12 episodes

In "Sex from A to Z" we discuss in plain language the studies that inform how sex therapists, sex researchers, sex educators, and medical professionals make decisions about sexual health and wellness. We take deep dives into a different pieces of peer-reviewed literature, break them down and explore the social, scientific, and personal implications. This is for anyone interested in understanding the psychological, medical, and other scientific research behind sexual issues that impact all of us.

The Sex Research Show Professor Sex

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

In "Sex from A to Z" we discuss in plain language the studies that inform how sex therapists, sex researchers, sex educators, and medical professionals make decisions about sexual health and wellness. We take deep dives into a different pieces of peer-reviewed literature, break them down and explore the social, scientific, and personal implications. This is for anyone interested in understanding the psychological, medical, and other scientific research behind sexual issues that impact all of us.

    The Sex Research Show - COVID

    The Sex Research Show - COVID

    • 50 min
    9 - T is for Trigger Warnings - The Sex Research Show

    9 - T is for Trigger Warnings - The Sex Research Show

    Rob and Angel discuss research on the efficacy of Trigger Warnings in academic and other non-therapy spaces. Later in the episode they’re joined by Dr. Alex Bove from Talk Like A Man to discuss the topic.  


    Links and Resources from the episode:  


    The Article: Boysen, G. A., Isaacs, R. A., Tretter, L., & Markowski, S. (2019). Trigger warning efficacy: The impact of warnings on affect, attitudes, and learning. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/stl0000150 

    The *other* article (that went viral and started this discussion): Jones, P. J., Bellet, B. W., & McNally, R. J. (2019). Helping or harming? The effect of trigger warnings on individuals with trauma histories. https://osf.io/axn6z/download?format=pdf 


    The Twitter thread Rob and I complained about, that I said I’d be happy to link to, with that absolutely bananas guy (aka: Dr. James Cantor): His original garbage tweet https://twitter.com/JamesCantorPhD/status/1224350441745473536; my back and forth with him: https://twitter.com/SexPositiveEd/status/1224534229360553984; Rob’s back and forth with him: https://twitter.com/TheCounProf/status/1224730118419111937   

    Brad Warner: For the life of me I can’t remember which of his books that quote came from, or if I’m even remembering it correctly. So here’s a link to all his work. Enjoy. http://hardcorezen.info/ 

    Dr. Alex Bove and Talk Like A Man: Alex Bove (he/him/his) lives and teaches in Philadelphia, PA. He received his Ph.D. in Human Sexuality from Widener University and is the creator and curator of the Talk Like a Man Project, an interactive discussion about masculinity in America. https://www.facebook.com/TalkLikeAMan; https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/talk-like-a-man-podcast-talk-like-a-man-r59ejklTQX2/ 


    Sex from A to Z on Patreon: Join our community for more content, behind the scenes stuff, and other perks! Patreon.com/ProfessorSex 


    About “Sex from A to Z”: 


    "Sex from A to Z" is a sex science podcast discussing in plain language the actual studies that inform how sex therapists, sex researchers, sex educators, and medical professionals make decisions about sexual health and wellness.  In each episode we take a deep dive into a different piece of peer-reviewed literature, break it down and explore the social, scientific, and personal implications.  This is a podcast for anyone interested in understanding the psychological, medical, and other scientific research behind sexual issues that impact all of us. 


    “Sex from A to Z” is hosted by Angel Russell and Dr. Robert Zeglin, and produced by Steven Russell. Art for the podcast was created by Angel Russell. We will post links to all the articles we discuss and additional resources for exploring each topic. You can watch on YouTube or listen anywhere you find your favorite podcasts. To check out other episodes, updates, show links, and additional content, go to: ProfessorSex.com/podcast. 

    • 2 hr 21 min
    The Sex Research Show LIVE - K is for Kinky Hormones

    The Sex Research Show LIVE - K is for Kinky Hormones

    Episode 8: K is for Kinky Hormones 


    Rob and Angel discuss neuroscientific research on the physiological impact of BDSM play  Dominants and submissives. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at Club Kink in Jacksonville, Florida. To see the unedited version and get that live-in-the-club experience (and other awesome perks) head over to Patreon.com/ProfessorSex and join our community at the $5/month level or higher.  


     


    Links and Resources from the episode:  


    Wuyts, Elise & Neef, Nele & Coppens, Violette & Fransen, Erik & Schellens, Eline & Van, M & Pol, Der & Prof, M & Morrens, Manuel. (2020). Between Pleasure and Pain: A Pilot Study on the Biological Mechanisms Associated With BDSM Interactions in Dominants and Submissives. Journal of Sexual Medicine. 10.1016/j.jsxm.2020.01.001.  

    The slides nobody got to see are located as a PDF download on the blog post for this episode. https://professorsex.com/blog/k-is-for-kinky-hormones 


     


    Club Kink Workshops:  


    The ABCs of Kinky Sex: A workshop series at Club Kink 


    Presented by Professor Sex.  


    This is a series of interactive, educational workshops designed to help you take your sex life to the next level. Together, we will explore pleasure, power dynamics, relationships skills, consent and negotiation, all in the context of 6 different exciting, sexy topics.  Angel Russell (AKA: Professor Sex) teaches pleasure based, practical sex education using a version of the PLISSIT model. They start by giving you permission to be enthusiastic about who you are, who you love and lust, and what you love to do. Secondly, they give you the information you need to lay a good foundation for exploring the topic at-hand, including issues of safety and other considerations. Finally, you’ll be offered specific suggestions on how to apply this to your sex life. Come alone or with your partner(s), but however you come, show up ready to learn and play.  


    Workshops are every other Thursday (Except March 12) from 7pm to 9pm starting March 5, 2020.  


    Topic Calendar:  


    A is for Anal: A workshop about butt stuff. Thursday March 5 

    C is for Company: A workshop about group sex. Thursday March 19 

    D is for Delicious: A workshop about oral sex. Thursday March 26 

    E is for Ecstasy: A workshop about orgasm play. Thursday April 2 

    F is for Fantasy: A workshop about roleplay. Thursday April 9 

    B is for Backrub: A workshop about erotic massage. Thursday April 16 

    Workshop Series per Class: $15 per person or $25 for couples 


    Workshop Series – 6 Class Package: $75 per person or $125 for couples 


    Go to ClubKinkJax.com for more information or to sign up 


     


    About “Sex from A to Z”: 


    "Sex from A to Z" is a sex science podcast discussing in plain language the actual studies that inform how sex therapists, sex researchers, sex educators, and medical professionals make decisions about sexual health and wellness.  In each episode we take a deep dive into a different piece of peer-reviewed literature, break it down and explore the social, scientific, and personal implications.  This is a podcast for anyone interested in understanding the psychological, medical, and other scientific research behind sexual issues that impact all of us. 


    “Sex from A to Z” is hosted by Angel Russell and Dr. Robert Zeglin, and produced by Steven Russell. Art for the podcast was created by Angel Russell. We will post links to all the articles we discuss and additional resources for exploring each topic. You can watch on YouTube or listen anywhere you find your favorite podcasts. To check out other episodes, updates, show links, and additional content, go to: ProfessorSex.com/podcast. 

    • 1 hr 31 min
    7 - L is for Labels - The Sex Research Show

    7 - L is for Labels - The Sex Research Show

    Episode 7: L is for Labels


    Rob and Angel discuss gender and sexual identity labels used by US high school students. 


    Links and Resources from the episode: 


    White, A. E., Moeller, J., Ivcevic, Z., & Brackett, M. A. (2018). Gender identity and sexual identity labels used by U.S. high school students: A co-occurrence network analysis. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 5(2), 243–252. https://doi.org/10.1037/sgd0000266 
    Graphs from the article are in the blog post: https://professorsex.com/blog/l-for-labels




    Van Anders, S. M. (2015). Beyond sexual orientation: Integrating gender/sex and diverse sexualities via sexual configurations theory. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44(5), 1177-1213. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10508-015-0490-8

    Plöderl, M., Sellmeier, M., Fartacek, C. et al. Explaining the Suicide Risk of Sexual Minority Individuals by Contrasting the Minority Stress Model with Suicide Models. Arch Sex Behav 43, 1559–1570 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-014-0268-4

    Try Not to Be a Dick: A brief lit-review on the lasting impact of coming out. https://professorsex.com/blog/try-not-to-be-a-dick-a-brief-lit-review-on-the-lasting-impact-of-coming-out

    AIDS Memorial Quilt: https://aidsmemorial.org/theaidsquilt/


     


    About “Sex from A to Z”:


    "Sex from A to Z" is a sex science podcast discussing in plain language the actual studies that inform how sex therapists, sex researchers, sex educators, and medical professionals make decisions about sexual health and wellness.  On each episode we take a deep dive into a different piece of peer-reviewed literature, break it down and explore the social, scientific, and personal implications. This is a podcast for anyone interested in understanding the psychological, medical, and other scientific research behind sexual issues that impact all of us.


    “Sex from A to Z” is hosted by Angel Russell and Dr. Robert Zeglin, and produced by Steven Russell. Art for the podcast was created by Angel Russell. We will post links to all the articles we discuss and additional resources for exploring each topic. You can watch on YouTube or listen anywhere you find your favorite podcasts. To check out other episodes, updates, show links, and additional content, go to: ProfessorSex.com/podcast.

    • 1 hr 20 min
    6 - S is for Sexting - The Sex Research Show

    6 - S is for Sexting - The Sex Research Show

    Episode 6: S is for Sexting!


     


    Rob and Angel review research about teen sexting and talk about parental control. They unbox some sex toys. They chat about swinging and online dating. Sponsored by Swingtowns.com and Tracy’s Dog Sex Toys.


     


    Winners of the Kink Crate Naughty Librarian Giveaway: 


    Our winner was Daniella from Tuscon and our runner up was Myk from Jacksonville who will get a small goody bag because we love our folks so much! Thank you to everyone who entered. Don't forget, even if you didn't win the free crate, you can sign up for Kink Crate and get 35% off using code "AtoZ". Stay tuned for more giveaways from us and other awesome sponsors. 


     


    Links from the show:


    The Article: 


    Jonathon J. Beckmeyer, Debby Herbenick, Tsung-Chieh (Jane) Fu, Brian Dodge, Michael Reece & J. Dennis Fortenberry (2019) Characteristics of Adolescent Sexting: Results from the 2015 National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 45:8, 767-780, DOI: 10.1080/0092623X.2019.1613463


     


    Sex Positive Families


     


    Scarleteen


     


    WoCSHN Directory


    AASECT: Find a sex educator


    Kink and Poly Aware Professionals Directory


     


    Sponsors:


     


    Swingtowns.com: 


    This episode is sponsored by SwingTowns (SwingTowns.com). Podcast listeners can show their support for this show by signing up for free with this link and "liking" the Professor Sex page: https://www.swingtowns.com/like/ProfessorSex


     


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    Tracy’s Dog:


    This episode was sponsored by Tracy’s Dog. At Tracy’s Dog they’re “reinventing sexual wellness for the modern woman”. Their mission statement is “Life for a modern woman can get overwhelming. Career. Relationships. Children. Obligations & Responsibilities. We feel you and we’re here to help. When every other thing in your life gets complicated, orgasms shouldn’t be one of them. And sometimes you just need a little help for them to happen.” We agree!


     


    They make a wide array of toys, but their speciality is luxury toys that focus on external clitoral stimulation. 


     


    Tracy’s Dog Giveaway Details:


     


    Those generous humans are giving away 5 of each of the toys we unboxed - 


    Mommy Seahorse (MS): https://www.amazon.com/Clitoral-Vibration-Rechargeable-Stimulator-Pulsating/dp/B081PS2H3R/ref=sr_1_37?keywords=Clitoral+Sucking+Vibrator

     


    Baby Seahorse (BS): https://www.amazon.com/Stimulation-Vibrators-Vibration-Rechargeable-Waterproof/dp/B082NNSYTS

     


     - and here’s how you can win: 


    Note: you must have Instagram to enter this contest. 

    To enter, you must post a photo of the product they want to win with a link to Amazon listing of the product in your caption. (Screenshot your photo from theAmazon links above.)

    You must also tag  their Instagram pages (@ilovetracysdog and @tracysdogsextoy) and ours (@sexeducator). 

    Your post must get at least 50 likes. 

    Once your post reaches 50 likes, reach out to Nina from Tracy’s Dog via Instagram (@tracysdogsextoy) to arrange to get your prize.


     


    AZ Scale for this article was 2.8


    Description of the AZ Scale: 


    Rigor: 0 = Significant methodological flaws; 4 = No methodological flaws


    Sex Positivity: 0 = Pathologizes sex or sexuality; 4 = Affirms sexuality as diverse

    • 1 hr 33 min
    5 - M is for Measure a Penis Day - The Sex Research Show

    5 - M is for Measure a Penis Day - The Sex Research Show

    Episode 5: M is for Measure a Penis Day!


     


    Happy Measure a Penis Day! Angel and Rob talk penis size. Things are measured. Fun is had. We are also joined by Milla Impola from ONE® Condoms to talk about Measure a Penis Day, condom fit, how you can #FixYourFit, and more!


     


    Links from the show:


    The Article: 


    King, B. M., Duncan, L. M., Clinkenbeard, K. M., Rutland, M. B., & Ryan, K. M. (2019). Social Desirability and Young Men’s Self-Reports of Penis Size. Journal of sex & marital therapy, 45(5), 452-455. DOI: 10.1080/0092623X.2018.1533905


     


    Other articles we talked about: 


    Veale, D., Miles, S., Bramley, S., Muir, G., & Hodsoll, J. (2015). Am I normal? A systematic review and construction of nomograms for flaccid and erect penis length and circumference in up to 15 521 men. BJU international, 115(6), 978-986.


     


    Forbes.com: How Big Is Too Big? Doctors Survey Bestselling Dildos To Aid Transgender Surgery.


     


    Medium.com: Dildo-Envy? The Average Dildo Size Compared To The Average Penis


     


    Sponsor:


    This episode was sponsored by ONE Condoms and myONE perfect fit, custom condoms. ONE Condoms brings us the first ever Measure a Penis Day! Head to our blog to read more! 


     


    Win a ONE Condoms Goody Bag! 


    Share a post on social media with why you think Measure A Penis Day matters. 


    Make sure to include


    #FixYourFit 

    and tag ONE Condoms (@onecondoms on insta, ONE Condoms on FB, @onecondmos on Twitter) 

    and tag Professor Sex (@SexEducator on Insta, Professor Sex on FB, @SexPositiveEd on Twitter)


    ONE Condoms will choose the top posts and send them a ONE Condoms goody box!


     


    Interested in becoming a Sex from A to Z™ partner? Check out ProfessorSex.com/mediakit 


     


    About Sex from A to Z™:


    Sex from A to Z™ is a sex science podcast discussing in plain language the actual studies that inform how sex therapists, sex researchers, sex educators, and medical professionals make decisions about sexual health and wellness.  On each episode we take a deep dive into a different piece of peer-reviewed literature, break it down and explore the social, scientific, and personal implications. This is a podcast for anyone interested in understanding the psychological, medical, and other scientific research behind sexual issues that impact all of us.


    Sex from A to Z™ is hosted by Angel Russell and Dr. Robert Zeglin, and produced by Steven Russell. Art for the podcast was created by Angel Russell. We will post links to all the articles we discuss and additional resources for exploring each topic. You can watch on YouTube or listen anywhere you find your favorite podcasts. To check out other episodes, updates, show links, and additional content, go to: ProfessorSex.com/podcast.

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Tulip8486 ,

Great podcast

Love the dynamic and perspectives of the hosts and truly such an accessible way to access the latest research. Loved this podcast. Great for instructors, students and really anyone that wants to learn more about current issues in sexuality that are contextualized in relevant science and that is actually enjoyable.

Star 🌞 Lover ,

All the knowledge!

The two hosts are so much fun to listen to! You can tell they are highly educated in their fields but they put it in terms everyone can understand. I love their sexual myth busting and the knowledge they impart on us with pleasure based sex ed.

EmBB77 ,

Informative and engaging!

Informative and interesting podcast with great hosts! Angel and Rob discuss deep sexual topics in a science-informed manner, as well as with humor and empathy. They clearly have a great rapport with each other, which keeps the discussion flowing and engaging. This has become my new favorite listen and I’m finding myself checking daily for new episodes. Highly recommended for all people, in all sexual stages in life! Bonus, the audio quality and production is great!

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