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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.

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
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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...

Changes in best friendship quality between adolescence and emerging adulthood: Considering the role of romantic involvement

15 March 2019
Changes in best friendship quality during adolescence coincide with the emergence of romantic relationships. This study aimed to examine the extent to which changes in ...

Love Me Tinder : Untangling emerging adults’ motivations for using the dating application tinder

21 February 2019
Although the smartphone application Tinder is increasingly popular among emerging adults, no empirical study has yet investigated why emerging adults use Tinder. Therefore, we aimed to ...

Sex toys, sex dolls, sex robots: Our under-researched bed-fellows

19 February 2019
In the 21st century, sexual products such as sex toys, sex dolls and sex robots are openly marketed on the Internet. The online retailer Amazon alone provides literally thousands of sexual ...

Sexual harassment in the field of sexuality research

14 February 2019
Our field has a problem with sexual harassment, and we need to talk about it. Though sexual harassment is currently at the forefront of discussions taking place within major ...

Sexual Minorities’ Gender Norm Conformity and Sexual Satisfaction

14 February 2019
Sexual satisfaction has implications for well-being and may be related to gender norms. This study was conducted to understand the relationship between U.S. sexual minority ...

An examination of trends in child sexual abuse investigations in Ontario over time

7 February 2019
Child sexual abuse (CSA) rates have been declining since the 1990s (Dunne et al., 2003; Finkelhor & Jones, 2004, 2012; Jones et al., 2001). Discrepancies in contexts and ...

Friends, family, and boyfriends : an analysis of relationship pathways into commercial sexual exploitation

7 February 2019
The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is a major global issue that affects over two million children each year (Polaris Project, 2014). Large metropolitan ...