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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.

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 ...

Eroticism versus nurturance : how eroticism and nurturance differs in polyamorous and monogamous relationships

10 January 2019
Romantic partners provide both erotic and nurturing experiences, though these may emerge more strongly in different phases of a relationship. Unlike individuals in...

Father-son communication about consistent and correct condom use

10 January 2019
With this study, we explore communication about consistent and correct condom use among African American and Latino male adolescents ages 15 to 19 and their fathers. ...

Fathers’ engagement in their sons’ sexual and reproductive health

10 January 2019
Despite ongoing efforts to promote sexual and reproductive health (SRH), teenagers continue to engage in risky sexual behaviors. Nearly 60 % of high school seniors have ...

Depression, sexual dysfunction and sexual quality of life in women with infertility

21 December 2018
Background: Women suffering from infertility are at higher risk of experiencing psychological problems. Sexual function and sexual related quality of life is not ...

Sexuality and sexual health: Policy in Australian residential aged care

21 December 2018
Objective is to examine the extent and scope of written policies about sexuality and sexual health for older people living in Australian residential aged care facilities. ...

An Exploratory study on the central nervous correlates of sexual excitation and sexual Inhibition

13 December 2018
The Sexual Inhibition/Sexual Excitation Scales (SIS/SES) measure sexual excitation and sexual inhibition proneness. We used SIS and SES scores of 62 heterosexual teleiophilic men (Mage 34.3, SD = 9.9) ...

Empirical Findings on the Preternatural: Sexually Violent and Predatory Sexually Violent Youth

13 December 2018
Applied are empirical findings from two major studies employing the ecologically framed MEGA risk assessment tool: MEGA Combined Samples Studies (N = 3901 [1979–2017] ...

Partners Experience Consequences, Too: A Comparison of the Sexual, Relational, and Psychological Adjustment of Women with Sexual Interest/Arousal Disorder and Their Partners to Control Couples

6 December 2018
Women diagnosed with female sexual interest/arousal disorder (FSIAD) report lower health-related quality of life, more depressive symptoms, and lower sexual and ...

The Role of Age and Homonegativity in Racial or Ethnic Partner Preferences Among Australian Gay and Bisexual Men

6 December 2018
We investigated the racial or ethnic partner preferences among Australian gay and bisexual men (GBM) as part of a large study of sexual preferences among GBM, to identify whether ...

Women’s sexual communication with their peers and it’s association with sexual wellbeing

29 November 2018
Communication about sex is an important variable in sexual well-being, but sex remains a taboo topic, particularly for women. This study explores women’s peer sexual ...

Youth, sexuality and sexual citizenship

29 November 2018
Sexual citizenship is a powerful concept associated with debates about recognition and exclusion, agency, respect and accountability. For young people in general and for...