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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.

Different Ways to Get There: Evidence of a Variable Female Sexual Response Cycle

22 February 2020
Not all women need to experience high levels of arousal throughout the sexual experience or to have desire at the outset in order to have positive sexual experiences and sexual outcomes....

Taking pleasure in pain: How to understand masochistic sexual practices

19 February 2020
Masochistic sexual practices are most often a solution to an internal conflict linked to early relational modalities that generate suffering and/or traumatic experiences but can also be a solution to sexual problems....

Reading out of context: pornographic deepfakes, celebrity and intimacy

5 February 2020
Celebrity deepfakes, if they exhibit little concern with intimacy and authentic person behind the star image, circulated within small communities of practice, who put effort into contextualizing and containing them in those spaces....

#ViveLaVulve. What do we learn from the Nana™ publicity about representations of female sexuality?

5 February 2020
The simultaneous presence of the evocation of menstruation and sexuality in an advertising potentiates negative emotional reactions, as does the family context....

Factors Associated with General Sexual Functioning and Sexual Satisfaction among People Living with HIV: A Systematic Review

30 January 2020
This article provides a systematic and synthetic review of studies published since 1997 on the sexual well-being of people living with HIV....

Vibrator-Assisted Start–Stop Exercises Improve Premature Ejaculation Symptoms: A Randomized Controlled Trial

29 January 2020
Vibrator-assisted start–stop exercises can be offered as an adequate treatment option for premature ejaculation....

The impact of minority stress and gender identity on PTSD outcomes in sexual minority survivors of interpersonal trauma

28 January 2020
Sexual and gender minority individuals are at a greater risk of PTSD symptoms regardless of the type of interpersonal traumas they experienced....

Talking About Teen Talk: Young People’s Experiences in a Sexuality Education Program

28 January 2020
This study explores experiences of young people in Teen Talk, a clinic-based sexuality education program developed to provide engaging and medically accurate education. ...

Why Do Socially Withdrawn Children Tend to Become Heterosexually Active Later than Their Peers? A Mediation Model

26 January 2020
Socially withdrawn children are more likely to be heterosexually inactive in early adulthood....

Being Trans Without Medical Transition: Exploring Characteristics of Trans Individuals from Germany Not Seeking Gender-Affirmative Medical Interventions

26 January 2020
Trans individuals not seeking gender-affirmative medical interventions were significantly older and more often reported to identify with a non-binary gender....

Higher Rates of Unacknowledged Rape Among Men: The Role of Rape Myth Acceptance

13 January 2020
Men aren't as likely as women to think of their nonconsensual sexual experiences as rape....

The Clitoris—An Appraisal of its Reproductive Function During the Fertile Years

13 January 2020
Clitoris has both underestimated procreative (reproductive) and recreative (pleasure) functions of equal importance. Its ablation thus...

Bisexual individuals are at greater risk of poor mental health than lesbians and gay men: The mediating role of sexual identity stress at multiple levels

9 January 2020
Compared with lesbian women and gay men, bisexual people conceal their sexual orientation more often, are less certain of their identity, and have weaker ties to the LGBT community, ...

An Exploratory Study of Sexting Behaviors Among Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Early Adolescents

9 January 2020
Sexual minority early adolescents are more likely than their heterosexual peers to send, receive, and ask for sexually explicit pictures. They're also more likely to experience - but not perpetrate - ...

Bisexual men with bisexual and monosexual genital arousal patterns

1 December 2019
While bisexual men generally exhibit bisexual patterns of arousal, they tend to be more physiologically aroused by erotic films of men than those of women....

Sexual Precedent’s Effect on Sexual Consent Communication

28 November 2019
This article looks at the issue of sexuel consent and the effects of sexual precedents on it, showing that it is contextual and can not be assumed even after previous sexual encounters....