13 Ways Non-Monogamy Has Made Me a Better Partner (and Person)

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By Maya M [I]n our culture and many others, the typical relationship narrative goes like this: You date around a little, eventually finding one true soulmate—the one person you’ll grow old with, raise children with, and the one and only person you’ll have sex with. But there are a lot of people who don’t subscribe …

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The SUPER Kinky Sex Act Your Man Is Scared To Tell You He’s Into

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By Dawn Michael Wow! It’s the second highest heterosexual porn search term. You’ve heard the term “cuckold” and know it’s “kinky”… but what is it really? How does it work? And most importantly … is it for you? Sex counselors and sex coaches, like me, are knowledgeable about the practice to some degree. My job as a …

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STIs may have driven ancient humans to monogamy, study says

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The shift away from polygamy to monogamy with the dawn of agriculture could be down to the impact of sexually transmitted infections in communities By Nicola Davis The clam, the clap and the pox are rarely linked to romance. But new research suggests they may have helped drive humans to monogamy. Based on insights from …

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How to Have an Open Relationship Without Annoying the Shit Out of Everyone

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By April Adam So you decided to open your relationship. Congratulations! Monogamy certainly seems tough, and since puberty, I have thought it profoundly wasteful to set up a game of chicken between commitment and the id. But I warn you: You may begin to find network television toothless, as so many plots lazily circle around …

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The Long, Hard Work of Running the Only Academic Journal on Porn

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In 2014, Clarissa Smith and Feona Attwood launched “Porn Studies,” the world’s first academic periodical devoted exclusively to pornography, although many of their colleagues—and anti-porn feminists—advised them against it. by Steven Blum Clarissa Smith, a professor of sexual cultures at the University of Sunderland in the UK, is describing to me the ideal sex robot. …

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Studies offer insight into evolution of monogamy in mammals

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By Meeri Kim Scientists have long wondered why a small minority of mammals, including some humans, have evolved into monogamous creatures, and two studies provide new information but give different answers. One group of scientists, who looked only at primates, found that the impulse for males to protect their offspring from infanticide by rival males …

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