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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.

Concerns of Female Adolescents About Menarche and First Sexual Intercourse: Mixed Methods Analysis of Social Media Questions

16 September 2019
By analyzing 1226 questions on the Yahoo Answers website, this article shows that adolescent girls' issues on the topics of menarche and first ...

Faculty Perceptions of Consensual Sexual Relationships Between University Faculty and Students

11 September 2019
Based on 166 responses from faculty members, this article shows that these persons share differing opinions about consensual sexual relationships (CSR) ...

Type and timing of menopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer risk: individual participant meta-analysis

11 September 2019
5 years of menopausal hormone therapy, starting at age 50 years, would increase breast cancer incidence at ages 50–69 years by about one in every 50 users of ...

#MeToo and Google Inquiries Into Sexual Violence • A Hashtag Campaign Can Sustain Information Seeking

1 September 2019
The #MeToo movement sparked public interest regarding sexual assault and sexual harassment - as evidenced by Google searches....

A Rapid Review of Sexual Wellbeing Definitions and Measures • Should We Now Include Sexual Wellbeing Freedom ?

30 August 2019
Based on the study of 162 articles, 10 of which provided a definition of sexual well-being, this article focuses on the definition of this well-being ...

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....