Sex, Regret and Gender

I was on Huff Post live today, talking on a panel about how gender affects sexual regret. And this time I wasn’t just a floating head on a screen, but was actually IRL in the studio! Glamorous!

According to a new study, men and women have very different regrets when it comes to their sexual history. Not too surprising, I suppose. The study found that while men tended to regret the sexual adventures they hadn’t pursued, female participants expressed regret over the things they¬†had¬†done.

The most common regrets for women were:
1. Losing their virginity to the wrong partner (24 percent of respondents)
2. Cheating on a present or past partner (23 percent)
3. Moving too fast sexually (20 percent)

The most common regrets for men were entirely different:
1. Failing to make a move on a prospective sexual partner (27 percent of respondents)
2. Not being more sexually adventurous in their youth (23 percent)
3. Not being more sexually adventurous when single (19 percent)

Read more about the study HERE, and watch the 15 minute video above to see our discussion about it. Also on the panel were Eric Barry, creator of the ‘Full Disclosure’ Sex Podcast; Dr. Justin J. Lehmiller, social psychologist at Harvard University; and Rachel Klechevsky, a sex and relationship therapist.

Huff-Post Live: The Pull-Out Generation

Today I talked on a panel on the Huffington Post Live about ‘the pull-out method.’ The conversation was sparked by a recent article in New York mag titled “The Pull-Out Generation,” where the writer was surprised to find out how many young women are using this method of contraception over regular birth control. Joining me on the panel were sex educator and author of How To Be A Great Lover, Lou Paget; founder of The Center for Sexual Pleasure & Health, Megan Andelleaux; journalist Amanda Marcotte; and of course, the lovely host Ricky Camilleri.

Huff-Post Live: Pop Stars and Promiscuity

I was a guest on Huffington Post Live yesterday in a discussion on pop stars and how promiscuity is viewed in the modern world. Also in the discussion was Rich Juzwiak from Gawker, psychologist and sex therapist Dr. Tiger Howard Devore, lecturer in psychology at Brunel University, Michael Price, and writer Sierra Black. I didn’t manage to say anything too life changing during the 20 minute convo (although I did manage to say the word “casual” like 900 times somehow–uugghhh), but if you want to watch the segment you can do so HERE :)