Sex Ed Works Better When It Addresses Power In Relationships - Knowing how to communicate and negotiate with sexual partners, and how to distinguish between healthy and abusive sexual relationships, is as important as knowing how to put on a condom, says Ralph DiClemente, a professor of public health at Emory University.
What Same-Sex Marriage Teaches About Social Change and the Supreme Court. Cornell University law professor Michael Dorf describes the journey of the issue of same-sex marriage that has led to its reaching the U.S. Supreme Court this Term. Dorf explains what this path says about the relationship between social change and legal change.
Last Gasps: Texas Tries to Stop Court From Granting Same-Sex Divorce. With the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision looming, Hofstra University law professor Joanna Grossman discusses a recent decision by the Supreme Court of Texas holding that state officials do not have the right to intervene in a same-sex divorce case in that state.
The debunked parenting study authored by University of Texas associate professor Mark Regnerus — which claimed that parents who've had a same-sex relationship are lesser-quality parents than those who are married heterosexual couples — was commissioned by a right-wing think tank with the intention of swaying upcoming decisions regarding marriage equality at the Supreme Court, reports The American Independent in conjunction with The Huffington Post.
Censoring Sex Research :: This volume sheds light on one of the most explosive episodes of censure of academic scholarship in recent decades. Bruce Rind, a former psychology professor at Temple University, investigated sexual relations between male adults and adolescents through history and across cultures, from highly institutionalized relationships in Ancient Greece and Rome, to 33 contemporary cultures including the USA, and among various species. His conclusions that these rela...
THE SCIENCE OF MONOGAMY "There are a wide variety of open-relationship models out there, and they can vary drastically from one couple to another," says David Barash, Ph.D., professor of psychology at the University of Washington and co-author of The Myth of Monogamy. "Having an open relationship can work really well for some people," he says...
Another somewhat unexpected finding is that many asexuals do want romantic relationships. “They want many of the nonsexual aspects of a relationship,” says Lori Brotto, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of British Columbia, “which often includes physical activity like cuddling and intimacy, but it is not connected at all to feelings of wanting sex.”