Believe it or not, Sex and Psychology is officially eight years old! When I started blogging in 2011, I had no idea where this journey would take me, but it sure has been fun! I am beyond thrilled that Sex and Psychology has turned into a widely read and referenced resource on the science of sex, and I’m humbled by all of the opportunities that have emerged as a result of this blog, from newspaper and magazine writing gigs to consulting jobs with sexual wellness companies to a major book deal in Tell Me What You Want. None of that would have happened without Sex and Psychology!
Thank YOU for your interest in the science of sex and everything you do to support this site, including reading and sharing the articles, submitting your questions, and weighing in with your comments. Sex and Psychology is the single most rewarding aspect of my professional career and I can’t imagine my life without it. I hope you’re looking forward to another year of great sex [research] as much as I am! I have a lot of new and exciting developments in the pipeline that I can’t wait to share with you in 2020. In the meantime, though, here are some fun facts and statistics for your reading pleasure.
• Current number of social media followers across all channels: 55,000+ (up 19% from 2018). All platforms showed growth, but my Instagram following expanded the most this year, increasing by more than 50%. Each of my profiles offers something different, so if you’re only following one, you’re missing out. Please subscribe to me on YouTube for fun videos featuring sex facts and research, follow me on Twitter for a daily roundup of the latest sex news and research, and follow me on Instagram if you want to know what I do when I’m not writing about sex!
• Most popular article keywords (aside from sex, of course): “sexual orientation” (included in 143 posts), “orgasm” (included in 124 posts), and “gender differences” (also included in 124 posts).
• Most read edition of Sex Question Friday in 2019: Is Swallowing Bad For Your Health?
• Most-watched sex research video on the blog in 2019: What Actually Happens To Your Brain and Body During Sex? (this dethroned last year’s most-watched video, 7 Facts About the Penis)
• Most read infographic on the blog in 2019: What Percentage of the Population is Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual? (this dethroned Characteristics of Gay and Bisexual Men with Foot Fetishes, which moved to second place after two years at the top)
Stay tuned for a countdown of the ten most read articles of the year. There are some truly fascinating entries on the list!
Thank you again for your continued support and readership of the blog!
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