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Your Birth Control May Be Killing Your Sex Drive by Interfering With Oxytocin, The Love Hormone

  By Susan Scutti January 25, 2016 This article was originally published here on Medical Daily.  Could birth control be turning you off, not on? For women on the Pill, a new study suggests this could be the case. Hormonal … Continue reading »




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William Struthers and Dawn Hawkins – On Harms and Hopes: A Look at the Myriad Injustices of Pornography

Pornography is powerful. Our contemporary culture has been ‘pornified,’ and this has shaped our assumptions about identity, sexuality, the value of women and the nature of relationships. One way to consider this is to look at how sexually explicit and … Continue reading »




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The Great Porn Experiment – Gary Wilson – TEDxGlasgow

In response to Philip Zimbardo’s “The Demise of Guys?” TED talk, Gary Wilson asks whether our brains evolved to handle the hyperstimulation of today’s Internet enticements. He also discusses the disturbing symptoms showing up in some heavy Internet users, the … Continue reading »




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Bill Struthers and Mark Regnerus – Pornography Addiction, Industry, and Relationships

Panel presentation at Pervasive Porn conference sponsored by Students for Child-Oriented Policy at the University of Notre Dame on January 31, 2015. Panelists: William Struthers, Professor of Psychology, Wheaton College Kirk Doran, Associate Professor of Economics, Notre Dame Mark Regnerus, … Continue reading »




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Porn May Be Messing With Your Head

This piece was originally published on Reuters, May 28, 2014. BY ANDREW M. SEAMAN (Reuters Health) – Men who report watching a lot of pornography tend to have less volume and activity in regions of the brain linked to rewards … Continue reading »




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Egg Freezing: Beating Biology and Buying Time, But at What Cost?

  This article was originally published at Public Discourse on June 3rd, 2014. Egg freezing does not really beat biology. It buys a small chance at giving birth, but at a very high price indeed. By Jennifer Lahl A common … Continue reading »




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Broken Hearts: The Nature and Risks of Romantic Rejection

  Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher offers an analysis of the effects of sex and love on the brain, specifically noting that women in particular may be more vulnerable to developing feelings of attachment to a sexual partner, regardless of romantic … Continue reading »




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Modern Families and the Messes We Make

Assistive reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization not only involve serious medical risks, they also disrupt family life and commodify human beings.




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The Emperor’s New Kids: A First Hand Account of Third Party Reproduction

Alana Newman, Anonymous Us What could be the problem in letting eager caretakers use technology to create the children they so desperately want? In this illuminating talk, Alana Newman uses her first person experience as the daughter of an anonymous … Continue reading »




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You’ve Been Framed: A New Primer for the Marriage Debate

Applying Insights from Brain Science and Narrative Theory to Sharpen Marriage Advocacy




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