Oral sex, with Michael Pham. May 2013

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Summary: <p>What is the point of oral sex? I talk to Michael Pham of Oakland University to find out. Also, do tattoos make women more or less attractive? Quick answer: it depends.</p><p><audio><br> </audio><br> </p><p><a href="http://www.archive.org/download/PsychologyOfAttractiveness201305/PAP-2013-05.mp3">Download the MP3</a></p><p><b>Rate me!</b><br> Rate, review, or listen <a href="http://www.robertburriss.com/itunes">in iTunes</a> or <a href="http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=63199&amp;refid=stpr">in Stitcher.</a><br> </p><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jlBjMJ0w-BI/Uau0BsjEqbI/AAAAAAAABew/kHr-o__YHAE/s460-Ic42/Michael-Douglas-008.jpg"><br> <p><i>Michael Douglas <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/jun/02/michael-douglas-oral-sex-cancer">revealed today</a> that he thinks his throat cancer might have been caused by cunnilingus. If he's right, that's one downside of oral sex. But are there other costs to weigh against the (obvious) benefits of oral sex? I speak to Michael Pham, who researches the link between oral sex and jealousy-motivated mate retention behaviours.</i><br> </p><p><b>The articles covered in the show:</b></p><p>Pham, M. N., &amp; Shackelford, T. K. (2013). Oral sex as mate retention behavior. <span style="font-style: italic;">Personality and Individual Differences, 55</span>(2), 185-188. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2013.02.012">Read summary</a></p><p>Pham, M. N., Shackelford, T. K., Sela, Y., &amp; Welling, L. L. M. (2013). Is cunnilingus-assisted orgasm a male sperm-retention strategy? <span style="font-style: italic;">Evolutionary Psychology, 11</span>(2), 405-414. <a href="http://www.epjournal.net/articles/is-cunnilingus-assisted-orgasm-a-male-sperm-retention-strategy/">Read paper</a></p><p>Guéguen, N. (in press). Effects of a tattoo on men’s behavior and attitudes towards women: An experimental field study. <span style="font-style: italic;">Archives of Sexual Behavior</span>. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-013-0104-2">Read summary</a></p>