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New thesis on the outcome of gender confirming surgery (GCS) for transgender women

Hannes Sigurjónsson from the group Reconstructive Plastic Surgery will defend his thesis "Outcome and Refinements of Gender Confirming Surgery" on December 16, ...

Men’s pornography use and its impact on intimacy

The more frequently men use pornography the less sexually intimate they are with their partners, latest University of Otago, Christchurch, research shows. ...

Young people make a link between pornography and their harmful sexual behaviour

Young people who had sexually abused other children said that helping them to manage pornography and improving their sexuality education could have helped prevent their ... Full story

Getting into the flow: sexual pleasure is a kind of trance

EVANSTON - Many people have speculated on the evolutionary functions of the human orgasm, but the underlying mechanisms have remained mysterious. In a new paper, a Northwestern University researcher seeks to shed light on how orgasm works in the brain. ... Full story

Taking back the body with new clitoris

In Sweden, circumcised women are offered a new kind of operation. But it is yet unknown how well it works. ... Full story

The economics of the sex trade

UCLA economist hopes analyses will help guide policy-making on prostitution ... Full story

Can text messages lead to safer sex?

New £1.4m trial investigates if sexual health support via text can reduce STIs among young people. ... Full story

At least one in ten young people in Britain report a recent distressing sexual problem

Climaxing, erectile dysfunction and lack of interest in sex are main issues, with young people rarely seeking professional help. ... Full story

Homosexual activity documented in female gorillas for the first time

As part of a study facilitated through the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, a researcher from The University of Western Australia has documented the first detailed evidence of homosexual behaviour in female gorillas. ... Full story

Sex exchange a heightened risk factor among women with incarceration history

A new study suggests that if prison health providers ask women whether they have exchanged sex for drugs or money, they may find that more than one in four have, and that they are at especially high risk for health and social problems. ... Full story

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