The truth about getting it on
The basic science behind the birds and bees may be universally known, but its details can sometimes go off the rails — especially with popular media, cultural norms, and old wives’ tales spinning their own versions of things that go bump in the night.
To clear things up, we turned to Justin Lehmiller, a Boston-based social psychologist, who currently teaches an undergrad course on human sexuality at Harvard University. Lehmiller is the author of popular sex blog, The Psychology of Human Sexuality, where he debunks and decodes popular sex myths, rumors, and questions on a regular basis.
We picked seven popular assumptions and misconceptions about sex and asked the doctor for his diagnosis.
What did we learn? Well — that we were mostly wrong. But that’s just the beginning.
Lehmiller also chatted with Boston.com readers on Nov. 18. Check out the transcript here.