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The State of the Union and the New Cold War
According to President Barack Obama and other leaders of the "West," there is a new Sexual Cold War emerging between countries that support LGBT rights and those that do not. But these battle lines are not as easily located as the old Cold War because there is no Sexual Iron Curtain to keep them in place and both homophobia and LGBT rights travel the globe. read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 22, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Laurie Essig, Ph.D. Tags: Politics Sex Alexander Kondakov Angela Merkel Barack Obama david cameron Global Homophobia Mark Stern Sexual Cold War Sexual Iron Curtain vladimir putin Source Type: news

The Expansion of the Erotic Imagination
Some people will view these changes with horror. Others will delight in them. But there is no doubt that we are looking at the future.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 22, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Edward Shorter, Ph.D. Tags: Psychiatry Sex Social Life Source Type: news

Part I: “Fix Society. Please!”
Where Biology Meets Psychology read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 22, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Leon Pomeroy, Ph.D. Tags: Gender Happiness Health Sex age of reason Anarchism anarchists axiological psychology christian clinical insanity cognitive psychology depression fix society greeks homosexual humiliation Leelah Alcorn middle ages moral Source Type: news

Fertile Imagination
Professor Sammy Lee (one of the UK’s pioneers in IVF egg donation) believes that the urge for childless couples to have children is stronger than the urges addicts feel for their drugs or behaviours of choice and that their pursuit is obsessive. but what evidence is there that 'IVF addiction' exists?read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 20, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Sex Behavioural addiction compulsive gambling gambling addiction in vitro fertilization IVF addiction IVF lottery IVF obsession Plastic surgery addiction Tattoo addiction. Source Type: news

The Naked Truth about Human Sex Trafficking
Human sex trafficking is an enormous problem in the United States and around the world. Choose to become more informed about the facts of human sex trafficking, talk about them, and get active. If we allow our self-deceptive tendencies to delude us into ignoring this issue, it will never change.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 19, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Cortney S. Warren, Ph.D. Tags: Ethics and Morality Health Law and Crime Sex self-deception sex trafficking torture Source Type: news

Will the LGBT Movement Evolve Into Transhumanism?
The challenge of civil rights in the transhumanist era may just be starting in a whole new way. Personhood, sexual freedom, and gender identity (or non-identity) will soon take on unprecedented roles in society, spurred by radical innovation and changing stereotypes of what it means to be a human beingread more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 18, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Zoltan Istvan Tags: Ethics and Morality Philosophy Politics Sex Social Life future gay rights movement gender LGBT Science sexuality technology transhumanism Source Type: news

Premature Ejaculation: Causes and 10 Tips for Treatment
While it was once thought to be only psychological, doctors now know premature ejaculation is more complicated.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 15, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Lisa Thomas, LMFT Tags: Anxiety Sex Source Type: news

How The Internet Is Causing Divorce
Online relationships can be like Astroturf: it may look greener than your real-life relationship, but it’s not truly alive. read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 15, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. Tags: Media Relationships Sex Social Life cheating divorce divorce causes Dr. Jantz online cheating online dating online relationships Technology Addiction the center Source Type: news

Ten Things You Need to Know about Campus Sexual Assault
Sexaul assault on campus is common--far more common than many people imagine. read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 14, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Tags: Ethics and Morality Gender Politics Sex Source Type: news

Why Do Married Men Pretend to Be Single Online?
It's puzzling that a married man would lie online and romance a young woman, knowing he's eventually going to break her heart. But there are lots of men doing just that. Why?read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 14, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Stephen Snyder, M.D. Tags: Relationships Sex broken romance courtship gifts love online Source Type: news

Straight Women and Their Gay Husbands
“My Husband’s Not Gay,” a show on TLC, has caused an uproar. The negative attention is unfortunate because this could have been a show that highlighted mixed-orientation couples and how these couples can actually make their relationships work. read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 14, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Joe Kort, Ph.D. Tags: Self-Help Sex gay gay husband mixed orientation marriage straight spouse Source Type: news

Penis Size Matters
Myths regarding human penis size have acquired a life of their own but are easily debunked by analyses of reliable data from available quantitative studies. Men do not have the longest penis found among primates. There are no conspicuous differences in average penis size between human populations. And shoe size is not a reliable guide to male endowment.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 13, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Robert D. Martin, Ph.D. Tags: Evolutionary Psychology Race and Ethnicity Sex Social Life Source Type: news

Sex Doesn’t Have to Make (Evolutionary) Sense
Trying to pigeon-hole sex into one or two “real” explanations is fruitless and damaging. read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 12, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Agustín Fuentes, Ph.D. Tags: Evolutionary Psychology Happiness Sex Social Life gender sexuality Source Type: news

Sex Doesn’t Have to Make Sense
Trying to pigeonhole sex into one or two “real” explanations is fruitless and damaging. read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 12, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Agustín Fuentes, Ph.D. Tags: Evolutionary Psychology Happiness Sex Social Life gender sexuality Source Type: news

The Lust Murderer: Asocial vs. Nonsocial
In 1980, 35 years ago, the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit proposed the distinction between organized and disorganized killers, which is still used for behavioral interpretation at crime scenes.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 11, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Law and Crime Personality Sex BAU disorganized offender fbi John Douglas Lust murder profiling Roy Hazelwood sex murder Source Type: news

What Exactly Is Sexual Satisfaction?
Two recent studies inform us that sexual satisfaction consists of much more than pleasurable sensations.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 11, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Michael Shelton, MS, CAC Tags: Relationships Sex Source Type: news

How to Deal with Passive-Aggressive Relationships
Are you dealing with someone who’s passive-aggressive in your life? Relating to a passive-aggressive person can be a difficult experience, with many moments of frustration, anger, and despair. How can you stay on top of the situation and maintain your equanimity? Here are keys to successfully handle passive-aggressive personal relationships...read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 11, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Preston Ni, M.S.B.A. Tags: Addiction Aging Anxiety Behavioral Economics Child Development Depression Education Environment Ethics and Morality Evolutionary Psychology Gender Happiness Health Intelligence Law and Crime Media Parenting Personality Source Type: news

The Consequences of Lying About Sexual Assault
We all lose when the media gives Lena Dunham a pass.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 10, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: J. R. Bruns, M.D. Tags: Relationships Sex Dominique Vasquez Dr. Helen Smith girls HBO Jackie Lena Dunham Men On Strike NBC Oberlin College Pi Kappa Psi Fraternity Republican named Barry Rolling Stone Magazine Savannah Guthrie sexual assault Teresa Source Type: news

Celibacy Period
When couples are struggling with a partner's sex addiction, taking sex off the table may be difficult for some spouses who fear the addict will go back to his/her old ways. Therapeutically clinicians in this field will ask for a 90 day celibacy period. This may seem surprising but this is critical in the early stages of recovery for both the addict and the partner.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 9, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Sam Louie, MA, LMHC Tags: Addiction Sex Source Type: news

Unwanted Hugs
How can one refuse a hug with style and grace?read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 8, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Isadora Alman, MFT Tags: Relationships Sex Social Life Source Type: news

My 16-Year-Old Has Sex Dreams About Me
What to do when son is attracted to momread more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 7, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D. Tags: Relationships Sex adolescents dating divorce fathers friendships marriage masturbation mothers sex education sexuality sons teens Source Type: news

If Orgasms and Love Elude You, Blame Commitment and Oxytocin
When one's social life consists of hook-ups, sexual pleasure is often fleeting and disappointing.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 7, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Rita Watson, MPH Tags: Relationships Sex Social Life Source Type: news

Asexuality and the Health Professional
Asexual people are consistently told that their lack of sexual attraction is pathological. Worse yet, sometimes this message is reiterated by the medical and mental health professionals they trust. Those who hold the reins to define and improve health must become fully educated on asexuality, or their asexual clients may pay the price.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 5, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Julie Sondra Decker Tags: Health Psychiatry Sex Therapy asexuality DSM-5 LGBTQ mental health queer sexual diversity Source Type: news

It's Not Too Late to Make a Sexual Resolution for 2015!
Learn how resolutions can help you enjoy your sexuality more this year.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 4, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Melanie Davis, MEd, PhD, CSE Tags: Relationships Sex better sex in 2015 Body image Melanie Davis self esteem sex resolutions sexual health Source Type: news

How To Spot and Stop Narcissists
Pathological narcissists often come across as grandiose, egotistical, manipulative, self-absorbed, and highly conceited. It's not easy when you have such an individual in your personal or professional life. How can you spot and stop a narcissist? Here are seven important keys...read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 4, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Preston Ni, M.S.B.A. Tags: Addiction Aging Anxiety Behavioral Economics Child Development Cognition Creativity Depression Education Environment Evolutionary Psychology Gender Happiness Health Intelligence Law and Crime Media Parenting Personality Source Type: news

Happiness From the Stone-Age On
Happiness is fairly easy to recognize, and, even. easy to measure. Yet, it is difficult to understand what circumstances contribute most to happiness. One way of addressing this issue is to ask whether modern humans obtain joy in the same ways as our hunter-gatherer ancestors.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 2, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Nigel Barber, Ph.D. Tags: Evolutionary Psychology Happiness Sex Social Life childlessness singlehood Source Type: news

Resolution for a Better Sex Life in 1 Weekend, 3 Commitments
How many times have you wished for a better sex life? Resolve with these concrete suggestions to make in happen in the new year! Prioritize your intimate life, fine-tune what works and expand your sexual repertoire. Here’s your step-by-step instructions to recommit to and re”vamp” the bedroom!read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 1, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Laurie J. Watson, LMFT, LPC Tags: Happiness Relationships Self-Help Sex married sexual doldrums New Year ' s resolutions and sex resolutions about sex sex retreat weekend intensive Source Type: news

Adult Toys: Both Women and Men Increasingly Love Them
Thirty years ago, both men and women used to feel anxious about adult toys. Now both genders have embraced them.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 1, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Michael Castleman, M.A. Tags: Anxiety Happiness Relationships Sex vibrators Source Type: news

Life On A Knife Edge
Piquerism is defined as sexual arousal from penetrating another person’s body with sharp objects (such as pins, razors, knives, etc.). Despite high profile cases of piquerism, there has been relatively little published about the behavior. But what do we know about it?read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 1, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Sex Butt slashing Buttock stabbing Erotic mutilation Lust murder necrophilia Piquerism Sadistic lust murder Sexual mutilation sexual paraphilia sexual perversion sexual sadism Sexual stabbing Source Type: news

Do High Heels Make Women More Influential and Attractive?
Can the right shoes really make you look sexy? Can they help you be more persuasive? Do guys really respond to that sort of thing? Science has the answer. Read on...read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - January 1, 2015 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Jeremy Nicholson, M.S.W., Ph.D. Tags: Relationships Sex Social Life Source Type: news

Tinder, Accessibility and Geo-Locating Love
From the irrelationship perspective, showing up for love with an open heart and mind—giving ourselves and each other a chance to set ourselves aflame one swipe at a time—might very well be among the most essential strategies for pulling a fast one on the psychological defenses that we use to keep ourselves distant from those who threaten our hearts with real relationship.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 31, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Mark B. Borg, Jr., Ph.D, Grant H. Brenner, MD, and Daniel Berry, RN, MHA Tags: Relationships Self-Help Sex Social Life asexuality attachment theory booty call care casual sex eharmony empathy gay relationships genitals geo-socail dating apps geosocial dating GPS Grindr hooking up human sexuality Source Type: news

The 2014 Best & Worst Sex List
These are the 25 most inspiring, incredible, disturbing, and admirable news stories about sex and sexuality in 2014, as selected by Alexandra Katehakis and Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles for their annual Best & Worst Sex List. Each story is accompanied by in-depth commentary from a therapeutic perspective addressing why all this matters at this time in our culture.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 31, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST, CSAT Tags: Media Politics Relationships Sex abortion Barack Obama bill cosby Boko Haram Bryan Singer campus rape cannabis lube conscious uncoupling contraception Eliot Rodger Emma Sulkowicz Foria Gamergate Gwyneth Paltrow Lena Dun Source Type: news

Notable Crimes in 2014
The year in crime emphasized acts of rage and strange legal proceedings that featured unusual behavior and unique defenses.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 31, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D. Tags: Law and Crime Media Sex Stress crime news Donna Perry Eric Frein Joanna Dennehy Jodi Arias Luka Magnotta Miranda Barbour murder serial killer serial murder Tyler Hadly Source Type: news

Relationship Resolutions
Healthy relationships depend on your ability to communicate your thoughts, desires, needs and issues. The trick is how to express yourself amidst the sea of emotions that can quickly submerge efforts. Here's are some tips in getting you started...read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 30, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Yvonne K. Fulbright, Ph.D. Tags: Relationships Sex 2015 appreciation articles astrologer columns communicator conversations criticism desires effective communication endearment eye contact feedback feelings healthy relationship interrupt issues love Source Type: news

10 Ways to Improve Any Relationship
Healthy relationships depend on your ability to communicate your thoughts, desires, needs and issues. The trick is how to express yourself amidst the sea of emotions that can quickly submerge efforts. Here's are some tips in getting you started...read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 30, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Yvonne K. Fulbright, Ph.D. Tags: Relationships Sex 2015 appreciation articles astrologer columns communicator conversations criticism desires effective communication endearment eye contact feedback feelings healthy relationship interrupt issues love Source Type: news

The New You and Relationship Resolutions
Forget resolving to ‘be a better person’ this year. Instead, resolve to treat yourself as you wish others would treat you. As you improve your relationship with you, much of the rest of your life (including enjoying those you love most and coping with those that are harder to deal with) will reflect the ease and wellbeing you feel within. Here are 5 resolutions for you. read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 29, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. Tags: Relationships Self-Help Sex Social Life breaking up divorce new years relationship resolutions self-esteem self-worth women Source Type: news

Get Closer with Your Intimate Partner by Sharing Your Dreams
Sharing your dreams can strongly boost your love. Here and the dos and don'ts for doing making this happen.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 29, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. Tags: Relationships Resilience Self-Help Sex desires dreams romantic love Source Type: news

Reflections on Rape
A book written by three rape victims, published in the 1990s, is still relevant today for its insights about resilience, support networks, and a legal system that can miss the boat on what matters. read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 29, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D. Tags: Law and Crime Media Resilience Sex abduction legal system rape serial killer sexual assault Source Type: news

Is Your Relationship Toxic?
You may be in a toxic relationship and not even know it!read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 25, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. Tags: Relationships Resilience Sex Love toxic relationships Source Type: news

Relight the Spark between You
Remember when you and your partner first started dating?read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 22, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. Tags: Happiness Self-Help Sex emotional memory music therapy passion. passionate love passionate sex rekindling relationships sexual desire visualization visualization techniques Source Type: news

The Stress-Sex Connection
Stress may be the single biggest culprit affecting intimacy and sex. Using mind-body techniques, sexual problems can be overcome more easily than you think.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 22, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Andrew Goliszek, Ph.D. Tags: Sex Stress erectile dysfunction Source Type: news

3 Priceless Gifts for Your Beloved
Fancy gifts and pricey presents may seem appealing, but daily gifts of time and attention pay off better in the long term in promoting relationship satisfaction.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 19, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D. Tags: Happiness Relationships Self-Help Sex appreciation attention gratitude intrinsic gifts love partner romance satisfaction skin hunger touch Source Type: news

Last Minute Gifts for Your Love that Last a Lifetime
Fancy gifts and pricey presents may seem appealing, but daily gifts of time and attention pay off better in the long term in promoting relationship satisfaction.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 19, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D. Tags: Happiness Relationships Self-Help Sex appreciation attention gratitude intrinsic gifts love partner romance satisfaction skin hunger touch Source Type: news

Stephen Collins: A Man We Should Forgive
Stephen Collins indulged in some inappropriate sexual behavior decades ago. He has gone public with a sincere apology and explained what he has done to make amends. Isn't it time to forgive him?read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 18, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Deborah King Tags: Ethics and Morality Sex childhood sexual abuse sexual assault Stephen Collins Source Type: news

Explaining Social Change
A new approach to explaining social change needs to combine recent theories about the brain processes responsible for cognition and emotion with understanding of social communication that is both verbal and non-verbal. read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 18, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Paul Thagard, Ph.D. Tags: Sex Social Life Work emergence explanation social change Source Type: news

Addicted to Punta (Pardon the Slang)
Sex beats drugs nine ways from Sunday.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 18, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Stanton Peele Tags: Addiction Sex Source Type: news

Of Penis Bones and Shamans
It has been suggested that Adam's “rib” used to create Eve was in fact his penis bone. But hoofed mammals lack one, so how was it known that men had lost it? Carnivores have a penis bone, so dogs are a possible but unlikely source of knowledge. It turns out that bears (now extinct in much of the Middle East) were around, and their long penis bones figure in shamanic rites.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 15, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Robert D. Martin, Ph.D. Tags: Animal Behavior Evolutionary Psychology Sex Source Type: news

Warning to Men: Erection Drugs Just Might KILL You
The FDA calls erection drugs "safe." But a recent study shows that's misleading.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 15, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Michael Castleman, M.A. Tags: Happiness Health Relationships Sex erection drugs Source Type: news

Want a Ride? Use Uber. Want a Prostitute? Use an App
In today’s world you can find pretty much anything if you just know which smartphone app to use. Looking for a nearby restaurant? Try OpenTable, UrbanSpoon, LocalEats or Yelp.And if you want to finish off your evening with a paid-for sexual encounter? Well, there are apps for that as well.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 15, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S Tags: Addiction Ethics and Morality Law and Crime Sex cheating cybersex friend finders hook-up apps hookup apps infidelity technology Source Type: news

How Are We To Talk About the Complexity of Bisexuality?
A man is bisexual if he feels a persistent sexual and/or romantic attraction to both men and women. A man can seek sex with men but not be gay or bi. This has worried some of my readers who conclude that I am “biphobic” or I don’t believe there are any bisexuals.read more (Source: Psychology Today Sex Center)
Source: Psychology Today Sex Center - December 15, 2014 Category: Sexual Medicine Authors: Joe Kort, Ph.D. Tags: Gender Sex bisexual bisexual men gay men straight men Source Type: news