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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.

The Relationship Between Bias-based Peer Victimization and Depressive Symptomatology Across Sexual and Gender Identity

15 November 2018
The current study examined the prevalence of seven types of bias-based victimization (sexual orientation, gender, expression of gender, race or ethnicity, disability, religion, ...

A Three-Step Gendered Latent Class Analysis on Dating Victimization Profiles: Correlates With Family and Peer Contextual Risk Factors, Injuries and Mental Health

9 November 2018
The purpose of this study was to identify patterns of teen dating victimization among boys and girls and examine their association with family and peer contextual risk factors ...

Maternal Emotional Support following the Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse: A Qualitative Study

9 November 2018
Non-offending maternal (NOM) support is considered one of the most important protective factors in facilitating better victim adjustment following the disclosure of child...

Summary Report of the Global Consultation on the Inclusive Education and Access to Health of LGBTI+ Youth Around the World

9 November 2018
The following data result from a global consultation on the inclusive education and access to health of LGBTI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, as well as non-binary, ...

Depressive Symptoms Following Recent Sexual Assault : The Role of Drug and Alcohol Use, Acute, Stress, and Assault Characteristics

2 November 2018
Sexual assault is a common traumatic experience that can have a wide-ranging impact on psychological functioning, including experience of depressive symptoms....

Lesbians’ Negative Affect Toward Sexual Minority People with Stereotypical Masculine and Feminine Characteristics

2 November 2018
We investigated lesbians’ negative affect toward gay and lesbian scenarios with feminine/negative characteristics. Seventy-one Italian lesbians responded to self-report ...

Sexual Behavior Mediates the Relationship Between Sexual Approach Motives and Sexual Outcomes: A Dyadic Daily Diary Study

25 October 2018
Recent studies show that sexual approach (SA) motives, i.e., having sex to achieve a positive state such as sexual pleasure, are associated with higher sexual and relationship satisfaction....

The Estimated Number of Potential PrEP Users Among Gay-Identifying Men Who Have Sex With Men in Australia

25 October 2018
We estimated the size of the population of gay-identified men who have sex with men (gay men) eligible for PrEP in Australia...

Resilience Pathways, Childhood Escape Routes, and Mentors Reported by Gay and Bisexual Men Affected by Syndemic Conditions

25 October 2018
Investigation of the social and psychological antecedents of the HIV epidemic has identified a syndemic...

Living Dolls? The Role of Clothing and Fashion in “Sexualisation”

25 October 2018
This article considers the role that clothing and fashion have played, or continue to play, in “sexualisation”. It is pointed out that fashion, as in clothing,...

Can't Swipe me Love: Approach and Avoidance Goals Predict Dating Success on Tinder

18 October 2018
In the current study, we applied approach-avoidance theory of social motivation to understand the association between people’s goals...

Sexual Distress Mediates the Associations Between Sexual Contingent Self-Worth and Well-Being in Women With Genitopelvic Pain: A Dyadic Daily Experience Study

18 October 2018
Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD), a common cause of women’s genitopelvic pain, is associated with poorer psychological and sexual well-being in affected couples....

Anti-Climactic: Investigating How Late Adolescents Perceive and Deal with Orgasm Difficulty in the Context of Their Intimate Relationships

18 October 2018
There is a long history of survey research indicating high rates of orgasm difficulties among adults. We sought to investigate how male and female heterosexual late adolescents...

Association of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault With Midlife Women’s Mental and Physical Health

18 October 2018
Sexual harassment and sexual assault are prevalent experiences among women. However, their association with health indices is less well understood....

Child Sexual Abuse Victims as Witnesses: The Influence of Testifying on Their Recovery

12 October 2018
Victims of child sexual abuse (CSA) are likely to show a wide range of adaptation difficulties. In addition, some children and their families are involved...

The Link Between Cognitive Function and Sexuality in Older Adults

12 October 2018
Experts agree that we know very little about sexuality among people living at home with AD or other cognitive problems. Older adults who have cognitive problems that impact the way...