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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.

Single Bisexual Men’s and Women’s Perceptions of Acceptance in the LGBTQ Community

18 June 2019
While many bisexual people feel they need to hide their sexual identity in most contexts, the majority of bisexual men and women feel “mostly” to “near total acceptance” in the LGBTQ community....

Consistency between individuals' past and current romantic partners' own reports of their personalities

18 June 2019
Do people have a “type” when it comes to their romantic partners’ personalities ? This study suggest that this is the case, despite best intentions to date outside that type, in particular after a bad relation. However, this type is weaker for people high......

Autism and Intellectual Disability: A Systematic Review of Sexuality and Relationship Education

11 June 2019
People with autism or intellectual disability have sexual desires and form intimate relationships, but sex education programs for these populations do not emphasize personal sexuality or relationships....

The Influence of Parent and Parent-Adolescent Relationship Characteristics on Sexual Trajectories into Adulthood

11 June 2019
By analyzing data from a nationally representative sample of adolescents followed over 13 years through young adulthood, the authors of this study show the effects that family structure and communication on ......

Girls’ perceptions of boys with violent attitudes and behaviours, and of sexual attraction

3 June 2019
Through a study of 100 female adolescent aged 13 to 16 in four European countries, the authors show that while many female adolescents would not want a stable relationship with a male peer who has violent traits, they may still consider him for hooking up....

Sexual Identity and Behavior Among U.S. High School Students, 2005–2015

3 June 2019
Over the past several years, more female and male adolescents have identified as non-heterosexual. But rates of same-sex sexual behavior have only increased for females. ...

Physical Pain as Pleasure: A Theoretical Perspective

24 May 2019
Physical pain represents a common feature of Bondage and Discipline/Dominance and Submission/Sadism and Machochism (BDSM) activity. This article explores the literature accounting for how painful stimuli may be experienced as pleasurable among practitioners of BDSM, and contrasting this with how it is experienced as painful among non-BDSM individuals....

A qualitative study on minority stress subjectively experienced by transgender and gender nonconforming people in Italy

22 May 2019
Transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people experience high rates of minority stress, against which they are able to exercise resilience and to use adaptive strategies buffering the negative effects of stress on health. This study aims at exploring the subjective experiences of minority stress through a focus group with 8 Italian TGNC individuals...

Perceived discrimination, health and wellbeing among middle-aged and older lesbian, gay and bisexual people: A prospective study

21 May 2019
For middle-aged and older LGB people, experiencing discrimination due to their sexual orientation more negatively affects their health and well-being than discrimination due to their age, sex, or race....

Comparing Relationship Quality Across Different Types of Romantic Partners in Polyamorous and Monogamous Relationships

14 May 2019
This research examines partner perceptions and relationship quality in various polyamorous configurations and compares the results of each configuration to those of monogamous partners. Despite rejecting hierarchical primary–secondary labels, many of the same relationship qualities differ systematically among partners in non-hierarchical relationships....

Avoiding the spotlight: public scrutiny, moral regulation, and LGBTQ candidate deterrence

5 May 2019
LGBTQ politicians play an important role in advancing LGBTQ interests in government and in educating their fellow lawmakers about LGBTQ issues. But their under-representation in legislatures limits their opportunities to influence public policy....

Sex Education Inclusivity and Sexual Minority Health: The Perceived Inclusivity of Sex Education Scale

3 May 2019
Minority stress research has demonstrated negative health outcomes in sexual minority populations. In the current study, the Perceived Inclusivity of Sex Education Scale (PISES) was developed and administered to sexual minorities to assess the associations between sex education climate and health outcomes....

From Sexual Youth to Conjugal Sexuality, Women in the Background. The Experience of Young Couples

23 April 2019
Starting with an empirical survey conducted in 2016 on about 40 young adults in “stable couples,” this article aims to understand how, within a few years, a majority of women who were sexually active in their youth tend to lose interest for heterosexual conjugal sexuality. ...

Meeting the needs of adolescent and emerging adult victims of sexual violence in their romantic relationships

28 March 2019
Background : Sexual dating violence is highly prevalent within the context of intimate relationships but this form of violence remains understudied among teenagers and emerging ...

21 March 2019
*Content only available in French. ...

Gender equality in science, medicine, and global health : where are we at and why does it matter?

15 March 2019
The purpose of this review is to provide evidence for why gender equality in science, medicine, and global health matters for health and health-related outcomes. We present a...