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Communication about female condom vital to young adults, UT Arlington researchers say

The female condom is one of just two barrier methods that can protect against sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies, yet many ...

Circumcision does not promote risky behavior by African men

Sherri McGinnis González - Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after they are circumcised, according to a study in Kenya by ...

Eye movements reveal difference between love and lust

By Jann Ingmire - Soul singer Betty Everett once proclaimed, “If you want to know if he loves you so, it’s in his kiss.” But a new study by University of Chicago researchers suggests the difference between love and lust might be in the eyes after all. ... Full story

Adolescent Males Seek Intimacy and Close Relationships with the Opposite Sex

eenage boys desire intimacy and sex in the context of a meaningful relationship and value trust in their partnerships, according to researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. The research provides a snapshot of the development of masculine values in adolescence, an area that has been understudied. Findings are online in the American Journal of Men’s Health. ... Full story

Brain activity in sex addiction mirrors that of drug addiction

Pornography triggers brain activity in people with compulsive sexual behaviour – known commonly as sex addiction – similar to that triggered by drugs in the brains of drug addicts, according to a University of Cambridge study published in the journal PLOS ONE. However, the researchers caution that this does not necessarily mean that pornography itself is addictive. ... Full story

Domestic violence and sexuality – what’s love got to do with it?

Mainstream agencies dealing with heterosexual victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA) must do more to support and build trust with victims in same sex relationships, researchers of a new book recommend. ... Full story

Considering sexual intimacy and balancing rights for people in long-term mental health hospitals

Sometimes, people who have committed an offence are found 'not guilty' because they were experiencing mental illness at the time, but the court orders them to receive treatment and care in a mental health facility. ... Full story

Support for female genital cutting declining across Melbourne

Tolerance for female genital cutting (FGC) has decreased significantly among members of Melbourne East-African communities for whom the practice was culturally traditional, a new study from the University of Melbourne has found. ... Full story

Promiscuous males die young, childless females live longer

A study of birds by researchers from our Department of Biology & Biochemsitry in collaboration with the University of Sheffield shows for the first time how sexual behaviour is linked with life expectancy and can cause an imbalance in sex ratios. ... Full story

“Sexting” cited as high risk behavior in tweens and teens

Reseach shows that young teens who send more than 100 texts a day are also more likely to be sexually active. ... Full story

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