Robert King

Robert King

Robert King is a Professor of Applied Psychology at University College Cork. His blog, Hive Mind, is hosted by Psychology Today.

What Explains Women's Fascination With BDSM Fiction?

What Explains Women's Fascination With BDSM Fiction?

Every generation or so (i.e., roughly every 25 years) a woman (it’s always a woman) writes a book about kinky sex—and a very specific type of kinky sex.

Robert King
Robert King
10 min read
Sex
Naturally Selective: Female Orgasm and Female Sexual Selection

Naturally Selective: Female Orgasm and Female Sexual Selection

Every second of every day, across the face of planet Earth, there are 18,000 ejaculations of sperm, and 4.4 births. The stark reality that sperm (and the men who produce it) are biologically cheap, in comparison to eggs (and the women who bear them) is arithmetically inescapable. It

Robert King
Robert King
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Reviving "Essentialism" and Other Scientific Straw Men

Reviving "Essentialism" and Other Scientific Straw Men

Robert King
Robert King
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Art and Culture
Alice in Blunder Land

Alice in Blunder Land

Robert King
Robert King
8 min read
Science