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Conference to analyse whether pornography is truly ‘sexually liberating’ for women

University of Leicester to host ‘Performing Sexual Liberation’ conference on Friday 24 October ...

Expunging convictions for gay sex: an old wrong is finally righted

by Dr Paula Gerber - Almost two years ago, The Conversation published an article, “Wiping the slate clean: historic convictions for gay ...

Flinders scientist discovers origins of sex

by Marketing and Communications -The first act of copulation in our distant ancestors. ... Full story

Are Male Brains Wired to Ignore Food for Sex?

Choosing between two good things can be tough. When animals must decide between feeding and mating, it can get even trickier. In a discovery that might ring true even for some humans, researchers have shown that male brains – at least in nematodes – will suppress the ability to locate food in order to instead focus on finding a mate. ... Full story

Let’s Talk Month Poll Shows Parents Need to Be More Direct and Specific with Teens About Sexuality and Relationships

October marks Let’s Talk Month, aimed at getting families talking about sexuality and relationships, and this year the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health (CLAFH) at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America are emphasizing how important it is for parents to go beyond “the talk” and have ongoing conversations throughout their children’s lives. ... Full story

Are antimicrobial condoms the new frontier against STIs? Not quite…

OPINION: Australian biotech company Starpharma has announced the imminent launch of a condom coated with an antimicrobial chemical known as VivaGel. While it might be marketed as a great leap forward for preventing sexually transmitted infections (STIs), it’s unlikely to offer any more protection than your average condom. ... Full story

Painful sex: new QUT study looks at psychological solution

A QUT psychology researcher is seeking couples who experience a sexual pain disorder that affects 12-17 per cent of couples attending sex therapy clinics, to trial a new therapy program. ... Full story

Teens Still Sending Naked Selfies

A new study from the University of Utah confirms that substantial numbers of teens are sexting – sending and receiving explicit sexual images via cellphone. Though the behavior is widely studied, the potentially serious consequences of the practice led the researchers to more accurately measure how frequently teens are choosing to put themselves at risk in this fashion. ... Full story

Gay and Bisexual Youth Can Thrive With Positive Family Relationships

Rutgers study says parental support and communication are critical in keeping children safe ... Full story

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