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    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

    An Unusual Case of Infertility: Urethral Coitus Due to Cribriform Hymen.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Aug 22. Epub 2017 Aug 22.
    Department of Forensic Psychiatry, University Psychiatric Hospital Vrapce, Bolnicka cesta 32, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia.
    Urethral coitus is a rare type of sexual practice, usually due to vaginal agenesis or hymeneal anomalies. We report a case of urethral coitus in a healthy couple who were evaluated for infertility. The female partner had cribriform hymen and dilated urethral orifice but did not report any problems except infertility and her genital anatomy was normal. Read More

    Committed as a Violent Sexual Predator in His 10th Decade: A Case Study.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Aug 21. Epub 2017 Aug 21.
    Public Safety Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
    We report a case study of Atypical Offender (AO), a man who was civilly committed as a sexually violent person several years after his 90th birthday. In this article, we review the factors that usually contribute to virtually zero rates of sexual crime among nonagenarians for clues as to why these protective factors did not apply to this exceptional case. Psychological assessments and court records portrayed AO as having many of the features expected of persistent sexual offenders against children (e. Read More

    Pedophilia-Themed Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Assessment, Differential Diagnosis, and Treatment with Exposure and Response Prevention.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Aug 18. Epub 2017 Aug 18.
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA.
    Fears of sexually harming children are fairly common among clients suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), yet these symptoms are largely unrecognized and frequently misdiagnosed by mental health professionals. Specifically, clients with pedophilia-themed OCD (P-OCD) experience excessive worries and distressing intrusive thoughts about being sexually attracted to, and sexually violating, children. Expressing these concerns may provoke misjudgments from uninformed mental health professionals that a client is presenting instead with pedophilic disorder. Read More

    Determinants of Punitive Attitudes Toward People with Pedophilia: Dissecting Effects of the Label and Intentionality Ascriptions.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Aug 10. Epub 2017 Aug 10.
    Department of Psychology, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
    Recent research has established marked punitive attitudes against people sexually interested in children. These negative attitudes are even more pronounced when such sexual interest is labeled as pedophilia, but are attenuated to the extent that such sexual interest is perceived as beyond one's own control (unintentional). We explored these effects in more detail by separately manipulating the label (pedophiles vs. Read More

    Estimates of Non-Heterosexual Prevalence: The Roles of Anonymity and Privacy in Survey Methodology.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Aug 7. Epub 2017 Aug 7.
    American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, 1035 East Vista Way, Ste. 120, Vista, CA, 92084, USA.
    When do people feel comfortable enough to provide honest answers to sensitive questions? Focusing specifically on sexual orientation prevalence-a measure that is sensitive to the pressures of heteronormativity-the present study was conducted to examine the variability in U.S. estimates of non-heterosexual identity prevalence and to determine how comfortable people are with answering questions about their sexual orientation when asked through commonly used survey modes. Read More

    Self-Reported Discrimination in Health-Care Settings Based on Recognizability as Transgender: A Cross-Sectional Study Among Transgender U.S. Citizens.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Aug 7. Epub 2017 Aug 7.
    Social Medicine and Global Health, Department of Clinical Sciences CRC, Lund University, Jan Waldenströms gata 35, House 28, Floor 12, 205 02, Malmö, Sweden.
    Discrimination has long been tied to health inequality. Rejected by families and communities because of their gender identity and gender-role behavior, transgender individuals are often socially marginalized. This study aimed to assess discrimination in health-care settings among persons self-identifying as transgender in the U. Read More

    "An Adventure That Went Wrong": Reasons Given by Convicted Perpetrators of Multiple Perpetrator Sexual Offending for Their Involvement in the Offense.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Aug 7. Epub 2017 Aug 7.
    Faculty of Social Science and Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON, L1H 7K4, Canada.
    There is little empirical research examining the reasons behind multiple perpetrator sexual offending. A limited number of studies provide reasons for offending offered by perpetrators of this type of sexual violence, but only one published study exists where these perpetrators were interviewed regarding their offense. The Multi-Factorial Model of Multiple Perpetrator Sexual Offending (MPSO) proposed that various factors (individual, sociocultural, and situational) play a role in this type of sexual assault, noting in particular the importance of group dynamics and processes. Read More

    Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater? Serial Infidelity Across Subsequent Relationships.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Aug 7. Epub 2017 Aug 7.
    Department of Psychology, University of Denver, 2155 S. Race St., Denver, CO, 80208-3500, USA.
    Although there is a large body of research addressing predictors of relationship infidelity, no study to our knowledge has specifically addressed infidelity in a previous relationship as a risk factor for infidelity in a subsequent relationship. The current study addressed risk for serial infidelity by following adult participants (N = 484) longitudinally through two mixed-gender romantic relationships. Participants reported their own extra-dyadic sexual involvement (ESI) (i. Read More

    Face Validity Ratings of Sexual Orientation Scales by Sexual Minority Adults: Effects of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Jul 21. Epub 2017 Jul 21.
    Psychology Department, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD, 21252-0001, USA.
    The present research explored sexual minority individuals' ratings of two traditional (Kinsey and Klein Sexual Orientation Grid [KSOG]) and two novel (Sexual-Romantic and Gender Inclusive) sexual orientation scales with regard to how well they capture their sexuality. Participants included 363 sexual minority individuals who identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, or queer, and included individuals who identified as transgender (n = 85) and cisgender (n = 278). The findings indicated clear patterns of responses across both sexual orientation and gender identity, where participants differed in the degree to which they felt the scales captured their sexuality. Read More

    First Postpubertal Male Same-Sex Sexual Experience in the National Health and Social Life Survey: Current Functioning in Relation to Age at Time of Experience and Partner Age.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Jul 17. Epub 2017 Jul 17.
    , Leipzig, Germany.
    This study used an important data set to examine long-term adjustment and functioning in men, who as adolescents had sexual experiences with men. The data came from the National Health and Social Life Survey, which used a national probability sample (Laumann, Gagnon, Michael, & Michaels, 1994). Three perspectives were considered, which offered different predictions. Read More

    Situating Human Sexual Conditioning.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Jul 11. Epub 2017 Jul 11.
    Department of Psychology, Knox College, Galesburg, IL, 61401, USA.
    Conditioning is often thought of as a basic, automatic learning process that has limited applicability to higher-level human behavior. In addition, conditioning is seen as separable from, and even secondary to, "innate" processes. These ideas involve some misconceptions. Read More

    Women's Work, Gender Roles, and Intimate Partner Violence in Nigeria.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Oct 10;46(7):1923-1938. Epub 2017 Jul 10.
    Department of Global Health Management and Policy, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA.
    The purpose of this study was to determine the contribution of women's labor force participation to the risk of intimate partner violence (IPV) victimization in the past 12 months, using data for 20,635 currently married women aged 15-49 years from the 2013 nationally representative Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey. Multilevel logistic regression models of sexual and physical IPV, with interactions between women's work and social norms regarding traditional gender roles, were developed. Approximately 23% of women aged 15-49 years reported IPV victimization in the past 12 months. Read More

    Prioritized Identification of Attractive and Romantic Partner Faces in Rapid Serial Visual Presentation.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Jul 10. Epub 2017 Jul 10.
    Department of Psychology, Faculty of Letters, Keio University, 2-15-45, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-8345, Japan.
    People are sensitive to facial attractiveness because it is an important biological and social signal. As such, our perceptual and attentional system seems biased toward attractive faces. We tested whether attractive faces capture attention and enhance memory access in an involuntary manner using a dual-task rapid serial visual presentation (dtRSVP) paradigm, wherein multiple faces were successively presented for 120 ms. Read More

    Hypersexuality: A Critical Review and Introduction to the "Sexhavior Cycle".
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Jul 7. Epub 2017 Jul 7.
    School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences, University of New England, Armidale, NSW, 2351, Australia.
    An empirical review of hypersexuality is timely as "compulsive sexual behavior" is being considered as an impulse control disorder for inclusion in the forthcoming International Classification of Diseases, 11th ed. Specifically, hypersexuality has been conceptualized in the literature as the inability to regulate one's sexual behavior that is a source of significant personal distress. Various theoretical models have been posited in an attempt to understand the occurrence of hypersexuality, although disagreement about these divergent conceptualizations of the condition has made assessment and treatment of hypersexual clients more challenging. Read More

    The Complexity of Family Reactions to Identity among Homeless and College Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Young Adults.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Jul 7. Epub 2017 Jul 7.
    Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA.
    Familial responses to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) young people's identities range on a spectrum from rejection to acceptance and these reactions strongly impact family relationships and young adult well-being. Less is known, however, about how family members' reactions may differ based on young people's contexts of socioeconomic status. Through a qualitative, life course analysis of in-depth interview data from 46 LGBTQ college students and LGBTQ homeless young adults, our study highlights the diverse, contextual nuances of young people's "linked lives" within their families. Read More

    Eye Movements When Looking at Potential Friends and Romantic Partners.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Jul 6. Epub 2017 Jul 6.
    Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 66045-7556, USA.
    Eye movements of 105 heterosexual undergraduate students (36 males) were monitored while viewing photographs of men and women identified as a potential mate or a potential friend. Results showed that people looked at the head and chest more when assessing potential mates and looked at the legs and feet more when assessing potential friends. Single people looked at the photographs longer and more frequently than coupled people, especially when evaluating potential mates. Read More

    How Is Sexual Communication Different from Nonsexual Communication? A Moment-by-Moment Analysis of Discussions Between Romantic Partners.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Jul 5. Epub 2017 Jul 5.
    Department of Psychology, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, USA.
    Our goal was to investigate whether systematic differences exist in how couples discuss sexual versus nonsexual conflicts in their relationships and to explore the nature of these differences. We compared sexual and nonsexual conflict discussions on two key dimensions of interpersonal behavior: warmth and dominance. Past theoretical work suggests that there are unique barriers to sexual communication that lead partners to perceive such communication as being more threatening to the relationship and to the self (Metts & Cupach, 1989). Read More

    Effects of Geography on Mental Health Disparities on Sexual Minorities in New York City.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Jun 23. Epub 2017 Jun 23.
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY, USA.
    Gay and lesbian individuals have higher rates of psychological distress than do heterosexual individuals. The minority stress hypothesis attributes this disparity to adversity-related stress experienced by sexual minorities. In support of this idea, research in the U. Read More

    Preschool Gender-Typed Play Behavior at Age 3.5 Years Predicts Physical Aggression at Age 13 Years.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Jun 23. Epub 2017 Jun 23.
    Department of Psychology, Gender Development Research Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB2 3RQ, UK.
    Gender differences in play behavior and physical aggression have been consistently reported. Theoretical perspectives concerning evolutionary, social, and social-cognitive mechanisms suggest that male-typical play behavior during childhood increases subsequent physical aggression. The evidence supporting these connections is limited, however. Read More

    Negative Body Attitudes and Sexual Dissatisfaction in Men: The Mediating Role of Body Self-Consciousness During Physical Intimacy.
    Arch Sex Behav 2017 Jun 23. Epub 2017 Jun 23.
    Department of Clinical Psychology, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80140, 3508 TC, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
    Previous research indicated that negative attitudes about the body and appearance are common among men and demonstrated that negative body attitudes are associated with negative sexual experiences. The present study investigated the association between body attitudes and sexual dissatisfaction and the mediating role of body self-consciousness during physical intimacy. In a cross-sectional design, 201 Dutch men completed an online survey regarding body attitudes toward muscularity, body fat, height, and genitals, body self-consciousness during physical intimacy, and sexual dissatisfaction. Read More

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