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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.

16 June 2020
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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....

Transformational sexualities: Motivations of women who pay for sexual services

29 April 2020
Women's sexual agency and assertiveness as clients, inverts the female sex worker/male client binary, illustrating the overlap and convergence of male and female sexualities....

Scientia sexualis and ars erotica: Indonesian young people resisting the discourse of sexual desire

24 April 2020
Participants have taken up a subject position by positioning the art of sexual pleasure, rather than specification of desires, at the centre of their becoming sexual subjects....

Sexuality, pleasure and HIV infection: Scripts of HIV contamination among men who have sex with men (MSM) in France

21 April 2020
Health knowledge does not directly interact with sexual behaviors that mainly follow pleasure-seeking motivations....

Too late for love? Sexuality and intimacy in heterosexual couples living with an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis

21 April 2020
This study shows how experiences of sexuality and intimacy when living with dementia are shaped by varying sexual scripts and expectations of health in different parts of the life course....