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Body Image Disturbances as Predictors of Reduced Mental Health Among Australian Gay Men: Being in a Relationship Does Not Serve as a Protective Factor.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jun 20. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

Past studies have demonstrated associations between gay men's body image disturbances and poorer mental health. However, little research has considered whether relationship status, or sexual agreements within relationships, moderates these associations. The present study was designed to address this gap. Read More

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June 2018
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Gendered Social Institutions and Preventive Healthcare Seeking for Black Men Who Have Sex with Men: The Promise of Biomedical HIV Prevention.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jun 20. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, Floor 5, Room 536, New York, NY, 10032, USA.

Research on gender and health, including research conducted among Black men who have sex with men (BMSM), has primarily focused on how gender norms and roles shape healthcare engagement. Here we advance that work by demonstrating how a broader theorization of gender, particularly one that moves beyond gender norms and performance to incorporate structures such as the healthcare system and the labor market, can facilitate an understanding of how gender affects preventive healthcare seeking among BMSM, particularly the uptake of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a promising approach to alleviate HIV disparities. This article is based on a year-long ethnographic study conducted in New York City with BMSM (n = 31; three interviews each) and community stakeholders (n = 17). Read More

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The Relational and Bodily Experiences Theory of Sexual Desire in Women.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jun 20. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Department of Psychology, City University of New York-City College and The Graduate Center, New York, NY, USA.

We review the theory and research on women's sexual desire and present a theory that incorporates internalized representations of relational and bodily experiences into our understanding of the full range of desire in women. To this end, we move away from the current tendency to focus on low sexual desire in women and instead consider desire on a spectrum or continuum from absent or diminished to high desire across multiple sexual orientations, including heterosexual, bisexual, and lesbian. We review definitions of sexual desire, as well as the epidemiology and etiology of hypoactive sexual desire, the most prevalent sexual complaint in women, including the biological, psychological, and relationship correlates of inhibited sexual desire. Read More

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Hypersexuality, Gender, and Sexual Orientation: A Large-Scale Psychometric Survey Study.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jun 20. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Institute of Psychology, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Izabella utca 46., Budapest, 1064, Hungary.

Criteria for hypersexual disorder (HD) were proposed for consideration in the DSM-5 but ultimately excluded for a variety of reasons. Regardless, research continues to investigate hypersexual behavior (HB). The Hypersexual Behavior Inventory (HBI) is one of the most robust scales assessing HB, but further examination is needed to explore its psychometric properties among different groups. Read More

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Prospective Predictors of Multiple Sexual Partners Among African American Men Who Have Sex with Men.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jun 20. Epub 2018 Jun 20.

Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Studies show that having sex with multiple partners increases the risk of acquiring and transmitting sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. The present article reports prospective predictors of having multiple sexual partners among 505 African American men in Philadelphia who have sex with men (MSM) who participated in an intervention trial and attended a 6-month follow-up. Participants completed audio computer-assisted surveys of demographics, sexual behavior, and Reasoned Action Approach and Social Cognitive Theory mediators concerning multiple partners. Read More

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June 2018
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First Postpubertal Same-Sex Sex in Kinsey's General and Prison Male Same-Sex Samples: Comparative Analysis and Testing Common Assumptions in Minor-Adult Contacts.

Authors:
Bruce Rind

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jun 5. Epub 2018 Jun 5.

, Leipzig, Germany.

Kinsey's prison male same-sex sample (consisting of prisoners who were gay, bisexual, or had had extensive postpubertal same-sex sex regardless of sexual attractions) was compared with Kinsey's general (i.e., non-prison) same-sex sample (previously analyzed by Rind and Welter, 2016) in terms of reactions to and characteristics of first postpubertal same-sex sex, with a focus on minor-adult contacts. Read More

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June 2018
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Traditional Sex and Gender Stereotypes in the Relationships of Non-Disclosing Behaviorally Bisexual Men.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jun 4. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 10032, USA.

Traditional stereotypes about sex and gender present men as assertive, aggressive, sexually adventurous, and emotionally restrained, and women as docile, passive, sexually modest, and emotionally sensitive. Past research has shown that such stereotypes impose constraints on heterosexual relationships that decrease sexual satisfaction for men and women. This study examined the impact of traditional sex and gender stereotypes on a sample of 203 behaviorally bisexual men who were in a heterosexual relationship with a woman to whom they did not disclose their same-sex behaviors. Read More

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More Puzzles: A Response to Seto's (2017) "The Puzzle of Male Chronophilias".

Authors:
J Paul Fedoroff

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jun 4. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

Sexual Behaviours Clinic, The Royal, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

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Collective Sex in Public: Where Is the Observer?

Authors:
Alain Giami

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jun 1. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Inserm, CESP Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health, "Team Gender, Sexuality and Health", 94807, Villejuif, France.

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Risk and Protective Factors for Sexual Health Outcomes Among Black Bisexual Men in the U.S.: Internalized Heterosexism, Sexual Orientation Disclosure, and Religiosity.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jun 1. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Department of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 06269, USA.

Bisexual individuals are oftentimes at higher risk for negative sexual health outcomes compared to their heterosexual, gay, and lesbian counterparts. Racial minorities, who may experience double minority stress, may be at particular risk for a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV. Some studies have considered protective factors that ameliorate negative health outcomes; yet, few focus on especially vulnerable populations. Read More

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June 2018
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Effects of Group Gender Composition on Mental Rotation Test Performance in Women.

Authors:
Angelica Moè

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jun 1. Epub 2018 Jun 1.

Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Via Venezia 8, 35131, Padua, Italy.

Mental rotation is a task in which men outscore women by up to one standard deviation. Many biological, strategic, experiential, and motivational factors concur to explain this gender gap. Among these there are gender stereotypes, which could either harm or favor performance, giving rise, respectively, to stereotype threat or lift effects. Read More

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The Importance of Studying Consent and Consent Violations in Collective Sex Environments.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 May 31. Epub 2018 May 31.

The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 47405, USA.

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Development and Validation of the Power Imbalance in Couples Scale.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 May 30. Epub 2018 May 30.

Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality, San Francisco State University, 835 Marker St., #523, San Francisco, CA, 94103, USA.

Few researchers have quantitatively explored the relationship power-HIV risk nexus in same-sex male couples. We developed and validated the Power Imbalance in Couples Scale (PICS) to measure relationship power among men in same-sex, committed relationships and its association with sexual risk behaviors. We recruited three independent and diverse samples of male couples in the greater San Francisco and New York City metropolitan areas and conducted qualitative interviews (N1 = 96) to inform item development, followed by two quantitative surveys (N2 = 341; N3 = 434) to assess the construct, predictive, convergent, and discriminant validity of the PICS. Read More

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Multidimensional Patterns of Sexual Risk Behavior and Psychiatric Disorders in Men with Substance Use Disorders.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 May 29. Epub 2018 May 29.

Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría "Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz" (INPRFM), Calz. México-Xochimilco #101, San Lorenzo Huipulco, Tlalpan, 14370, Mexico City, Mexico.

Previous evidence links substance use disorders (SUD) to STI/HIV risk and suggests that comorbid psychiatric disorders increase the probability to engage in sexual risk behaviors. This study had two aims: (1) to identify subgroups based on sexual risk behavior using a person-centered approach in a sample of substance users and (2) to measure the association of psychiatric and SUD with subgroup membership. We assessed 402 male adults with SUD, reporting sexual intercourse in the previous 12 months using the HIV-Risk Behavior Scale and the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview. Read More

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May 2018
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Average Associations Between Sexual Desire, Testosterone, and Stress in Women and Men Over Time.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 May 29. Epub 2018 May 29.

Departments of Psychology and Women's Studies, Program in Neuroscience, Reproductive Sciences Program; Science, Technology and Society Program; Biosocial Methods Collaborative, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

Sexual desire and testosterone are widely assumed to be directly and positively linked to each other despite the lack of supporting empirical evidence. The literature that does exist is mixed, which may result from a conflation of solitary and dyadic desire, and the exclusion of contextual variables, like stress, known to be relevant. Here, we use the Steroid/Peptide Theory of Social Bonds as a framework for examining how testosterone, solitary and partnered desire, and stress are linked over time. Read More

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Identification of Nonconsensual Sexual Experiences and the Sexual Self-Schemas of Women: Implications for Sexual Functioning.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 May 29. Epub 2018 May 29.

Psychology Department, The University of Texas at Austin, SEA Building, 108 E. Dean Keeton St., A8000, Austin, TX, 78712, USA.

Many individuals who experience nonconsensual sexual experiences (NSEs) do not identify their experiences with common sexual violence labels (e.g., sexual assault, rape, or abuse), and cognitive mechanisms of identification have yet to be examined. Read More

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Associations Between Latent Classes of Interpersonal Polyvictimization and Polyperpetration and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Young Pregnant Couples: A Dyadic Analysis.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 May 24. Epub 2018 May 24.

Yale School of Public Health, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 06520, USA.

Interpersonal violence victimization and perpetration have been associated with sexual risk behaviors among adolescents and young adults, but research is lacking on: (1) how patterns of interpersonal polyvictimization and polyperpetration are associated with sexual risk among young pregnant couples, and (2) how individual and partner experiences of violence differentially impact sexual risk. The current analyses used baseline data from a longitudinal study that followed 296 pregnant young couples from pregnancy to 12 months postpartum. Couples were recruited at obstetrics and gynecology clinics, and an ultrasound clinic in the U. Read More

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Kin Selection and Male Homosexual Preference in Indonesia.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 May 24. Epub 2018 May 24.

Institute of Evolutionary Sciences, CC065 Université de Montpellier, CNRS, IRD, EPHE, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095, Montpellier Cedex 05, France.

Male homosexual preference (MHP) challenges evolutionary thinking because the preference for male-male relationships is heritable, implies a fertility cost (lower offspring number), and is relatively frequent in some societies (2-6% in Western countries) for a costly trait. It has been proposed that individuals with a MHP counterbalance reproductive costs through the transfer of resources to kin, thereby improving their indirect reproduction through kin's reproductive success. This kin selection hypothesis is not supported in Western countries and Japan, although consistent evidence has been obtained in Samoa. Read More

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May 2018
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Monogamous Halo Effects: The Stigma of Non-Monogamy within Collective Sex Environments.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 May 23. Epub 2018 May 23.

Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA.

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Sexual Activity and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults.

Authors:
Mark S Allen

Arch Sex Behav 2018 May 16. Epub 2018 May 16.

University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia.

This prospective study tested whether sexual activity and emotional closeness during partnered sexual activity relate to cognitive decline (episodic memory performance) in older adulthood. In total, 6016 adults aged 50 and over (2672 men, 3344 women; M age = 66.0 ± 8. Read More

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A Moderated Mediation Model of Parent-Child Communication, Risk Taking, Alcohol Consumption, and Sexual Experience in Early Adulthood.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 May 11. Epub 2018 May 11.

Communication Department, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA.

The relationship between risk-taking personality and health-risk behaviors has been widely established, where people who like to take risks are more likely to engage in risky sexual behaviors such as having multiple casual partners and having unprotected sex. Drawing on a national U.S. Read More

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Rethinking Risk, Culture, and Intervention in Collective Sex Environments.

Authors:
Katherine Frank

Arch Sex Behav 2018 May 10. Epub 2018 May 10.

Department of Sociology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, 89557, USA.

This article provides a narrative overview of research on HIV/STI risk and collective sexual behavior based on an inclusive analysis of research on environments where people gather for sexual activity-sex clubs, swingers' clubs, bathhouses, parks, private sex parties, etc. The aim is to analyze how collective sex has been approached across disciplines to promote conversation across paradigms and suggest new lines of inquiry. Attention to context-such as the location of sex-was a necessary redress to universalizing models of sexual risk-taking behavior, leading to insights rooted in the particularities of each environment and its users. Read More

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Imagining Interventions for Collective Sex Environments.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 May 10. Epub 2018 May 10.

Department of Nursing, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

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Correction to: Loneliness Mediates the Relationship Between Pain During Intercourse and Depressive Symptoms Among Young Women.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 May 9. Epub 2018 May 9.

Department of Psychology, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, 402 N Blackford St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA.

Due to an oversight on the authors' part, the original article was published without an Acknowledgements section. The correct Acknowledgements text is given below. Read More

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Prevalence of the Wish to be of the Opposite Gender in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 May 7. Epub 2018 May 7.

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Center of Expertise on Gender Dysphoria, VU University Medical Center, PO Box 7057, 1007 MB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Several studies have suggested an overrepresentation of (symptoms of) autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among individuals with gender dysphoria. Three studies have taken the inverse approach in children with ASD and showed increased parent report of the wish to be of the opposite gender in this group. This study compared the self-reported wish to be of the opposite gender (one item of the Youth Self-Report [YSR] and the Adult Self-Report [ASR]) of 573 adolescents (469 assigned boys and 104 assigned girls) and 807 adults (616 assigned males and 191 assigned females) with ASD to 1016 adolescents and 846 adults from the general population. Read More

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Olfactory Function Relates to Sexual Experience in Adults.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 May 2. Epub 2018 May 2.

Department of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine, Technische Universität Dresden, Fetscherstraße, 74, 01307, Dresden, Germany.

The olfactory system contributes significantly to human social behavior and especially to mate choice and empathic functioning. In this context, previous research examining individuals with impaired olfactory function indicated an influence of the sense of smell on different aspects of sexuality. However, the applied samples, methods, and results are diverse and an involvement of confounding factors, such as breathing problems, depression or social insecurity cannot be ruled out. Read More

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Domain-Specific Relationships in Sexual Measures of Impulsive Behavior.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Apr 25. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Department of Psychology, Idaho State University, 921 S. 8th Ave, Stop 8112, Pocatello, ID, 83209, USA.

Impulsivity is an important construct for understanding sexual behaviors, but behavioral and self-report measures of impulsivity often are not correlated. One possible explanation for this is that there is little shared variance in the measures because behavioral measures index impulsivity by asking questions about monetary preferences, while self-report measures index impulsivity by asking about a broad range of real-world outcomes (including those of a sexual nature) largely unrelated to money-related preferences. Undergraduate students (total N = 105; female n = 77, male n = 28) completed laboratory measures-delay discounting (DD) and probability discounting (PD)-for two different outcomes-money and sexual activity. Read More

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Associations Between Neighborhood Characteristics, Social Cohesion, and Perceived Sex Partner Risk and Non-Monogamy Among HIV-Seropositive and HIV-Seronegative Women in the Southern U.S.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jul 25;47(5):1451-1463. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Neighborhood social and physical factors shape sexual network characteristics in HIV-seronegative adults in the U.S. This multilevel analysis evaluated whether these relationships also exist in a predominantly HIV-seropositive cohort of women. Read More

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Open Relationships, Nonconsensual Nonmonogamy, and Monogamy Among U.S. Adults: Findings from the 2012 National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jul 25;47(5):1439-1450. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Applied Health Science, Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, USA.

People in open and other consensually nonmonogamous partnerships have been historically underserved by researchers and providers. Many studies group such partnerships together with nonconsensual nonmonogamy (NCNM) under the banner of "concurrent sexual partnerships." Discrimination from service providers poses a substantial barrier to care. Read More

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July 2018
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ERPs Reveal Disengagement Processes Related to Condom Use Embarrassment in Intention-Behavior Inconsistent Young Adults.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Apr 25. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Department of Work and Social Psychology, Maastricht University, 6200 MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

The use of barrier protections such as condoms has consistently been reported to reduce the acquisition of sexually transmitted infections. However, it has also been reported that the association between condom use intentions and behavior is, at best, often weak. Furthermore, embarrassment associated with purchasing condoms and negotiating their use has been shown to negatively impact the frequency of condom use. Read More

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Sex Ratio in Children and Adolescents Referred to the Gender Identity Development Service in the UK (2009-2016).

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jul 25;47(5):1301-1304. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Gender Identity Development Service, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, 120 Belsize Lane, London, NW3 5BA, UK.

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HIV Stigma Mediates the Association Between Social Cohesion and Consistent Condom Use Among Female Sex Workers Living with HIV in the Dominican Republic.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jul 23;47(5):1529-1539. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, 21205, USA.

Evidence indicates that social cohesion is a successful strategy to improve consistent condom use (CCU) among female sex workers. However, the individual and layered or combined effect that various types of overlapping stigmas may have on CCU between female sex workers living with HIV and their clients and steady partners has not been analyzed. Drawing on the Abriendo Puertas cohort of female sex workers living with HIV in the Dominican Republic, we used structural equation modeling to test the hypothesis that both HIV stigma and sex work stigma mediate the association between social cohesion and CCU and that they have a layered effect. Read More

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Heterosexual College Students Who Hookup with Same-Sex Partners.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jul 18;47(5):1387-1403. Epub 2018 Apr 18.

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, USA.

Individuals who identify as heterosexual but engage in same-sex sexual behavior fascinate both researchers and the media. We analyzed the Online College Social Life Survey dataset of over 24,000 undergraduate students to examine students whose last hookup was with a same-sex partner (N = 383 men and 312 women). The characteristics of a significant minority of these students (12% of men and 25% of women) who labelled their sexual orientation "heterosexual" differed from those who self-identified as "homosexual," "bisexual," or "uncertain. Read More

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July 2018
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Understanding Men's Self-Reported Sexual Interest in Children.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Apr 17. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

Department of Psychology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO, 80918, USA.

A few studies have found that even in the general population, a minority of adults-men as well as women-report some sexual interest in a young age group. The purpose of the present study was to identify factors associated with self-reported sexual interest in children among a community-based sample of men. Using an online survey methodology, we examined the extent to which different types of childhood adversities (witnessing parental violence, sexual, physical, and emotional abuse), atypical childhood sexual experiences, and participants' self-reported likelihood of engaging in a variety of sexual behaviors (heightened sexual interest) were related to sexual interest in children (SIC) reported by a non-forensic/non-clinical sample of 173 men. Read More

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April 2018
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Moving Past the Rose-Tinted Lens of Monogamy: Onward with Critical Self-Examination and (Sexually) Healthy Science.

Authors:
Amy C Moors

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Apr 16. Epub 2018 Apr 16.

Social Science Research and Evaluation Program, Purdue University, Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, 701 W. Stadium Ave, West Lafayette, IN, 47907, USA.

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April 2018
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Rethinking Risks and Interventions Beyond HIV: The Importance of Contextualizing Collective Sex.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Apr 16. Epub 2018 Apr 16.

Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY, 10032, USA.

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April 2018
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Physical Health Disparities Across Dimensions of Sexual Orientation, Race/Ethnicity, and Sex: Evidence for Increased Risk Among Bisexual Adults.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Apr 9. Epub 2018 Apr 9.

Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA.

Accumulating evidence suggests that sexual minority individuals are at increased risk for physical health conditions compared to heterosexual individuals. However, we know little about physical health disparities affecting bisexual individuals, a population at increased risk for psychiatric and substance use conditions compared to both heterosexual and lesbian/gay populations. Using a large, nationally representative sample, we examined physical health disparities for bisexual individuals. Read More

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April 2018
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Comparing the Healthcare Utilization and Engagement in a Sample of Transgender and Cisgender Bisexual+ Persons.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Apr 9. Epub 2018 Apr 9.

Department of Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, Northwestern University, 625 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 14-051, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA.

People who identify as non-monosexual and transgender experience disparities in engagement with healthcare services relative to monosexual and cisgender persons, respectively. However, little is known about the healthcare utilization of those with intersecting sexual and gender minority identities. We explored the knowledge, attitudes, and health motivation of non-monosexually identified transgender participants regarding preventive care and access to sexual healthcare services. Read More

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April 2018
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Psychosocial Health Disparities Among Black Bisexual Men in the U.S.: Effects of Sexuality Nondisclosure and Gay Community Support.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Apr 5. Epub 2018 Apr 5.

Center for LGBT Health Research, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Compared with Black gay men, Black bisexual men experience psychosocial health disparities, including depression, polydrug use, physical assault, and intimate partner violence (IPV). Black bisexual men are also less likely to disclose their sexuality, which may result in them receiving less sexual minority community support, exacerbating psychosocial health disparities. We assessed relationships between bisexual behavior, bisexual identity, sexuality nondisclosure, gay community support, and psychosocial morbidities among Black men who have sex with men (MSM). Read More

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April 2018
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Approaches to Regulating Adolescent Sexual Behavior in Ghana: Qualitative Evidence from Somanya and Adidome.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Apr 3. Epub 2018 Apr 3.

School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.

This article examines perceptions of why HIV infection is severe among adolescents in Somanya and less so in Adidome-two seemingly similar communities in Ghana-through analysis of the social control measures employed by these communities to regulate adolescent sexual initiation. Using focus group discussions with parents and caregivers of adolescent children, the study found that parents in Somanya and Adidome used different regulatory mechanisms to influence adolescent sexual initiation. While parents in Somanya relied largely on parental monitoring, parents in Adidome depended more on a combination of neighborhood monitoring and community barriers (informal rules) to control adolescent sexual onset. Read More

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April 2018
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Development and Validation of a Brief Version of the Anti-Bisexual Experiences Scale.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Apr 2. Epub 2018 Apr 2.

Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA.

Experiencing anti-bisexual discrimination has been linked with numerous negative consequences, such as internalized stigma and symptoms of anxiety and depression. A commonly used measure of anti-bisexual discrimination in research is the Anti-Bisexual Experiences Scale (ABES). While this scale has been instrumental in advancing knowledge about discrimination against bisexual individuals, its length presents challenges to widespread use and it remains unknown if its psychometric properties are consistent across diverse genders and non-monosexual identities. Read More

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April 2018
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Sex/Gender/Sexual Science Research 24/7.

Authors:
Kenneth J Zucker

Arch Sex Behav 2018 May;47(4):833-846

Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5T 1R8, Canada.

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May 2018
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"You Worry, 'cause You Want to Give a Reasonable Account of Yourself": Gender, Identity Management, and the Discursive Positioning of "Risk" in Men's and Women's Talk About Heterosexual Casual Sex.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jul 29;47(5):1405-1421. Epub 2018 Mar 29.

School of Psychology, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand.

Heterosexual casual sex is routinely depicted as a physically, socially, and psychologically "risky" practice. This is the case in media accounts, psychological research, and other academic work. In this article, we examine 15 men's and 15 women's talk about casual sex from a discursive psychological stance to achieve two objectives. Read More

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July 2018
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Alterations in Body Uneasiness, Eating Attitudes, and Psychopathology Before and After Cross-Sex Hormonal Treatment in Patients with Female-to-Male Gender Dysphoria.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Mar 28. Epub 2018 Mar 28.

Department of Psychiatry, Cerrahpaşa School of Medicine, Istanbul University, 34303, Kocamustafapaşa-Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey.

Body dissatisfaction plays an important role in the development of psychiatric problems such as eating disorders as well as gender dysphoria (GD). Cross-sex hormonal treatment (CHT) alleviates the dissatisfaction by making various changes in the body. We examined the alteration of body uneasiness, eating attitudes and behaviors, and psychological symptoms longitudinally in Turkish participants with female-to-male gender dysphoria (FtM GD) after CHT. Read More

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March 2018
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Associations Between Patterns of Sexual Initiation, Sexual Partnering, and Sexual Health Outcomes from Adolescence to Early Adulthood.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Mar 28. Epub 2018 Mar 28.

Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

The goal of this study was to examine, in a nationally representative sample, relationships between various sexual initiation patterns, subsequent sexual partnerships, and related health outcomes from adolescence through early adulthood. Data were from a subset of 6587 respondents from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. Bivariate analyses and adjusted logistic and ordinary least squares regression models were used to determine associations between membership in three sexual initiation classes, lifetime sexual partner counts, and multiple health outcomes, including lifetime sexually transmitted infection or disease (STI/STD) diagnosis, lifetime unintended pregnancy, and romantic relationship quality. Read More

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March 2018
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Casual Sexual Scripts on the Screen: A Quantitative Content Analysis.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Jul 27;47(5):1481-1496. Epub 2018 Mar 27.

Department of Communication Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

While existing content analyses have provided insightful information in terms of contextual factors and frequency of sexual behaviors, not much is known about the relational context in which sexual depictions generally occur. The current study addresses this void by employing content analytic methods to measure the frequency and context of depictions of sexual behavior within nine popular television shows produced in the U.S. Read More

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July 2018
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Sexual Probability Discounting: A Mechanism for Sexually Transmitted Infection Among Undergraduate Students.

Arch Sex Behav 2018 Mar 26. Epub 2018 Mar 26.

Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 5510 Nathan Shock Drive, Suite 3000, Baltimore, MD, 21224, USA.

Lack of condom use among youth is a major contributor to the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV/AIDS, which has lifelong deleterious health consequences. College students (N = 262) completed the Sexual Probability Discounting Task in which participants reported their likelihood of condom use under various probabilities of contracting an STI. Each participant completed the task in regard to different STIs including HIV/AIDS and different partners. Read More

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March 2018
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