Dr. Zhana is creating Human Sexuality Education
28

patrons

$233
per month
Hi, I'm Dr. Zhana Vrangalova, a NYC-based sex educator and adjunct professor of Human Sexuality at New York University. I hold a PhD in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University where I studied casual sex, nonmonogamy, and sexual orientation, and my scholarly research has been published in a number of academic journals. But I am also super passionate about bringing accurate scientific information to the general audience, something I've done in many different ways over the years including writing for popular media (for e.g., Forbes, Psychology Today, Playboy, Alternet, NY Daily News, Teen Vogue), sharing new sex research on my social media, speaking in front of various groups from college students to health care providers, running sex educational events and workshops, tirelessly giving media interviews, and providing private sex education and consulting. I also run the CasualSexProject.com (a place for people to share their true hookup stories), and am currently working on a book about the science of healthy hookups.

As part of my efforts to bring scientifically accurate sex science info to as many people as possible, I am now embarking on two new projects:

1. Sex Science News Videos - #SexyInsightswithDrZ 
Every Wednesday I'll upload an 8-10 minute video on YouTube, each covering topics ranging from a new study recently published in the academic literature in the area of sexuality, my personal thoughts and opinions on a sex-relevant topic, or answering audience questions about anything and everything sex-related that you want to ask me. If you want to ask a question feel free to connect with me via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (all @DrZhana), or email at [email protected].

2. The Science of Sex Podcast with Dr. Zhana & Joe Pardavilla
If the Sex Science News videos aren't enough sex science for you, don't worry, my second new project has you covered. Each week, I will inform you about the most interesting new sex research published in the academic literature in the past week or so, and I will take one of those studies and dissect it in greater detail, diving deeper into the topic, including interviews with the study authors themselves and/or some personal stories that help exemplify the topic at hand. I'll make sure the science is accurate, and my co-host, Joe Pardavila, a long-time contributor to the Morning Show on WPJL-FM radio, will make sure I don't go too far off the academic rails and lose all nonacademic listeners in the process. 

Becoming my monthly Patreon patron...
The videos and podcasts will always be free and accessible to everyone (although some videos and podcast episodes may be sponsored by various companies). However, they do take a tremendous amount of time and energy to create, so if you can, I really hope you can support me by becoming a patron (i.e., a monthly subscriber to my Patreon account). Any amount counts and I'll be eternally grateful to you for helping me share sex science with the world. And the more you give, the more awesome perks & rewards you get: From monthly sex toy raffles, to virtual Q & As, to 1-on-1 sex education with me! 

Think of your support as buying me coffee, drinks, lunch, or dinner every month in return for me keeping you informed about the science of sex. I like food and drinks, you like sex info, it's a fair trade, right? :) Of course, you should only subscribe if you can afford it! 

I think this is a really important point about the Patreon model of support: By becoming a monthly subscriber, you are allowing me to focus on creating high-quality content, even if it's not super popular or click-bait-y. Without your support, I'd have to depend on YouTube ads, and that means catering to the most poppy content, ignoring all the rest.

Goals to aspire to...
Once we reach the $7,000/month threshold, I will embark on a whole new project: Turning the Psychology of Human Sexuality class that I currently teach to undergraduates at New York University into a freely available YouTube lecture series, consisting of 52 1-hr lectures (Powerpoint slides and all) released on a weekly schedule. Because I think high-quality sex education should be available to everyone, not just the lucky few who can afford to pay $50,000+ college tuition. 
Tiers
XOXO
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Thank you for supporting my goal to make legit sex science accessible to everybody. 
In The DMs
$2 or more per month 17 patrons
In addition to knowing you have my eternal gratitude, I’ll slide in your DMs with a personalized thank you video.
20 Questions
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
Have questions only a sex expert can answer? Every month, I will answer as many of your questions as I can in a 1-hour live Google Hangout! If you can't tune in for the livestream, you can send in your questions ahead of time and watch the video later at your leisure!
Includes all previous rewards.
Just The Tip(s)
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
Not sure how to implement sex science into your personal sex life? Every month I’ll post sex tips based on the latest sex science in this tier.
Includes all previous rewards.
$20 - Long Distance
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
By signing up for this level of support, you will receive free tickets to my monthly sex-education events (up to 5 patrons, on a first come, first serve basis). For everyone else, I’ll send you a video and the slides from the presentation. See, long distance relationships can work ;)
Includes all previous rewards.
Getting Intimate
$100 or more per month 1 of 12 patrons
When you sign up for this level of support, you'll get a 30 minute private video call with me every month. This is a nonjudgemental space to talk about whatever sex-related topics or questions you want.
Includes all previous rewards.
Coffee Date
$450 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Let's grab coffee (or lunch)! Once a month we can get together for a couple of hours to talk about your sex-related questions, the latest research, trending topics, etc.
Includes all previous rewards, except the limited ones.
Out in the Wild
$950 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Let's go out! NYC is home to countless fun sexuality-related events. At this highest tier, every other month I will invite you to join me (and, sometimes, my friends) to one such outings. I'll offer you a few options (eg. the Museum of Sex visit, a burlesque show, a sexuality-themed theater play or dance performance, a "sexy storytelling" event, Shady Ladies tour of the Met...) and hopefully one will fit your interests and schedule.
Includes all previous rewards, except the limited ones.
Goals
$233 of $2,000 per month
I strongly believe that high-quality college-level sex education should be available to everyone who's willing to learn, not just the lucky few who can afford to pay $50,000 or more in annual college tuition. That is why I'd like to turn my Psychology of Human Sexuality class that I teach to undergraduates at New York University into a lecture series that will be available for free on YouTube. This would include 52 1-hr lectures, Powerpoint slides and all, released on a weekly schedule.
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Hi, I'm Dr. Zhana Vrangalova, a NYC-based sex educator and adjunct professor of Human Sexuality at New York University. I hold a PhD in Developmental Psychology from Cornell University where I studied casual sex, nonmonogamy, and sexual orientation, and my scholarly research has been published in a number of academic journals. But I am also super passionate about bringing accurate scientific information to the general audience, something I've done in many different ways over the years including writing for popular media (for e.g., Forbes, Psychology Today, Playboy, Alternet, NY Daily News, Teen Vogue), sharing new sex research on my social media, speaking in front of various groups from college students to health care providers, running sex educational events and workshops, tirelessly giving media interviews, and providing private sex education and consulting. I also run the CasualSexProject.com (a place for people to share their true hookup stories), and am currently working on a book about the science of healthy hookups.

As part of my efforts to bring scientifically accurate sex science info to as many people as possible, I am now embarking on two new projects:

1. Sex Science News Videos - #SexyInsightswithDrZ 
Every Wednesday I'll upload an 8-10 minute video on YouTube, each covering topics ranging from a new study recently published in the academic literature in the area of sexuality, my personal thoughts and opinions on a sex-relevant topic, or answering audience questions about anything and everything sex-related that you want to ask me. If you want to ask a question feel free to connect with me via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram (all @DrZhana), or email at [email protected].

2. The Science of Sex Podcast with Dr. Zhana & Joe Pardavilla
If the Sex Science News videos aren't enough sex science for you, don't worry, my second new project has you covered. Each week, I will inform you about the most interesting new sex research published in the academic literature in the past week or so, and I will take one of those studies and dissect it in greater detail, diving deeper into the topic, including interviews with the study authors themselves and/or some personal stories that help exemplify the topic at hand. I'll make sure the science is accurate, and my co-host, Joe Pardavila, a long-time contributor to the Morning Show on WPJL-FM radio, will make sure I don't go too far off the academic rails and lose all nonacademic listeners in the process. 

Becoming my monthly Patreon patron...
The videos and podcasts will always be free and accessible to everyone (although some videos and podcast episodes may be sponsored by various companies). However, they do take a tremendous amount of time and energy to create, so if you can, I really hope you can support me by becoming a patron (i.e., a monthly subscriber to my Patreon account). Any amount counts and I'll be eternally grateful to you for helping me share sex science with the world. And the more you give, the more awesome perks & rewards you get: From monthly sex toy raffles, to virtual Q & As, to 1-on-1 sex education with me! 

Think of your support as buying me coffee, drinks, lunch, or dinner every month in return for me keeping you informed about the science of sex. I like food and drinks, you like sex info, it's a fair trade, right? :) Of course, you should only subscribe if you can afford it! 

I think this is a really important point about the Patreon model of support: By becoming a monthly subscriber, you are allowing me to focus on creating high-quality content, even if it's not super popular or click-bait-y. Without your support, I'd have to depend on YouTube ads, and that means catering to the most poppy content, ignoring all the rest.

Goals to aspire to...
Once we reach the $7,000/month threshold, I will embark on a whole new project: Turning the Psychology of Human Sexuality class that I currently teach to undergraduates at New York University into a freely available YouTube lecture series, consisting of 52 1-hr lectures (Powerpoint slides and all) released on a weekly schedule. Because I think high-quality sex education should be available to everyone, not just the lucky few who can afford to pay $50,000+ college tuition. 

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Tiers
XOXO
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Thank you for supporting my goal to make legit sex science accessible to everybody. 
In The DMs
$2 or more per month 17 patrons
In addition to knowing you have my eternal gratitude, I’ll slide in your DMs with a personalized thank you video.
20 Questions
$5 or more per month 4 patrons
Have questions only a sex expert can answer? Every month, I will answer as many of your questions as I can in a 1-hour live Google Hangout! If you can't tune in for the livestream, you can send in your questions ahead of time and watch the video later at your leisure!
Includes all previous rewards.
Just The Tip(s)
$10 or more per month 6 patrons
Not sure how to implement sex science into your personal sex life? Every month I’ll post sex tips based on the latest sex science in this tier.
Includes all previous rewards.
$20 - Long Distance
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
By signing up for this level of support, you will receive free tickets to my monthly sex-education events (up to 5 patrons, on a first come, first serve basis). For everyone else, I’ll send you a video and the slides from the presentation. See, long distance relationships can work ;)
Includes all previous rewards.
Getting Intimate
$100 or more per month 1 of 12 patrons
When you sign up for this level of support, you'll get a 30 minute private video call with me every month. This is a nonjudgemental space to talk about whatever sex-related topics or questions you want.
Includes all previous rewards.
Coffee Date
$450 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
Let's grab coffee (or lunch)! Once a month we can get together for a couple of hours to talk about your sex-related questions, the latest research, trending topics, etc.
Includes all previous rewards, except the limited ones.
Out in the Wild
$950 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
Let's go out! NYC is home to countless fun sexuality-related events. At this highest tier, every other month I will invite you to join me (and, sometimes, my friends) to one such outings. I'll offer you a few options (eg. the Museum of Sex visit, a burlesque show, a sexuality-themed theater play or dance performance, a "sexy storytelling" event, Shady Ladies tour of the Met...) and hopefully one will fit your interests and schedule.
Includes all previous rewards, except the limited ones.