As a PhD student, Annemarie (editor) investigates the influence of a sexualized (media) environment on adolescents and young adults. In her project, she often finds herself intrigued by the complexity of the topic of sexuality.
Men, having a little bit of a blush may help you to attract women. When you think of the attractive features of men, you are likely to think about hair style and color, eye color, facial hair. Maybe a great smile. One thing you may not be thinking of is redness of a man’s face. …Continue Reading
Many girls choose to interpretate coercive sex as consensual sex. During my visit at a large conference in my field this week, I was able to attend the screening of the documentary “Flirting with danger. Power and choice in heterosexual relationships”. This film shows the reenactments of interviews that social and developmental psychologist and author …Continue Reading
One of the most important things in sustaining a good relationship, and a sexual relationship for that matter, is good communication. But what exactly is good communication when it comes to sex? How should we talk about sex to our partners? Hess and Coffelt (2012) have investigated how married couples talk to each other about …Continue Reading
The nice guy paradox. It’s a familiar story: women who say they are looking to date a kind, sensitive and emotionally expressive guy often end up dating a macho man or a jerk. This leaves many ‘nice guys’ feeling they always finish last. For many decades, researchers have tried to get a grip on this so called …Continue Reading
In my previous blogs I have mainly discussed casual sex and the hookup culture from a female perspective. But how do men feel about hooking up? It’s easy to rely on stereotypes: “Men are only out to have casual sex, they do not want commitment. They are only in relationships because girls want to.” But …Continue Reading