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Sexual minorities more likely to experience mental health problems

November 19, 2019

New research, published in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, has found that adolescents from sexual minorities (those attracted…
Do open relationships work?

November 6, 2019

Open relationships typically describe couples in which the partners have agreed on sexual activity with someone other than…
How much do we lie when sex is on the brain?

November 6, 2019

In a world of seemingly endless opportunities for finding a mate, competition for a partner can be fierce.…
Changing partners doesn’t change relationship dynamics, study shows

August 28, 2019

Think your new romance will be much different from your last one? According to new University of Alberta…
Stress and resilience: why sex and gender matter

August 19, 2019

For a guy who studies other people’s stress for a living, Robert-Paul Juster certainly seems to handle it…
Children at risk of sexual exploitation need better support, report concludes

August 9, 2019

Dr Sophie Hallett of Cardiff University led the study, which used case records to track a cohort of…
Bisexual Individuals Can Suffer from Identity Denial, May Increase Risk for Depression

June 20, 2019

Bisexual individuals may feel discriminated against and have high rates of stress and depression because they believe that…
What Happens When the Patient Is the Harasser?

April 2, 2019

“Why don’t you just leave the pretty girl here until you get back?” he asked. “I’m sure I…
Researchers Find Video Games Effective for Bystander Intervention in Sexual Assaults

October 13, 2018

As recent news headlines have shown, bystanders can play a pivotal role when it comes to sexual assault…
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MKit developers hope app curtails sexual violence on campus

September 27, 2018

Most university sexual violence interventions target incoming freshmen, which makes sense, since first-year students are most at risk.…
Sex after 65: Poll of older adults finds links to health, gender differences, lack of communication with doctors

May 7, 2018

A new poll busts stereotypes about the sex lives of older Americans – and reveals gender and health-related…
Why is Tinder Taking Over the World?

April 11, 2018

We are living in a Tinder generation. It can be difficult to meet that special someone, so more…
Risky sexual behavior stems from physical abuse for boys, marijuana use for girls: study

April 10, 2018

What leads to risky sexual behavior in adolescence seems to vary by gender, according to new research from…
How one sexual assault survivor took back her life, one step at a time

March 22, 2018

Nicola Dakers was just two years old when she was first assaulted, but it left her with trauma…
The presence of sexual violence in neighborhoods erodes feelings of safety for women—but not men

February 20, 2018

Feelings about the frequency of rape or other forms of sexual assault in a neighborhood are significantly tied…
Researchers find video games influence sexist attitudes

March 29, 2017

There are distinct similarities in the way women are portrayed in many popular video games. Female characters are…
Sexting and Risky Sexual Behaviors Linked in New Study

August 8, 2016

A new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds a link between “sexting” and an…
Tinder harms people’s psychological well-being, but men suffer worse

August 6, 2016

Modern smart technologies brought so much change into our lives, including dating. It is simply very convenient and…
Come on baby, (re)light my fire

July 22, 2016

Many couples find that their sexual desire has dwindled over time. It’s not unusual for partners who could…
Scientists identify genetic switch for female sexual behavior

March 19, 2016

By studying the complex mating routine of African cichlid fish, a team of Stanford scientists has keyed in…
Study Finds “Deviant” Sexual Behaviour to be Present in Nearly Half the Population

March 10, 2016

Sexual attraction to- and congruent behaviours towards atypical objects might be much more common than previously thought, according…
Testosterone therapy boosts sexual function and mood in older men

February 19, 2016

Treatment with testosterone improves sexual function and mood in older men with low testosterone levels, report Yale researchers.…
Study: Short winter days trigger aggression hormones differently based on sex

November 27, 2015

Indiana University researchers have discovered a hormonal mechanism in hamsters that connects short winter days with increased aggression…
Sex-related risks judged more harshly than comparable health hazards

November 20, 2015

People with sexually transmitted infections are often irrationally stigmatized by the public, who overestimate the risk for STIs…
Marijuana dependence influenced by genes, childhood sexual abuse

November 17, 2015

Genetic variation within the endocannabinoid system may explain why some survivors of childhood adversity go on to become…
Genomic Ancestry Linked to Mate Selection, Study Shows

October 21, 2015

Genetic ancestry, as well as facial characteristics, may play an important part in who we select as mates,…
“Gaydar” – not only inaccurate, but extremely harmful as well

September 7, 2015

We all been there – we see a stranger on the street and immediately have some sort of…
Safety of Drinking with New Female Libido Drug Tested in Mostly Men

September 1, 2015

In celebrating last week’s federal approval of Addyi, the first-ever drug to treat female sexual dysfunction, Sprout Pharmaceutical…
Women experience more emotional and physical pain after breakup, but recover fully

August 13, 2015

Survival of human race largely depends on relationships and dating. It is a social construct that most societies…
Brain Activity Predicts Promiscuity and Problem Drinking

July 3, 2015

A pair of brain-imaging studies suggest researchers may be able to predict how likely young adults are to…
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