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UC research delves into mother-son sexual abuse

WARNING: Some of the issues discussed in this article relate to sexual abuse and may be distressing to some readers. ...

With no Coalition free vote, where to now on the road to same-sex marriage?

by Paula Gerba - The much-anticipated announcement of the government’s position on same-sex marriage raised more questions than it answered. By ...

Male or female? It's not always so simple

UCLA researchers are studying the biological origins of sexual orientation and gender identity ... Full story

Not Gay: Sex between Straight White Men

Researcher Jane Ward’s new book makes case for fluidity of male sexuality ... Full story

Policing sex trafficking in the digital age

Mitali Thakor works with tech companies and police to understand what sex trafficking looks like today. ... Full story

FDA approves first treatment for sexual desire disorder

Addyi approved to treat premenopausal women ... Full story

New research: sex development disorders affect the mind as well as the body

A Concordia University study reveals that affected individuals have trouble forming positive relationships ... Full story

Most Adults Are Sexting and That May Not Be a Bad Thing

More than 8 out of 10 people surveyed online admitted to sexting in the prior year, according to a new study from Drexel University’s Women’s Health Psychology Lab. The researchers also found that increased levels of sexting were associated with greater sexual satisfaction, especially for those in a relationship. ... Full story

Alcohol and adverse sexual health outcomes tracked into late thirties

Mixing alcohol and sex then regretting the consequences sounds like young people’s behaviour. However, a new study from the University of Otago shows that drinking alcohol before sex is still common as people approach middle age, and it still has an impact on their health and wellbeing. ... Full story

Sleepy Fruitflies Get Mellow: Sleep Deprivation Reduces Aggression, Mating Behavior in Flies, Penn Study Finds

PHILADELPHIA - Whether you're a human, a mouse, or even a fruitfly, losing sleep is a bad thing, leading to physiological effects and behavioral changes. One example that has been studied for many years is a link between sleep loss and aggression. But it can be difficult to distinguish sleep loss effects from stress responses, especially in rodent or human models. ... Full story

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