If you’re curious about working as a sex researcher, you can approach the study of sex from any number of disciplines including public health, psychology, education, sociology, anthropology, medicine, film studies, history, women’s studies, gender studies, telecommunications, biology, or whatever else you can dream of.
Women’s experiences of pleasure and orgasm often change throughout life, in response to pregnancy, birth, health conditions, menopause, stress, and aging. Learning to talk about sexuality and how to make sex feel better for both of you will better situate you both for a lifetime of sexual enjoyment and exploration.
The experience of sexual pleasure can also tap into people’s brain chemistry in ways that, as scientists, we don’t fully understand yet. For example, I have heard, from several people who describe sadness associated with sex for reasons they don’t understand.
Not all men watch porn; they don’t. It’s also not to say that some women don’t enjoy porn. In fact, a growing number of women seem to be accessing porn, particularly as more women-centered porn images and videos are created.
Researchers have found that even mild depression can interfere with men’s and women’s sexual experiences. Depression can contribute to problems with desire, erections and ease of orgasm. When people feel depressed, they may more easily allow distracting thoughts to get in the way of their arousal, which can contribute to erectile problems.
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