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    Drivers of Sexual Inactivity Among Women Living with HIV and AIDS: Findings of the GENIH Study in São Paulo, Brazil.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 21. Epub 2018 Feb 21.
    Laboratory of Education in Health and Environment-Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Avenida Brasil, 4365, Pavilhão Laura Travassos (Room 49), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21040-360, Brazil.
    The advances on HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment have enabled people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) better quality of life. However, the persistence of HIV-related stigma and discrimination, and the risks triggered by HIV disclosure, may be a barrier to the sexual exercise of PLHA. We investigated the prevalence of sexual inactivity and the reasons given for it among a representative sample of women of reproductive age living with HIV/AIDS (WLWHA) in the municipality of São Paulo, Brazil. Read More

    "And Then Break the Cliché": Understanding and Addressing HIV Vulnerability Through Development of an HIV Prevention Telenovela with Men Who Have Sex with Men and Transwomen in Lima, Peru.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 20. Epub 2018 Feb 20.
    Department of Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
    HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) continue to affect men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TW) in Peru at disproportionately high rates. The ineffectiveness of traditional prevention strategies may be due to the disconnect between health promotion messages and community-level understandings of sexual cultures. We conducted 15 workshops with MSM and TW to develop a community-based sexual health intervention. Read More

    Never Been Kissed: Correlates of Lifetime Kissing Status in U.S. University Students.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 20. Epub 2018 Feb 20.
    School of Family Life, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA.
    Kissing a partner occurs relatively early during adolescence. Thus, young adults who have never kissed are off-time from their peers. Substantial exploration in the areas of identity and intimacy occur during this period, and kissing may fulfill both of these functions, addressing autonomy and relatedness motives for sexual behaviors. Read More

    Gender Expression and Mental Health in Black South African Men Who Have Sex with Men: Further Explorations of Unexpected Findings.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 20. Epub 2018 Feb 20.
    Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria, Hatfield, South Africa.
    Unlike studies conducted in Western countries, two studies among Black South African men who have sex with men (MSM) found no support for the association between gender nonconformity and mental distress, even though gender-nonconforming men experienced more discrimination and discrimination was associated with mental distress (Cook, Sandfort, Nel, & Rich, 2013; Sandfort, Bos, Knox, & Reddy, 2016). In Sandfort et al., gender nonconformity was assessed as a continuous variable, validated by comparing scores between a categorical assessment of gender presentation (masculine, feminine, no preference). Read More

    Implicit and Explicit Associations with Erotic Stimuli in Women with and Without Sexual Problems.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 20. Epub 2018 Feb 20.
    Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Open University of the Netherlands, Valkenburgerweg 177, 6419 AT, Heerlen, The Netherlands.
    Conceptual models of sexual functioning have suggested a major role for implicit cognitive processing in sexual functioning. The present study aimed to investigate implicit and explicit cognition in sexual functioning in women. Gynecological patients with (N = 38) and without self-reported sexual problems (N = 41) were compared. Read More

    The Co-Occurrence of Asexuality and Self-Reported Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis and Sexual Trauma Within the Past 12 Months Among U.S. College Students.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 20. Epub 2018 Feb 20.
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, USA.
    An increasing number of individuals identify as asexual. It is important to understand the relationship between a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder or a history of sexual trauma co-occurs with asexual identity. We aimed to assess whether identification as asexual was associated with greater likelihood for self-reported PTSD diagnosis and history of sexual trauma within the past 12 months. Read More

    Are Women's Orgasms Hindered by Phallocentric Imperatives?
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 20. Epub 2018 Feb 20.
    Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA.
    Women who have sex with women (WSW) are more likely to report experiencing an orgasm during partnered sex, compared to women who have sex with men (WSM). We investigated whether this difference can be partially accounted for by phallocentric imperatives-gendered sexual scripts that prioritize men's sexual experience. For example, these imperatives emphasize vaginal-penile intercourse (i. Read More

    Children's Doctor Games and Nudity at Danish Childcare Institutions.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 15. Epub 2018 Feb 15.
    Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, 8000, Aarhus, Denmark.
    This article presents the first Danish study of the acceptance of children's nudity and sexuality at Danish childcare institutions. The study revealed an important cultural shift in the attitude toward children's nudity and sexual games, the so-called doctor games. Although these were quite accepted at Danish childcare institutions until the beginning of this century, the study showed that new, pervasive regulations had been established to control the child's body and its sexuality. Read More

    Sexual (Dis)satisfaction and Its Contributors Among People Living with HIV Infection in Sweden.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 13. Epub 2018 Feb 13.
    Department of Public Health (Global Health/IHCAR), Karolinska Institutet, Widerströmska huset, Tomtebodavägen 18A, 171 77, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Earlier research reports lower sexual satisfaction among people living with HIV (PLHIV) compared to HIV-negative persons. A number of psychosocial factors directly associated with sexual dissatisfaction have been identified. Little is known about sexual satisfaction and their contributors among PLHIV in Sweden. Read More

    Correction to: Influence of Body Odors and Gender on Perceived Genital Arousal.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 12. Epub 2018 Feb 12.
    Department of Education and Psychology, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.
    There were 4 cells in the original Table 2 that reported SEM values instead of SDs. A corrected version of the table is provided below. In the Results section, the corresponding corrections are as follows. Read More

    Thirty Years of Research on Gay Men and HIV Prevention in France: A Narrative Review of the Literature.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 7. Epub 2018 Feb 7.
    Agence Nationale de Recherche sur le Sida et les hépatites virales, Paris, France.
    Research on homosexuality and HIV/AIDS in the social sciences has evolved into a vast and multiform field of study since the beginning of the epidemic in the Global North. Studies from France in this domain have remained relatively unknown at the international level. This article offers a narrative review of publications that resulted from research on homosexuality and HIV/AIDS, from 1985 to 2016. Read More

    A Compensatory Effect on Mate Selection? Importance of Auditory, Olfactory, and Tactile Cues in Partner Choice among Blind and Sighted Individuals.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 2. Epub 2018 Feb 2.
    Institute of Psychology, University of Wroclaw, Wrocław, Poland.
    Human attractiveness is a potent social variable, and people assess their potential partners based on input from a range of sensory modalities. Among all sensory cues, visual signals are typically considered to be the most important and most salient source of information. However, it remains unclear how people without sight assess others. Read More

    Validation of an Event-Level, Male Sexual Pleasure Scale (EMSEXpleasure) Among Condom-Using Men in the U.S.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 1. Epub 2018 Feb 1.
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30322, USA.
    Sexual pleasure is a key determinant of condom use. We developed and validated a male, event-level sexual pleasure scale (EMSEXpleasure) among a sample of condom-using men in the U.S. Read More

    Is Viewing Sexually Explicit Material Cheating on Your Partner? A Comparison Between the United States and Spain.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 1. Epub 2018 Feb 1.
    Dpto. de Psicología de la Salud, Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Alicante, 03080, Alicante, Spain.
    This cross-sectional study examined whether university students from the U.S. (n = 392) and Spain (n = 200) considered the viewing of sexually explicit material (SEM) to be tantamount to committing infidelity. Read More

    Correction to: Associations Between Croatian Adolescents' Use of Sexually Explicit Material and Sexual Behavior: Does Parental Monitoring Play a Role?
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 1. Epub 2018 Feb 1.
    Department of Sociology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
    The versions of Figures 2-4 presented in the original version of this article were incomplete. In all three figures, structural paths were omitted. The article has been updated to provide the correct figures, which are also presented here. Read More

    Patterns of Asexuality in China: Sexual Activity, Sexual and Romantic Attraction, and Sexual Desire.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jan 30. Epub 2018 Jan 30.
    Key Laboratory of Cognition and Personality (Southwest University), Ministry of Education, Chongqing, China.
    This study examined patterns of asexuality in Chinese asexual people in terms of sexual activities, sexual/romantic attraction, and sexual desire. The sample included 227 (64 men and 163 women) asexual participants and 57 (26 men and 31 women) uncertain asexual participants recruited from social networks for asexual people. The control group included 217 (115 men and 102 women) heterosexual participants recruited from general social networks. Read More

    The Relationship Between Psychological Temporal Perspective and HIV/STI Risk Behaviors Among Male Sex Workers in Mexico City.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jan 29. Epub 2018 Jan 29.
    Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, RI, USA.
    Men who have sex with men (MSM) face a disproportionate burden of HIV incidence and HIV prevalence, particularly young men who have sex with men. The aim of this article was to analyze the relation between a psychological temporal perspective and HIV/sexually transmitted infection (STI) risk behaviors among male sex workers (MSWs), a potentially highly present-oriented group of MSM. A total sample of 326 MSWs were included and responded to a validated psychological scale: the Zimbardo's Time Perspective Inventory; they also reported how frequently they engaged in protective behaviors against HIV and other STI risks behaviors, including condom use with casual and regular partners, as well as prior HIV testing. Read More

    Young Adult Retrospective Reports of Adverse Childhood Experiences: Prevalence of Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Abuse in Italy.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jan 29. Epub 2018 Jan 29.
    Department of Psychology, University of Turin, Via Verdi 10, 10124, Turin, Italy.
    This study sought to understand the prevalence of childhood abuse in Italy using an instrument developed by the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) and adapted to the Italian context. The study participants were 312 young adults, 106 males (34%), and 206 females (64%), aged 18-24 years, from various northwest Italian universities and workplaces, using an ISPCAN Child Abuse Screening Tool retrospective questionnaire (ICAST-R). With reference to comparative data from other countries, the Italian context reveals a high incidence of emotional abuse (62%) followed by physical abuse (44%) and sexual abuse (18%). Read More

    Is Contact with Children Related to Legitimizing Beliefs Toward Sex with Children Among Men with Pedophilia?
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 12;47(2):375-387. Epub 2018 Jan 12.
    Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universität Dresden, Hohe Str. 53, 01187, Dresden, Germany.
    Among pedophilic men, social contact with children has been discussed as creating a risk situation for sexual abuse. Also, pedophilic men searching for such contact are seen as harboring more beliefs legitimizing sexual contact with children. However, social contact may also decrease false beliefs. Read More

    Temporal Fluctuations in Behavior, Perceived HIV Risk, and Willingness to Use Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP).
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jan 11. Epub 2018 Jan 11.
    The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health, Boston, MA, USA.
    Individual perceptions of HIV risk influence willingness to use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. Among men who have sex with men (MSM) and male sex workers (MSWs), temporal or episodic changes in risk behavior may influence perceived risk and PrEP acceptability over time. We investigated fluctuations in perceived HIV risk and PrEP acceptability, comparing MSWs against MSM who do not engage in sex work. Read More

    Alcohol Use and Unprotected Sex Among HIV-Infected Ugandan Adults: Findings from an Event-Level Study.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jan 11. Epub 2018 Jan 11.
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA.
    While alcohol is a known risk factor for HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), studies designed to investigate the temporal relationship between alcohol use and unprotected sex are lacking. The purpose of this study was to determine whether alcohol used at the time of a sexual event is associated with unprotected sex at that same event. Data for this study were collected as part of two longitudinal studies of HIV-infected Ugandan adults. Read More

    Gendered Peer Involvement in Girls with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Effects of Prenatal Androgens, Gendered Activities, and Gender Cognitions.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jan 9. Epub 2018 Jan 9.
    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA.
    A key question in understanding gender development concerns the origins of sex segregation. Children's tendencies to interact with same-sex others have been hypothesized to result from gender identity and cognitions, behavioral compatibility, and personal characteristics. We examined whether prenatal androgen exposure was related to time spent with boys and girls, and how that gendered peer involvement was related to sex-typed activities and gender identity and cognitions. Read More

    Paths to Parenthood Among Self-Identified Bisexual Individuals in the United States.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jan 8. Epub 2018 Jan 8.
    School of Medicine, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
    Bisexual parents have been notably absent from prior research on parenting, despite comprising the largest proportion of parents among "lesbian, gay, and bisexual" (LGB) individuals. Indeed, recent national probability data indicate that young bisexual women are more likely than their heterosexual counterparts to report having at least one child. Intentions to have children, patterns of family planning and contraception use, and related issues have important implications for health and healthcare-related decisions and priorities among bisexual parents. Read More

    Structural Inequities and Social Networks Impact Hormone Use and Misuse Among Transgender Women in Los Angeles County.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jan 8. Epub 2018 Jan 8.
    Friends Research Institute, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, USA.
    In order to reduce gender dysphoria and combat stigma, transgender women often affirm their gender through social and medical transition, which may include cross-sex hormone therapy. This study examined associations between medically monitored hormone use and hormone misuse (non-prescribed hormone use including "fillers"), structural inequities (access to housing, health insurance, and income), and social network dynamics among 271 transgender women in Los Angeles. Hormone use status was coded trichotomously (hormone use, hormone misuse, no hormone use), and robust multinomial logistic regression as well as novel social network analysis was conducted to examine associations. Read More

    When Self-Worth Is Tied to One's Sexual and Romantic Relationship: Associations with Well-Being in Couples Coping with Genito-Pelvic Pain.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jan 5. Epub 2018 Jan 5.
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Life Sciences Centre, 1355 Oxford Street, P.O. Box 15000, Halifax, NS, B3H 4R2, Canada.
    Contingent self-worth (CSW; the pursuit of self-esteem via a particular domain in one's life) impacts well-being based on one's perceived success or failure in the contingent domain. In a community sample, individuals with sexual problems reported greater sexual CSW-self-worth dependent on maintaining a sexual relationship-than those without problems. Couples coping with provoked vestibulodynia (PVD), a genito-pelvic pain condition, perceive failures in their sexual relationship, which could be associated with more pain and poorer well-being. Read More

    Exploring Body Image, Contraceptive Use, and Sexual Health Outcomes Among an Ethnically Diverse Sample of Women.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jan 5. Epub 2018 Jan 5.
    School of Social Work, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, USA.
    This cross-sectional study examined the links between body appreciation, contraceptive use, and sexual health outcomes. Body appreciation has been shown to influence contraceptive use in homogenous samples of women. However, a common problem in body image literature is a lack of racial and ethnic diversity with regard to sample; this study was able to take steps toward overcoming that limitation. Read More

    Usage of the Terms Prostitution, Sex Work, Transactional Sex, and Survival Sex: Their Utility in HIV Prevention Research.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jan 5. Epub 2018 Jan 5.
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2052, Australia.
    This article considers the terms prostitution, sex work, transactional sex, and survival sex, the logic of their deployment and utility to research concerned with people who are paid for sex, and HIV. The various names for paid sex in HIV research are invested in strategically differentiated positionings of people who receive payment and emphasize varying degrees of choice. The terminologies that seek to distinguish a range of economically motivated paid sex practices from sex work are characterized by an emphasis on the local and the particular, efforts to evade the stigma attached to the labels sex worker and prostitute, and an analytic prioritizing of culture. Read More

    Exploring the Sexual Development Experiences of Black Bisexual Male Adolescents Over Time.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jan 3. Epub 2018 Jan 3.
    Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 200 North Wolfe Street, 2063, Baltimore, MD, 21287, USA.
    Scant research has sought to explore the development of dimensions of sexual orientation among Black bisexual male adolescents (BBMA). Understanding how sexual attractions, behaviors, and identities evolve among BBMA over time is crucial to understanding the most appropriate support strategies to provide during this developmental period. We sought to understand and describe the sexual orientation development experiences in a sample of BBMA over the course of 1 year. Read More

    Beyond "Just Saying No": A Preliminary Evaluation of Strategies College Students Use to Refuse Sexual Activity.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 2;47(2):341-351. Epub 2018 Jan 2.
    College of Education and Health Professions, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA.
    Preventing sexual assault is a core goal for universities as prevalence rates of sexual assault remain high, particularly among college students. A key mechanism thought to decrease rates of sexual assault is teaching college students how to give clear, explicit, verbal refusals. However, there is a paucity of research regarding how college students refuse sex. Read More

    Mental Health and Disorders of Sex Development/Intersex Conditions in Iranian Culture: Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia, 5-α Reductase Deficiency-Type 2, and Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jan 2. Epub 2018 Jan 2.
    Department of Medical Psychology and Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    Sixty-one patients (22 patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia [CAH] with a mean age of 14.86 years [range, 5-23], 20 patients with 5-α reductase deficiency type 2 [5α-RD-2] with a mean age of 19.5 years [range, 5-29], and 19 patients with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome [CAIS] with a mean age of 18. Read More

    The Psychology of Gay Men's Cuckolding Fantasies.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Dec 28. Epub 2017 Dec 28.
    The Stranger, Seattle, WA, USA.
    Cuckolding (also known as troilism) is a sexual interest in which one obtains sexual arousal from the experience of a romantic partner engaging in sexual activity with someone else. The present study investigated fantasies about and experiences with cuckolding in a large and diverse sample of predominately gay-identified men (N = 580). Compared to previous research focusing on heterosexual men's cuckolding fantasies, our results indicate that gay men's cuckolding fantasies share many common elements; however, they differ in some important ways. Read More

    Gay and Bisexual Adolescent Boys' Perspectives on Parent-Adolescent Relationships and Parenting Practices Related to Teen Sex and Dating.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Dec 26. Epub 2017 Dec 26.
    Department of Medical Social Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 625 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1400, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA.
    Close parent-adolescent relationships and specific parenting practices (e.g., communication about sex, monitoring) are associated with reduced sexual risk behavior among heterosexual youth. Read More

    Examining the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity Scale Among Members of an Alternative Sexuality Special Interest Group.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Dec 22. Epub 2017 Dec 22.
    National Coalition for Sexual Freedom, Baltimore, MD, USA.
    The present study contributes to a growing body of literature developing psychometrically and theoretically grounded measures of sexual orientation minority identity. We tested psychometric properties and construct validity of a 27-item measure, the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity Scale (LGBIS). The sample consisted of 475 adult (178 male, 237 female, 16 male-to-female, 14 female-to-male, and 30 gender queer persons) members of a special interest group, the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom. Read More

    Temporal Trends in Population Level Impacts of Risk Factors for Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Men Who Have Sex with Men, Heterosexual Men, and Women: Disparities by Sexual Identity (1998-2013).
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Dec 21. Epub 2017 Dec 21.
    Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Sydney, Australia.
    Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remain a significant public health problem worldwide. We aimed to describe the temporal trends and relative contributions of established risk factors to STIs among sexual health center attendees. This retrospective study included more than 90,000 individuals who attended a sexual health center in Sydney, Australia, during the period 1998-2013. Read More

    Latency-Based and Psychophysiological Measures of Sexual Interest Show Convergent and Concurrent Validity.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Dec 20. Epub 2017 Dec 20.
    School of Psychology, Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NP, UK.
    Latency-based measures of sexual interest require additional evidence of validity, as do newer pupil dilation approaches. A total of 102 community men completed six latency-based measures of sexual interest. Pupillary responses were recorded during three of these tasks and in an additional task where no participant response was required. Read More

    Transitioning Back to Maleness.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Dec 20. Epub 2017 Dec 20.
    Department of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA.
    Thirty-one years after living full time as a woman, a 53-year-old skilled machinist returned to have therapy with me, a psychiatrist, because of a decision to return to living as a man. As our work together continued, I suggested to this would-be published novelist that others might benefit from his experience. This led to his posting an extensive account of his life in September 2016 on Gender Trender. Read More

    Influence of Body Odors and Gender on Perceived Genital Arousal.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Dec 15. Epub 2017 Dec 15.
    Department of Education and Psychology, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.
    Olfaction is often linked to mating behavior in nonhumans. Additionally, studies in mating behavior have shown that women seem to be more affected by odor cues than men. However, the relationship between odor cues and sexual response-specifically, sexual arousal-has not been studied yet. Read More

    Butch-Femme Identity and Visuospatial Performance Among Lesbian and Bisexual Women in China.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Dec 11. Epub 2017 Dec 11.
    Key Laboratory of Cognition and Personality, Southwest University, Ministry of Education, Chongqing, China.
    Lesbian and bisexual women who self-identify as "butch" show a masculine profile with regard to gender roles, gender nonconformity, and systemizing cognitive style, whereas lesbian and bisexual women who self-identify as "femme" show a corresponding feminine profile and those who self-identify as "androgynes" show an intermediate profile. This study examined the association between butch or femme lesbian or bisexual identity and visuospatial ability among 323 lesbian and bisexual women, compared to heterosexual women (n = 207) and men (n = 125), from multiple cities in China. Visuospatial ability was assessed using a Shepard and Metzler-type mental rotation task and Judgment of Line Angle and Position (JLAP) test on the Internet. Read More

    Deer Mates: A Quantitative Study of Heterospecific Sexual Behaviors Performed by Japanese Macaques Toward Sika Deer.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Dec 11. Epub 2017 Dec 11.
    Department of Psychology, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 3M4, Canada.
    This is the first quantitative study of heterospecific sexual behavior between a non-human primate and a non-primate species. We observed multiple occurrences of free-ranging adolescent female Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) performing mounts and sexual solicitations toward sika deer (Cervus nippon) at Minoo, central Japan. Our comparative description of monkey-deer versus monkey-monkey interactions supported the "heterospecific sexual behavior" hypothesis: the mounts and demonstrative solicitations performed by adolescent female Japanese macaques toward sika deer were sexual in nature. Read More

    Sleep-Related Painful Erections Following Sexual Intercourse.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Dec 8. Epub 2017 Dec 8.
    Department of Urology, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.
    Sleep-related painful erections (SRPE) is a rare disorder characterized by recurrent painful nocturnal erections during REM sleep in the absence of pain during daytime erections. Approximately 35 cases of SRPE have been reported in the literature, none of them associated with preceding sexual intercourse. We add the report of a 40-year-old patient with a 6-year history of SRPE which only, but always, occurred after sexual intercourse with ejaculation in the evening before. Read More

    A Longitudinal Assessment of Associations Between Women's Tendency to Pretend Orgasm, Orgasm Function, and Intercourse-Related Pain in Different Partner Relationship Constellations.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Dec 5. Epub 2017 Dec 5.
    Department of Psychology, University of Turku, Assistentinkatu 7, 20014, Turku, Finland.
    The aim of the present study was to investigate how women's tendency to pretend orgasm during intercourse is associated with orgasm function and intercourse-related pain, using a longitudinal design where temporal stability and possible causal relationships could be modeled. The study sample consisted of 1421 Finnish women who had participated in large-scale population-based data collections conducted at two time points 7 years apart. Pretending orgasm was assessed for the past 4 weeks, and orgasm function and pain were assessed using the Female Sexual Function Index for the past 4 weeks. Read More

    Sexual Health Risk Behavior Disparities Among Male and Female Adolescents Using Identity and Behavior Indicators of Sexual Orientation.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Dec 4. Epub 2017 Dec 4.
    Experimental-Clinical and Health Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
    Sexual minority adolescent sexual risk behavior studies often overlook young women, do not consider behavior- and identity-based sexual orientation indicators in combination, and focus mainly on condomless sex. We examined multiple risk behaviors in a large sample of adolescent young men and women using combined behavior- and identity-based indices. The 2015 Dane County Youth Assessment data included 4734 students in 22 high schools who had ever voluntarily engaged in sexual contact (51. Read More

    Sadistic Offender or Sexual Sadism? Taxometric Evidence for a Dimensional Structure of Sexual Sadism.
    Arch Sex Behav 2018 Feb 4;47(2):403-416. Epub 2017 Dec 4.
    Department of Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.
    Severe sexual sadism is a disorder of sexual preferences that focuses on humiliation and domination of the victim, sometimes causing grievous injury or death. Because offenders with high levels of sadism represent a risk to both reoffend and cause considerable harm should they reoffend, a diagnosis of sexual sadism has serious implications. The actual diagnosis of sexual sadism is fraught with problems (i. Read More

    The Use of Film Clips in a Viewing Time Task of Sexual Interests.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Dec 4. Epub 2017 Dec 4.
    Department of Psychology, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB, Canada.
    Viewing time tasks using still pictures to assess age and gender sexual interests have been well validated and are commonly used. The use of film clips in a viewing time task would open up interesting possibilities for the study of sexual interest toward sexual targets or activities that are not easily captured in still pictures. We examined the validity of a viewing time task using film clips to assess sexual interest toward male and female targets, in a sample of 52 young adults. Read More

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