DSC00753 - CopyMy name is Zhana Vrangalova and I’m a NYC-based sex researcher, blogger, and educator.

I have a PhD in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University, where I studied how different aspects of sexuality (especially casual sex/promiscuity and mostly heterosexuality) are linked to health and well-being. Download my research papers from my Academia.com profile.

I am currently an adjunct instructor at the NYU Psychology department where I teach Research Methods in Personality and Social Psychology. Next semester, I’ll be teaching Human Sexuality.

I’m soon-to-be a post-doc at the National Development and Research Institutes where I’ll be studying substance use in the context of casual sex, group sex, and other non-traditional types of sex.

I blog bi-weekly about the science of casual sex on Psychology Today.

I tweet daily about cool new sex (and some other fun psych) research. A follower once had this to say about my tweeting: “ZhanaVrangalova‘s tweet stream is like falling into an actual stream. Made of brains. Instead of water.” Follow me: @DrZhana.

I give evidence-based, educational talks/workshops about casual sex, non-monogamy, and “mostly heterosexuals”. Check out the list of talks/workshops here.

Have a casual sex story to share with the world? I just started The Casual Sex Project just for that purpose. Check out the stories or submit your own.

I upload all my Powerpoints from conference presentations, workshops, and courses on Slideshare. Feel free to take a look.

Want to stay up to date with all my sex research- and sex education- related activities? Sign up for my monthly newsletter. Bonus: My three favorite sex studies of the month! (I promise not to spam you with irrelevant stuff or try to sell you things).

I am also starting a book + documentary project about the lives of people who’ve had 1,000 sex partners or more. For more info, check out 1 K.

Need a sex researcher to talk to for a newspaper article, podcast, radio or TV show? Email me at zhana.vrangalova@gmail.com – I’m always happy to talk to the media about sex science.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Right now it looks like Drupal is the preferred blogging platform out there right now.
    (from what I’ve read) Is that what you are using on
    your blog?

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