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I’m Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton. By day, I’m a sex researcher and psychology professor who teaches about sex. 
In this podcast I explore the things we think we know about sex by delving into the research surrounding common beliefs about sex and relationships. I want to know how we know what we know.
If you are a sex geek like me or if you just want to know things, subscribe to listen to me question everything you thought you knew about sex!
Sex and Relationships! What do we know? Do we know things? Let’s find out!
Music and production by Jeremy Dahl at palebluedot

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Do We Know Things‪?‬ Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton

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    • 4.9 • 35 Ratings

I’m Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton. By day, I’m a sex researcher and psychology professor who teaches about sex. 
In this podcast I explore the things we think we know about sex by delving into the research surrounding common beliefs about sex and relationships. I want to know how we know what we know.
If you are a sex geek like me or if you just want to know things, subscribe to listen to me question everything you thought you knew about sex!
Sex and Relationships! What do we know? Do we know things? Let’s find out!
Music and production by Jeremy Dahl at palebluedot

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    39 – Rethinking Femininity: Understanding Femmephobia

    39 – Rethinking Femininity: Understanding Femmephobia

    When I say the word femininity, what comes to mind? What words would you use to describe femininity? Do you think things associated with femininity are less important or valid than things associated with masculinity? Have you ever thought about it before? On this episode of Do We Know Things, I interview Dr. Rhea Ashley Hoskin, a femme researcher known for her work on Femme Theory and her work on femmephobia, which identifies the ways society devalues and regulates femininity. I will tell my story of understanding my own internalized femmephobia and how I learned to rethink femininity. Dr. Hoskin will share knowledge and research on these topics to explain how femmephobia infiltrates our daily lives and why it is important to understand and challenge our biases about femininity.
    Femininity! What do we know? Do We Know Things? Let's find out!
    Dr. Rhea Ashley Hoskin's Website
    Femme_Research on Instagram
    Links mentioned in this episode
    Housework from Free to Be You and Me
    Nellie McClung Heritage minute https://www.historicacanada.ca/content/heritage-minutes/nellie-mcclung
    Script for this episode: https://www.doweknowthings.com/episodes
    Hosted by Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton, psychology professor and sex educator.
    Music and editing Jeremy Dahl https://www.palebluedot.ca/
    Script assistance by Matt Tunnacliffe

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    • 31 min
    38 - The G-spot is Not a Spot

    38 - The G-spot is Not a Spot

    You likely have heard of the Grafenberg spot, or G-spot, as it is more commonly known. The G-spot has had some pretty good PR since it was named in the 1980s, and it has really become a household name. But what if I told you, there is actually no such thing! A combination of misunderstanding the bodies of people with vulvas and the continued influence of Freudian ideas about orgasms has led to a bit of an obsession about the G-spot. On this episode of Do We Know Things?, I will explore the history of the G-spot, explain why it’s not a thing, and tell you about my own G-spot phobia. 
    Anatomy! What do we know? Do We Know Things? Let's find out!
    Links mentioned in this episode
    Cosmo https://www.cosmopolitan.com/interactive/a32037401/g-spot-not-real/
    Script for this episode: https://www.doweknowthings.com/episodes
    Hosted by Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton, psychology professor and sex educator.
    Music and editing Jeremy Dahl https://www.palebluedot.ca/
    Script assistance by Matt Tunnacliffe

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    • 22 min
    37 - Time to Get Aroused?

    37 - Time to Get Aroused?

    One bit of sex advice I have seen floating around the internet, particularly on Instagram, is that it takes cisgender women 20 minutes to get fully aroused. This is presented as a contrast to cisgender men, who are, I guess, faster than that? I never see any man-stats presented, but it is implied that men need to slow down to ensure their female partner gets to her fully aroused state.
    In this episode, I dive into the research to see how long it takes to get aroused. I realize the questions doesn't really make sense, and I give some steamy sex tips of my own.
    Arousal! What do we know? Do We Know Things? Let's find out!
    Script for this episode: https://www.doweknowthings.com/episodes
    Hosted by Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton, psychology professor and sex educator.
    Music and editing Jeremy Dahl https://www.palebluedot.ca/
    Script assistance by Matt Tunnacliffe

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    • 23 min
    36 - Oxytocin: What's Love Got to Do With It?

    36 - Oxytocin: What's Love Got to Do With It?

    If you have heard of oxytocin before, you have probably heard about it as “the love hormone” or “the cuddle hormone.” Oxytocin has other nicknames too. It’s called the morality molecule, the hug hormone, and although it is less catchy, I like to point out, it’s also the racism hormone. Those are just a few of the things oxytocin has been implicated in. But how can one hormone do all of those things?
    Oxytocin! What do we know? Do we know things? Let's find out!
    Links mentioned in the show:
    Have you experienced a menstrual cycle change after your COVID vaccine. Participate in a study by Dr. Kate Clancy here
    Just Says In Mice on Twitter: https://twitter.com/justsaysinmice
    Script for this episode: https://www.doweknowthings.com/episodes
    Hosted by Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton, psychology professor and sex educator.
    Music and editing Jeremy Dahl https://www.palebluedot.ca/
    Script assistance by Matt Tunnacliffe

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    • 27 min
    35 - Do Menstrual Cycles Sync?

    35 - Do Menstrual Cycles Sync?

    Most people with a period think that menstrual cycles sync up with people we spend a lot of time with, whether it is friends, coworkers or roommates. This phenomenon is called menstrual synchrony. But is it a real thing or is it just a coincidence? What do you think? Tune in to this episode to find out what the research says.
    Menstrual cycles! What do we know? Do we know things? Let's find out!
    Links mentioned in the show:
    Have you experienced a menstrual cycle change after your COVID vaccine. Participate in a study by Dr. Kate Clancy here
    Script for this episode: https://www.doweknowthings.com/episodes
    Hosted by Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton, psychology professor and sex educator.
    Find the script for this episode on our website: https://www.doweknowthings.com/episodes
    Music and editing Jeremy Dahl https://www.palebluedot.ca/
    Script assistance by Matt Tunnacliffe

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    • 39 min
    34 - Sex Work and the Law

    34 - Sex Work and the Law

    Do you know the laws about sex work? Do you know the difference between the "Nordic" model, decriminalization, and legalization of sex work? What about the difference between sex work and sex trafficking? When talking to my partner Jeremy, it dawned on me that not everyone follows sex work laws as closely as I do, so we thought we should make an episode about Canadian sex work laws through the ages. We cover sex work laws from the 1700s up to the current confusing laws that really need to be fixed.
    Sex work! What do we know? Do we know things? Let's find out!
    Hosted by Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton, psychology professor and sex educator.
    Find the script for this episode on our website: https://www.doweknowthings.com/episodes
    Music and editing Jeremy Dahl https://www.palebluedot.ca/
    Script assistance by Matt Tunnacliffe


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    • 55 min

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