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I had a stimulating conversation with Dr. Zhana Vrangalova and Joe Pardavila on their The Science of Sex podcast about consensual non-consent in BDSM and the difference between kink and abuse, among many, many other things. Another long one, better grab some popcorn: https://soundcloud.com/user-252312803/kinkvabuse

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I was interviewed at length by Rolf Potts for his Deviate podcast, in which we cover a range of BDSM 101 topics, interspersed with a healthy dose of personal disclosure on my part. It’s an hour plus so get comfy: https://rolfpotts.com/podcast/dulcinea-pitagora/

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I was quoted in an article Carolyn Yates wrote for Autostraddle about the joys and pitfalls of noisy sex, and how to embrace and/or muffle it:
https://www.autostraddle.com/how-to-soundproof-for-kinky-lesbian-sex-417105/

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I was interviewed and quoted by Kristin Hugo for Newsweek on the devastation that legislation targeting sex workers is already causing:
http://www.newsweek.com/people-are-going-die-sex-workers-devastated-after-backpage-shutdown-876486

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I talked about the science of birthday sex in this article Jamie Kravitz wrote for Elite Daily, and revealed whether or not it lives up to the hype:
https://www.elitedaily.com/p/birthday-sex-is-ideally-better-than-regular-sex-but-does-it-live-up-to-the-hype-8527167

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My first appearance on the Sex 2.0 podcast, in which we discuss kinky sex in all its glorious variety, including good vs bad shame, plus I come out of yet another closet:
https://www.sex2point0.com/blog/2018/4/6/episode-23-what-is-kink-good-shame-vs-bad-shame-with-dr-kink-aka-therapist-dulcinea-pitagora

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I am quoted by Sara Jore-Pivet for French Marie Claire on the pleasure of pain in an article about spanking, “La fessée thérapie ou le lâcher-prise option BDSM”:
http://www.marieclaire.fr/la-fessee-therapie-ou-le-lacher-prise-option-bdsm,1251007.asp

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In an interview by Carrie Weisman for FatherlyHQ, I answer the burning question, “Why do people love to be spanked during sex?”:
https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/sex/why-people-love-to-be-spanked-during-sex/ 

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I talk about the 3 C’s—Communication, Creativity, and Consent—in Marriage.com‘s “Experts Reveal: How to Deal with Incompatible Sex Drives?”:
https://www.marriage.com/advice/physical-intimacy/experts-reveal-how-to-deal-with-incompatible-sex-drives/

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My two cents on the Cruz porn scandal are quoted in Kate Feldman’s “Ted Cruz and the Mainstream Appeal of Incest Porn” for the New York Daily News:
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/ted-cruz-twitter-mainstream-appeal-incest-porn-article-1.3494416

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Break Through Radio Today breaking news: Female tops exist! Taia Hanlin’s “What Americans Are Doing in Bed May Surprise You” includes my take on what’s good and bad about sexuality research:
http://www.btrtoday.com/read/featured/what-americans-are-doing-in-bed-may-surprise-you/

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My perspective on the benefits of spanking in Gigi Engle’s “7 Things You Didn’t Know about Spanking Therapy” for Marie Claire:
http://www.marieclaire.com/sex-love/a28396/spanking-therapy/

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I respond to “Ask a Sexologist: Are women ‘less promiscuous’ than men because of biology, or societal oppression?” in Slutever’s Sex + Love Advice column:
http://slutever.com/are-women-less-promiscuous-than-men-biology-science/

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My interview with Dr. Michael Aaron, the author of Psychology Today’s Standard Deviations, on what inspired the creation of Kink Doctor:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/standard-deviations/201706/the-doctor-is-in-new-web-series-explores-the-world-kink

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A conversation with Ignite Intimacy podcast’s Ms. LAH about how KD came to be an alternative sexuality affirmative therapist, and creating shame-free spaces for kink, poly, trans, and LGBQ-identified people:
http://lauraaiisha.com/2017/34-sexuality-psychology-in-nyc-with-dulcinea-pitagora

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My perspective on monogamy versus non-monogamy in Ian Kerner’s “Rethinking Monogamy Today” for CNN:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/12/health/monogamy-sex-kerner/index.html

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The independent research team I work with debunks misconceptions about BDSM, and presents findings in“Beyond 50 Shades Darker: Debunking Popular Myths about BDSM” for Psychology Today’s Standard Deviations:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/standard-deviations/201702/beyond-50-shades-darker-debunking-popular-myths-about-bdsm

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I comment on parenting while kinky in Sophie Saint Thomas’s “How to Stay Kinky After You Have Kids” for VICE Magazine:
http://www.vice.com/read/how-to-still-be-kinky-once-you-have-kids?utm_source=vicefbus

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My conversation with Irish RTÉ2fm Radio’s Chris and Ciara on equal opportunity fluid bonding and other ways that kink can be bonding:
https://soundcloud.com/rte2fm/chris-and-ciara-sex-therapist-dulcinea-pitagora-on-fetishes

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Break Through Radio’s Taia Hanlin quotes my take on the subject of “daddy issues”: http://www.btrtoday.com/read/themeweek/self/926-article/

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My perspective on tattooing in a kinky context is quoted in Sophie Saint Thomas’ VICE Magazine article, “Meet the Kinky Couples Who Get Turned on by Tattooing Each Other”:
http://www.vice.com/read/the-kink-of-ink-when-fetish-friendly-couples-incorporate-tattooing-in-their-sex-lives

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My two cents about how homeless people are all too often desexualized in Taia Hanlin’s Break Through Radio article, “Karma Week: Yes, Homeless People Have Sex Too”:
http://www.btrtoday.com/read/themeweek/karma/monday-karma-week/

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My thoughts on adult breastfeeding (ABF) are quoted in Kellylouise Delaney’s Huffington Post article, “Adult Breastfeeding is More Common than You Think”:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/adult-breastfeeding-is-more-common-than-you-think_us_57894b6de4b0b107a240f8e3

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The therapy session that EJ Johnson had with me on his reality TV show EJNYC was called a must-see moment on E! News:
http://www.eonline.com/shows/ejnyc/news/776448/ejnyc-recap-ej-johnson-explores-his-gender-identity-a-lingerie-slumber-party-and-more-must-see-moments

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E! News reports on my conversation with EJ Johnson about his feelings surrounding his gender identity:
http://www.eonline.com/shows/ejnyc/news/776344/ej-johnson-admits-he-thought-about-transitioning-after-caitlyn-jenner-came-out

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I have a conversation with Jack Irona, the host of The Swinger Lifestyle radio show, about the intersection of kink and swinging, whether sexual addiction is a real thing, and the intellectual side of kink:
http://www.adultsocials.com/blog/?p=594

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My talk on the intersection of kink and poly at the 1st annual AltSex NYC Conference is referenced in Debra Soh’s New York Magazine article, “3 Insights about Kinky and Nonmonogamous Sex”:
http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/04/3-insights-about-kinky-and-nonmonogamous-sex.html

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GO Magazine proclaims, “The Kink Doctor Is In”:
http://www.dulcineapitagora.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/GOmag_Travel_Issue_2015_p38-39-1.jpg

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National Coalition for Sexual Freedom Guest Blog Post, “Disclosure and Outness as a Therapist with Intersecting Atypical Identifications”:
https://ncsfreedom.org/press/blog/item/guest-blog-disclosure-and-outness-as-a-therapist-with-intersecting-atypical-identifications.html 

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Brad Sagarin references the mechanisms that reinforce consent as outlined in my paper on consent versus coercion in his article for The Guardian, “Never tried BDSM? Go on, it’s good for you”:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/09/bdsm-good-for-you-fifty-shades-of-grey-relationship

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National Coalition for Sexual Freedom Guest Blog Post, “The BDSM Power Exchange: Subversion, Transcendence, Sexual (R)evolution”:
https://ncsfreedom.org/press/blog/item/guest-blog-the-bdsm-power-exchange-subversion-transcendence-sexual-revolution.html

PEER-REVIEWED ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

Pitagora, D. (in press). Internalized heterosexism and the kinky heterosexual cisgender male. In S. Sennott, D. Chandler, & D. Constantinides (Eds.) Sex therapy with erotically marginalized clients.

Pitagora, D. (in press). The Influence of BDSM-Orientation on Shame and Heteronormativity in Anoreceptive Heterosexual Males. Journal of Humanistic Psychology.

Pitagora, D. (2017). No Pain, No Gain? Therapeutic and Relational Benefits of Subspace in BDSM ContextsJournal of Positive Sexuality, 3(3), 44-54.

Pitagora, D. (2016). The Kink-Poly Confluence: Relationship Intersectionality in Marginalized CommunitiesSexual and Relationship Therapy, 31(3), 391-405. 

Pitagora, D. (2015). Intimate Partner Violence in Sadomasochistic RelationshipsSexual and Relationship Therapy, 31(1), 95-108. 

Paul, L., Rubin, L., Pitagora, D., Tworecke, A., Brown, B. (2014). Support needs and resources of sexual minority women with breast cancerPsycho-Oncology, 23(5), 578-584.

Joseph, J.A., Pitagora, D., Tworecke, A., & Roberts, K.E. (2013). Peering into gaps in the DSM: Student perspectives on gender and informing education. The Society for International Education Journal: Engaging with Difference, Gender and Sexuality in Education, 7(1), 104-127.

Pitagora, D. (2013). Consent vs. coercion: BDSM interactions highlight a fine but immutable lineNew School Psychology Bulletin, 10(1), 27-36.