#39 – Snapchat Sex Chat

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In Episode 39, Dr. Zhana and Joe talk with Jimmy Moran on Snapchat use and sex!

Snapchat is a popular social media platform, founded in 2011, that allows users to send images and videos with the option of having the content automatically deleted after being viewed. Furthermore, most of the app’s users are under 24 and most non-users assume the app is used sexually. Do people really use snapchat for sexual purposes? How common is this? Finally, what’s the difference between men and women’s use of the app? Tune in to find out more about Jimmy Moran’s research on Snaphchat’s sexual use.

About our Guest

Jimmy Moran is a first-year doctoral student in the Evolutionary Social Cognition lab directed by Dr. Damian Murray. He received his B.S. in Psychology and Evolution and Behavior from the University of Scranton in 2015, where he worked with Dr. Barry X. Kuhle. After graduating he attended Bucknell University where he received his M.S. in Experimental Psychology and worked with Dr. T. Joel Wade. He is interested in the human sexual psychology, such as mate poaching, of couple’s attractiveness discrepancy. He is currently working on understanding men’s overestimation of women’s sexual intent, and how human’s major histocompatibility complex affect their relationships, attractiveness, as well as health. To read the study discussed in the episode, click here.

Don’t miss this week’s foreplay…

Rates of three STIs, syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia, have reached a record-breaking high in the United States. “Last year, nearly 2.3 million US cases of these sexually transmitted diseases were diagnosed, according to preliminary data.” Tune in to hear what Dr. Zhana and Joe have to say about this new public health crisis. Read the study discussed here.

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