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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.

Changes in best friendship quality between adolescence and emerging adulthood: Considering the role of romantic involvement

15 March 2019
Changes in best friendship quality during adolescence coincide with the emergence of romantic relationships. This study aimed to examine the extent to which changes in ...

Love Me Tinder : Untangling emerging adults’ motivations for using the dating application tinder

21 February 2019
Although the smartphone application Tinder is increasingly popular among emerging adults, no empirical study has yet investigated why emerging adults use Tinder. Therefore, we aimed to ...

Sex toys, sex dolls, sex robots: Our under-researched bed-fellows

19 February 2019
In the 21st century, sexual products such as sex toys, sex dolls and sex robots are openly marketed on the Internet. The online retailer Amazon alone provides literally thousands of sexual ...

Sexual harassment in the field of sexuality research

14 February 2019
Our field has a problem with sexual harassment, and we need to talk about it. Though sexual harassment is currently at the forefront of discussions taking place within major ...

Sexual Minorities’ Gender Norm Conformity and Sexual Satisfaction

14 February 2019
Sexual satisfaction has implications for well-being and may be related to gender norms. This study was conducted to understand the relationship between U.S. sexual minority ...

An examination of trends in child sexual abuse investigations in Ontario over time

7 February 2019
Child sexual abuse (CSA) rates have been declining since the 1990s (Dunne et al., 2003; Finkelhor & Jones, 2004, 2012; Jones et al., 2001). Discrepancies in contexts and ...

Friends, family, and boyfriends : an analysis of relationship pathways into commercial sexual exploitation

7 February 2019
The commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) is a major global issue that affects over two million children each year (Polaris Project, 2014). Large metropolitan ...

Men with childhood sexual abuse histories : disclosure experiences and links with mental health

7 February 2019
There is limited research on the disclosure experiences of men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and on how such experiences might impact mental health...

Gaps in health and social care services to older adults living with HIV

31 January 2019
Medical and social science research on older adults living with HIV (OAHIV) has shed light on the significant health needs and the many psychosocial difficulties experienced ...

Coping and unwanted pursuit behaviours following breakups in young adulthood

31 January 2019
Unwanted pursuit behaviours (UPBs) comprise repeated and unwanted efforts to establish intimate contact in the form of harassing, tracking, and monitoring. These are ...

Pornography use in adult mixed-sex romantic relationships : context and correlates

31 January 2019
Pornography use is a common sexual activity for men and women engaged in a romantic relationship. The objective of this literature review was to highlight the current ...

Sexuality and sexual intimacy in later life

31 January 2019
Sexuality is as important in older age as it is throughout life, and its expression can be positive, empowering, joyful and life-affirming. The concept of sexuality has many dimensions...

Roving eyes : predictors of crushes in ongoing romantic relationships and implications for relationship quality

24 January 2019
Potential alternative partners can threaten the stability of established relationships, yet a romantic or sexual attraction to someone with whom you are not currently involved (i.e., ...

Association of sexual harassment and sexual assault with midlife women’s mental and physical health

24 January 2019
Do women with a history of sexual harassment or sexual assault have higher blood pressure, greater depression and anxiety, and poorer sleep than women without this ...

Provision of online HIV-related information to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men : a health literacy-informed critical appraisal of Canadian agency websites

17 January 2019
HIV risk and prevention information is increasingly complex and poses challenges for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) seeking to find, ...

Associations between oral sex practices and frequent mouthwash use in men who have sex with men implications for gonorrhoea prevention

17 January 2019
Rates of gonorrhoea continue to rise among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Australia and worldwide. Recently, it has been proposed that oropharyngeal gonorrhoea ...