abuse.
Matthew Terrell
4.4.19
Sex

My Boner-Pill Habit Became a Dependence on Nasal Spray

Allow me to explain.
Grant Stoddard
3.4.19
mental health

Why Stalkers Behave the Way They Do

I was stalked for a decade. Here's what I learned.
Crystal Ponti
2.28.19
mental health

On Friends Who Want to Die

I was struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts. Turns out the best person to talk to was someone who was coping with the same things.
Aisha Mirza
2.4.19
relationships

I Asked a Therapist Why I Prefer Long-Distance Relationships

Am I just an independent spirit, or do I have some deep, subconscious anxiety around intimacy?
Suzannah Weiss
1.17.19
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
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
relationships

Breakup Regret Is a Common and Salient Human Experience

An older British man admitted he thought of his high school sweetheart daily, even though he was married to another woman and they had adult children.
Nick Keppler
1.4.19
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
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