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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 ...

Does Frequent Sex Lead to Better Relationships? Depends on How You Ask

Newlywed couples who have a lot of sex don’t report being any more satisfied with their relationships than those who have sex ...

Gonorrhoea cases continue to rise

In Norway, the number of notified gonorrhoea cases are now the highest for 25 years. Reported cases of syphilis declined slightly but are still high compared to a few years ago, according to 2015 figures released by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. ... Full story

Nanoparticles hold promise as double-edged sword against genital herpes

Antigen presenting immune cells are able to process ZOTEN-bound viral particles in a first step towards developing immunity to HSV-2. Credit: Deepak Shukla. ... Full story

What Scientists Know—And Don’t Know—About Sexual Orientation

Over the last 50 years, political rights for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals have significantly broadened in some countries, while they have narrowed in others. In many parts of the world, political and popular support for LGB rights hinges on questions about the prevalence, causes, and consequences of non-heterosexual orientations. ... Full story

Results of sexual misconduct climate survey released

More than 90 percent of students at the University of Notre Dame are familiar with and understand the University’s sexual misconduct and sexual assault policy, but 6 percent of women and 2 percent of men report they have personally experienced non-consensual sexual intercourse, and 19 percent of women and 4 percent of men experienced other forms of non-consensual sexual contact. ... Full story

Is it really give and take? New research examines how young people talk about oral sex

Study highlights need for sex education programmes to focus on gender dynamics. ... Full story

Why girls who mature early go for masculine men

Women who undergo early puberty prefer more masculine men and are more likely to want to have children earlier, according to new research. ... Full story

Back on the market: understanding condom use in the over-50s

Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in the over-50 age group and, in fact, could surpass the infection rates of younger people, says a QUT researcher investigating the low use of condoms in this age group. ... Full story

New study shows how age and sex affect the social activity

The number of connections reaches a maximum at the age of 25 for both genders. ... Full story

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