The dangers and risks for gay men in coming out of the closet is widely acknowledged, but what about bi men? More bi men, compared to gay men, keep their sexuality strictly on the down low. Why is this the case? How are these men’s experience different? In Episode 49, Dr. Zhana and Joe talk to Dr. Eric Schrimshaw about bisexual men, focused on those with long term female partners, and why they stay in the closet.
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.
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?
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?