#48 – Why Are People Into BDSM?

Interest in sexually aggressive and humiliating acts (from biting & spanking, to spitting and verbal humiliation) might be far more common than we think. And, perhaps more controversially, there might be some evolutionary bases for some of our BDSM desires! In Episode 48,  Dr. Zhana and Joe talk to Dr. Menelaos Apostolou from the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, about his theories and research on this that really push the boundaries.

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#47 – Do Sluttier People Make Worse Romantic Partners?

Some people are far more interested in and comfortable with casual sex, a trait called unrestricted sociosexuality. In Episode 47,  Dr. Zhana and Joe ask a question that’s on a lot of people’s minds: Are these “sluttier” folks (and we use this term lovingly and without judgment) less satisfied in and committed to their partners in long-term romantic relationships compared to their more “restricted” peers?

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#46 – Homosexuality: A Twin Thing

In Episode 46, Dr. Zhana and Joe speak with Dr. Gerulf Rieger about his research on identical twins with discordant sexual orientation. Research has shown us that sexual orientation is greatly determined by genetics. So how is it possible that only about 30% of all identical twins have the same sexual orientation as their co-twin?

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#44 – What’s Your Number?

In Episode 44, Dr. Kirstin Mitchell returns to talk to Dr. Zhana and Joe about the differences between sexual partners reported by men and women. Tune in to find out how sampling, counting and some degree of misreporting play into the vast perceived difference between men and women’s “number.” 

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