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Bering in Mind

Bering in Mind

A research psychologist's curious look at human behavior

One reason why humans are special and unique: We masturbate. A lot

There must be something in the water here in Lanesboro, Minnesota, because last night I dreamt of an encounter with a very muscular African-American centaur, an orgiastic experience with – gasp – drunken members of the opposite sex and (as if that weren’t enough) then being asked by my hostess to wear a white wedding dress while giving a scientific keynote presentation...

June 22, 2010 — Jesse Bering

Studying the elusive “fag hag”: Women who like men who like men

As a decades-long fan of The Golden Girls , I was saddened to learn of the death of Rue McClanahan last week. In fact, I think I genuinely shed a palpable, detectable tear, which is something I can’t remember ever doing on the death of a celebrity, with the exception perhaps of Bea Arthur and Estelle Getty...

June 7, 2010 — Jesse Bering

Is male circumcision a humanitarian act?

So there’s this fellow—an inquisitive sort, even if not particularly bright—whom one day is asked by his ogress of a wife to drive to the store to buy a ham.

April 23, 2010 — Jesse Bering

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