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Author: Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton

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I’m Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton. By day, I’m a sex researcher and psychology professor who teaches about sex. 


In this podcast I explore the things we think we know about sex by delving into the research surrounding common beliefs about sex and relationships. I want to know how we know what we know.


If you are a sex geek like me or if you just want to know things, subscribe to listen to me question everything you thought you knew about sex!


Sex and Relationships! What do we know? Do we know things? Let’s find out!


Music and production by Jeremy Dahl at palebluedot



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Sexual assault is a highly charged topic of discussion. With the popularization of the #MeToo movement, these discussions and arguments are happening more publicly with increased polarization. One of the things people argue about are the statistics around how many women are sexually assaulted, with common estimates being 1 in 4 or 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted. When I started this episode, I thought I could dig into the numbers and come up with irrefutable evidence that sexual assault is a big problem that we need to take more seriously. But I soon realized numbers are not the answer.Join me as I dive into the stats but also talk more about the culture that breeds sexual assault and some of my personal stories of dealing with sexual assault. This is the first in a 3-part series on sexual assault.Sexual assault. What do we know? Do we know things? Let's find out!Find the script for this episode with notes and references at https://www.doweknowthings.com/episodes Music and editing Jeremy Dahl www.palebluedot.caScript assistance by Matt TunnacliffeResearch Assistance by Elizabeth StreggerLinks mentioned in the show:Trigger Warning: Breakfast comic https://medium.com/the-nib/trigger-warning-breakfast-c6cdeec070e6 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It is such a weird time in the world, and I don’t know about you, but I am definitely having challenges with concentration. So in that spirit, something a little different this week. Instead my usual deep-dive into a single subject, this episode will focus on three separate questions that don’t require a whole show to answer, but are still topics I wanted to investigate.First, I talk about the rumour I first heard as a teenager that a sneeze is 1/10 of an orgasm. In researching this topic, I got way more interested in sneezing than I ever thought I would and so will also share my new sneezing knowledge.Second, I explore research on erogenous zones to find out what body areas are erogenous and if we can develop new erogenous zones over time.Finally, I share my frustration about a menstrual cycle fact that I found was not to be as set in stone as I was taught! I am joined this episode by Dr. Shelly Colette who makes the whole thing more fun, and offers her expertise about rituals!Find the script for this episode with notes and references at https://www.doweknowthings.com/episodes Music and editing Jeremy Dahl www.palebluedot.caScript assistance by Matt TunnacliffeSpecial guest: Dr. Shelly Colette See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) are the greatest thing ever created, according to Lisa Dawn Hamilton. It is the most effective method of preventing pregnancy that has ever been created, and it lasts up to 10 years! It’s amazing! But the IUD was not always held in such high esteem. There was a period of time in the in the U.S. and Canada, when they were not so great. Have you heard the rumors about the dangers of the IUD? They fell out of favour in the 70s, and I wanted to find out what actually happened! What was the issue in their sordid past that made them cause so much harm? I heard the rumours but had never investigated what actually happened in the 70s where IUDs were apparently killing people! Listen now as I satisfy my curiosity about IUDs, figure out where they went wrong, and talk about why they are so right (for me at least).IUDs! What do we know? Do we know things? Let’s find out!Check out pictures and info about tons of different IUDs at the Museum of Contraception and Abortion https://muvs.org/en/contraception/spirals/Find the script for this episode with notes and references at https://www.doweknowthings.com/episodes Music and editing Jeremy Dahl www.palebluedot.caScript assistance by Matt Tunnacliffe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Yet another episode on messages women get from the media! This time I am looking at whether or not people with vaginas need to pee after sex to prevent urinary tract/bladder infections. Most people I know are aware of the peeing-after-sex rule for the care and keeping of the urinary tract. But, is this true? Does peeing actually help stave off the agonizing hell of a UTI? If you have ever read any sort of media targeted at women, you will definitely think the answer is yes! But what does the research say? Listen now to find out. I will also delve into to other UTI-related topics like what causes them? And can you drown a UTI in cranberry juice to cure it?Urinary tract infections! What do we know? Do we know things? Let's find out!Find the script for this episode with notes and references at https://www.doweknowthings.com/episodes Music and editing Jeremy Dahl www.palebluedot.caScript assistance by Matt TunnacliffeThanks to Dr. Jennifer Tomes for consulting on cognitive biases. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It seems like all anyone can talk about these days is the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. One way I thought I could add a voice of reason to the discussions about COVID-19 is to talk about some of the information about COVID-19, sex and relationships that I have seen circulating around on the internet. Like things about sex boosing your immune function. Spoiler alert, we don't actually know! I will also talk about New York City’s safer sex memo, and some research on relationships and on loneliness.Before I dive into the research, I talk about studies on COVID-19 sex and relationships that you can participate in right now! And also Jeremy and I talk about our pandemic and social-isolation coping.Sex and Immune Function! What do we know? Do we know things? Let's find out!Find the script for this episode with notes and references at https://www.doweknowthings.com/episodes Links to research studies mentioned in the show:Kinsey Sex and Relationships study: https://knsy.in/COVID-19  Love in the time of COVID: https://loveinthetimeofcovid.me/The COVID-19 Interpersonal & Social Coping Study https://copingstudy.com/covidNYC Health PDF on Safer Sex https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/imm/covid-sex-guidance.pdfOther awesome podcasts and people mentioned in this episode in order of appearance:Feminist Survival Project https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/feminist-survival-project-2020/id1485281031Clementine Morrigan https://www.clementinemorrigan.com/Polyvagal Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/polyvagal-podcast/id1452037362Atlantic Podcast Summit https://atlanticpodcastsummit.com/Pickle Planet Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/pickle-planet-podcast/id1426985559Constellate Stories Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/constellate-stories/id1496662547Turn Me On Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/turn-me-on/id1200938612Momgasm Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/momgasm/id1457742717Serena Haines https://www.instagram.com/sdh_rewilding/Music and editing Jeremy Dahl www.palebluedot.ca See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Media targeted at women, including magazines, YouTube channels, and TV shows, seem to regularly trumpet the importance of doing Kegel exercises. Raise your hand if you have been told to or felt like you should do Kegels at some point in your life!Kegel exercises are the flexing and releasing of the muscles a specific set of muscles in your pelvic region. These exercises are supposed to strengthen the area around the vagina so you don’t pee when your sneeze, so your uterus doesn’t fall out of your vagina after you give birth, and so you can tightly grip a penis inside of you.Are Kegels the miracle exercise they are made out to be? And are cisgender women the only ones who are supposed to Kegel? Find out on this episode of Do We Know Things? where I talk to Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Katie Kelly about all things pelvic floor, including if we really need to do Kegels, childbirth, and peeing when we sneeze.Kegel exercises, what do we know? Do we know things? Let's find out!Find the script for this episode with notes and references at https://www.doweknowthings.com/episodes Interview with Katie Kelly. Her websites are: https://katiekellypt.ca/ and https://motherhoodlink.ca/She also posts great content on her instagram accounts @ptkatiekelly and @motherhoodlinkComment from Amanda BossMusic and editing Jeremy Dahl www.palebluedot.ca See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
8 - Abortion Feelings

8 - Abortion Feelings

2020-03-0221:46

What are the feelings people have after having an abortion? In the sex education field, we say that abortion is part of mental health care and that most people are relieved after the have an abortion. Anti-choice groups want us to think that abortions are psychologically harmful. It is important that the misinformation be addressed with the actual research with actual people. On this episode of “Do We Know Things?” I will dig into the data of some well-designed studies that address feelings and outcomes after abortion, and I will also talk about the harm caused by abortion stigma. Tune in to Episode 8 of Do We Know Things? Also, make sure to check out Episode 7 on what you need to know about abortion, which is the prelude to this episode.Abortions and feelings, what do we know? Do we know things? Let's find out!Find the script for this episode with notes and references at https://www.doweknowthings.com/episodes Commentary from Richard WassersugMusic and editing Jeremy Dahl www.palebluedot.ca See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Abortion is a part of reproductive healthcare. As a sex educator and a feminist, I know how important it is for people to be able to control their reproductive lives. I often talk about sex being a taboo topic that people avoid discussing, but abortion is talked about even less! This leads to misunderstandings, misconceptions, and stigma around abortion. We'll talk access, politics and the law concerning your right to choose with Tasia Alexopolous, who will take us through a crash course in what we need to know about abortion.Abortion! What do we know? Do we know things? Let's find out!Find the script for this episode with notes and references at https://www.doweknowthings.com/episodesInterview with Tasia AlexopoulosMusic and editing Jeremy Dahl www.palebluedot.caScript assistance by Matt Tunnacliffe See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Do men really want sex more than women?It's a widely-endorsed stereotype that you'll find everywhere from great literature to teen romantic comedies. Men of all sexual orientations being complete lust monsters that can't control themselves while women are vanguards of purity blocking men's advances or tragically succumbing to lesbian bed death.Of course the reality is much more complicated than horny dudes and prudish women. On this episode we'll dive into the research on gender and lust, check our cultural biases, and see what we can learn from the animal kingdom.Do we know things about gender and sexual desire? Let's find out! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Testosterone. Even the mention of the word conjures up images both good and bad: From the chisel-jawed, muscled-up action hero to the dude with the pickup truck doing donuts in the parking lot at 3 in the morning.It's such a mythical hormone. We ascribe to it virtually everything that has to do with masculinity. It makes men strong, hairy…and virile, but actually, everyone has testosterone coursing through their blood stream. Yes, it is linked with physical markers of masculinity, like low body fat and higher muscle mass on average, but what about the sexual and psychological stuff. Does testosterone make us horny?Do we know things about testosterone and sexual desire? Let's find out!Find the script for this episode with notes and references at www.doweknowthings.com Feedback from Matt Tunnacliffe and Dr. Tierney LorenzMusic and editing Jeremy Dahl www.palebluedot.ca See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode we'll sift through the research to find out what actually happens to our sexual function when we take antidepressants.Roughly 7% of Canadians and 12% of Americans are taking antidepressant meds like Prozac or Zoloft. While anti-depressant medication lifts millions out of the gloom, there's also the side effects. There are a range of possible side effects including dry mouth, intense dreams, and upset stomachs, but in this episode, we are talking about the sexual side effects.  Do We Know Things about antidepressants and sex? Let's find out!Find the script for this episode with notes and references at www.doweknowthings.com Music and editing Jeremy Dahl www.palebluedot.ca See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On this episode, we are talking about herpes. Specifically, does EVERYONE have herpes?So many sex educators seem to think that most people on this planet have herpes. I have often thought that this stat couldn’t be true, but somehow have never actually looked into it. In this episode we'll crunch the numbers, to try and sort fact from hyperbole.We'll also talk about what herpes is, the stigma associated with sexually transmitted infections, and what you need to know to battle herpes' stigma.Do we know things about herpes? Let's find out!Find the script for this episode with notes and references at www.doweknowthings.com Music and editing Jeremy Dahl www.palebluedot.ca See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On this episode, I delve into WHY some women might have orgasms from PVI while some don’t. And also, why it shouldn’t matter! The episode features a strange story about clitoral surgeries and a researcher/princess who, according to Wikipedia, is the great grand-niece of Napoleon Bonaparte. I will also have some feedback from some of the researchers featured on the last episode: Dr. Debby Herbenick and Dr. Elisabeth Lloyd.Listen to find out if we know things about about orgasms.Find the script for this episode with notes and references at www.doweknowthings.com Music and editing Jeremy Dahl www.palebluedot.ca See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
1 - Orgasms from PVI

1 - Orgasms from PVI

2019-11-2522:401

Media depictions of heterosexual sex are all about penile-vaginal-intercourse (PVI), which always seems to lead to mind-blowing orgasms for women. Sex educators say only about 25% of women have orgasms from PVI, though. Where does that number come from? Is it accurate? Listen to find out if we know things about about orgasms.Find the script for this episode with notes and references at www.doweknowthings.com Music and editing Jeremy Dahl www.palebluedot.ca See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
I’m Dr. Lisa Dawn Hamilton. By day, I’m a sex researcher and psychology professor who teaches about sex. If you are a sex geek like me or if you just want to know things, subscribe to listen to me question everything you thought you knew about sex! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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