Nicole Atkins

Nicole’s first career was in sex and relationship research, specializing in consensual non-monogamy. She was fortunate to work with industry experts like John Gottman and Justin Lehmiller. She decided to forgo academic endeavors in favor of the pen. As a writer, she works to bridge the gap between academia and the masses by making science easier to enjoy. She updates you with the latest sex research, so you can be “in the know” at all times.
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Not in the Mood: How to Say No to Sex Without Damaging Your Relationship Not in the Mood: How to Say No to Sex Without Damaging Your Relationship Not in the Mood: How to Say No to Sex Without Damaging Your Relationship Not in the Mood: How to Say No to Sex Without Damaging Your Relationship


Science suggests that rejecting your partner in a kind, positive way may be better for your relationship than (grudgingly) giving in.

Does Getting High Lead to Great Sex? Does Getting High Lead to Great Sex? Does Getting High Lead to Great Sex? Does Getting High Lead to Great Sex?


People have been combining sex with drugs for generations. Find out what one study said about people's sexual satisfaction.

Thanks, Science! 13 Fascinating Masturbation Facts Thanks, Science! 13 Fascinating Masturbation Facts Thanks, Science! 13 Fascinating Masturbation Facts Thanks, Science! 13 Fascinating Masturbation Facts


Masturbation is a popular pastime, one that delivers a laundry list of benefits - not to mention orgasms! Let's take a look at some of the...

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We live in a futuristic world. Is it a stretch to think we can bridge the sex gap through the use of technology? Hell no.

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New data shed light on the prevalence and characteristics of gay men's cuckolding fantasies.

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If orgasms are so beneficial, why not have them whenever - and wherever - we can?

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Music is a lot like sex. Irresistible, ineffable, euphoric. As it turns out, it can also fool our brains into thinking we're turned on.

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According to a recent study of almost 4,000 men, almost 90% of men are happy with the size of their penis.

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Communication is good for your sex life, but that doesn't mean it'll be easy. Here are some tips on how to broach the subject.