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Fetish development through classical conditioning?

In an older, now deleted answer to another question, it's been said that classical conditioning is a posited mechanism for fetish development. A bit more googling found a popsci article claiming ...
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Is feeling bad about being cheated on innate or learned behaviour?

For most people, if their partner cheated on them with another person they would feel devastated. But is there any evidence that this is biologically innate behaviour or if it is a socially learned ...
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Does testosterone level cause more sexual dream content?

I have long been interested in dreaming, including how dream content can shed some light on brain chemistry. I did a search on the subject of testosterone levels altering dream content and see some ...
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What traits does a man have, when he is apt to feeling threatened by strong women?

This isn't intended as a gender biased question, as both men and women can have strange hang ups when it comes to either sex. I am curious about men who are threatened by strong women. By strong ...
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How are sexual cues known by the brain?

Sexual cues have been well established in evolutionary psychology as indicators of genetic compatibility/useful genes. How does the human brain know that a cue is an indicator of a useful trait in ...
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Separation of romantic and sexual attraction

Occasionally I meet people who say that they are sexually attracted to X group of people (e.g. men) and romantically attracted to Y group of people, X and Y not being the same (Sometimes they overlap, ...
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Are men genetically programmed to seek multiple sexual partners more than women?

I saw this question on Skeptics Stack Exchange. Someone says "obviously, yes". The reasoning is that men have cheap sperm whereas females have expensive eggs. Hence, most males, in most ...
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Does male preference for feminine women faces vary with bisexual orientantion and/or (BDSM) submisiveness?

I found some papers on the variance of male preference for "feminine" women faces: "Men report stronger attraction to femininity in women's faces when their testosterone levels are high" "Men’s ...
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If the female comparator to the Oedipus complex is Electra complex, is there a male comparator to Jocasta/Phaedra complex?

I have been browsing the questions and answers here within the realm of psychoanalysis and I came across the Jocasta complex in an answer here, which I had not heard about before so I have been ...
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Is there evidence that heterosexual males make 'romantic advances' more often than heterosexual females?

Background: I have constructed a game theoretic model of romantic advances. There are a number of Nash equilibria in this model, distinguished by the frequency with which each sex makes romantic ...
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Behavioral and mood differences between D1 and D2 dophamine receptors action in context of monogamy and out of it

Claim: I initially thought of posting this to Biology SE, but the fact that the question finds its resting formation in the area of cognition/mood/personality, I decided to post it here. It is stated ...
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Frequency in Human sexuality bisexual polyandry and polygamy and others?

I've been studying human sexuality and I have a question which I do not know the answer nor do I exactly know how to research. In the psychology of human sexuality specifically bisexuals what ...
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Do psychological effects of sex discrimination have measurable effects on police-officer safety or productivity?

I would assume that sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace are correlated with workers' productivity and self-reported sense of well-being. I am not particularly familiar with the ...
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Any academic research/term for (some) men's preference for muscular female bodies?

While I was searching for articles on the correlates of attraction to female "feminine" faces I ran into some non-academic discussions on the attraction that some men apparently have for muscular ...
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Causality studies between porn use and masturbation frequency?

Research into purported porn addiction (which goes by many names, PPU = problematic porn use being one) identified strong correlation between porn use and frequency of masturbation. For instance: Is ...
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Are there any studies on how different sources of pornography effect someone?

It is well-established that use of pornography can cause sexual dysfunctions. Are there any studies that have evaluated the impact of pornography on an individual depending on the type of pornography ...
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Is arousal to shemale porn by straight men in "A Billion Wicked Thoughts" exemplifying situational sexual behaviour?

A Billion Wicked Thoughts Over ten years ago Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam published a book, A Billion Wicked Thoughts. They did not publish any academic papers on their research, but Ogi and Sai have given ...
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Can sexual orientation change in teen years?

Can Sexual orientation change in teen years as teenagers go through lots of challenges. And can a heterosexual teen become a homosexual teen.
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Why does venlafaxine have lower incidence of sexual dysfunctions at higher doses?

Venlafaxine at low dosages strongly inhibits serotonin, at moderate dosages also norepinephrine and only high dosages it also inhibits dopamine. The ratio is the following. serotonin : ...
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Is it just a cultural norm that men approach women for dates rather than the other way round?

In many countries it is expected that a man should ask a woman on a date. But in some other countries (Scandinavia, or the Wodaabe tribe in Africa) it seems to be the other way round (or at least the ...
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How common in general population sexual arousal towards children?

What percentage of the general population have attraction to children (not teens) ? Not how much are child molesters but how many feel attraction. I will appreciate if you can give research in your ...
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Sexual deprivation vs sexual frustration

Recently I came across a "sexual deprivation" term and started to google what it means. Weirdly each time I was trying to put it as search term the Google redirected me to the "sexual ...
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How much bigger is sex drive in men than in women?

There are several studies that determine that sex drive in men is bigger than in women (which, anyway, is something that almost anyone can conclude by observing). Here are some web pages examining ...
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Why do we have romatic feelings?

People who are asexual feel little to no sexual attraction towards others, but they can have romantic relationships. From how sexual and romantic feelings are different, it has made me start to wonder ...
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Any good research on the comparative rates of CSA in different populations? (religious vs none religious, Mormon, catholic, etc)

I'm wondering if there is any good research on the rates of CSA in different populations.
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Psychological explanation for the situations (in TV, movies, video games, etc.) in which a heated argument turns into a make out session

I have seen this kind of situation a lot on movies, video games, comics and other media. Basically Alice and Bob are having a very serious, heated and hostile argument, involving a lot of shouting and ...
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Alpha wave changes and brain waves shutdown vs sexual actions

I liked to know more about brain waves and sexual actions ( like foreplay, orgasm, etc). So I found this paper : (REVIEW:New Electroencephalogram (EEG) Neuroimaging Methods of Analyzing Brain ...
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Buddhist monks/nuns and long-term effects of sexual abstinence on psyche

As far as I know, psychologists have speculated for a long time about the long-term effects of abstinence from sex and of sexual frustration. Some of them, including Wilhelm Reich (I think), have ...
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