What is sexual addiction?

Sexual addiction is a condition in which an individual cannot manage their sexual behavior. Persistent sexual thoughts affect their ability …

From Sleep Study, Clues to Happiness

A little over a decade ago, scientists discovered that narcolepsy, the neurological disorder that leads to episodes of irresistible sleepiness, …

What Is Ego Depletion?

For years, “ego depletion” has been a dominant theory in the study of self control. This is the intuitive idea …

Five Ways to be Fully Authentic

Authenticity is popular these days. Celebrity media campaigns encourage marginalized youth to “be themselves.” Even my kids’ summer camp has …

Risk Taking & Sexual Arousal

When it comes to condom use among heterosexual couples, there’s evidence that women are often expected to be the sensible …

Why Despair Can be Good

When the world gets you down, do you feel just generally “bad”? Or do you have more precise emotional experiences, …

When Your Partner Is a Sex Addict

Recently, a panel of experts joined the Consults blog to answer readers’ questions about sex addiction. Here, sex addiction therapist …

The Challenges of Male Friendships

Christopher Beemer, a 75-year-old Brooklynite, is impressed with how well his wife, Carol, maintains friendships with other women and wonders …