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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.

Less Sex, but More Sexual Diversity: Changes in Sexual Behavior during the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

16 September 2020
While nearly half of the sample reported a decline in their sex life, one in five participants reported expanding their sexual repertoire by incorporating new activities....

COVID-19 and the Gender Employment Gap among Parents of Young Children

14 September 2020
Authors show that gender employment gaps among parents of young children widened considerably between February and May 2020, net of differences in job and personal characteristics....

Racial and Ethnic Influence in Online Dating Perceptions

11 September 2020
The intention of casual, sexual relationships was found to have the most varied perception based on race/ethnicity and site. Perceptions of online daters was overall similar amongst racial/ethnic groups....

Exploratory study of erotic abilities in women's sexual practice

9 September 2020
In the sexuality practice, women who declare themselves satisfied practice more masturbation, report more diverse sexual behaviours, and are active (they use their pelvis and pelvic floor muscles)....

État des lieux de la vie sexuelle et affective des Français durant le confinement

16 June 2020
Since the beginning of the confinement announced last March, the French people have been forced to review their habits, whether in terms of sanitary rules, personal hygiene or even in terms of their life as a couple! ...

Perceptions of Dating Behaviors Among Individuals in the General Population with High and Low Autistic Traits

14 June 2020
Individuals who are autistic or have elevated autistic traits may be more receptive to romantic relationships with other autistic individuals and may have difficulty recognizing rude or inappropriate behaviours in a dating context....

The Disaggregated Repeated Measures Design: A Novel Approach to Assess Sexual Risk Behaviors

4 June 2020
This article introduces a more sensitive approach to assess how the relative characteristics of sex acts may determine the level of risk in which an individual chooses to engage....

Clinical Characteristics and Results of Semen Tests Among Men With Coronavirus Disease 2019

29 May 2020
This study shows that SARS-CoV-2 can be present in the semen of patients with COVID-19, and SARS-CoV-2 may still be detected in the semen of recovering patients....

Gender, sexual orientation and type of relationship influence individual differences in jealousy: A large Brazilian sample

28 May 2020
This study shows that specific individual (e.g., gender, sexual orientation) and social (e.g., status and type of relationship) factors influence the psychological trait of jealousy....

Bisexual Men’s Experiences with Discrimination, Internalized Binegativity, and Identity Affirmation

23 May 2020
Results indicate that bisexual men experience unique forms of prejudice based on the gender of their relationship and sexual partners....

Sexual Attraction and Falling in Love in Persons with Pedohebephilia

22 May 2020
The results of this study were consistent with the suggestion of Seto (2012) that pedohebephilia could be considered a form of sexual orientation for age, which includes both sexual and romantic attraction....

Conceptualization, History, and Future of the Paraphilias

16 May 2020
This article examine the basis for pathologizing individuals with paraphilias, consider what paraphilias can tell us about how humans develop their sexual interests, and question the usefulness of dividing sexual interests into paraphilias and normophilias. ...

Changes in sexual behaviours of young women and men during the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak

15 May 2020
During the height of the COVID-19 outbreak, overall sexual activity, frequency, and risky behaviours declined significantly among young men and women in China....

The Impacts of Isolation Measures Against SARS-CoV-2 Infection on Sexual Health

9 May 2020
Isolation measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic will have important consequences on sexual health, impacting sexually transmitted infections (STIs), sex work or even sexual interactions....

The relationship of number of sexual partners with personality traits, age, gender and sexual identification

4 May 2020
Sexual identification was a moderator of the relation between emotional stability and the number of sexual partners, whereas age and gender were separate moderators of the association between extraversion and number of sexual partners....

When Desire Fades: Women Talk About Their Subjective Experience of Declining Sexual Desire in Loving Long-term Relationships

29 April 2020
The participants reported a sharp decline in sexual desire in comparison to the early stages of the relationship, experiencing it as quite perplexing given their love and affection for their partner....