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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.

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....

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

Associations Between Sex Education and Contraceptive Use Among Heterosexually Active, Adolescent Males in the United States

1 March 2017
This study examined associations between reports of receiving education on topics commonly included in sex education (e.g., abstinence only, comprehensive) prior to age 18 years and contraceptive use at the last sex among heterosexually active, 15- to 20-year-old males in the United States....

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

Cumulative Adverse Childhood Experiences and Sexual Satisfaction in Sex Therapy Patients: What Role for Symptom Complexity?

22 February 2017
Patients consulting for sexual difficulties frequently present additional personal or relational disorders and symptoms. This is especially the case when they have experienced cumulative adverse childhood experiences (CACEs), which are associated with symptom complexity. ...

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
*Content only available in French....

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....