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This guy stopped watching porn — and he wants you to know why. Gender activist Ran Gavrieli felt that most of the images he saw in porn encouraged negative, even violent, attitudes toward women, despite a recent wave of feminist porn. So he pulled the plug, and found that his personal sex life and private fantasies became much more fulfilling.

In his talk at TEDxJaffa, he advocates for physically and emotionally-safe sex, as well as erotica that shows a wider range of fulfilling sexual experiences — including the intimacy of human connection, laughter, and touch. Watch his talk here.

Happy Valentine’s Day! 6 TEDx Talks on modern love (and sex)

Valentine’s Day is here and we’re all about love on the TEDx blog this week. If you aren’t yet fulfilled by Jocob Berkson’s exploration into the philosophy of love, Helen Fisher’s studies into the biological underpinning of “the one”, or David Page’s genetic revelation into the health implications of gender differences, these 6 should quell your desire:

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How I gamed online data to meet my match: Amy Webb

Amy Webb shirks her relatives dating advice, quantifies her desires, and manipulates the online-dating experience to successfully find love.

Make your bed is the ultimate treehouse: Debby Herbenick

Psychologist Debby Herbenick shares the results of some of her studies investigating the value of focused, exclusive and, of course, fun sex.

The sex lives of sea slugs: Muljadi Pinneng

With beautiful underwater photography, Muljadi Pinneng explores the coral reefs of Indonesia to show you some of the strangest sexual practices in the wild world.

When it comes to love, nature doesn’t matter: Ronald de Sousa

In a profound and impeccably reasoned talk, Ronald de Sousa challenges the notion that there’s such a thing as “natural” love.

Beyond the orgasm: Nicole Daedone

Nicole Daedone prescribes mindful sex — a possible cure for relationships that have lost their spark.

Find your erotic creatureSheila Kelly

Television actress and pole dancer Sheila Kelly describes how she found her “erotic creature” within and encourages everyone to do the same.