Russian sex
Independent volunteer research project, aimed at exploring the perceptions of adults about various aspects of sex, sexual life and sexuality
Our goal
We want to understand what Russian-speaking adults know about different aspects of sex (legal regulation, issues of physiology, protection, disease, education, etc.), sexual life and sexuality
How the bot works
7 blocks, 54 questions
Sex and the law
Sex and sexually transmitted infections
Sex, orgasm, libido
Sex and contraception
Sex and physiology
Age aspects of sexual life
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Sex education
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In the beginning, we give the participants an informed consent to participate in the study, which specifies its goals and objectives and clarifies issues of confidentiality and voluntariness of participation.
Safety
Mission of the project
Natalia Kiselnikova
The mission of the project is not only to gain new knowledge about sexual literacy and experience in the Russian-speaking community, but also to raise awareness of people in this area, to draw attention to the tasks of adult sex education.
It is important for me to raise mindfulness and improve people's quality of life.
Marina Travkova
My personal motivation is to correct the situation in the Russian Federation. Lack of knowledge generates a lot of pain that could be avoided: early abortions, STDs, HIV, broken relationships, fears and complexes about the body, age, attractiveness. Discrimination, which for some ends in persecution, injuries and death. Children, who are not protected from harmful content (porn), and there is no healthy alternative. Improvement of the nation's mental health. Strengthening families, reducing tolerance to violence. Understanding your body is also about hygiene, and health, and early diagnosis of diseases, which is especially important, when it comes to breast cancer or reproductive difficulties.
Anton Zeldin
If ever, in the future, we meet intelligent life from other parts of the galaxy, I want us to take our rightful place at the Universal Sex Championship! And the skill cannot be increased without intelligence and knowledge.
Alena Begler
Show how good and ethical it is possible to work with data.
Polina Soldatova
For me, the idea of the project is in an attempt to describe the existing situation with sex education in my home country, where there are many discussions for and against sex education in schools, but in reality nothing happens. It would be great to make the research results publicly available, making them available to the state as well.
Where this will lead, I do not know, but the dream is that our data can be used as an argument in the course of various discussions on sex education.
Our plans
We are now actively working on the creation of the second part of the study.
It will be devoted to the age-related aspects of sexual life. As always, questions will be accompanied by helpful educational materials, links to articles and, of course, memes.

We want to make anonymized data (without any personal data that could help identify a person) of our research publicly available. At the moment, we are developing legal agreements which would allow for greater data security.
Follow the link to find a repository with open research data. And here you can read a preprint with preliminary results.
Data and results
You can support us financially
If you like the idea and the project, then you can contribute with competencies: we will be glad to see illustrators, developers, copywriters and other specialists. Write to us! In any case, we will be happy to talk
How to contribute
You can also answer questions about sex in telegram and get
a list of useful materials
from us
If you want to conduct research in another language — write to the project mail. You will translate the questions, we will make a separate version of the bot for you.
Project organizers
Ilya
Zakharov
senior researcher of Psychological institute RAE
Natalia
Kiselnikova
head of Educational Centre 'Psychodemia'
Marina Travkova
systemic family psychotherapist,
sex therapist, member of the Society of Gender Psychologists and Sexologists
Polina
Soldatova
psychologist,
gestalt therapist,
Member of the Society of Gender Psychologists and Sexologists
Anton
Zeldin
the author of training bots
Varvara Vyazovkina
psychologist-researcher
Илья
Захаров
с.н.с. Психологического института РАО
Наталья
Кисельникова
зав.лаб. Психологического института РАО
Марина Травкова
системный семейный психотерапевт,
секс-терапевт, член Сообщества гендерных психологов и сексологов
Alyona
Begler
knowledge engineer, writes notes about organizing information
Илья
Захаров
с.н.с. Психологического института РАО
Ilya
Zakharov
senior researcher of Psychological institute RAE
Natalia
Kiselnikova
head of the
Educational Centre 'Psychodemia'
Marina Travkova
systemic family psychotherapist,
sex therapist, member of the Society of Gender Psychologists and Sexologists
Polina
Soldatova
psychologist,
gestalt therapist,
Member of the Society of Gender Psychologists and Sexologists
Anton
Zeldin
the author of training bots
Varvara Vyazovkina
psychologist-researcher
Alyona
Begler
knowledge engineer, writes notes about organizing information
Организаторы проекта
Consultants
Developer
Marie Davtyan
lawyer
Tatiana Rumyantseva
obstetrician-gynecologist
Alexander Grishin
Почта: alex.gr13@gmail.com
Artemy Ivanyushin
Olga Afanasyeva
lawyer
Media about us
Сделано.медиа
Article "How sex education works in Russia via Telegram"
Our contacts
rus.sex.study@yandex.ru