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    Overcoming HIV Stigma? A Qualitative Analysis of HIV Cure Research and Stigma Among Men Who Have Sex with Men Living with HIV.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Nov 17. Epub 2017 Nov 17.
    University of North Carolina Project-China, 2 Lujing Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China.
    Despite global progress in HIV stigma reduction, persistent HIV stigma thwarts effective HIV service delivery. Advances in HIV biomedical research toward a cure may shift perceptions of people living with HIV and HIV stigma. The purpose of this study was to examine how men who have sex with men (MSM) living with HIV in Guangzhou, China perceive HIV cure research and its potential impact on MSM and HIV stigma. Read More

    Depression, Loneliness, and Sexual Risk-Taking Among HIV-Negative/Unknown Men Who Have Sex with Men in China.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Nov 16. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics & Global Health Sciences, University of California, 50 Beale St., Suite 1300, San Francisco, CA, 94105, USA.
    Research conducted among men who have sex with men (MSM) in high-income countries has demonstrated that negative mental health is one of the significant drivers of HIV infection, and few studies have examined the status of mental health among MSM in China. We sought to describe depression and loneliness and identify their correlates among Chinese MSM. A cross-sectional study was conducted among HIV-negative or unknown status MSM in 2014. Read More

    Evaluation of HIV Disclosure Behavior Following a Randomized Controlled Disclosure Intervention for Men Who Have Sex with Men Living with HIV.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Nov 15. Epub 2017 Nov 15.
    College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South Florida, 13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MHC 1110, Tampa, FL, 33612, USA.
    Preventing the transmission of HIV, especially among high-risk populations, is a U.S. public health priority. Read More

    HIV Prevention Among Young Women in South Africa: Understanding Multiple Layers of Risk.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Nov 13. Epub 2017 Nov 13.
    Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA.
    Despite concerted prevention efforts, young South African women remain at the epicenter of the HIV epidemic. Although these women have grown up in a community powerfully affected by HIV, systematic investigation into how this "second generation" of HIV-affected youth navigates HIV risk is lacking. This study qualitatively explored a complex interplay of factors influencing HIV risk among young pregnant women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Read More

    Relationship Between Childhood Sexual Abuse and HIV-Related Risks Among Men Who Have Sex with Men: Findings from Mainland China.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Nov 13. Epub 2017 Nov 13.
    Key Laboratory of Cognition and Personality, Southwest University, Chongqing, China.
    Men who have sex with men (MSM) carry the burden of HIV infection in China. Outside of China, a history of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has been associated with HIV-related risks (behavioral, sexual, and mental health outcomes) among MSM. We therefore evaluated the relationship between CSA and these HIV-related risks among MSM in China. Read More

    HIV Acquisition and Transmission Potential Among African American Men Who Have Sex with Men and Women in Three U.S. Cities.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Nov 9. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, Washington, DC, USA.
    Black men who have sex with men and women (BMSMW) are at increased HIV risk, but few efficacious interventions meet their unique needs. Three HIV prevention interventions were evaluated with a common protocol. Baseline data were pooled to describe sexual behavior involving transmission risk with male, female, and male-to-female transgender partners and identify factors associated with transmission risk. Read More

    Increasing Valid Profiles in Phallometric Assessment of Sex Offenders with Child Victims: Combining the Strengths of Audio Stimuli and Synthetic Characters.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Nov 8. Epub 2017 Nov 8.
    Centre de Recherche, Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada.
    Penile plethysmography (PPG) is a measure of sexual interests that relies heavily on the stimuli it uses to generate valid results. Ethical considerations surrounding the use of real images in PPG have further limited the content admissible for these stimuli. To palliate this limitation, the current study aimed to combine audio and visual stimuli by incorporating computer-generated characters to create new stimuli capable of accurately classifying sex offenders with child victims, while also increasing the number of valid profiles. Read More

    Child Sexual Abuse and Negative Affect as Shared Risk Factors for Sexual Aggression and Sexual HIV Risk Behavior in Heterosexual Men.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Oct 31. Epub 2017 Oct 31.
    The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA.
    Previous research has suggested that sexually aggressive behavior and sexual HIV risk behavior are associated. Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is a well-established risk factor for both types of problematic sexual behavior. Negative affect (i. Read More

    Perceived Risk of Intimate Partner Violence Among STI Clinic Patients: Implications for Partner Notification and Patient-Delivered Partner Therapy.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Oct 31. Epub 2017 Oct 31.
    Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
    Patient-delivered partner therapy (PDPT) is the practice of providing patients diagnosed with a bacterial sexually transmitted infection (STI) medication to give directly to their partner for treatment without requiring the partner to participate in diagnostic testing and counseling. Despite a growing body of evidence in support of PDPT, literature is limited to date on the influence of perceived risk of intimate partner violence (IPV) on PDPT use. We analyzed mixed-method data from 196 quantitative surveys (61% male, M age = 31. Read More

    Women's Experience of Orgasm During Intercourse: Question Semantics Affect Women's Reports and Men's Estimates of Orgasm Occurrence.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Oct 27. Epub 2017 Oct 27.
    Department of Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.
    Most women report reliably experiencing orgasm from masturbation, but a smaller proportion of women report regularly experiencing orgasm from intercourse. Research suggests that concurrent clitoral stimulation during intercourse increases the likelihood of orgasm, yet most surveys of orgasm during intercourse leave unspecified whether vaginal intercourse does or does not include concurrent clitoral stimulation (assisted intercourse or unassisted intercourse, respectively). Using an online sample of 1569 men and 1478 women, we tested whether phrasing of questions about the occurrence of orgasm in intercourse modulates women's reported frequency and men's estimates of women's frequency of orgasm in intercourse. Read More

    The Relationship Between Indicators of Depression and Anxiety and Sexual Orientation in Canadian Women.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Oct 26. Epub 2017 Oct 26.
    Department of Psychology, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 3M4, Canada.
    Previous studies examining the associations between women's sexual orientation and mental health have obtained inconsistent results. Whereas some studies have suggested that status as a lesbian or bisexual woman may be associated with greater mental health risk, others have suggested that bisexual women may be specifically vulnerable to mental health problems. The current study examined two competing models in a non-clinical sample of Canadian women (N = 278). Read More

    Associations Between Croatian Adolescents' Use of Sexually Explicit Material and Sexual Behavior: Does Parental Monitoring Play a Role?
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Oct 25. Epub 2017 Oct 25.
    Department of Sociology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
    The use of sexually explicit material (SEM) has become a part of adolescent sexual socialization, at least in the Western world. Adolescent and young people's SEM use has been associated with risky sexual behaviors, which has recently resulted in policy debates about restricting access to SEM. Such development seems to suggest a crisis of the preventive role of parental oversight. Read More

    Masculine Voices Predict Well-Being in Female-to-Male Transgender Individuals.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Oct 25. Epub 2017 Oct 25.
    Social Perception and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, 100 St. George Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 3G3, Canada.
    Voices convey important social information about an individual's identity, including gender. This is especially relevant to transgender individuals, who cite voice alteration as a primary goal of the gender alignment process. Although the voice is a primary target of testosterone therapy among female-to-male (FTM) trans people, little research has explored the effects of such changes on their psychological well-being. Read More

    A Comparison of Masculinity Facial Preference Among Naturally Cycling, Pregnant, Lactating, and Post-Menopausal Women.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Oct 25. Epub 2017 Oct 25.
    Faculty of Education, Trnava University, Trnava, Slovakia.
    Women show cyclical shifts in preferences for physical male traits. Here we investigated how fertility status influences women's facial masculinity preference in men by analyzing a large sample of heterosexual women (N = 3720). Women were regularly either cycling (in both low- and high-conception probability groups), lactating or were currently in a non-fertile state (pregnant or post-menopausal). Read More

    Human Mating Theory, Migration, and Marital Dissolution.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Oct 20. Epub 2017 Oct 20.
    Department of Management, University of Turin, Corso Unione Sovietica, 218 bis, 10134, Turin, Italy.
    Marriage dissolution has been extensively analyzed in the last few decades, looking for the determinants of this well-known phenomenon, but so far the relationship between female migration and marriage dissolution does not seem to have been thoroughly investigated. This work aimed to analyze the correlation between marriage dissolution and migration, which might bias the sex ratio within a given society, introducing new social and cultural values. Considering the Regions of Italy between 2002 and 2007 (i. Read More

    Gynephilic Men's Self-Reported and Genital Sexual Responses to Relationship Context Cues.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Oct 20. Epub 2017 Oct 20.
    Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6, Canada.
    The current study examined men's sexual responses to relationship context. Chivers and Timmers (2012) previously reported that heterosexual men's genital and self-reported sexual arousal varied by gender but not relationship context, suggesting that gender cues are more salient determinants of sexual response than relationship context cues for men. Those analyses were, however, significantly underpowered to detect relationship context effects (n = 9). Read More

    "Sex in a Relationship" versus "Sex During a One-Night Stand": The Link Between Mental Representations of Consensual Sexuality, Mating Strategies, and Sexual Experience in Heterosexual Women and Men.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Oct 12. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
    Department of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, District Hospital of Regensburg, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany.
    Sexual scripts, that is, the mental representations of sexual behavior, are highly influenced by mating strategies and sexual experience. The relationship between these factors and sexual scripts is, however, poorly understood. Therefore, we assessed how long-term (e. Read More

    Willingness of Emerging Adults to Engage in Consensual Non-Monogamy: A Mixed-Methods Analysis.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Oct 6. Epub 2017 Oct 6.
    Department of Child and Family Studies, College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 115 Jessie W. Harris Building, 1215 W. Cumberland Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37996, USA.
    Over the past decade, research on consensual non-monogamy (CNM) has increased. However, willingness to engage in CNM is an understudied phenomenon within this field. Because qualitative methods are rarely used to study this phenomenon, little is known about why individuals may or may not be willing to engage in CNM. Read More

    Meta-Analysis of Alcohol and Serodiscordant Condomless Sex Among People Living with HIV.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Oct 3. Epub 2017 Oct 3.
    Biomedical Sciences, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA.
    While observational studies have found that alcohol consumption is associated with serodiscordant condomless sex among people living with HIV (PLHIV), no meta-analysis has yet examined this trend. We conducted a meta-analysis to synthesize empirical evidence on the association between alcohol and condomless sex with partners at risk of HIV acquisition. To meet inclusion criteria, studies: (1) specifically targeted PLHIV or provided stratified data for HIV-infected participants; (2) provided a quantitative measure of alcohol use; (3) provided a quantitative measure of condomless sex with serodiscordant partners; and (4) reported the results of statistical tests examining the relationship between alcohol use and serodiscordant condomless sex. Read More

    Exploring the Roles of Race, Ethnicity, Nationality, and Skin Color in the Sexual Partner Choices of Bisexual Latino Men.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Sep 19. Epub 2017 Sep 19.
    School of Social Work, College of Public Health, Temple University, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 5th Floor Ritter Annex, Rm 553, Philadelphia, PA, 19122, USA.
    Racial and ethnic differences are well-documented social factors shaping sexual interactions. However, these racial/ethnic dynamics have been mostly overlooked in the context of sexual fluidity, specifically for bisexual individuals. Furthermore, there is limited literature on how sexual objectification based on skin color and ethnicity, factors well documented to influence individual's sexual partnering decision, might be different for male, female, and/or transgender partners of bisexual individuals. Read More

    Does Repeated Testing Impact Concordance Between Genital and Self-Reported Sexual Arousal in Women?
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Sep 19. Epub 2017 Sep 19.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, 6th Floor DHCC, 2775 Laurel Street, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1M9, Canada.
    Women show a substantial variability in their genital and subjective responses to sexual stimuli. The level of agreement between these two aspects of response is termed sexual concordance and has been increasingly investigated because of its implications for understanding models of sexual response and as a potential endpoint in clinical trials of treatments to improve women's sexual dysfunction. However, interpreting changes in sexual concordance may be problematic because, to date, it still is unclear how repeated testing itself influences sexual concordance in women. Read More

    The Facial Width-to-Height Ratio Predicts Sex Drive, Sociosexuality, and Intended Infidelity.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Sep 19. Epub 2017 Sep 19.
    Department of Psychology, Nipissing University, North Bay, ON, P1B 8L7, Canada.
    Previous research has linked the facial width-to-height ratio (FWHR) to a host of psychological and behavioral characteristics, primarily in men. In two studies, we examined novel links between FWHR and sex drive. In Study 1, a sample of 145 undergraduate students revealed that FWHR positively predicted sex drive. Read More

    Preferences for Injectable PrEP Among Young U.S. Cisgender Men and Transgender Women and Men Who Have Sex with Men.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Sep 19. Epub 2017 Sep 19.
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA, USA.
    Young men who have sex with men account for approximately 20% of incident HIV infections in the U.S. Antiretroviral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) administered as a daily pill has been shown to decrease HIV acquisition in at-risk individuals. Read More

    The Effects of Condom Availability on College Women's Sexual Discounting.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Sep 14. Epub 2017 Sep 14.
    Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University, Box G-121-5, 121 S. Main Street, Providence, RI, 02915, USA.
    College students commonly engage in risky sexual behaviors, such as casual sexual encounters and inconsistent condom use. Discounting paradigms that examine how individuals devalue rewards due to their delay or uncertainty have been used to improve our understanding of behavioral problems, including sexual risk. The current study assessed relations between college women's sexual partners discounting and risky sexual behavior. Read More

    Differences in Neural Response to Romantic Stimuli in Monogamous and Non-Monogamous Men.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Sep 13. Epub 2017 Sep 13.
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA.
    In non-human animal research, studies comparing socially monogamous and promiscuous species of voles (Microtus) have identified some key neural differences related to monogamy and non-monogamy. Specifically, densities of the vasopressin V1a receptor and dopamine D2 receptors in subcortical reward-related and limbic areas of the brain have been linked to monogamous behavior in prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster). Similar brain areas have been shown to be correlated with feelings of romantic love in monogamously pair-bonded humans. Read More

    Women's Subjective Experiences of Living with Vulvodynia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Ethnography.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Sep 13. Epub 2017 Sep 13.
    Doctorate of Clinical Psychology Programme, The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.
    Vulvodynia, the experience of an idiopathic pain in the form of burning, soreness, or throbbing in the vulval area, affects around 4-16% of the population. The current review used systematic search strategies and meta-ethnography as a means of identifying, analyzing, and synthesizing the existing literature pertaining to women's subjective experiences of living with vulvodynia. Four key concepts were identified: (1) Social Constructions: Sex, Women, and Femininity: Women experienced negative consequences of social narratives around womanhood, sexuality, and femininity, including the prioritization of penetrative sex, the belief that it is the role of women to provide sex for men, and media portrayals of sex as easy and natural. Read More


    Attitude Toward One's Circumcision Status Is More Important than Actual Circumcision Status for Men's Body Image and Sexual Functioning.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Sep 11. Epub 2017 Sep 11.
    Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6, Canada.
    Research exploring the impact of circumcision on the sexual lives of men has failed to consider men's attitudes toward their circumcision status, which may, in part, help to explain inconsistent findings in the literature. The current study explored the potential relationship between attitudinal factors toward one's circumcision status, timing of one's circumcision, and sexual correlates. A total of 811 men (367 circumcised as neonates, 107 circumcised in childhood, 47 circumcised in adulthood, and 290 intact) aged 19-84 years (M = 33. Read More

    Viewing Sexually Explicit Media and Its Association with Mental Health Among Gay and Bisexual Men Across the U.S.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Sep 7. Epub 2017 Sep 7.
    Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training, Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY), 142 West 36th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY, 10018, USA.
    Gay and bisexual men (GBM) have reported viewing significantly more sexually explicit media (SEM) than heterosexual men. There is evidence that viewing greater amounts of SEM may result in more negative body attitude and negative affect. However, no studies have examined these variables within the same model. Read More

    Impulsivity Dimensions and Risky Sex Behaviors in an At-Risk Young Adult Sample.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Sep 7. Epub 2017 Sep 7.
    V.A. San Diego Healthcare System, La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA.
    Impulsivity is a personality-based risk factor that has been well studied in relation to risky sexual behavior. Recent conceptualizations of impulsivity have proposed multidimensional facets comprised of premeditation, perseverance, sensation seeking, negative urgency, and positive urgency (UPPS-P model). Prior studies have found that these facets are associated with risky sexual behavior in adolescent and college student samples, but no prior studies have evaluated them in clinical samples. Read More

    Virginity Requirement Versus Sexually-Active Young People: What Girls and Boys Think About Virginity in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Sep 6. Epub 2017 Sep 6.
    Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice, Faculty of Top Management, University of the Free State - UFS, DF Malherbe House, Graduandi Lane, PO Box 339, Bloemfontein, 9300, Republic of South Africa.
    This article aims to explore Congolese male and female high school students' cultural attitudes concerning virginity. The study employed a qualitative approach to collect data from 56 boys and girls aged 16-20 years old. Eight focus group discussions and 40 individual interviews were conducted among participants from two urban and two rural high schools in South Kivu province. Read More

    Parents' Perspectives About Adolescent Boys' Involvement in Biomedical HIV Prevention Research.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Sep 5. Epub 2017 Sep 5.
    Department of Psychology, Center for Ethics Education, Fordham University, Bronx, NY, USA.
    Research on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among adolescents at high risk for HIV is urgently needed, and parents' perspectives on these studies are essential for guiding the responsible conduct of adolescent PrEP research. We conducted interviews with 30 parents of adolescent boys (50% known/presumed heterosexual; 50% sexual minority) to understand their views of research risks and benefits and parental permission regarding their son's involvement in a hypothetical PrEP adherence trial. Parents identified several health and educational benefits of the study and expressed that waiving parental permission would overcome barriers to accessing PrEP, particularly for youth who may benefit most. Read More

    "It Was Supposed To Be a Onetime Thing": Experiences of Romantic and Sexual Relationship Typologies Among Young Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Sep 5. Epub 2017 Sep 5.
    University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
    Young gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are at elevated risk for HIV infection, highlighting the need to understand the elements of prevention and risk associated with their relationships. We employed a phenomenological approach to explore how young MSM become involved in different romantic and sexual experiences. We analyzed 28 semi-structured interviews conducted with young MSM living in Michigan. Read More

    Psychosocial Syndemic Correlates of Sexual Compulsivity Among Men Who Have Sex with Men: A Meta-Analysis.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Aug 24. Epub 2017 Aug 24.
    Department of Psychology, College of Sciences, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA, 92182-4611, USA.
    Efforts have been made to better understand sexual compulsivity by examining salient psychosocial syndemic correlates, though examination of such factors has yielded inconclusive results. Given that research on sexual compulsivity has predominately involved men who have sex with men (MSM), the aims of the current study were to establish the mean effect sizes of seven psychosocial syndemic indicators with sexual compulsivity, to determine if the effect varied as a function of the type of psychosocial syndemic, and investigate the potential moderating effects using MSM samples. A total of 95 studies were included for analyses among the psychosocial syndemic indicators of interest (i. Read More

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