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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.

Sex Education. Perspectives of Neuroscientific Data

11 April 2017
Sex education is a subject that is generally not covered very much in schools and educational institutions. When it is, it mainly concerns risk prevention...

Evolution Over a Year of Individual Protective Factors in Preschool Victims of Sexual Abuse

5 April 2017
While protective factors associated with resilience have been well- documented (e.g., initiative, self-regulation, attachment), less is known about their comparative levels in children exposed and not exposed to trauma. ...

Heightened Pelvic Floor Muscle Tone and Altered Contractility in Women With Provoked Vestibulodynia

5 April 2017
Pelvic floor muscle (PFM) dysfunctions are reported to be involved in provoked vestibulodynia (PVD). Although heightened PFM tone has been suggested, the relative contribution of active and passive components...

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Suicidal Ideation Among Sexually Abused Adolescent Girls: The Mediating Role of Shame

5 April 2017
Sexual abuse is associated with a host of negative repercussions in adolescence. Yet the possible mechanisms linking sexual abuse and negative outcomes are understudied....

Efficacy of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Women with Provoked Vestibulodynia

5 April 2017
Provoked vestibulodynia is a highly prevalent condition characterized by acute recurrent pain located at the vaginal entrance in response to pressure application or attempted vaginal penetration....

Understanding When a Partner Is Not in the Mood: Sexual Communal Strength in Couples Transitioning to Parenthood

29 March 2017
Situations in which one partner is interested in having sex but the other partner is not “in the mood” are common in relationships. We extend previous work on sexual communal strength...

Physical and Mental Health of Children with Substantiated Sexual Abuse: Gender Comparisons from a Matched-Control Cohort Study

29 March 2017
When compared to children from the general population, sexually abused children receive more medical services, both for physical and mental health problems. However, possible differences between sexually abused boys and girls remain unknown....

22 March 2017
*Content only available in French....

The Associations Between Substance Use, Sexual Behaviors, Bullying, Deviant Behaviors, Health, and Cyber Dating Abuse Perpetration

22 March 2017
Dating violence is an important public health concern and is considered to be a form of school violence. While digital technologies have enabled perpetrators of dating violence to target their victims online...

Disengaged Parenting: Structural Equation Modeling with Child Abuse, Insecure Attachment, and Adult Symptomatology

22 March 2017
Based on attachment theory, we hypothesized that self-reported childhood experiences of disengaged parenting (DP) would predict adults' psychological symptoms even more than,...

Putative Sex-Specific Human Pheromones do not Affect Gender Perception, Attractiveness Ratings or Unfaithfulness Judgements of Opposite Sex Faces

15 March 2017
Debate continues over the existence of human sex pheromones. Two substances, androstadienone (AND) and estratetraenol (EST), were recently reported to signal male and female gender, ...

15 March 2017
*Content only available in French....

Development and Initial Validation of the Beliefs About Sexual Functioning Scale: A Gender Invariant Measure

15 March 2017
Past research on cognitive models of sexual functioning has focused on sexual beliefs as an important vulnerability factor for sexual dysfunction. However, the existing measurements of sexual beliefs...

How Does Paying Attention Improve Sexual Functioning in Women? A Review of Mechanisms

15 March 2017
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD), consisting of a constellation of distressing sexual symptoms, is highly prevalent worldwide. Given the central role played by psychological factors in the development of FSD, ...

Association Between Weight Status and Men’s Positive Mental Health: The Influence of Marital Status

8 March 2017
The purpose of this study was to (1) examine the association between weight status and men’s positive mental health, defined as the presence of symptoms of emotional, psychological, and social well-being, and (2) evaluate the moderating effect of marital status. ...

8 March 2017
*Content only available in French....