Nikita Coulombe

Nikita has a background in art and psychology. She started the sex education blog BetterSexEd after co-writing Man Interrupted and the TED ebook, Demise of Guys, with social psychologist Philip Zimbardo.

Recent Articles

Bonnie And Clyde Syndrome: Why Young Western Women May Be Drawn To ISIS

When we read about young Western women like “Alex” and Amira Abase who leave their safe, soft surroundings to become part of the Islamic State, everyone wants to know how something like that could happen. Why would young women voluntarily join, or be…
By Nikita Coulombe

The US Is Leading The Way In Fatherlessness And It's Hurting Our Kids

America leads the industrialized world in fatherlessness. Right now, around 41 percent of children are born to single mothers. For women under 30, who bear two-thirds of all children, that rate is 53 percent. Many unmarried women are cohabiting with …
By Nikita Coulombe

Why Female Empowerment Shouldn’t Mean Taking Your Clothes Off

When I saw Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair, I thought, “Wow, she must really feel empowered... she’s taken all her clothes off.” Because that’s what we do when we’re empowered, right? Take our clothes off? How else would we know a woman is…
By Nikita Coulombe

Why Everyone Wins When Women Ask Men Out

The other day, one of my girlfriends and I were having a conversation about how effective it is when women ask men on dates. Why do so many men seem to shy away or not return phone calls or texts when women ask them out? When we thought back on our o…
By Nikita Coulombe

How Watching Porn Might Mean The End Of Your Sex Life As You Know It

Arousal addiction is a concept that refers to seeking out novelty in order to achieve or maintain a high level of arousal. Unlike alcohol or drug addiction, in which someone wants more of the same alcohol or drug, a person who exhibits addictive beha…
By Nikita Coulombe

How We Can Learn From Our History In Order To Become A More Heroic Generation

When we think of a hero, the first image to come to mind is likely to be an athlete, celebrity or some other famous person. The trouble with this spotlight is that it distorts our perception of courage and leads us to miss the everyday heroes who wal…
By Nikita Coulombe

Why Generation-Y Is So Willing To Abandon Relationships And Be Alone

Japan is full of lonely people, or at least, people who are alone. Overwhelmingly, it seems that the Japanese prefer to communicate via email or text instead of in person. One out of every three people under 30 has never dated anyone, 45 percent of w…
By Nikita Coulombe