This Kind of Sex Can Create an Altered Mental State

Article: This Kind of Sex Can Create an Altered Mental State (Time.com)

Aside from the ad for the new 50 Shades movie at the top, I also have a criticism about:

“The researchers randomly assigned a person in each pair to the “top” role—the person who gives orders—or the “bottom” role, the one who follows them.”

This is a common error, as it conflates the role of top with Dominant and bottom with submissive. These often pair, but not always. Being a top does not inherently mean you are the Dominant (“person who gives orders”) and being the bottom does not always mean you are submissive (“the one who follows them”).

Bonus: a brief interview with Dr. Shirley Zussman, a 100-year-old sex therapist!