Why women stray

Hmmmmm… Photo by Getty Evolutionary theory says men stray to increase offspring, but what motivates women? Enter the mate-switching hypothesis by David Buss is professor of psychology at University of Texas, Austin. His work has been published widely in journals and he is the author of several books, including The Evolution of Desire: Strategies in Human Mating (new edition, 2016). Scientists now know much about human mating. The menu includes at a minimum: brief sexual flings, long-term pair-bonding, some infidelity, some polygyny (one man, multiple wives), rare polyandry (one woman, multiple husbands), occasional polyamory, some divorce, and frequent serial mating. These strategies are not … Continue reading Why women stray

A Sex Guide for Couples With a Depressed Partner

The latest installment of our series The ‘Normal’ Couples’ Guide to Sex by Lynsey G Lynsey G. writes about sexuality, feminism and porn for outlets like Bust, McSweeney’s and Nerve. She last wrote about porn in Israel. Not ecstatic about your current sex life? Don’t have hours every day attempting to decipher all of the sanskrit in the Kama Sutra? Unable to bankroll a shopping spree (or a single purchase for that matter) at Jimmyjane? Here’s a sex help guide for you, fellow regular human who wants to be better in bed. The Person Shelby, Chicago, IL Age: 28 Goal: To keep sex alive in a relationship with a … Continue reading A Sex Guide for Couples With a Depressed Partner

An Astrologer’s Sex Guide for Men Who Don’t Care About Astrology

by Erin Taj Let me tell you something you probably already know: Women fucking love astrology. We’ve always been revered as vessels of the universe’s energies — from the ancient Grecian Goddess Artemis to conjuring queens in New Orleans. To be in touch with the universe as a woman is to be in touch with yourself. After all, the moon’s phases echo those of our monthly cycle. Not to mention, astrology serves as the cosmic guide for navigating our daily lives — both internally and externally. Let me tell you something else you probably already know: Men don’t give a shit about astrology. In fact, your eyes are … Continue reading An Astrologer’s Sex Guide for Men Who Don’t Care About Astrology

A Sex Guide for Couples Who Are Looking for More Than a No-Frills Quickie

Not ecstatic about your current sex life? Don’t have hours every day attempting to decipher all the Sanskrit in the Kama Sutra? Unable to bankroll a shopping spree (or a single purchase for that matter) at Jimmyjane? Here’s a sex help guide for you, fellow regular human who wants to be better in bed. The latest installment of our series The ‘Normal’ Couples’ Guide to Sex by Lynsey G The Person Veronica, Brooklyn Age: 33 Goal: To bring sensuality back to her sex life. The Sex Situation: “I’m a queer cisgender woman in a long-term relationship with a cisgender, mostly straight man,” says Veronica. “We’ve been … Continue reading A Sex Guide for Couples Who Are Looking for More Than a No-Frills Quickie

How to Quit Porn

by Brett It’s been interesting to watch this series unfold this week. Though I knew it would be controversial, I wasn’t sure what to expect and how much interest there would actually be in the topic. As it happened, the posts received massive amounts of traffic. And while there was definitely vocal opposition to the arguments I laid out, these were fewer in number than I expected. This may be partly chalked up to the fact that AoM’s readership tends to skew more traditional and religious (even though we actively welcome men from all backgrounds) – guys who are likely … Continue reading How to Quit Porn

Somehow We’re Still Surprised When Studies Show Married Couples Actually Have Sex

by Tracy Moore Hold on to your dick pics: A new study finds that sexting is not just the province of singletons, cheaters and sleazebags looking to hook up, but something regular everyday couples do in between farting in the car and blowing their noses very loudly while the other person is eating. Some 74 percent of Americans have admitted to actually sexting with a person they are having a relationship with. The other 26 percent must not have texting plans on their phones. That 74 percent is significant, though — so significant, in fact, that researcher Amanda Gesselman from the Kinsey Institute, who conducted … Continue reading Somehow We’re Still Surprised When Studies Show Married Couples Actually Have Sex

Sex makes babies

The Ain Sakhri lovers figurine. This is the oldest known representation of sexual intercourse in the world, dated c10,000 BCE. Photo courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum As far as we can tell, no other animal knows this. Did our understanding of baby-making change the course of human history? Holly Dunsworth is chair of the department of sociology and anthropology at the University of Rhode Island. Her research has been published in Nature, Scientific American, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Anne Buchanan is a research associate in the anthropology department at Penn State University, and author of The Mermaid’s Tale: Four Billion … Continue reading Sex makes babies