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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.

Whose Fault is it? Blame Predicting Psychological Adjustment and Couple Satisfaction in Couples Seeking Fertility Treatment

22 February 2017
Infertility bears psychological and relational consequences for couples who face this problem. Few studies have examined the role of self- and partner blaming to explain psychological and relationship adjustment in couple presenting with a fertility problem....

Would you Think About Doing Sex for Money? Structure and Agency in Deciding to Sell Sex in Canada

22 February 2017
Entry into sex work is not typically considered as an occupational choice comparable to entry into other jobs....

Childhood Sexual Abuse and Fear of Abandonment Moderate the Relation of Intimate Partner Violence to Severity of Dissociation

22 February 2017
Betrayal trauma theory proposes a relation between intimate partner violence (IPV) and dissociation, suggesting that dissociation among victims of IPV may function to restrict awareness of abuse in order to preserve attachments perceived as vital. ...

The Costs and Benefits of Sexual Communal Motivation for Couples Coping With Vulvodynia

15 February 2017
Most women with vulvodynia-a prevalent, chronic, vulvovaginal pain condition-engage in intercourse with their partners despite experiencing pain....

Genital Sensory Detection Thresholds and Patient Satisfaction With Vaginoplasty in Male-to-Female Transgender Women

15 February 2017
Gender-affirming surgery is common for the treatment of gender dysphoria, but its effect on genital sensitivity is not well known. ...

Validation of a Self-Report Questionnaire Assessing the Bodily and Physiological Sensations of Orgasm

15 February 2017
Despite a plethora of research on sexual functioning during the past decades, the field is still lacking standardized measurements specifically characterizing orgasm....

15 February 2017
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Gender as a Predictor of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Externalizing Behavior Problems in Sexually Abused Children

8 February 2017
Despite the proliferation of studies documenting outcomes in sexually abused victims, gender differences remain understudied....

Human Asexuality: What Do We Know About a Lack of Sexual Attraction?

8 February 2017
Purpose of ReviewThis paper reviews the recent literature on human asexuality, which is generally defined as an absence of sexual attraction....

Sexual Distress and Sexual Problems During Pregnancy: Associations With Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction

8 February 2017
Sexual problems are common during pregnancy, but the proportion of pregnant women who experience sexual distress is unknown....

Is Comparison the Thief of Joy? Sexual Narcissism and Social Comparisons in the Domain of Sexuality

8 February 2017
Are people who are high in sexual narcissism more sensitive to information comparing their sex lives with the sex lives of others? Does this sensitivity explain narcissists’ lower sexual and relationship satisfaction?...

The Influence of Cognition on Human Sexuality

1 February 2017
Neuroscientific research, in the field of sexuality (in the broad sense), is mainly devoted to clinical topics or the neurobiological processes of reproduction. ...

Staying Healthy “Under the Sheets”: Inuit Youth Experiences of Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Arviat, Nunavut, Canada

1 February 2017
Inuit youth are reported to experience considerably worse sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) outcomes than Canadian youth in general, as evidenced through public health data on sexually transmitted infections, unintended young pregnancies and rates of sexual violence in Nunavut compared to national averages....

Clinical Differences and Outcomes of Sexual Abuse Investigations by Gender: Implications for Policy and Practice

1 February 2017
Although the detrimental impact of child sexual abuse is well documented, there is a dearth of literature on differential outcomes and on child protection services by gender. ...

Problematic Cybersex: Conceptualization, Assessment, and Treatment

1 February 2017
Problematic involvement in cybersex is generally considered to be an excessive and uncontrolled use of onlinesexual activities associated with tangible negative outcomes and functional impairment. ...

Men Presenting With Sexual Thoughts of Children or Coercion: Flights of Fancy or Plans for Crime?

25 January 2017
There is limited evaluation of clinical and theoretical claims that sexual thoughts of children and coercing others facilitate sexual offending. The nature of these thoughts (what they contain) also is unknown....