Sex Nerd Sandra #129: Perving Out with Dr. Jesse Bering
By Katie Levine on February 6, 2014
TWISTED AROUSAL RESEARCH, EROTIC SCHADENFREUDE and MORE! Author of “Perv: The Erotic Deviant in All of Us,” Jesse Bering, PhD expands what is normal and shares new vocab words to amaze your friends! TOPICS: The Young Turks, Objectophilia, Melissophilia, Neanderthal Source Material, Origins of Kink, Erotic Dependency, Fetish vs Paraphilia, Developmental Imprinting, Female Erotic Plasticity, Sandra’s Cartoon Kink, Masochistic Tendencies, 5 Erotic Age Orientations, Virtuous Pedophiles, Innate Psychological Biases, Predicting the Future of Sex, “Squick,” Roman Showers, Wall of Porn, Genetic Fitness, Studying Lust and Disgust, and thinking with the right head!
Jesse Bering began his career as a psychology professor at the University of Arkansas and is the former director of the Institute of Cognition and Culture at Queen’s University Belfast. In 2011, he left his academic post and returned to the U.S. to write full time, settling in Ithaca, New York with his partner, Juan Quiles, along with their kindly, obese cat and two pathologically friendly border terriers. Notable for his frank and humorous handling of controversial issues, especially those dealing with sex, evolution, religion, and morality, Bering is a regular contributor to Scientific American and Slate, and has written for many other outlets, including New York Magazine, The Guardian, The New Republic,and Discover. The Sunday Times refers to his work as “deeply thought-provoking as well as shallowly provocative,” while the New York Observer calls it “equal parts sedulous and silly.”
Bering’s latest book is “Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us” (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2013). Follow him on Twitter!