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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.

Let’s Talk About Sexual Health Education: Youth Perspectives on their Learning Experiences in Canada

25 February 2021
Study findings highlight the need for youth perspectives when developing, implementing and evaluating sexual health education....

Becoming a Sexademic: Reflections on a ‘Dirty’ Research Project

20 February 2021
This article contributes to knowledge about the challenges involved in doing sex and sexuality research, through reflexively examining the author experiences....

Individuals in Same-Sex Relationships Maintain Relational Well-Being Despite the Frequency and Severity of Heterosexism

18 February 2021
Findings of this study suggest that those who experience strong relational well-being may be resilient to distal minority stressors like heterosexism....

Characteristics and functions of subcultural identities in the lives of gay, bisexual, and queer-identifying men in Australia

11 February 2021
Findings highlight some key characteristics that define subcultural identities and the functions they serve for gay, bisexuals and queer-identifying men....

Covid19 Lockdown Impact on Cognitions and Emotions Experienced During Sexual Intercourse

29 January 2021
The lockdown impact on sexual emotions and cognitions is non-negligible and greater than the impact on sexual behaviors....

The Who and Why of Consensual Nonmonogamy Among African Americans

29 January 2021
This study shows the impact of several factors explaining the involvement of African-American people in a consensual non-monogamous relationship....

Scripted Reality: How Observers Make Sense of a Non-consensual Sexual Encounter

21 January 2021
Results illustrate the ways in which predominant discourses influence interpretations of encounters as transgressive or “just” sex, which has important implications in cases of sexual violation....

“While You’re Down There”: The Unexplored Role of Estheticians in the Health of Their Clients

11 December 2020
Results indicate estheticians may be effective conveyors of sexual health promotion and risk reduction interventions....

Disabled Sexualities: A Theoretical Review of Sociological Approaches and a Call to Problematize the Normative/Non-Normative Dialectic

6 December 2020
In this paper, the author offers more developed articulations of the theoretical perspectives underpinning scholarship on the sexualities of people with disabilities....

Exploring Variations in North American Adults’ Attitudes, Interest, Experience, and Outcomes Related to Mixed-Gender Threesomes: A Replication and Extension

5 December 2020
Results indicate that mixed-gender threesomes are a common sexual behavior that often results in positive outcomes, especially among sexual minority individuals....

L or G or B or T: Matching Sexual and Gender Minorities with Subpopulation-Specific Interventions

29 November 2020
Results show that a specific matching procedure was time-efficient and largely successful in terms of low attrition, high satisfaction, and reaching segments of people not usually captured with the LGBT acronym....

Allies Against Sexism: The Impact of Men’s Egalitarian Versus Paternalistic Confrontation on Women’s Empowerment and Well-Being

25 November 2020
Findings suggest that male confronters motivated by egalitarian reasons are more likely perceived as allies of women because they not only make women feel better but also empower them to keep fighting....

It’s complicated: Sex and the BDSM subculture

19 November 2020
This article looks at BDSM practitioners and its subculture by showing the importance of the social determinants of "sex" and "sexual experience"....

Ebbs and Flows of Desire: A Qualitative Exploration of Contextual Factors Affecting Sexual Desire in Bisexual, Lesbian, and Straight Women

17 November 2020
This study identify six main themes related to sexual desire evolution: changes across lifespan, hormonal influences, mental and physical health, objective of desire, partner dynamics and external factors....

Muscle dysmorphia: What About Transgender People?

14 November 2020
Findings of this paper signal the importance of investigating risk factors for muscle dysmorphia in transgender people....

Pro Domo Sua: Narratives of Sexual Abstinence

16 October 2020
This paper offers insight into narratives and interactional fantasizing that challenge common conceptions of sexual abstinence. ...