Episode 13 - Polyamory, Pedophilia, and Why We Say “OH GOD” During Sex

For this week's Ask Science Mike, we address the following questions: Why do people–including atheists–say “Oh God” during sex? What’s the healthy way to masturbate? Does polyamory in a sense result in greater individual happiness? Is monogamy selfish? How can I avoid acting on sexual attraction toward children?

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Here are some resources on each answer if you'd like to dig deeper.

Q1: Why do people–including atheists–say “Oh God” during sex?

The Science of Swearing

Q2: What’s the healthy way to masturbate?

How do I masturbate without porn?

Q3: Does polyamory in a sense result in greater individual happiness? Is monogamy selfish?

Are We Designed to be Sexual Omnivores (TED talk)

Sex At Dawn

Q4: How can I avoid acting on sexual attraction toward children?

Attracted to Girls Way Too Young, PsychCentral

You’re 16. You’re a Pedophile. You Don’t Want to Hurt Anyone. What Do You Do Now?

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