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Current scientific articles are compiled by our team. This section is a non-exhaustive collection of the latest news in sexology research and in related fields. It does not present reviews of the articles, but rather an overview, through abstracts, to help the community stay informed about the state of current research.

Exposure to Sexism Impairs Women’s Writing Skills Even Before Their Evaluation

4 April 2020
Exposure to sexism affects women's writing skills even before they are assessed....

Writing bugchasing ethnoperformance: Creative representations of online interactions

2 April 2020
Using ethnoperformance allows us to see how bugchasers discuss their negotiations between fantasy and reality while acknowledging the uncertainty of online spaces and mediation through technology....

Priapiform erections: What should a sexologist know and do?

26 March 2020
The best prevention of post-priapism erectile sequelae involves educating all both concerned health professionals and at-risk subjects about these dangers as well as prompt treatment of priapiform erections....

Understanding Adolescents' Attitudes Toward Affirmative Consent

25 March 2020
The results suggest that adolescents are generally supportive of affirmative consent practices, although some important group differences emerged....

Abstinence from Masturbation and Hypersexuality

21 March 2020
Higher abstinence motivation was related to a higher perceived impact of masturbation, conservatism, and religiosity and to lower trust in science....

Attitudes towards the sexual rights of LGB people: Factors involved in recognition and denial

18 March 2020
This study showed overall moderate-high levels of agreement with sexual rights of LGB people in high percentages in the italian population. However, the participants show a lower degree of agreement in relation to the adoption of children by LGB couples. The most discriminated against are bisexuals people....

Predictive Pattern Classification Can Distinguish Gender Identity Subtypes from Behavior and Brain Imaging

12 March 2020
Combining both resting-state functional connectivity and behavioral data, this study distinguishes four distinguishable brain phenotypes for gender identity, advocating a biologically grounded reconceptualization of gender dimorphism....

Early Adolescents’ Responses to Witnessing Gender-Based Harassment Differ by their Perceived School Belonging and Gender Typicality

11 March 2020
The more strongly early adolescents felt a sense of belonging to their school, the more worried and good they felt about confronting gender-based harassment and the more likely they were to both confront perpetrators and to seek social support after witnessing GBH....

The gap between desires and reality in sexuality of males and females aged 60 and over: Results from the Berlin aging study II (BASE-II)

5 March 2020
This study aims to explore the gap between desired and experienced sexual activities among individuals of older age in Germany while simultaneously addressing gender differences....

Could educational programs in sexology have an influence on attitudes towards same-sex marriage and parenting?

4 March 2020
This study, carried out on 552 health care professionals, shows that specific training in sexology seems to be associated with more positive attitudes based on equal rights towards LGBTQ+ people....

Research on transness in Quebec: between silence and the exploitation of trans knowledge

26 February 2020
Trans people in the research field are caught in a double dynamic of erasure and exploitation, by producing knowledge which is then appropriated and whose value is commodified by the universities to their detriment....

Representations of heterosexual intimacy and social transformations: towards an integrated love semantics

23 February 2020
By drawing on the results of a case study on the Quebec TV show La Galère, this article develops the "integrated semantics" approach to understand the transformations of intimacy and contemporary heterosexual romantic imaginations....

Different Ways to Get There: Evidence of a Variable Female Sexual Response Cycle

22 February 2020
Not all women need to experience high levels of arousal throughout the sexual experience or to have desire at the outset in order to have positive sexual experiences and sexual outcomes....

Taking pleasure in pain: How to understand masochistic sexual practices

19 February 2020
Masochistic sexual practices are most often a solution to an internal conflict linked to early relational modalities that generate suffering and/or traumatic experiences but can also be a solution to sexual problems....

Reading out of context: pornographic deepfakes, celebrity and intimacy

5 February 2020
Celebrity deepfakes, if they exhibit little concern with intimacy and authentic person behind the star image, circulated within small communities of practice, who put effort into contextualizing and containing them in those spaces....

#ViveLaVulve. What do we learn from the Nana™ publicity about representations of female sexuality?

5 February 2020
The simultaneous presence of the evocation of menstruation and sexuality in an advertising potentiates negative emotional reactions, as does the family context....