Ep. #75 The Role of Intelligence in Mating and Relationships

Ep. #75 The Role of Intelligence in Mating and Relationships with Glenn Geher

December 17, 2014

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  • Glenn's perspective on his area of science in comparison to Geoffrey Miller's area of science (evolutionary psychology) (05:23)
  • Factors of human relationships and issues of mating in understanding how evolution can help us understand relationships: Is it from a nature as opposed to a nurture perspective that is imbedded in us and cannot be changed? (06:10)
  • Does intelligence play a role in attractiveness and mating outcomes or results, or success with dating, relationships, and sex? (11:20)
  • Intra-sexual selection: how members of the same sex (according to Darwin) compete with each other for a member of the opposite sex (16:40)
  • The reali…
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Ep. #74 Avoiding and Leaving the Wrong Relationships

Ep. #74 Avoiding and Leaving the Wrong Relationships with Jesse Owen PhD

December 05, 2014

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  • Jesse provides an idea of his perspectives and how he approaches the whole subject of dating, sex, and relationships (08:15)
  • A comparison of evolutionary biology or evolutionary psychology to what Jesse does (08:42)
  • Jesse's personal background in dating, sex, and relationships (10:25)
  • Jesse's own bi-racial / bi-cultural perspective that he brings to his work and how his scientific work has influenced the way he looks at relationships in life (11:00)
  • Advice to podcast listeners regarding cultural or parental relationship pressures (12:52)
  • An overview of where Jesse's research started in the area of the settling dynamic …
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Ep. #73 Demystifying Tantric Sex and Tantra

Ep. #73 Demystifying Tantric Sex and Tantra with Mark Michaels & Patricia Johnson

December 02, 2014

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  • The similarity between the last names of Mark and Patricia (Michaels & Johnson) and the Showtime TV series Masters of Sex, which is based on sexologists Masters & Johnson (02:35)
  • Background of how Mark and Patricia got involved with Tantra and their learning process (03:30)
  • An overview of traditional Tantra and types of Tantra (11:38)
  • What type of Tantra is more traditional today considering the varying degrees of Tantra understanding? (15:06)
  • The practicalities of Tantra, understanding what it's all about, and its criticism (16:50)
  • Tantra as a spiritual and self-development journey (20:15)
  • How Tantra …
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Ep. #72 Casual Hookups vs. Committed Relationships

Ep. #72 Casual Hookups vs. Committed Relationships with Justin Lehmiller PhD

November 11, 2014

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  • Justin's scientific background (03:05)
  • Self report surveys in social studies used to assess people's sexual interests and their reliability in affecting the quality of sex research (08:05)
  • Verifying external sex related data to validate research (11:55)
  • Justin's confidence in his research results and how research studies are perceived (14:05)
  • Repressing aspects of your sexuality through self-control and how it affects your sexual decisions and actions in other ways related to, for example, online sexual searching, pornography, and physical intimacy (18:30)
  • Sexual fantasies and how much they evolve due to repression or …
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Ep. #71 Recovering a Relationship after Cheating

Ep. #71 Recovering a Relationship after Cheating with Dr. Tammy Nelson

October 21, 2014

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  • Overview of Tammy's background (03:10)
  • Redefining the standard monogamy relationship and potentially evolving the way we have marriage and long-term serious relationships (10:00)
  • Reasons and excuses why people have an affair (14:15)
  • Differences between men and women regarding the types of reasons they have affairs (19:00)
  • Changing a long-term non-monogamous lifestyle and behaviors towards monogamy (21:30)
  • The three parts of an affair and the importance of each of them: emotional, sexual, dishonesty (25:05)
  • Negotiating transparency in communication when entering into and sustaining a monogamous relation…
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Ep. #70 Masculinity in a Modern World

Ep. #70 Masculinity in a Modern World with Jack Donovan

September 26, 2014

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  • Jack's views of the state of masculinity today (05:28)
  • The need for masculinity and the negative impacts of not being masculine (06:35)
  • Some of the biggest things confusing our masculinity today (10:07)
  • Men have to develop their individual purpose as well as dealing within groups of men to define their masculinity (14:46)
  • Modern masculinity as being able to see the value in different approaches and skillsets as apposed to diminishing other groups because they are different (22:10)
  • Useful things / values to have as a basis for developing tribes and relational groups (27:25)
  • Challenging yourself for masc…
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Ep. #69 Arousing Women Holistically

Ep. #69 Arousing Women Holistically with Sheri Winston

September 13, 2014

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  • Sheri's background, where she is in life, and her sexual journey (03:13)
  • Sex positive culture versus sex negative culture (07:25)
  • The use of language when talking about genitals / genitalia, sexual talk in bed, and societies' current sexual language limitations (14:11)
  • What Sheri calls the pussy cat energy, and understanding the female network of the vagina (22:10)
  • Arousal as an ultra state of consciousness towards enhancing sexual experiences (33:11)
  • How women develop their awareness of their bodies (37:30)
  • Encouraging self-pleasure and how to approach the topic in supportive ways (41:55)

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Ep. #68 The Psychological Well-being of Casual Sex

Ep. #68 The Psychological Well-being of Casual Sex with Zhana Vrangalova, PhD

September 09, 2014

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  • What is the Casual Sex Project and how did it develop? (03:25)
  • The truth in posting on the Casual Sex Project site (06:08)
  • Where Zhana fits into the world of science on dating, sex, and relationships (11:24)
  • Different perspectives within the scientific community that contribute to sexuality (12:58)
  • Zhana's personal background and current dating / relationship lifestyle (14:48)
  • What exactly is casual sex and why people have it? (15:52)
  • Online dating and casual sex, and societies' acceptance of it (18:35)
  • Post preventive AIDs HIV measures as a result of unprotected casual sex (24:11)<…
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Ep. #67 The State of Evolutionary Psychology and The Mating Mind

Ep. #67 The State of Evolutionary Psychology and the Mating Mind with Geoffrey Miller

August 31, 2014

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  • Geoffrey's background, and how his research and understandings filtered into his choices (04:37)
  • Evolutionary Psychology: a summary and the meaning according to Geoffrey (08:26)
  • Other perspectives of evolutionary psychology (10:18)
  • The research of Kinsey and Masters on sexuality (11:40)
  • Is evolutionary psychology the main area of science today that looks at dating, sex, and relationships? (12:57)
  • The main themes of evolutionary psychology (14:17)
  • An overview of evolutionary psychology and its evolution (15:20)
  • What the research studies are based on and the approach (19:15)

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Ep. #66 Keeping Marriage and Other Very Long Term Relationships Alive

Ep. #66 Keeping Marriage and Other Very Long Term Relationships Alive with Athol Kay

August 15, 2014

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  • Athol's origins (03:58)
  • Athol's introduction into relationship advice based on his own relationship (05:20)
  • Athol's personal background and meeting his future wife (07:08)
  • Keeping focus on his long distance relationship (10:05)
  • Athol's sexual life with his wife (see correction in introduction) (13:00)
  • Is marriage different compared to any other very long-term relationship? (14:55)
  • The positives and negatives of marriage versus a long-term relationship (16:33)
  • Why should marriage be a consideration when in a long-term relationship? (17:40)
  • Scenarios in which marriage sh…
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