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The Science of Sex Podcast is a weekly podcast seeking to bring scientifically accurate information about sexuality to the general public.

Every week, our hosts, Dr. Zhana Vrangalova and Joe Pardavila, discuss current sex-related issues and events, followed by an interview with a sex scientist about their recent studies or broader area of research. No topic is off limits: long-term relationships, polyamory, sexual dysfunction, pedophilia, kink, porn, orgasms, and more!

Dr. Zhana and Joe also occasionally host Q&A episodes where they answer as many listeners' questions as they can get to. To submit a question that could end up on one of these Sex-Question-Palooza episodes, visit our Get In Touch Page!

New episodes drop every Tuesday


Dr. Zhana Vrangalova is a NYC-based sex researcher, writer, and educator. She has a PhD in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University, where she studied how different aspects of sexuality (especially casual sex/promiscuity and mostly heterosexuality) are linked to health and well-being. Dr. Zhana is currently an adjunct professor at the NYU Psychology department.

Dr. Zhana also writes about the science of casual sex and nonmonogamy on Psychology Today; gives evidence-based, educational talks/workshops about casual sex, non-monogamy, and “mostly heterosexuals”; and tweets daily about fun new sex research.

Dr. Zhana is also the founder of the Casual Sex Project, a platform to share stories of sex with the world

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Check out Dr. Zhana on her website, and on all social media, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram


Joe Pardavila is an actor and radio/television personality born and bred in New York City.

He began studying Sketch & Improv Comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Theatre in 2014. In addition to being a founding member of Clip Show, Joe can be heard daily on 95.5 PLJ in the NYC area on the ensemble of “Todd & Jayde in the Morning.” He’s provided pop culture analysis on HLN, Wendy Williams and the syndicated series, “Dish Nation”

Check out Joe on his website, and on all social media including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram