NYU adjunct professor of psychology Zhana Vrangalova talks about the various kinds of Consensual Non Monogamy and the opinion society have about them. This is the fourth video on the topic, around the launch of our new film Monogamish.
Consensual Non Monogamy, or Polyamory, is "the practice, desire, or acceptance of intimate relationships that are not exclusive with respect to other sexual or intimate relationships, with knowledge and consent of everyone involved."
Dr. Zhana is a NYC-based sex researcher who studies casual sex, promiscuity, nonmonogamy, and sexual orientation, and how they are related to psychological health. She received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University in 2014, and now teaches Research Methods and Human Sexuality at New York University.She also blogs about the science of hookups for Psychology Today, tweets daily about new sex research, and runs The Casual Sex Project, a place for people to share their hookup stories.Her work has been published in a number of academic journals, including the Archives of Sexual Behavior, Journal of Sex Research, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, and the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, as well as in popular media outlets such as Playboy and Kinkly.
We are fascinated by these topics since we produced the documentary Monogamish
Why are relationships so hard? Monogamish is an exploration of sex, love and monogamy throughout history and into the 21st century.
The video is part of our new original series "10 Questions", in which we will explore in depth some of the most controversial topics in modern society, through the voices of major experts in every field.
Are men terrified by women's pleasure? In the fifth video, prof. Vrangalova will talk about men psychology and chemistry, when it comes to sex and possession.